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Expand your world by exchanging information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. Learn about social media, how to use it and what its impact is on marketing, public relations and communications. Combine this certificate with experience in graphic design or web design to enhance employability.


Social Media Certificate

Prerequisite Computer Classes (Choose 1 as Needed)
Class Name

Learn the basic functions of the latest Windows operating system and how to customize its setup. Work with files and folders, shortcuts and properties. Resize windows, use the taskbar, start menu and recycle bin, and get an introduction to shortcuts. In addition, explore popular software and get started with launching programs. Note: See Course Skills Assessment. Prerequisite: 51010 or basic computer experience.

Note: This class uses Windows 10. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

51101 | $249

Windows: Beginning - SUA-PD

6/12/17 - 6/14/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (2 Session Total)
David Maldonado
CE South Building

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Get hands-on training with the Mac's latest user-friendly operating system. Learn the basics of file management, navigating the Finder, setting up the Dock, customizing preferences, creating and saving files and backing up your computer. Become familiar with the concepts of peripherals, utility applications and cloud computing with iCloud. Note: http://ce.unm.edu/assets/pdf/digital-arts/digital-arts-course-skills-assessment.pdf?utm_source=lumens and utm_medium=course-description and utm_campaign=da-skills-assessment. Prerequisite: 54010 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

54101 | $249

Mac OS X: Beginning - SUA-PD

6/19/17 - 6/23/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Joshua Martinez
CE South Building

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Required Classes (6)
Class Name

Social media supports the human need for social interaction with other people using the Internet to broadcast media, dialogue and content. Learn the basics of using Facebook and get an overview of how Twitter and LinkedIn compare. Topics include finding the right site, choosing how to use a site, creating a profile, searching for contacts, establishing relationships, and learning online behavior. Note: To learn about using social media for business and marketing, see 55631. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55605 | $95

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn - WIA-PD

4/26/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gavin Leach
CE South Building

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Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn - SUA-PD

7/22/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Mary Ellen Merrigan
CE South Building

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When working with digital imagery, it's important to have an understanding of the legal principles and issues that affect your work. Gain the tools to recognize legal problems and address them appropriately. Topics include contracts for professional services, copyright, model releases, licensing, trademarks, rights of publicity and privacy, First Amendment issues, business formation, determining when to hire a lawyer and more. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55625 | $195

Legal Issues in Visual Arts - SUA-PD

8/26/17
Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
To be Announced
CE South Building

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Expand awareness for your business or job search by combining traditional and social media. Market 24/7 with an Internet storefront showcasing who you are and what you do. Learn about a range of tactics that can help you stand out: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, Google+ Pinterest, plus social bookmarking, blogs, YouTube and many other options that add exposure to your website. Take charge of your Internet reputation. Focus on strategies for distinguishing your company from that of your competition or ways to stand out as a job applicant. Prerequisite: None. Suggested: 55605.

Note: This class is web-enhanced. All scheduled class sessions will meet in the classroom. UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

55631 | TBA

Marketing with Social Media

TBA

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Enhance your company's image with copy that sparkles, attracts attention and wins new customers. Learn the basics of copywriting techniques for print advertisements, direct mail, broadcast, sales literature, public relations and electronic media. Emphasis is placed on developing a creative strategy, market position and segmentation, writing for the buying cycle, messaging and persuasive writing. In addition, we analyze landmark creative campaigns from some of the world's most successful companies. Suggested text: The Copywriter's Handbook by Robert W. Bly. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

55604 | TBA

Writing Creative Copy for Print and Web Media

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Connect with friends and associates on Facebook! Learn how to create an account, find Facebook Friends, and manage your account settings and privacy on Facebook. Discover how to navigate your News Feed and Timeline. Share news, photos and videos, interact with others and set up a Facebook page. Learn the best ways to chat and how to send private messages. Note: To learn about using Facebook and social media for business and marketing, see 55623. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101/11 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

55608 | TBA

Facebook

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Google Analytics is the most popular tool available for measuring traffic on your website. Learn about web analytics and how to use Google Analytics to get a quantitative understanding of how well your website is meeting your business needs. Evaluate the effectiveness of your search engine optimization and social media strategies; spot ''pain points'' that keep a visitor from converting to a customer; and develop a continuous quality improvement process for your site. We'll look at the reports Google Analytics generates, how to interpret them, how to set and review Performance Benchmarks, and how to use visitor data to drive improvements to your website. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101/11 or equivalent experience, and Internet experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

55615 | TBA

Web Analytics with Google

TBA

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Discover cutting-edge methods for marketing your website from the ground up, starting with selecting and registering domain names to taking advantage of banner advertising. Learn how to optimize your site for search engines, find the right company to host your website, and use Google Analytics to track statistics. Prerequisites: 51101 or 54101/11 or equivalent experience, and Internet experience.

Note: This class is offered only in the fall. UNM Tuition Remission eligible. NOTE: date and lab change from printed catalog.

55620 | TBA

Website Marketing and Search Engine Optimization

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Go beyond tweets, likes and plus 1's as you focus on your customer and their needs. Refine your social media purpose and discover creative ways to use Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and YouTube for business with content, timing, special tips and tools. Learn to take your business beyond superficial pages and posts that will continue to provide ROI as you review integrated social media campaigns, audit your own social media, develop a synchronized editorial calendar and a social media checklist. Prerequisite: 55631.

Note: Last class session ends at 8:00pm. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55632 | TBA

Marketing with Social Media II

TBA

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Discover the Email Newsletter and how it came to be one of the most effective Internet marketing strategies of the 21st century. Take a look at its checkered past and how a newsletter can be successfully implemented into any Internet marketing campaign, from small to large, including your own entrepreneurial pursuits. By the end of the class, each student will be able to decide on a platform that suits them, and will learn the basic elements needed to construct a newsletter that will produce positive results. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55641 | TBA

Email Newsletters: 21st Century Internet Marketing

TBA

This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Digital Arts Program Supervisor for more information.
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With the growing trend of online marketing, videos are one of the most powerful tools in this medium. Learn about the different types of videos that can be created to help promote a business on websites and in social media. From testimonials to interviews, discover which are best to use and how to create compelling content for each. Discuss key tips on how to become more comfortable in front of the camera and how to improve the quality of video content. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55643 | TBA

Creating Compelling Online Promotional Videos

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Certificate Total: $860-930 for 32-34 Hours

Business, Marketing, Social Media - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

Social media supports the human need for social interaction with other people using the Internet to broadcast media, dialogue and content. Learn the basics of using Facebook and get an overview of how Twitter and LinkedIn compare. Topics include finding the right site, choosing how to use a site, creating a profile, searching for contacts, establishing relationships, and learning online behavior. Note: To learn about using social media for business and marketing, see 55631. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA-PD

55605
$95
4/26/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gavin Leach
CE South Building

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Social media supports the human need for social interaction with other people using the Internet to broadcast media, dialogue and content. Learn the basics of using Facebook and get an overview of how Twitter and LinkedIn compare. Topics include finding the right site, choosing how to use a site, creating a profile, searching for contacts, establishing relationships, and learning online behavior. Note: To learn about using social media for business and marketing, see 55631. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUA-PD

55605
$95
7/22/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mary Ellen Merrigan
CE South Building

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Develop materials to promote yourself, your business and your art, product or service online and offline. From media kits to promotional calendars, your view of self-marketing will move forward exponentially as a result of this content-packed, practical class. Artists, designers and other professionals will plan and execute publicity tactics with confidence as a result. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUA-PD

55622
$125
7/18/17 - 7/25/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mary Ellen Merrigan
CE South Building

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Do you want to start your own small business? Get information about the complete process: defining your product or service, determining your customer base, the basics of a business plan, tax and licensing requirements, marketing and pricing strategies. A discussion about accounting and bookkeeping is also included. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUA-PD

55624
$125
8/28/17 - 9/4/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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When working with digital imagery, it's important to have an understanding of the legal principles and issues that affect your work. Gain the tools to recognize legal problems and address them appropriately. Topics include contracts for professional services, copyright, model releases, licensing, trademarks, rights of publicity and privacy, First Amendment issues, business formation, determining when to hire a lawyer and more. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUA-PD

55625
$195
8/26/17
Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
To be Announced
CE South Building

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Instagram, Periscope, Blab, SnapChat and Tumbler are more than the next frontier in social media marketing. These fast-growing channels connect your business with an audience that demands highly personal and engaging interactions. Learn the principles of success for these popular channels and understand how they can help you get better results from your marketing efforts. Get an overview of the apps, tools and systems and find out the best approach to integrating them into your marketing plan. Prerequisite: None. Suggested: 55605.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SPA-PD

55633
$125
5/24/17 - 5/31/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mary Ellen Merrigan
CE South Building

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Expand awareness for your business or job search by combining traditional and social media. Market 24/7 with an Internet storefront showcasing who you are and what you do. Learn about a range of tactics that can help you stand out: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, plus social bookmarking, blogs, YouTube and many other options that add exposure to your website. Take charge of your Internet reputation. Focus on strategies for distinguishing your company from that of your competition or way to stand out as a job applicant. Prerequisite: None. Suggested: 55605.

Note: This class is online. Login information will be emailed to you a day or two before the class starts. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUA-PD

55634
$195
7/10/17 - 7/31/17
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Mary Ellen Merrigan
N/A

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Description: Learn how not only to survive, but how to thrive as a one-person marketing department. The course's focus is fourfold: 1) Copywriting — learn basic tips for writing marketing copy with "hot words"

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUA-PD

55648
$149
6/20/17 - 6/22/17
Tue, Wed, Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Audrey Troche
CE South Building

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Description: Learn how not only to survive, but how to thrive as a one-person marketing department. The course's focus is fourfold: 1) Copywriting — learn basic tips for writing marketing copy with "hot words"

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUB-PD

55648
$149
7/25/17 - 7/27/17
Tue, Wed, Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Audrey Troche
CE South Building

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Description: Learn how not only to survive, but how to thrive as a one-person marketing department. The course's focus is fourfold: 1) Copywriting — learn basic tips for writing marketing copy with "hot words"

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUC-PD

55648
$149
8/15/17 - 8/17/17
Tue, Wed, Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Audrey Troche
CE South Building

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All Digital Arts programs are designed to prepare students for an internship, entry-level employment or business.

Half-time to full-time students should be able to complete one master certificate in two semesters or fewer. A schedule of 12 or more classes in a semester is full-time. Six classes is half-time.


Digital Arts Package

Purchase SIX (6) courses within Digital Arts (course numbers between 54000 and 59999) at the same time and receive 15% off your purchase price. Inquire at time of registration. Some restrictions may apply.


Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance may be available if you are unemployed, a veteran or veteran’s spouse, or a person with a disability. Other options include education loans. For more funding options, and contact information, please visit our Loans and Financial Aid page.


UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Professional Development Tuition Remission for Social Media Certificate classes.

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