Sports Photography FT at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

Course summary

The story of sport is evolving and the way we interact with that story is evolving too. Spider-cam, Cockpit-cam, Hawk-Eye, VAR… our POV [Point of View] is changing. Realtime data, Predictive Analysis, Artificial Intelligence and Fantasy Leagues mean our experience of sport is no longer passive. We want to get closer. We want to know more. We want to get involved and as the next generation of Sports Photographer it will be your job to enable this. Using cutting-edge technologies and immersive approaches to picture making, this course provides you with the creative support and professional tools to explore, develop and share your love of sport. You’ll capture moments pitch-side, you’ll capture whole games in immersive 3d. You’ll be shooting in-game and your images will become games. You’ll collaborate with journalists, you’ll work with sports-scientists, you’ll learn from technologists and all the time being guided and supported by our award winning academic team. A team who’s client lists include amongst others the FA, RFU, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sony World Photo Org and the World Press Photo Foundation. Working individually and collaboratively you’ll experience every moment of the creative process, from concept to competition, from live event to living-room gaming and all the while pushing the boundaries of next generation Story of Sport. Modules include: • Sport Behind the Lens • Sport Beyond the Lens • Experimental Sports Lab • Live Sports Assignment • Digital Marketing and Communications Key features

  • Work with industry-standard facilities, learning skills in traditional photographic methods, digital media and emerging technologies.
  • Work broadly across the subject, including art, documentary, editorial, advertising and critical writing.
  • Develop your professional skills through work experience placements, industry competitions, and collaborations with organisations.
  • Benefit from our guest lecturer series, with speakers from a range of photographic practices.
  • Opportunity to apply for a European or international exchange to one of our partner institutions
  • Take part in the development and organisation of a photography festival in your final year, showcasing your work at venues across Nottingham, with further opportunities to exhibit at other graduating events.
  • Our Photography Alumni have gone on to roles such as creative director at Jamie Oliver and companies such as Getty Sports Images.
  • NTU is Ranked 11th in the UK for Art and Design. (The Complete University Guide 2024).
  • NTU is ranked in the top 15 universities in the UK for Design and Crafts (13th). (The Guardian University Guide 2023).
Facilities We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at to find out more. We are also proud to be launching the new Design & Digital Arts building to prepare our graduates for success in professional, technical and commercial careers in the growing cultural and creative industries. This landmark building will place Nottingham as a UK hub for film, television, animation, UX design, games design, graphic design and more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17900 Year 1
International £17900 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Sports Photography FT at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS