Social & Digital Media
The San Francisco Bay Area’s IT industry expertise and vibrant tradition of creative arts have positioned the City as a hub for digital entertainment companies. More than 300 digital media companies operate in the Bay Area—among them are Youtube, Electronic Arts, Zynga, Twitter, Dolby Laboratories, Pixar, Sony, Sega of America, Konami Digital Entertainment America, and PDI DreamWorks SKG. In 2005, the Letterman Digital Arts Center opened in the Presidio. Since 2005, BAYCAT, the non-profit community media producer, has educated 3,500 students and trained over 250 teachers from public schools and community centers in the digital media arts. San Francisco State University is also considered one of America’s university leaders in the area of digital media. The City is primed to continue leadership in this growing creative sector, and its legendary quality of life, cultural landscape and network of leading technological research and educational institutions continue to attract the talented and educated workforce that drive successful digital media and entertainment companies.