Emerging Media Double Dawgs informational session

Interested in being a Double Dawg and learning about emerging media?

What is the Emerging Media Master’s Concentration?
Emerging Media Master’s students learn to identify emerging media needs, create solutions to industry problems, develop content and applications, and strategically manage emerging media platforms to further their personal career goals and those of their employers. The degree is designed to accommodate students from a variety of different undergraduate backgrounds and professionals from a variety of industries.

What is the Double Dawgs Program?
The Double Dawgs program gives ambitious and motivated students a competitive advantage in today’s knowledge economy. By earning both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years or less, students can save time and money while positioning themselves for success after graduation. This program creates structured pathways for qualified students, and the Emerging Media Master’s Concentration is included in this program.

Questions? Email the Emerging Media Department 

Emerging Media Double Dawgs informational session

Interested in being a Double Dawg and learning about emerging media?

What is the Emerging Media Master’s Concentration?
Emerging Media Master’s students learn to identify emerging media needs, create solutions to industry problems, develop content and applications, and strategically manage emerging media platforms to further their personal career goals and those of their employers. The degree is designed to accommodate students from a variety of different undergraduate backgrounds and professionals from a variety of industries.

What is the Double Dawgs Program?
The Double Dawgs program gives ambitious and motivated students a competitive advantage in today’s knowledge economy. By earning both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years or less, students can save time and money while positioning themselves for success after graduation. This program creates structured pathways for qualified students, and the Emerging Media Master’s Concentration is included in this program.

Questions? Email the Emerging Media Department 

UGA Amazing Student: Caroline Windham

Excerpts reposted from uga.edu.

 As a master’s degree student in emerging media, Caroline Windham is committed to connecting people through the media in a positive way and make them feel accepted.

Hometown:

Peachtree City, Georgia

High school:

Landmark Christian School

Current employment:

I am a graduate assistant for Dr. Keith Herndon and a master’s student in the Emerging Media Program, currently in its second year of operation and I’m thrilled to be a part of it!

Family ties to UGA:

My grandfather played basketball here in between his military service. My dad and uncle both graduated from Terry College, so I was somewhat of a traitor choosing Grady College but I’ve been forgiven. My sister is about to start her sophomore year and two cousins both transferred in this past fall. To say it lightly, UGA is definitely a family affair!

Expected graduation:

Spring 2020

Degree objective:

Emerging Media

Other degrees:

Certificate in Media Analytics

My favorite professor is …

… Dr. Keith Herndon by a landslide. He was the one who really helped and encouraged me to pursue entrepreneurship, and is also one of the kindest people I know. He truly wants his students to succeed, and has definitely found his purpose in life. *Disclaimer* I’m going to be his graduate assistant in the fall, and I promise I’m not saying this to get on his good side, just meet him and you’ll see.

What is your passion and how are you committed to pursuing it?

For me, passion and purpose go hand-in-hand. Without passion your purpose becomes dull, and without purpose your passion fizzles out. I’m committed to pursuing my purpose of loving people and making them feel accepted. That’s what drives me, and I am passionate about doing that through media and connecting people. Media isn’t all bad, and I want to help people see the positivity and love available because that’s essential for a happy life.

The one UGA experience I will always remember will be …

Getting to go to the National Championship game. Even though we lost, the energy was insane and truly made me proud to be a Georgia Bulldawg.

Please visit Amazing Student: Caroline Windham to view the entire Q&A about Carolines time at UGA.

Grady’s Emerging Media master’s program to receive UGA online development grant

Grady College is pleased to announce that its Emerging Media program is one of two initial university programs to receive an Online Course Innovation Grant offered by the Office of Online Learning and the UGA Graduate School.

Stephen Balfour, director of the Office of Online Learning; Associate Dean Shari Miller, School of Social Work; and Associate Dean Jeff Springston, Grady College, celebrate the first Online Course Innovation Grants. Photo: Office of Online Learning.
Stephen Balfour, director of the Office of Online Learning; Shari Miller, associate dean, School of Social Work; and Jeff Springston, associate dean, Grady College, celebrate the first Online Course Innovation Grants. Photo: Office of Online Learning.

The School of Social Work also received one of the initial grants.

The Online Course Innovation Grant will help Grady College develop an online version of its new Master of Arts in emerging media. This program is designed for students who want to learn how to identify emerging media needs and solutions using innovative and interactive digital technology, develop content and applications and strategically manage emerging media platforms.

“This grant will enable us to better serve citizens in Georgia and beyond,” said Jeff Springston, associate dean of graduate studies and research. “The program will allow individuals to gain new or enhanced expertise in emerging media without having to move or quit their current job.”

Over the next year, Grady plans on developing nine required online courses to accompany an existing online required course and an online elective. The online program is expected to be offered in Fall 2018. No other schools in the state offer online master’s degrees in emerging media.

“We are using a team-based model for both projects to leverage the nationally recognized expertise of our faculty with the strengths of our online learning staff,” said Stephen Balfour, director of the Office of Online Learning. “It is our intent to raise the bar on quality and innovative online degree programs and increase the spotlight on graduate education at UGA.”

These two programs were selected from 12 proposals based on their intended use of innovative technologies, student engagement, strength of proposed assessments to gauge learning outcomes, feedback and clarity, and anticipated project timelines.

Faculty will be supported through an intensive collaborative partnership with experts in the Office of Online Learning for quality instructional design, media creation, marketing and online student services.