Hang with Us

Grady College and Lamar Dodd Summer Studio provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to acquire additional creative skills while earning (6) required and/or elective credits in four weeks.

  • Summer Session I: June 5-30, 2023
  • Location: Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • 2x sessions per day: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM)
  • 8 courses total > 2 courses per week over four weeks
  • Six credit hours toward required courses, upper-level electives, Double Dawgs, or graduate credit
  • Limited enrollment – reserve your spot!
Overhead shot of students outside writing story brainstorming concepts on a large sheet of paper.


  • Adobe Crash Course: Utilize the design world’s most powerful tools as you navigate print and digital scenarios in Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Visual Basics: Learn what it takes to create designs that motivate, inspire and communicate effectively.
  • Type Literacy: Understand the role typography plays in crafting your visual message.
  • Picture This: Develop your eye for lighting, composition and storytelling through photography and videography.
  • Wordplay: Discover how the right combination of words can propel a campaign forward and create messages that move.
  • Designing for a Digital World: How do you communicate visually in a digital world that is constantly changing?
  • Strategic Thinking: It takes more than good design to bring an idea to life. Effective campaigns are rooted in strong concepts that have the potential to speak visually.
  • Sales Pitch: Consider how your personal brand influences your creative portfolio.


Admission to the 2023 Summer Studio is open to all majors who meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a UGA student in good standing
  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • In-person participation is required for the full 4-weeks (no virtual option)
  • Students must provide their own housing, transportation and meals
  • UGA tuition and fees apply
  • Students must provide their own hardware (laptop with the ability to run Adobe apps)
  • Students must provide their own Adobe Creative Cloud subscription
Students practice their photo skills outside.

Ride the Wave

To apply, please complete the Summer Studio application. Students will be accepted on a rolling admission. You will be notified of acceptance within 14 days of completing your application. Upon acceptance, you will be issued a POD for the (2) 3-credit hour courses. It is the student’s responsibility to register for the two courses and pay the associated tuition and fees by the Summer 1 payment deadline.

Questions? Email Kim Landrum, co-director of Summer Studio.

Summer Studio

Join our creative community!
June 5-30, 2023
8 courses/6 credits
Applications are accepted now through March 17 for the 2023 summer cohort.