Broadcast Electronic Media Arts (BEMA)

City College of San Francisco

Broadcast Electronic Media Arts (BEMA)CCSF’s Broadcast Electronic Media Arts Department (BEMA) prepares students for university transfer and provides lifelong learners and degree holders the opportunity to upgrade workplace skills and prepare for career transition.

From a selection of 47 classes offered throughout the year, students can learn about the design and creation of content for electronic media with a focus on writing, storytelling, teamwork, leadership, production craft skills and emerging technologies. Media literacy is emphasized throughout the curriculum.

Graduates either transfer to a university or seek employment in radio, television, video production, cable, broadcast news, advertising, public relations, sound reinforcement, music recording, interactive media, corporate and industrial media production.

The BEMA Department has a strong transfer agreement for students who want to transfer to San Francisco State University (SFSU) as Broadcast and Electronic Communications majors. BEMA also coordinates with SFSU-BECA to offer a tour and visit to SFSU-BECA for BEMA students interested in transferring to that program.

BEMA Certificates:

BEMA Dual Enrollment Courses

The following classes are available for BEMA’s dual-enrollment program:

Check the Resources page for the person to contact if you have questions about BEMA classes, certificates and degrees.

Earn BEMA certificates that qualify you for jobs while you earn your AS degree!

Audio and Video for the Web Certificate

Audio and Video for the Web Certificate

Broadcast Motion Graphics Certificate

Broadcast Motion Graphics Certificate

Digital Radio Production & Performance Certificate

Digital Radio Production & Performance Certificate

Digital Radio News and Public Affairs Certificate

Digital Radio News and Public Affairs Certificate

Live Sound Certificate

Live Sound Certificate

Multimedia Journalism Certificate

Multimedia Journalism Certificate

Sound Design Certificate

Sound Design Certificate

Sound Recording Certificate

Sound Recording Certificate

Television Production Certificate

Television Production Certificate

Video Post-Production Certificate

Video Post-Production Certificate

Video Production and Editing Certificate

Video Production and Editing Certificate


Learn More About San Francisco ICT/DM Education Pathways at:

Middle & High School

San Francisco Unified School District

Community College

City College of San Francisco

4-year University

San Francisco State University

Job Readiness & Internships

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