Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts (BECA)

Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

GE Requirements (SF State Bulletin: General Education)

Major Department Website

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major? The department focuses on Radio, TV, Audio and Electronic Media Production theory and practice.
When should I first meet with my major department? As soon as possible. Every BECA Professor is an advisor for the major and they have office hours starting first week of the semester.
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? Students can go to any BECA professor as an advisor. There is no assigned advisor.
Where can I find information about major advising? The BECA office (Creative Arts Building, room 133) has a white sheet listing advisor’s office hours, emails, and phone numbers.  BECA professor advisors are also listed on our webpage here:
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? No.
What should I do if my major core and/or prerequisite courses are full? See a BECA advisor. There are a few prerequisite classes that can be taken at community college.
Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major? Most media production classes require many more hours than class time, you will need to plan extra time for production into your schedule.

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?

Please see a BECA advisor to discuss your major course plan and check our orange sheet in the department listing core foundation classes. The orange planning sheet is also available from our major online page here

Core requirements are also listed in the Academic Bulletin [see Major Requirements link above].

Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major? Yes, these are listed on the orange sheet from the department, please also work with a BECA advisor as instructor or department consent is required for several courses.
Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? Students need to complete prerequisites before taking core classes and may need additional instructor or department consent for some courses.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap?

Yes, an AS-T in Film, Television, and Electronic Media.

[Click here for ADT Roadmap]

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?

BECA 200 is a core prerequisite for the major.

The following courses can be taken for lower division GE requirements, but do not count toward the major: BECA 235 for Area C1, BECA 201 for Area C2

Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

No, note that preference is given to majors for BECA 200.

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major? None applicable.

College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Resource Center (ARC)

Services provided for: Undergraduate students pursuing a major, minor or certificate in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts.

Services offered: Academic planning, general education advising, academic probation advising, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), study abroad, connecting with communities and discovering campus resources.

Phone: (415) 338-1486
Location: HUM 112