Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts – FTVE Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in 2017–2018 with an AS-T in Film, Television and Electronic Media. Six units in the major (BECA 200, BECA 230, BECA 231) and all lower division GE requirements have been satisfied. Additional units in the major may have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
BECA 300GW Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Research - GWAR 1 3
BECA 340 Media Aesthetics I 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
or University Elective if A4 met before transfer
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
Second Semester
BECA 240
BECA 241
Video Production
and Video Laboratory
If TV Studio Production course taken for AS-T, then take University Elective instead
Select One: 3
Law and Regulation of the Electronic Media  
Economic Aspects of Broadcasting and Electronic Media  
Introduction to News on Broadcast and Electronic Media  
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
Major Elective – select in consultation with an advisor – Take Two 6
Third Semester
BECA 321
Critical Study of Popular Culture
or The Age of Information
or Social Aspects of Electronic Media
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
Major Elective – select in consultation with an advisor – Take Three 9
Fourth Semester
BECA 350
Media Performance I
or Writing for the Electronic Media
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
Major Elective – select in consultation with an advisor - Take Two 6
University elective 2
 Total Units60

ENG 214 or equivalent is a prerequisite to BECA 300GW. Completion of BECA 200, BECA 300GW and BECA 340 with a grade of C or better is required for enrollment in the production sequence and many advanced BECA classes. Progress in the major and length of time for degree completion will be impacted if an ENG 214-equivalent course is not completed before transfer. Students who need to take ENG 214 will not be able to enroll in BECA 300GW, BECA 340, or other upper division BECA courses in the first semester, and are advised to focus on completion of upper division GE instead.

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 6–18 Units

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0–3 units) if not taken before transfer.
  • American Institutions (6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer.
    • Upper division GE, areas B, C and D (9 units): Check for UD GE courses that satisfy both Major and American Institutions requirements.
  • Students entering this major with the AS-T in Film, Television, Video and Electronic Media are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and/or SF State units can best be applied to this requirement in order to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

BECA Major: 35–39 Units

BECA 200 and BECA 230BECA 231 met in transfer; BECA 240BECA 241 may have been completed.

  • Prerequisites Core/GWAR (6 units)
  • Core Foundation (9–13 units):  Audio and Video Production may be complete if TV Studio Production course taken in AS-T. If so, select one course from each of the remaining three areas. If not, take four courses for the Core Foundation.
  • Electives in an Area of Emphasis (20 units): Must be upper division courses; approval of BECA faculty advisor required.

University Electives: Two or More Units

Units depending on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., in both UD GE and the major.