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Jordan Schuetze of Fremont, a graduate of Fremont High School, is one of 42 students who were selected to join the latest cohort of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

This is the third and largest cohort of the center, which opened in the fall of 2019.

“We continue to see an increase in the number of highly skilled and creative applicants at The Carson Center,” said Founding Director Megan Elliott. “I always say that we are looking for wizards and hackers, and I think we have a very comprehensive and very competitive application process to find the right students who will thrive in our program and become the next creative technology leaders.”

While 33 of the 42 students are from Nebraska, this year’s cohort also includes students from Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota.

The Carson Center is part of the Johnny Carson School of Theater and Film at the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. A key component of its curriculum prepares students for the hugely disruptive forces of artificial intelligence and data streaming that have changed the face of several industries, including film.