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 the current Bulletin year 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 (Major Prerequisite) 1 3
BECA 340 Media Aesthetics I (Major Prerequisite) 1 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
University Elective 3
Second Semester
BECA 240
BECA 241
Video Production
and Video Laboratory (Major Foundation)
If TV Studio Production course taken for AS-T, then take University Elective instead
Select One (Major Foundation): 3
Law and Regulation of Electronic Media  
Economic Aspects of Broadcasting and Electronic Media  
Introduction to News on Broadcast and Electronic Media  
Major Elective (20 units) – Take Two 2 6
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
Third Semester
Select One (Major Foundation): 3
Critical Study of Popular Culture (UD-C)  
The Age of Information  
Social Aspects of Electronic Media (UD-D)  
Major Elective (20 units) – Take Three 2 9
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
Fourth Semester
BECA 350
Media Performance I (Major Foundation)
or Writing for Electronic Media
Major Elective (20 units) – Take Two 2 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective 2
 Total Units60

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: 9–15 Units

  • 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): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • 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: 5 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.