Want to produce state-of-the-art sports and live events coverage? This unique Professional Diploma, delivered in partnership with IMG, one of the leading producers of sports programming in the world, teaches you the vital skills required to take on Sports Producer roles with experience and confidence.

Course Outline

This is a practical course in which you will learn about all forms of sports production, including creating your own stories and collaborating with students in other specialisms. You will be equipped with the skills required to produce state-of-the-art sports and live events coverage, highlights content and more so you graduate confident in the skills needed to fill these in-demand roles.

You will have access to the NFTS’ high quality production facilities including our 4K television studio, complete a four-week work experience placement at IMG Studios and visit other major sports production houses.

What You'll Study

The course philosophy is that you learn by ‘doing’ as well as understanding theory and developing a variety of practical and creative skills. Specific areas taught and practised are:

  • Sports programming landscape in the UK and worldwide
  • Filming, editing and scripting sports features
  • Developing, pitching and responding to Requests for Information and Proposal (RFI/RFPs)
  • Managing people and being managed
  • Working in teams
  • Introduction to live event coverage
  • Budgeting for sports productions
  • Specialist workshops and exercises
  • Graduation projects

All production costs are included in the course fees, including the use of School facilities and equipment. 

Entry Requirements

You will need a proven interest in sports or live production and an ability to work as part of a team. You’ll be practically- minded and have a good general education, and have an aptitude and passion for editing and/or camera work.

We will do all we can to help you make the finances work to come to the NFTS, so please visit our funding guide to find out more about what support is available to you. 

 Professional Qualifications
 Published on 13-02-2024
 Deadline 31-07-2024