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.
Does your department have a major planning sheet for me as a guide? Yes: BECA Major Planning Form (pdf)
When should I first meet with my major department? Students should meet with an advisor as soon as declaring as BECA majors (if not before).
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? BECA majors are not assigned advisors. All faculty members act as advisors. Students are encouraged to find a faculty member whose areas of interest align with their own. 
Where can I find information about major advising? Major advising information can be found in the BECA Main Office (CA 133) or on the department website. 
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? N/A
What should I do if my major core and/or prerequisite courses are full? See an advisor.
Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major? People can change their major to BECA online through their Student Center. Paper applications are no longer required. 

Transfer Student Info

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

BECA 300 and/or 340

Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major? For BECA 300:  Priority enrollment for BECA majors; GE Area A2.
For BECA 340: Sophomore standing or above; priority enrollment for BECA majors; or consent of the instructor.
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? Many BECA classes are restricted to students within the major due to space limitations. Some classes require departmental permission to enroll. Students should see faculty advisors with any questions about restrictions. 
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.



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