Department Resources

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

Check out our new lab reservation calendar.

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 Spring 2023 Semester

The lab monitor is located in MH 393 to give approved students access to the spaces listed. If the lab monitor is not in, go to the Cage for assistance.

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday
    • 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Facilities:

  • Editing Suites - MH 308
  • Editing Lab - MH 393
  • Pro-Tools Lab - MH 219

Students must be on the authorized user list to access the open labs. If you are not on the authorized user list, contact your professor.

Reserve a room here.

For Fall 2022 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!

 

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

Monday: 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm MH 391 or Zoom
Wednesday: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm MH 391 or Zoom
Thursday: 12 pm - 2 pm Zoom Only

 

The writing lab will be closed on Monday, December 5, 2022.

 

Finals Week Schedule:

Monday, December 12, 2022: 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm Zoom Only

No additional hours will be held during finals week.

 

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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