Writing for television will be emphasized with students preparing scripts and storyboards for several commercials and public service announcements. News production and writing will also be introduced. Lectures will cover writing formats for short-form scripts and news, terminology associated with news and script writing, and how to put together a package for news. Students will sharpen their editing, videography, and production skills through a variety of projects including editing a commercial or PSA and shooting and editing a feature story, music video or on-air promotional video. This course is a prerequisite to Video Production IV. (4 semester credit hours)