The Reynolds College of Arts and Letters is proud to announce awards received by our talented students in broadcasting and other forms of electronically mediated communication at the 2023 BEA Festival of Media Arts.
This year, the festival had over 300 student winners representing over 80 different schools. Missouri State University students brought home ten awards, including two awards for the “Co-Op” TV series and a first-place award for “Abstract Texture,” a multimedia sound design project.
These projects, among many others, were recognized for their excellence in media production. Below is a list of award recipients:
Audio: Multimedia Sound Design
- 1st Place: “Abstract Texture,” Tyler Windsor
Film & Video: Live-to-Tape Multi-Camera Studio or Remote Production
- Award of Excellence: “Co-Op, Season 2, Episode 2,” Desiree Roady, Rachel Bartel, Julia Rhea, Alexa Pfeiffer & Alicia Laffoon
- Award of Excellence: “Co-Op, Season 2, Episode 3,” Rachel Bartel, Nox Clark, Julia Rhea, Alicia Laffoon, Kaleigh Gilbert, Alexa Pfeiffer, Kong Thao & Evan McCall
Screenwriting: Narrative Feature
- 2nd Place: “Mack 2,” Johnny Dickens
- 3rd Place: “WHEELZ,” Jade Johann
- Award of Excellence: “Submerged,” Julia Makarsky
- 2nd Place: “Queen Augusta and Her Fabulous Bitches,” Joshua Malisos
- 3rd Place: “AZN,” Ellora Bultema
- Award of Excellence: “Solar Opposites, ‘Solar Opposites Telethon Extravaganza!,'” Matthew Neff
- Award of Excellence: “This Is My Body Broken For You,” Ellora Bultema
In addition to individual accomplishments, MSU received fourth place for 2023’s top winning overall programs out of 82 other colleges and universities.
This is a new category that BEA added last year. A school’s ranking is based on the creative achievements of all the individuals from the same academic institution within the last five years. It considers both the quantity and quality of student works. The ranking does not reflect an overall evaluation of the school, rather it evaluates the quality and consistency of the students’ creative works produced at one university compared to another.
MSU also ranked first place for top winning scriptwriting program, fourth place for top winning audio program, and fifth place for top winning film and video programs.
Established in 1955, the BEA (Broadcast Education Association) is committed to educators, students, and professionals as they pursue opportunities in electronic media. Competitions like the Festival of Media Arts showcase student and faculty digital media and broadcasting projects on an international level. With over 300 participating schools and more than 1,500 entries annually from all over the world, the BEA values excellence in media production within an academic setting.
Congratulations to the students and faculty of the media, journalism, and film department!