Future Workforce: BECA Department


The Bay Area is a world leader for media and media arts as well a national center for technological advancement and cutting-edge research. San Francisco State is currently ranked the third most prominent source of employees for the Bay Area’s technology industry. This innovative new facility is crucial to securing San Francisco State’s standing as a premier institution in electronic and media arts education.
SF State’s BECA Department blends theory and practice with extensive production training in audio and video, and a strong emphasis on social justice and community media. The department promotes diversity in media, and focuses on training all students to become strong voices in their communities and the wider media landscape. Upon graduation, our alumni join a strong force of influential professionals, who are leaders in all facets of media production in the Bay Area and beyond.


Preparing Students for Ever-Changing Media Careers

In today’s media landscape, the worlds of video, audio, imagery, animation, gaming, media journalism, and virtual reality are rapidly and increasingly converging. As a result, SF State’s graduates are taught to be skilled and flexible in their approach to these varied technologies and modes of communication, all the while maintaining their own career-readiness in these multiple disciplines.

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The professors in the BECA department bring real-world expertise in the theory and practice of video, audio, radio, television, digital production, media writing, and content delivery in the media business.

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Our student body is among the most diverse in the country. Our graduates bring a unique perspective that is lacking today in the media industries.

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Our graduates are employed at leading companies and organizations including: Apple, Cisco Systems, CNN, Comcast Sports Network, Dolby Labs, Facebook, Google, Industrial Light and Magic, Intel, Microsoft, Netflix, Oracle, Pandora, Salesforce, Sirius XM Radio, Walt Disney Company, Twitter, Univision, Yahoo, and hundreds of broadcast stations throughout California and the U.S.


Floorplan of the future LCA building

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Plans and Architect Renderings

The teaching, research, and production complex, designed by award-winning architect Mark Cavagnero, will be a LEED Gold- certified four story structure encompassing 75,000 square feet.

Hensill Hall on San Francisco State University Campus at night

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LCA Building Budget

The California State University system has pledged $58 Million to build the new Liberal and Creative Arts Building.

BECA student at the mixing board

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About the LCA Building

Learn more about the first academic building to be built on the SF State campus in 25 years.


For more information contact:


Jeff Jackanicz, Ph.D.

Vice President, University Advancement
President, San Francisco State University Foundation
(415) 338-2506