Sports Production - PgDip


National Film and Television School    Masters Programmes

Full time January PGDip 1 year full-time
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Are you passionate about sports and dream of producing top-notch coverage of live events? Look no further than our Sports Production - PgDip programme, offered in partnership with IMG, a renowned producer of sports programming worldwide. This professional diploma equips you with the essential skills needed to excel as a Sports Producer. Through hands-on learning, you'll delve into all aspects of sports production, from creating compelling stories to collaborating with students from various specialisms. Gain practical experience through a four-week work placement at IMG Studios and access top-notch production facilities. Don't have a degree? No worries! Impressive portfolios and creative backgrounds are also considered. Apply now and kickstart your career in the exciting sports TV industry!

About the course

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 Overview

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.

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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.

While many applicants will have a degree from a British or overseas university, we will consider applicants who do not have a degree if they have an impressive portfolio, a creative track record or an alternative qualification.


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Scholarships

The NFTS is committed to ensuring it is open to students of genuine ability, no matter what their background or financial circumstances.

In the last year, 8 in 10 UK students received support, with more than £950,000 given out in total.

As an institution that develops the next generation of creative talent we feel a special responsibility to ensure our creative industries reflect the full diversity of our country. The NFTS awards more scholarships and bursaries to British students, relative to the size of our student body, than almost any other educational institution in the UK.

All long term resident UK students, once they are offered a place on an MA or full time Diploma programme, are invited to apply for an NFTS funding award. Awards may consist of either a bursary or a scholarship or a combination of both.

NFTS Scholarships are donated by individuals or organisations with a direct involvement in the film, games and television industries. They often include a mentorship and an individual donor may take in interest in your work.

The NFTS funding awards contribute directly to tuition fees and may be between £1,000 and £10,000. They are not re-payable by the student.
They are only available to UK permanent residents.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,000-£10,000

Eligibility

NFTS funding is only available to UK permanent residents.

Application Procedure

Students are invited to apply in both of the two years of the MA course. Some scholarships are intended to be for a particular specialisation, for female students, or awarded on ethnicity or according to the UK region of an applicant.


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The NFTS is committed to ensuring it is open to students of genuine ability, no matter what their background or financial circumstances. As an institution that develops the next generation of creative talent we feel a special responsibility to ensure our creative industries reflect the full diversity of our country.

The NFTS awards more scholarships and bursaries to British students, relative to the size of our student body, than almost any other educational institution in the UK.

So if you have the talent and the commitment, we want to give you the opportunity to fulfil your potential. We don’t want anybody to be put off applying for a place at the NFTS because of the cost. We will do all we can to help you make the finances work to come to the NFTS.Toledo Productions supports diverse new British voices and talent. The Toledo Scholarship was established in 2005 by one of the world’s most successful producers and NFTS governor Duncan Kenworthy (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill) to enable talented newcomers from the UK’s ethnic minorities to fast-track their ambitions and join the British film industry. Since its inception, over 30 scholars have benefitted from £300,000 of funding including writer/director Shola Amoo (The Last Tree) and producer Kurban Kassam (Ginger and Rosa).

The NFTS funding awards contribute directly to tuition fees and may be between £1,000 and £10,000. They are not re-payable by the student.
They are only available to UK permanent residents.

Value of Scholarship(s)

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Eligibility

The Toledo Scholarship is an NFTS scholarship specifically intended to enable talented newcomers from the UK’s ethnic minorities to fast-track their ambitions and join the British film industry.

Application Procedure

Application is made in the same way as all other NFTS scholarships but candidates will need to identify themselves as an UK ethnic minority candidate in order to be considered automatically.


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The collaboration with the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery, will help support more applicants from under-represented groups to access highly sought after places on the School’s world leading MA and Diploma courses through bursaries and scholarships. Funding provided by the BFI will directly help students to train at the NFTS by generously supporting their tuition and maintenance outgoings.

The new partnership with the BFI will also financially support emerging filmmakers from under-represented groups to undertake the hugely popular entry-level NFTS Certificate in Filmmaking.

Eligibility

BFI scholarship funding is available for NFTS MA and Diploma courses.

Application Procedure

Apply for the course of your choice and if you’re successful at gaining a place, you will be contacted by our funding team with details on how to apply for a scholarship.


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Applications are now open for this unique scholarship opportunity, with the first recipient joining the NFTS Sports Production Diploma in January 2023. The cost of the one-year course will be fully funded by IMG and some living expenses may also be covered.

Scholarship recipients will be equipped with the skills required to produce state-of-the-art sports and live events coverage, highlights content and more.

IMG will select the applicant who will be from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and people of colour. If you meet one or more of these criteria, please don’t hesitate to apply for the course. If your application is successful you will then be invited to apply for the scholarship.

Please note you must be a UK citizen.

Eligibility

The National Film & Television School (NFTS) and IMG, one of the leading independent producers of sports programming in the world, are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for future sports producers to gain industry-standard training at one of the world's best film schools. The cost of the one-year course will be fully funded by IMG and some living expenses may also be covered.

Application Procedure

Apply for the course online at: https://nfts.co.uk/sports-production

If you are offered a place and are eligible, you will be invited to apply for the scholarship.


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