Undergraduate Program

The Department of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) offers an undergraduate degree in Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts.

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B.A. Concentrations

Undergraduate Areas of Emphasis are not formal concentrations and are just suggested pathways. A list of course options for each are listed in the Bulletin. Suggested emphasizes include:

  • Audio Production and Music Recording
  • Electronic Media Journalism
  • Business Aspects of Electronic Media
  • Educational and Instructional Media
  • Electronic Media Theory and Criticism
  • Interactive Media
  • Radio Production and Programming
  • Television/Video Production
  • Writing for Electronic Media

BECA majors must have an area of emphasis. A student’s area of emphasis should guide their choice of electives. Students are advised to have an area of emphasis that reflects their interests in the program.

Degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts are available from the SF State Bulletin.

Course Descriptions

Bulletin course descriptions briefly describe the content or subject matter to be covered and provide additional information on course content, units of credit, level of instruction, prerequisites, and type of course (lecture, laboratory, seminar, and individually supervised work).

View current course descriptions

Class Schedule

Information on specific offerings (times, rooms, instructors) will be found in the Class Schedule.

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Transferable Units

Check the "Articulation System Stimulating Inter-institutional Student Transfer" (ASSIST) website for student-transfer information and for courses equivalent to:

  • BECA 200, Introduction to Electronic Communication, 3 units
  • BECA 230, Audio Production I, 3 units
  • BECA 231, Audio Laboratory, 1 unit
  • BECA 240, Video Production, 3 units
  • BECA 241, Video Laboratory, 1 unit

Change of Major

If you would like to change your major to Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA), fill out a Change of Major form (located on the Forms section of this website) and bring it to CA 133 for the chair's approval.