Institutional Members consist of all colleges and/or universities that offer undergraduate and/or graduate electronic media courses and curricula. Provides access to a collection of resources and engagement with an insightful group of peers. In addition to offering added value to course students through our interest divisions, annual conventions and regional conferences, each year we offer new events, hands-on training, competitions and networking opportunities to enhance professional development.
Rates: Institutional Membership rates are based on the highest degree granted within your department.
All Memberships are based on the calendar year, January 1st through December 31st. Renewal process starts mid-September each year. Dues are not pro-rated.
Member Benefits Include:
FREE Undergraduate Student Membership – When you renew/join institutional membership, applicable for full-time undergraduate students only. When your membership becomes active, we’ll send a unique discount code. Feel free to contact us if you need your student discount code. Please note: Free membership does not apply to graduate students or faculty at BEA member institutions, but ONLY to full-time undergraduate students.
Discounted sponsorship, advertising and exhibit rates at the BEA annual convention which is co-located with the NAB Show in Las Vegas every April and other BEA Conferences & events.
BEA’s Classified host hundreds of jobs a year. Post your openings today at the discounted member rate, to get more and better qualified applicants. Let BEA help grow your department!
The BEA Festival of Media Arts – Each year students can submit their creative work and have it work reviewed and judged by industry professionals. Winners are showcased at the BEA Annual Convention. “BEST of Festival” winners receive $1,000.
Scholarships – For both undergraduate and graduate students studying at BEA institutional member university/college are only eligible to apply. This year BEA will award $38,000.
Radio Student Scholars Program – Students can apply for and receive FREE registration to the NAB/RAB Radio Show.
For an additional $100 your institution can create a BEA Student Media Club
Dr. Marjorie Yambor Signature Station – Awards are sponsored by BEA’s Student Media Advisors division. The competition invites submissions of superior protocol and practices at student-run, faculty-advised college radio and television stations
BEA Film 168 – Invites BEA Student Media Clubs to unleash their creativity for #BEAfilm168, a 168-hour film festival taking place October.
Disrupt the News Challenge – Produced in partnership with TVNewsCheck is a competition for student teams to reinvent broadcast news. Blow it up – deconstruct it – and then…create, produce and re-package news content you want to watch.
BEA2021 MMJ Program – Welcomes teams of undergraduate and graduate students with the task of reporting on #BEAvegas and NAB Show by using and infusing a variety of story-telling methods –text, audio, video, pictures and graphics (or infographics).
BEA Audio Shorts Competition – Invites BEA Student Media Club Members to create compelling audio stories in 48-hours.
BEA2021 Grand Plans and Great Expectations – Invites graduate students to submit their theses or dissertations in progress for this competitive digital poster session
Publications/Subscriptions: BEA publishes three journals and you also have access to one additional journal from Taylor & Francis:
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media (JOBEM) – A quarterly, peer-reviewed publication. Members receive a hard-copy of the journal.
Journal of Radio & Audio Media (JRAM) – A bi-annual, peer-reviewed publication – a hard-copy subscription is available for $14 each year and can be added to your membership.
Journal of Media Education (JoME) – A quarterly & editor-reviewed publication (only available online).
Members may select one complimentary Taylor & Francis journal & receive a 20% discount on all Taylor & Francis books and journals.
Taylor & Francis FREE journal – (only available online). You must click here to register for your personal code and get access to the free journal online only. Please contact if you need additional assistance for access.
BEA’s Online Membership Directory with over 2,000 faculty, colleges/universities and students.
E-Newsletters – Will keep you posted on deadlines & events, training opportunities, grants, scholarships, conventions, equipment & software manufacturers, multimedia and publishing organizations. Make sure you receive our bi-monthly newsletters (on Tuesdays) – check your spam filters to “allow” emails. Missed some key date in a newsletter? Visit our calendar.
BEA Discounts – Take a look at some of the offers with our partner organizations.
Please Feel free to contact us with any questions.