Apply to Grady LA

Applications open in August of each year. Applications for Summer 2020 are due by 5pm, Thursday, January 16, 2020.

To apply, click the “Apply now” button, which will direct you to UGA’s of Global Engagement’s StudyAway Portal.  If you have any questions about the application process, contact Rebekah Ryan, Grady College distance learning coordinator, at

Students attend an outdoor screening of The Princess Bride in Los Angeles, California. Grady LA Summer 2017.

Academic Program 2019

Grady LA Field Study and Internship Program operates in Summer I and Summer II terms each summer. For summer 2022, students are to arrive in LA on Saturday June 4, 2022 and depart from LA on Saturday July 30, 2022.

Program Credits

Students on the Grady LA field Study Program will receive 6 upper-level elective credit hours. Three of these credit hours will be obtained through the student’s internship, and the other three will be earned through the Industry Studies course.


Students participating on the Grady LA Field Study and Internship Program are responsible for finding their own internships for the summer, with the assistance and direction of the Program Director and Faculty. Once accepted to the program, students should be proactive in seeking out and applying for internships as instructed by the Program Director to ensure that they have obtained an internship by the beginning of the program.

Students will intern Monday through Thursday of each week while in LA and attend class on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8pm-10pm. On Fridays, students will participate in various excursions that are relevant to the industry.

Program Eligibility

This program is only available to current Grady College majors. Students must have completed their Grady intro courses prior to the program’s start date in order to be considered. Students need to have a basic understanding of the entertainment industry.

Summer 2017 Grady LA participants after a historic tour of famous Los Angeles theatres in downtown Los Angeles.

Dr. James Hamilton, Program Director

Program Director

Dr. James Hamilton has been the director of the Grady LA Field Study and Internship Program since Fall 2016. Dr. Hamilton teaches cultural, critical and historical approaches to media studies. He holds an appointment to the Graduate Faculty. Dr. Hamilton has taught First-Year Seminars and in the Grady@Oxford study abroad program.

Prior to joining the Grady College, Dr. Hamilton taught at the State University of New York College at Geneseo, the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and at the University of Iowa. In addition, he has worked as a copywriter for Corporate Communications at Microsoft Corp., and as a training coordinator at the law firm of Piper & Marbury L.L.P.

Program Coordinator

Rebekah R. Seabolt has been Grady College’s global studies coordinator since August 2016. She earned a bachelor of arts in public health from Georgia College and State University in 2011 and a master of arts in public relations from the University of Georgia in 2016. As the global studies coordinator, Rebekah is the point of contact for all of Grady College’s study abroad and domestic field study programs.

Tel: 706-542-4181


Office: Room 311A- Journalism Building

Rebekah Ryan, Distance Learning Coordinator

More Domestic Field Study & Study Abroad Opportunities

Learn more about Grady College’s domestic field study and study abroad programs, and also find information about other Grady courses taught abroad. If you have any questions, contact Rebekah R. Seabolt, Grady College global studies coordinator, at, 706-542-4181, Office 311-A- Journalism Building.

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