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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.
Enroll in a top-5 nationally ranked program educating future leaders in creative and advertising careers.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
Check out our student, faculty, staff and alumni spotlights.
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
My initial objective is to create an environment where students can discover their voice,” said Mattison. “My second objective is to train students to refine that voice and then use it to tell stories that matter to them, independent of genre or subject matter.
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: Jimena Somilleda
Fourth-year public relations major Jimena Somilleda is motivated to be an advocate for her community. In addition to UGA’s AdPR department, she is involved with the Association of Latino Professionals […]
Cross-institutional collaboration sparks student research on AI, crisis communication
When students from the University of Georgia and Penn State met to kick off a research partnership this past August, they quickly realized they were gaining more than a line […]
Profiles of Tenacity: Karenia Murry
Fourth-year journalism student Karenia Murry currently serves as the vice president for the National Association of Black Journalists at UGA. She enjoys the community she’s found through organizations and classes […]
Research indicates policing videos contribute to trauma symptoms among Black Americans
Viewing violent police videos can result in trouble sleeping, symptoms of PTSD and feelings of being on guard, especially among Black Americans, according to research published in the Fall 2023 […]
SEE Suite benefits from Brazil PR agency partnership
The week of November 5, a team representing the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at Grady College visited Brazil to exchange practices and continue research collaboration. Itai Himelboim, Michael […]
NaYoung Song takes on Crisis Communication
After completing her bachelor’s degree at Korea University, NaYoung Song decided to attend the University of Georgia to receive her master’s, becoming the inaugural scholar in a partnership between the […]
Fall 2023 Grady Graduation Celebration
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
Grady College Applications Deadline
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.
Prospective Student Day
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.
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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