National Film & Television School

Build a Career in Sports Production in a Year with NFTS and IMG

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The Sports Production Diploma course at the National Film & Television School offers a unique opportunity to learn about all forms of sports production, honing editorial skills required to produce state-of-the-art sports and live events coverage, highlights content and other material.

This diploma course is delivered in partnership with IMG, the world’s largest independent sports producers, and aims to equip students with the editorial skills required to produce state-of-the-art sports and live events coverage, highlights content and other material. As part of the course every student completes a four-week work experience placement at IMG. They not only have access to the  National Film & Television School high quality production facilities but also visit IMG Studios as well as other major sports production houses.

All National Film & Television School  students can attend the School’s masterclasses programme, with recent guests including Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk, The Dark Knight, Interstellar), Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here) and Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, Veep, The Death of Stalin).

IMG is the one of the world’s largest independent sports producers. It has major relationships with broadcasters around the world, and is involved in work with FIFA, UEFA, the Premier League, European Tour Golf, the UCI, the Asian Games Federation and World Snooker. In the UK, IMG produces the Snooker World Championship and the BDO World Darts Championship.

The course also regularly hosts guest speakers and tutors, all of whom provide fascinating insight to the industry, with a wide range of people available to assess and feedback on the students work, enabling them to progress and improve with the best guidance available. The National Film & Television School provides contacts and links to the industry described by students as ‘second to none.’

Current Sports Production Diploma student Flynn Hamilton summarises his experience at NFTS – “I have absolutely loved being at the National Film & Television School – the atmosphere at the School is wonderful and being around so many likeminded and incredibly talented people has been so enjoyable. The opportunities you get through the National Film & Television School are exclusive to the National Film & Television School, which has so many incredible links to industry and the amount you’ll learn just by being at the School is enormous. There’s not many places where you’ll be sat in a Q+A with Denis Villeneuve in the morning and then filming a rugby match in the afternoon!”

For further information, visit: www.nfts.co.uk/sports