Department Resources

Students can take advantage of the many resources available through the Department of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA).

 

 BECA Facility Use Policy

Our studios are full television studio facilities, complete with a counterweight grid systems, control booths and multi camera set ups. Studios are teaching spaces, but may be used by students for student projects and organizations with departmental approval.

We have audio recording spaces with editing labs. KSFS Radio is a fully functional radio station, featuring booths for streaming and mixing as well as a podcasting booth.

The Video Editing Lab supports all software primarily used by the department including the Adobe Creative Suite, ProTools and Final Cut Pro.

Equipped with the latest Adobe and other software to help BECA students create professional, cutting-edge work for their classes and reels. The library hours even accommodate students during evenings and weekends.

For Fall 2023 Semester

Students must make a reservation to use a lab space.

Reservation requests are reviewed 9:15am-noon and 1:15pm-5:00pm Monday-Friday ONLY. If your reservation request is submitted over the weekend, it will not be seen until Monday.

If you make multiple reservations for the same day, without canceling any, only the most recent request will be reviewed--all others will be denied.

Please cancel any and all reservations that you will not be able to use as the labs are in high demand and are used by multiple people daily (in April 115 reservations were made through this process).

For all non-curricular projects, please complete the appropriate form: Open Studios Access List Application

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday

    • 1:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Facilities:

  • Editing Suites -

    • Video: MH 366, 370, 374, 378, 382
    • Audio: MH 368, 372, 376, 380
  • Pro-Tools Lab - MH 219

 

Reserve a room here. There is also a QR code MH 219 and MH H308 (the access hallway to the editing labs).

For any questions on the process, come by the office (Marcus Hall 339) and talk to our staff.

For Fall 2023 Semester

 

Want help with writing? The BECA Writing Lab is here for you!

BECA Writing Lab tutor Lorisa Salvatin is holding in-person and Zoom hours to assist with: organizing, writing and revising research papers; script feedback; proofreading, writing mechanics, and formatting issues; and any other questions you have about how to make your writing clearer and more effective. This is a fantastic resource that all BECA students should take advantage of!

Make an in-person visit to MH 391 or remotely, through Zoom!

To meet with Lorisa, you can drop in (no appointment necessary) at the following times:

  • Monday: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

 

Zoom information:

https://sfsu.zoom.us/j/5687770297?pwd=dk41dXdQK3hhM2JTVXN4aGhjT25jdz09

Meeting ID: 568 777 0297
Passcode: help.pls!

If you’re looking for a way to make friends and to learn more about the electronic media industry, you should join College Students in Broadcasting (CSB), the Department of BECA’s student organization. This vital organization sponsors speakers and other activities.

The department also has an active student chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES).

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is another group for students to get involved in.

To ensure BECA students get the courses they need and to help them plan their schedules each semester, the department posts the latest course schedule. Be sure to plot your BECA graduation plan early.

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