Don't Miss Your Shot! Apply Now for the NFTS Sports Production Diploma

Ready to turn your love for sports into a slam dunk career?

Learn how to create cutting-edge live sports coverage on the National Film and Television School's Sports Production Diploma, now open for applications! On this practical one-year course, you'll go from being a spectator on the sidelines to a Sports TV Producer capturing the next match of the day.

Mastering essential sports media skills across six dynamic modules, you'll learn how to film and edit sports programmes as well as discover the art of pitching your ideas to sports broadcasters.

This unique diploma is run in partnership with IMG Studios and offers students the opportunity to complete a paid four week work experience placement. Gaining this experience from industry experts ensures students graduate with the confidence needed to hit a home run in the world of sports. 


Behind the scenes on an NFTS Sports graduation film about a professional cycling team.

Behind the scenes on an NFTS Sports graduation film about a professional cycling team.

Sizhe Luo, an NFTS Sports Production Diploma Graduate shares his course highlights:
''Being able to access the NFTS 4K television studio and high-quality camera equipment helped me to learn all aspects of filming my favourite sports. I love how the course not only focuses on practical skills like operating cameras but it also taught me the behind-the-scenes management of sports programmes and how to network effectively.''

With an over 90% graduation rate into the industry, the course has gone on to see students create state-of-the-art sports coverage for the Ryder Cup, the World Gymnastics Championships and UEFA Euro 2020. 

Looking for the Sports Production Diploma to score high on your pathway to success?
Keep reading to see the answers to the most frequently asked course questions.

How much experience do you need to apply for the course?

No previous experience is needed to apply. You will need to be at least 19+ years old when the course starts and have a proven interest in sports or live production as well as 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.

If you have any experience in editing and/or camera work, please submit a portfolio link alongside your application. (Please note this is not a compulsory requirement).

Are scholarships available?

There is an IMG scholarship available for applicants from under-represented groups, and a limited number of BBC scholarships. If you're successful at gaining a place on the course, you will be contacted by our funding team with details on how to apply for one of these scholarships.

How long is the Sports Production course?

The Sports Production Diploma is a one-year full-time course taking place during the week from Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm. From specialist workshops to the final graduation project, this diploma is your personal training ground for sports broadcasting excellence.

Do you want to make a touchdown in the world of sports production? The ball is in your court!
Applications are now open for January 2025:



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