Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts

BECA at SF State is a premier destination for learning in the media arts. Our professors bring real-world expertise in the theory and practice of television, video, audio, radio, digital production and content delivery, multimedia, scriptwriting and media business.


BECA TV studio


State of Events and Under SF are just two of our student-produced television programs. We also create Sports, Comedy, Documentary and Awards shows. Students produce, write, direct and perform these programs in BECA classes such as BECA 415, BECA 515, BECA 651, BECA 660 and BECA 640, among others. Check out some of our shows at BECA TV.

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KSFS Radio: Embrace the Chaos

Our students run a radio station, KSFS Radio: Embrace the Chaos, which is broadcast live from our new studio space in Marcus Hall. Listen to the live broadcast!


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    The BECA department is pleased to announce 14 recipients across nine scholarships.   The Dr. Herbert Zettl Award The award h…
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Why Study BECA at San Francisco State University?

BECA offers several concentrations for our B.A., M.A. and M.F.A. students, including:  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 and Writing for Electronic Media.

BECA faculty and staff strive to provide the most diverse and vital department for the study of electronic media. Students get cutting-edge training and education in many areas, including: TV and radio broadcast, video production, audio production, sound art, aesthetics, multimedia, writing for media, legal issues in media and media management.

Talent nurtured at San Francisco State University has gone on to entertain, inspire and inform worldwide, garnering Emmy, Oscar, Tony, Drama Desk, Golden Globe, Grammy, Peabody and Theatre World awards.



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Get Involved and Build Success


Our dedicated and knowledgable faculty will act as your advisors to ensure your success while focusin on your education in BECA.

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We offer many scholarships within BECA, the College of Liberal & Creative Arts and the University.

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Student Work

BECA student work is a collection of content created by BECA students in classes, including video and audio field and studio production, screenwriting and other BECA-oriented content.

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The BECA Department produces several television shows, including State of Events and Under SF.

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