The emphasis is on taking an idea from its initial concept through to a finished product. Students will learn all aspects of production including writing a proposal, setting up budgets and schedules, writing the script, lining up talent and crew, shooting, editing, graphics, audio, and then putting it all together. Students will also put together a 30-minute newscast or similar type of program complete with tape roll-ins and scheduled commercial breaks. Students are encouraged to work in those crew positions in which they have the strongest interest and abilities. Emphasis is on teamwork, timing, and proficiency in the job each student has been assigned. (4 semester credit hours)