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  • Locations: Los Angeles, CA, United States;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Summer (June-July)
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Domestic Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Type of Admission: By deadline only Participant Selection: Highly competitive
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 21-40 students Classes With: UGA Students
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s) College/School: Grady
Academic Area: Entertainment and Media Studies Language Program: No
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0 or above
Minimum number of credit hours: 6 Maximum number of credit hours: 6
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes Housing Location: Off-Campus
Housing Type: Shared Apartment
Program Description:

Grady LA with Joel McHaleThis program will not be running in 2020. For information about 2021, please contact the program director.

Grady LA Internship and Field Study

Grady L.A. is a summer internship/study program in Los Angeles. Students spend 8 weeks in Los Angeles working as interns for companies in the entertainment industry. In addition, they take an Entertainment and Media Studies course for a combined total of 6 credit hours.

Each week, students will be introduced to guest speakers including studio executives, animators, directors, screenwriters, agents, and other key industry players. In addition, students tour various studio and production facilities in Los Angeles to gain an insider’s perspective into the industry.

Only students who are Grady majors are eligible to apply for this program. 

Why Grady LA?

While an internship is not a requirement for graduation, many faculty highly recommend that students obtain an internship during their time at Grady. While some students find local internships during the fall and spring semesters, many students choose to intern during the summer months.Inside out premier

With numerous Grady College students interested in pursuing careers in entertainment development, production, marketing, and distribution; each summer, many students choose to intern with companies in Los Angeles. Grady students have completed internships with companies in L.A. 

While some students interning in Los Angeles chose to return to Georgia or go elsewhere to pursue their careers, many students return to Los Angeles after graduation. Some students are offered jobs from the companies that they interned with during the summer. 

Given the substantial student interest in the field of entertainment, the demand for internships in L.A., and the increasing number of alumni and companies that continue to reach out to Grady students, Grady College established a formal presence in Los Angeles with the introduction of the Grady L.A. Field Study and Internship Program. The structure of a formal internship program with the additional coursework, allow students to receive academic instruction and professional, industry experience.
 

Program Director and Course Leaders

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Dr. Jay Hamilton, Department Chair for Entertainment and Media Studies in Grady College of Journalism and Mass
Communication is the program director.
 
 







2020 Program Dates

Arrive Saturday, June 6, 2020. Welcome and orientation on Sunday, June 7.

Begin internships on Monday, June 8. Internships end on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Move out of apartments and head home on Saturday, Aug 1, 2020.


2020 Program Itinerary
Students will intern Monday through Friday for the eight weeks of the Grady LA program. On Tuesday and Thursday evenings, there will be Industry Studies class meetings and guest speakers, panels, tours, and other program-related events. Students are expected to attend their internships every day and to be in class and at all related events on time and eager to participate.

Housing 

Each student will live in a fully-furnished two-bedroom apartment at the apartment complex Alaya Apartments, with three other students of the same sex. Students will have weekly housekeeping service, but are expected to maintain the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom areas for the duration of the stay. Additional housing information will be provided upon acceptance and enrollment in the program.


Program Costs
Program costs for Summer 2020 have not been finalized at this time and may be different from what is advertised to students in the Fall. The PROGRAM FEE for Summer 2019 was $4,590 (this includes the $150 non-refundable deposit you pay upon acceptance to the program). In addition to the program fee, students will pay 6-hours of in-state tuition and UGA Mandatory Fees. HOPE applies towards the tuition costs for those who are eligible. Out-of-state students are subject to paying an additional $250 out-of-state student fee. 

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE:
- Lodging at fully-furnished apartments for eight weeks in LA. (twin sized bed, linens, pots and pans, dishes and utensils, coffee maker, iron, washer/dryer in most units, two bathrooms per 4-person unit, etc are all included in each apartment). 
- Studio site visits and other programmatic events.
- An opening and closing dinner celebration.
- Other miscellaneous program related activities.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE: 
- Meals throughout the eight weeks of the program other than welcome and closing dinner celebrations.
- Transportation to/from and during the eight weeks in LA. Many students rent a car when they arrive in LA, some drive their own cars to LA, a few choose to use Uber to travel to/from their internships each day. Whichever way you choose is fine, but all students must have their own transportation and are responsible for arranging this themselves.

LEARN MORE
Attend a Grady LA Field Study and Internship Program Information Session! 
1. Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
3:30-4:30pm in Studio 100 (1st floor of Grady College - 120 Hooper Street, Athens).
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2. Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
3:30-4:30pm in Studio 100 (1st floor of Grady College - 120 Hooper Street, Athens).



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This program is currently not accepting applications.