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About Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts:
The largest and most influential program of its kind in the west, the department of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) has graduated some of the top names in broadcast journalism, entertainment television, and new media. Some notable alumni include Bay Area news anchors Ken Bastida and Frank Somerville, “Frasier” producer Peter Casey, and the late Dave McElhatton, a Bay Area broadcast legend.
Broadcast facilities include Studio 1 and Studio 3. Studio 1 is among the largest television studios of its kind in Northern California, giving students and faculty the opportunity to produce a full range of public affairs as well as dramatic and entertainment programming. Studio 3 is a state of the art facility for television news production.
The Creative Arts building is also home to one of the largest radio and television production facilities in Northern California. It features three color television studios, a music recording studio, a radio station, video and audio post-production labs, an on-line lab, and is equipped with state of the art digital cameras.
Talent nurtured at SF State has gone on to entertain, inspire, and inform worldwide, garnering Emmy, Oscar, Tony, Drama Desk, Golden Globe, Grammy, Peabody and Theatre World awards.