Sheila A McFarland

Photo of Sheila A McFarland Department Broadcast Electronic Media Arts Department 
 Office Arts Extension 170
 Phone (415) 452-7368
 Mailbox A6
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 Fall 2014 
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Fall 2014 Teaching Schedule
BCST 1000 Supervised Training for BEMA 0.0 82172 101 NCr HOURS ARR  Book
This class is for students currently enrolled in media classes who want to work on assignments and refine production and writing skills in open lab.
BCST 120 Audio Production 3.0 70192 001 Lec T R 11:10-12:25PM ARTX U164 Deadlines Final Book
Students registering in this LECTURE section 001 must concurrently register in one of the following BCST 120 LABORATORY sections: 002 or 003.
71738 002 Lab T R 09:10-11:00AM ARTX U165 Deadlines Book
Students registering in LABORATORY section 002 must also register for one of the following LECTURE sections: 001 or 831.
71739 003 Lab T R 01:30-03:20PM ARTX U165 Deadlines Book
Students registering in LAB section 003 must also register for one of the following BCST 120 LECTURE sections: 001 or 831.
70193 351 L/L M W 01:00-02:15PM 1125 Valencia St. A217 Deadlines Final Book M W 02:30-04:20PM 1125 Valencia St. A217 71740 831 Onl HOURS ARR  Deadlines Book
BCST 120-Sec 831 is an online class with required on-campus orientation and final exam meetings. Students must also concurrently register in one of the following BCST 120 LABORATORY sections: 002 or 003. For course details students must check instructor's website at For more information about online courses go to
BCST 150 Special Project 2.0 72751 003 Con HOURS ARR  Deadlines Book WAIT LIST

B.A., University of California, Berkeley (History 1983) ; M.A., San Francisco State University ( Radio and Television 1990); M.S. California State University, Hayward (Kinesiology, Emphasis in Exercise Physiology 2007)

A teacher at CCSF since 1991, Ms. McFarland has also been active in the Bay Area music scene for 20 years. From D.J.'ing at all night warehouse parties in the early '80s (the first raves) to mixing sound for local bands at S.F. and Peninsula clubs, Ms. McFarland has paid her dues. She also worked at KTVU Channel 2, and produced a talk show at KSFO hosted by the Bay Area's own Noah Griffin. After earning her M.A., she worked as a recording engineer at Russian Hill Recording Studios in San Francisco. At Russian Hill, she created numerous radio and television spots and was part of a team that produced complete soundtracks for several motion pictures including True Stories and The Thin Blue Line .

Ms. McFarland has had the pleasure of working not only with world class artists, such as David Byrne, Linda Ronstadt, John Lee Hooker, Keith Richards and Dave Brubeck, but also with many local legends and first class musicians, such as Roy Rogers, Norton Buffalo, Pamela Rose, Ed Bogas,and Scott Mattews.

Ms. McFarland has recorded many musicians from the San Francisco Symphony and other "first call" classical and jazz musicians. Although music recording gets most of the glory, she specializes in audio for video and film.

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