Need advising help?

Step 1: Learn About BECA's Degree Requirements

Prior to scheduling an advising appointment, check out the BECA major degree requirements here. If you are a Media Literacy minor, check out the requirements here. If you are earning your certificate in Music Recording Industry, check out the requirements here.


Step 2: Meet with a Faculty Advisor

You may meet with any of our faculty advisors, but we suggest you select an advisor with a focus area that matches your area of interest. Faculty advisors' office hours and contact information are listed below. Click on the faculty advisor name to see their profile.

BECA Faculty Advisors



Advising Expertise/Title 

Office Hours 

Make Appointment 



Melissa Camacho 

TV Theory, Media Criticism; Graduate Advisor, International Exchange Advisor  


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Graham Carpenter 

Television Production 




Christopher Clemens 

TV Studio Production, Video Field Production, Media Effects, Media Aesthetics, and Media Literacy; Undergraduate Advising Coordinator 


Navigator Link 


Andrew Hongo 

Broadcast Journalism and Video Production 


Calendly Link 

Dina Ibrahim 

Performance, E-sports, and Broadcast Journalism 



Jeff Jacoby 

Audio and Radio Production 


No Appointment Needed 

Hamid Khani 

Media Aesthetics and Production, Creativity and Design Thinking, and Media Literacy, 

Ashley Larson 

Media Effects, Broadcast Journalism 



James Martin 

Post-Production Video Editing 



Scott Patterson 

Research and Live Music Recording; Director for the certificate in Music Recording Industry (MRI). 





Shabnam Piryaei 

Writing, Documentary, Creativity, Theory 


Vinay Shrivastava 

Audio Production and Sound Aesthetics 

Miriam Smith 

Media Management and Law 


No Appointment Needed 

Yumi Wilson 

Broadcast Journalism 



Lena Zhang 

TV Field Production and Editing; BECA Dept. Chair 


No Appointment Needed 




Additional Resources

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Undergraduate Advising

Majors in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) should consult with two advisors each semester:

  1. A BECA advisor and
  2. A general education (GE) and university requirements advisor in the University Advising Center.

Students who are completing a minor or an additional major should see an advisor in those programs as well.

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Graduate Advising

Graduate Coordinator - Melissa Camacho

The Division of Graduate Studies offers counseling and advising regarding issues ranging from applications to graduation.


Visit the Graduate Advising Center

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