Broadcast Electronic Media Arts

"Where the ears, eyes and heart collide"

Our students produce programming like this.
See more samples here.

TV and Video, Digital Media, and Sound REcording Arts

BEMA prepares students for university transfer and provides lifelong learners and degree holders the opportunity to upgrade workplace skills and prepare for career transition. Graduates either transfer to a university or seek employment in the media industry.

Courses and programs explore the design and creation of content for the electronic media with focus on writing, media analysis, storytelling, teamwork, leadership, production craft skills, and emerging technologies. Media literacy is emphasized throughout the curriculum. Classes are offered at Ocean Campus, at the Mission Campus Media Studies Center, on EATV-Ch27 & 75 and online.

All courses are credit and degree applicable and transfer to the CSU and/or UC systems. Some courses transfer as breadth requirements and/or core major requirements to colleges and universities such as San Francisco State University (9 courses), University of California Berkeley (3 courses), and San Francisco Art Institute (6 courses). Certificate programs are recommended for those seeking to acquire entry-level skills, or upgrade and retool skills, and for lifelong learners preparing for career transition.



Broadcast Electronic Media Arts operates two educational access television channels for the City of San Francisco (EATV Ch 27 & 75). Students interested in television programming, production & operations are encouraged to apply for internships with EATV.  


Broadcast Media Services

Broadcast Media Services provides classroom equipment deliveries, audio and video production, playback, distribution, classroom equipment delivery, format conversion, duplication services, audio and video equipment/system maintenance and technical expertise to support instruction, student services, educational access television, professional development, shared governance, performances, presentations, events and other college and district activities.


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Audio Production Classes

Video Production Classes

Video Editing Classes

Post Production Classes


Our classes are similar to classes at much more expensive schools such as:  

SAE Expressions College

Ex'pression College for Digital Arts

Art Institute

Academy of Art


Recording Connection

Full Sail

Classes are FREE for San Francisco Residents.  Tuition is $46 / per unit for all other California residents.  Financial Aid is available.

Our instructors are industry professionals with years of experience.  We treat our employees well!  They stay for their entire career.