New for 2024
Academic Staff & Adjunct Categories
Starting with the 2024 Festival of Media Arts, competitions will be created for full time academic media staff and adjunct faculty.
Graduate Student Competition Now Under Student Categories
After a successful first year with nearly 150 Graduate Student entries, we have consolidated the Graduate competition entry forms under the general student competitions. While we will still award and spotlight our graduate entries like last year, this will let us streamline our back-end process with our chairs and judges.
Final Entry Deadline Date
Rather than announcing a potential extension in the future, we will be accepting entries through December 18th at Noon PT (3:00 PM ET). This will give an extra weekend to submit, while still letting our chairs and judges get started before the holidays
Graduate Student competition of the Festival of Media Arts provide an opportunity for Graduate Students to showcase their creative work.
Audio | Film & Video | Interactive Multimedia | Scriptwriting
BEA’s Festival of Media Arts accepts entries from students attending community or two-year colleges.
2023 School Rankings Based on Student Creative Achievements
The 2023 rankings of schools are based on the creative achievement of their students. The rankings, which began in 2022, are founded on the results from the BEA Festival of Media Arts. The BEA Festival is the preeminent international media competition focused on student and faculty creative endeavors. In the last five years alone, over 6,000 student creative works were submitted from BEA’s more than 300 member institutions around the globe. Entries go through a blind-juried review in the following competitions: Audio, Documentary, Film & Video, Interactive Multimedia & Emerging Technologies, News, Scriptwriting, and Sports.View Rankings