New Media Institute
New Media Institute
The New Media Institute (NMI) educates students about “techknowledgable” skills to create digital solutions for tomorrow’s media landscape.
The New Media Institute (NMI) is an interdisciplinary academic unit dedicated to exploring the critical, commercial, and creative dimensions of emerging technologies. The NMI is committed to the teaching and training of new and emerging media professionals and to providing students with technical skills and knowledge. Curriculum focuses on critical investigations into the constantly changing technology and media landscape and the development of skills to design and build interactive digital products. As a key partner of the Innovation District, the New Media Institute connects our students with industry and university needs to provide interactive digital solutions to real-world problems and organizational objectives.
NMI offers the interdisciplinary NMI Certificate program for undergraduates, as well as residential and online Emerging Media master’s degrees for graduate students.
NEW MEDIA CERTIFICATE
The New Media Institute is home to the New Media Certificate, UGA’s largest interdisciplinary certificate. Classes in user experience design, web development, digital storytelling and emerging technologies, among others, are offered for certificate students.
“By starting out with advertising as a major and venturing into the New Media Institute with classes like web development, I reignited my passion for computer science and now actively pursue it in my day-to-day through my organization, UGAHacks.”
“After I graduate with my undergraduate degree in December 2022, I will be pursuing a masters degree in Emerging Media as a Double Dawg at UGA. I’m really excited to learn more about how technology and design can make some cool, innovative projects for brands.”
“I love how it stands to represent all of the different ideas on campus and being able to say I have a small part in bringing together all of these students, faculty, alumni and community members in Athens.”
About: Emuel Aldridge is a graduate of UGA and has worked in the NMI since 2006. He currently teaches three courses at the NMI: New Media Production, teaching students how […]
About: With an educational background in integrated marketing communications, a passion in technology, and experience in interactive digital media, Chris Gerlach brings an unorthodox background and unique perspective to the […]
New Media Certificate Faculty Advisor
Tyler was first acquainted with the New Media Institute as an Entertainment and Media Studies student. In order to explore his growing interest in user experience design, development, and all […]
Kyla Sterling began her New Media Institute journey in 2018 as an Emerging Media Master’s student. Now, as faculty advisor for the New Media Certificate program, she oversees students’ journeys […]
About: Originally from Jupiter, Florida, Megan Ward fled the gator state to be a double-dawg, earning both her Bachelors and Masters in Public Relations from Grady College. An NMI alumna herself, […]
About: View Curriculum Vitae Experience John Weatherford serves on the faculty of the New Media Institute in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. […]
Administrative Fiscal Specialist
Prior to Grady College, Barbara Bond spent the last ten years in the health care industry – nine years as a lead certified pharmacy technician and one year as a […]
Olivia Carino (AB ’18, MA ’21) graduated in December 2018 with a degree in Communication Studies and a Minor in Sociology. In July 2019, she discovered her passion for web […]
Leah Moss serves as the Emerging Media faculty advisor in the New Media Institute. An alumna of the first cohort of the Emerging Media Master’s concentration, Moss now leads the […]
Dayne Young (ABJ ’11) is the program coordinator for the Carmical Sports Media Institute and the New Media Institute, a role he began in 2022. He graduated from the University […]
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Hosted every semester, SLAM features New Media Certificate Capstone creations. Everyone is invited to this day dedicated to student projects that takes innovation and creativity to the next level.This semester, the NMI is doing things a bit differently. Faculty and students will head to Atlanta for the day. Once there, they’ll kick off SLAM with networking and snacks, followed by the student showcase. After presentations, the NMI will share student certificates and awards, and then cap off the evening with Xpo Encore—an opportunity to celebrate the students’ impressive achievements over delectable hors d’oeuvres, refreshing drinks and wonderful company. RSVP: https://www.linkedin.com/events/slam7117171008259670017/
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Graduates and their guests are invited to celebrate with other graduates and faculty/staff at this drop-in celebration. Guests will enjoy light refreshments, opportunities to connect with fellow parents, faculty and staff, plenty of photo opportunities and an inside look at your student’s academic home. Tickets are not required for the celebration at Grady.
Fall 2023 Convocation
Congratulations to our fall 2023 graduates! Convocation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. at Hodgson Hall. More details will be released closer to the date.
Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremony
Friday, December 15, 2023 Undergraduate: 10:00 a.m., Stegeman Coliseum Graduate: 2:00 p.m., Stegeman Coliseum
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Grady College’s current application cycle closes on Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. This application deadline is for those seeking to start at Grady in fall 2024.
Grady College Career Day
This day-long event connects companies and organizations with students seeking careers in digital, print and broadcast journalism, creative mass media, media sales, advertising and public relations. Internships and full-time positions will be available. All majors and pre-Grady students are encouraged to attend. It’s never too early to start building your network. More information will become available closer to the date.
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