Coming September 2024!
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The perfect match for your skills
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Mill Studios is a NEW gaming and media centre opening at Dean Clough this September.

The hub will bring the very latest technologies in film and TV production and gaming to support young people with entering high-paying roles in the Creative Industries.

Game-changing courses

The video games industry is now making more money than film and music combined.

Unlock your full potential and experience gaming in a whole new way at Mill Studios when you study Esports or Games Design at Calderdale College.

Esports (electronic sports), is a rapidly growing industry with global career opportunities in competitive video gaming. This two-year course allows students to turn their passion into a career and become an Esports entrepreneur. You will learn and develop transferable skills like branding and marketing, teamwork, data analysis, event planning, leadership, problem solving, decision making and so much more! This course study programme will equip you with the skills and experience to gain employment in creative gaming industries or move onto Higher Education.

Games Design is one of the most profitable industries of our time. Take your enthusiasm for gaming outside your bedroom in this practical two-year course that teaches and develops your design and creative production skills to make you an avid professional games developer.

Make your move into the gaming sphere where you will design interactive and immersive gaming experiences whilst picking up core skills along the way, such as project management, app development, programming and team building ready for high-paying careers. Live in a virtual world but with a real-life passion where you can grow your gaming expertise and follow your passion for all things digital in every-day employment.

Why Mill Studios?

You’ll be studying at an award-winning college where you will level up your Esports and Games Design expertise through a hands-on approach to the digital world, pioneering all the latest technology to aid your studies at our brand-new gaming and media centre, Mill Studios.

Whether you want to study Esports and become a Professional Player, Team Coach or take on Games Design to become a Software Developer or Writer, the opportunities after your course are endless. Calderdale College partners with industry insiders so you can gain-real life experience, learning from and networking with the professionals who are living your career ambitions.

Ready to roll?

Students looking to pursue a career in the TV and film industry can take advantage of the bespoke studio, crafted to cater for the College’s T Level in Media, Broadcast and Production.

Discover leading creatives and pursue your ambition with Calderdale College. Students looking to snap up a career in the film & TV industries can take advantage of the bespoke studio, crafted to cater for the College’s T Level in Media, Broadcast and Production.

T Level Media, Broadcast and Production encompasses all things digital media and broadcasting that mirror industry standard production processes and practices of film & TV. You will also spend time on a work placement as part of the course with an employer so you can gain experience and understand all the steps from pre to post production.

Together, we will build the skills you need to pursue a career in the media industry, where you will learn about all things directing and producing, scriptwriting, editing, photography and other creative activities to best prepare you for the world of work after the T Level course.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Careers in Media, Broadcast and Production go way past the camera lens. The wider picture is that students will have a route into a variety of areas within the sector where they can fulfil roles like a Film Producer, Camera Operator, Media Researcher, Video Editor and Digital Technician.


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Esports Level 3
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Full Time
Games Design Level 3
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Full Time
T Level - Creative Media, Broadcast and Production Level 3
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Full Time

Find Us…

Mill Studios is based at the vibrant historic mill complex of Dean Clough - just a 10-minute walk from Halifax bus station.


Mill Studios,
3rd floor
D Mill, Dean Clough

We may look a little different!

You might have noticed we recently made some changes to the look of our website but don’t worry you can still find all the courses and information you need!

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