High School Discovery

2021 Virtual Summer Camp Opportunities

For 2021, we’ve partnered with the University of Georgia Summer Academy program to offer virtual weeklong camps in three subject areas: Advertising and Public Relations, Entertainment and Media Studies, and Journalism. (See dates and course descriptions below or at the links.) Instructors will lead engaging activities in an online environment and participants will hear from guest speakers. They’ll also work on specialized projects over the course of each week. 

  • Ages: 14-17 (at the start of camp)
  • Format: Online, 9 a.m. -3 p.m. EST. However, each course will be a mix of blocks of study, activities, guest speakers, independent work, etc. The complete schedule will be available to registrants three weeks before the start of each camp.
  • Registration: Registration is now available. There is a max of 20 participants for each camp week. The fee for each virtual camp week is $390.
    • Limited need-based financial aid is available. To apply for financial assistance, please fill out this form, and email it to journalismacademy@uga.edu by April 30, 2021. In addition to the completed form, include a general interest statement (about 250-300 words), a statement of need (no longer than 500 words), one letter of recommendation and one work sample. Please send all materials together.

Learn more about UGA Summer Academy at www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/youth/summer-academy.

Journalism: June 14-18

The journalism field is evolving to encompass multiple platforms. In this course, participants will acquire some of the tools needed to become a multi-skilled journalist in this digital age. They will practice the art of interviewing, multimedia reporting, writing, editing and producing. They also will explore visual journalism and social media storytelling. The class will work together with the instructor to produce a news website. For more details and to register, visit  www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/youth/summer-academy/journalism.

Advertising and Public Relations: June 21-25

Want to join the ranks of the “Mad Men” or women? In the Advertising and Public Relations course, participants will learn how to become creative problem solvers, writers, decision-makers and persuasive communicators within traditional and new media. Students will study ways to reach target audiences and effectively communicate their messages to the general public. As a class, they will design an integrated campaign for a non-profit organization. For more details and to register, visit www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/youth/summer-academy/advertising-public-relations.

Entertainment and Media Studies: June 28 -July 2

Are you interested in careers in the film, television, radio, online, mobile and other new media industries? In this course, participants will be introduced to the exciting entertainment field and what it encompasses. They will gain valuable skills for conceiving what stories are worth telling while also gaining an understanding of the implications of visual storytelling in society. They will learn the basics of content production, from screenwriting to digital editing. Over the course of the week, they will work on a project to showcase in their portfolios. For more details and to register, visit https://www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/youth/summer-academy/entertainment-media-studies.

School Visits

Update: Virtual visits are available for 2020-21!

Are you a school teacher in Georgia interested in taking your students on a field trip to learn more about journalism, video production, advertising or public relations? If so, you should come visit us at Grady College!

Depending on your needs, we will develop an agenda where your students can tour our facilities, learn about the school and majors offered, and hear from faculty, staff and students. 

Unable to travel? Let us come to you! We can talk/present on specifics regarding the topic you choose. 

For more information on the high school visits or to schedule one, please email gspa@uga.edu.