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At Grady College, we’re preparing the next generation of communications leaders. Your story starts here.
Explore our undergraduate and graduate degree programs at Grady College.
Thrive with creative, versatile skills in traditional and new media that are instrumental in shaping future industry leaders.Entertainment & Media Studies
Innovate through skills and conceptual courses for careers in film and television entertainment.Journalism
Serve industries and communities through audio, visual and written storytelling in the digital media world.
Get advanced preparation for careers in advertising, journalism, health & medical journalism, public relations and more.M.F.A in Film, Television & Digital Media
Answer the call of one of the state’s largest industries through a two-year program starting in Athens at Athena Studios, and finishing at the Georgia Film Academy at Trilith Studios.Low-Residency M.F.A. in Narrative Media Writing
Write a publishable nonfiction manuscript or a marketable screenplay in two years in this low-residency MFA program.
Stories Are CREATED Here
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Being a student in Grady College was one of the best experiences of my life. I remember the day I found out I was being admitted to the school. It was a day filled with joy and acknowledgment of a lot of hard work I had put in after experiencing some struggles to adjust to college life and academia during my freshman year.
I am always asking ‘what can we understand better to make communication more effective, more ethical, and how can we help organizations learn from their experience in order to not just protect their reputation, but more importantly, protect the health and safety of their people?’
More than any single piece of advice, I remember learning . . . that what seemed impossible was always, in fact, achievable.
This summer, I traveled to Sydney, Australia, to cover the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup, which was a life-changing experience. It was an unreal feeling to step out onto the pitch with 75,000 fans cheering around me. I’d never done such high-profile work before, and seeing my photos circulate around the world on the Associated Press wire was a much greater reach than any of my previous work.
In the past year, my biggest professional accomplishment was definitely being selected as a recipient of the Atlanta Ad Club Student Scholarship. My biggest personal accomplishment is being more confident in my knowledge and what I create. I used to be really scared to share the projects I work on and photos that I take, but not anymore — so growth!
I chose Entertainment and Media Studies because I have an extremely wide range of interests, but the one thing that ties them all together is that I want to capture my interests on camera. I believe that the accessibility and quality of our media have one of the biggest impacts on our society today. I want to be a part of the people making genuine content.
Kim Gebbia Chappell
Grady cemented a hustler, deadline-driven foundation in me that has carried me through every chapter of my career, from news to public relations to marketing. It has become my secret weapon, and it started the basement of Grady.
My students can expect honesty, accountability and transparency. The biggest lesson they will go away with is that they are uniquely made and that the world that we live in may not always understand where you come from and what you want to do, but you should always embrace who you are and be able to listen and tell the stories of others.
Booker T. Mattison
“In my screenwriting and directing classes, students write a 5 to 7 minute narrative film. They are doing the things they will be doing in the marketplace. They are submitting this to film festivals to not only begin to make a name for themselves, but to start to establish a brand.”
Get to Know Grady College
The University of Georgia draws its energy from Athens, a classic college city in every sense of the word. Tucked into the middle of it all is the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Led by a world-class faculty, graduates leave empowered and changed. Our degrees open doors to opportunities all over the world. The experience keeps a piece of their heart in Athens with their Grady family forever.
Read the newest headlines, get updates and discover events happening at Grady.
Profiles of Tenacity: Timi Meade
Third-year EMST student Timi Meade values the friends and connections she’s made during her time at Grady and encourages students to get involved and meet people in the industry. Why […]
Jonathan Peters elected president of Georgia First Amendment Foundation
Jonathan Peters, the head of the Department of Journalism, has been elected president of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, or GFAF, for 2024. “Free expression and information access are at […]
Profiles of Tenacity: Ireland Ashburn
Fourth-year advertising student Ireland Ashburn is passionate about fashion and creativity. She enjoys the community she has cultivated through campus organizations and Grady College programming. Why did you choose your […]
Giving Voice to the Voiceless celebrates past grants; seeks future projects to support
When Charlayne Hunter-Gault (ABJ ’63) and Ron Gault created the Giving Voice to the Voiceless fund in 2017, they sought to impact not only local communities but also projects with […]
Inside Booker T. Mattison’s filmmaking and teaching processes
Listen to the full episode on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Booker T. Mattison, an associate professor in the Department of Entertainment and Media Studies at Grady College, teaches screenwriting and directing for the […]
Profiles of Tenacity: Charles Burney
Charles Burney recently graduated from Grady College with a Bachelor’s in journalism and is currently pursuing a Master’s in the same field. He’s driven to excel with a determination to […]
DC Alumni Mixer
Calling all DC alumni: Gather at The Henri on Wednesday, Feb. 28, for this year’s Alumni Mixer. For registration information, click here. Please register by Feb. 23, 2024.
UGA Spring Break
The University of Georgia’s Spring Break is from Monday, March 4, to Friday, March 8.
New Admit Day Spring 2024
Grady’s new admits celebrate their admission and learn more about the College at our bi-annual new admit celebration. Come meet with leaders and representatives from student clubs and organizations, and don’t forget to grab your free Grady College t-shirt!
Prospective Student Day (Virtual)
Prospective Student Day is an opportunity for prospective high school and transfer students and their parents to learn more about Grady College. In addition to a guided tour, students will hear about admission and eligibility requirements and programs of study. Spring 2024 tour dates are Feb. 23, March 22 (virtual), April 12 and May 3 (virtual). Register here: https://grady.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_enQpNm1Ixq2GGIS For questions or to schedule a private visit, please contact: Marcella Genut, Prospective Student Advisor. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSPA Spring Awards 2024
The Georgia Scholastic Press Association (GSPA) annual Spring Awards will be held Monday, March 25, at the Georgia Center. More information will be released closer to the date.
Home of the Peabody Awards
Since 1940, the Peabody Awards have honored the most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in broadcasting, streaming and interactive media—and it all started right here, at the University of Georgia.
Considered to be one of the most prestigious honors in the industry, the Peabody Awards are bestowed upon a curated collection of stories that capture society’s most important issues each year.
Centers & Institutes
Grady College is proud to be home to several centers, institutes and affiliates specializing in areas of academics and research.
The Center for Health and Risk Communication at the University of Georgia advances knowledge about the role of communication processes in enhancing human health and safety.
The Georgia Scholastic Press Association was organized in 1928 by Grady College to promote the understanding and practice of journalism among high school students.
The James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research (Cox International Center) is dedicated to international outreach and research in mass communication, media and journalism.
The Cox Institute prepares students for leadership roles in the news media by sponsoring intensive training programs and funding applied research to address strategic challenges.
The Carmical Sports Media Institute at the University of Georgia offers the Southeastern Conference’s first dedicated program of study for undergraduates interested in sports reporting and writing, broadcasting, social and digital media and media relations and communication.
Headquartered at Grady College, the NPPA is the leading voice advocating for the work of visual journalists today. The NPPA is dedicated to promoting visual journalism’s role as a vital public service. We fight for working news photographers, videographers and multimedia journalists.
The New Media Institute (NMI) is an interdisciplinary academic unit dedicated to exploring the critical, commercial and creative dimensions of emerging technologies. The NMI houses the University of Georgia’s largest certificate program for undergraduates, as well as residential and online Emerging Master’s degree programs among other offerings.
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