Our Art, Fashion & Design Department is well equipped to help you make the most of your creative flair, and our experienced staff will be on hand throughout your course to offer help and advice.

We offer a variety of programmes to meet the needs of all students, and offer an exciting and stimulating environment designed to stretch and nurture your creativity in purpose built specialist studios. 

All completing students also get the chance to exhibit their work at our End of Year Show, which is open to the public in the summer.

We have an excellent reputation with leading art colleges and universities and the majority of our students progress to high profile HE institutions of their choice.

If you aren’t sure how to achieve your career goals then why not try our new Career Toolkit. If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000.

Do you want to take your learning to a higher level with one of our HE courses? Find out more here: Higher Education at Oaklands

UAL L1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media 17/18-FLTADA1F/1

The Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media course is constructed to enable you to achieve 37 credits across the range of units of work and subjects necessary for achieving the level 1 diploma. The units will cover a broad programme of subjects: print, textiles, graphics, painting,...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
L1 Award in Fashion and Clothing 17/18-AW1FCA1S/1

The qualification you will achieve at the end of the course is a Btec L1 Award in Fashion and Clothing. The classes are every week for 20 weeks, over which time you build a sketchbook, practical samples and development ideas, before creating a final piece of clothing based on your...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 16/10/2017
Duration 20-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
BTEC National Foundation in Art & Design... 17/18-DP3IMA1F/1

You will study a total of 18 units over two years which is the equivalent to 3 A levels. This course is designed to take you through the creative processes of Graphic Design, Animation and Audio Visual Media. The course will then develop into an area of your choice in digital media....Read more

Fees POA
Level Full Level 3
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 2-Year
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs with 4 points or at Grade C or above or completion of a related Level 2 qualification
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and... 17/18-DP3GRA1F/1

Graphic Design is Art for Communication - its function is to grab attention and to aid communication between people, businesses and organisations. Constantly changing and challenging. It can be entertaining, persuasive, decorative, educational, informative and functional. The aim...Read more

Fees POA
Level Full Level 3
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs with 4 points or at Grade C or above or completion of a related Level 2 qualification
BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Fashion and... 17/18-DP3FAA1F/1

The BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Fashion & Clothing aims to equip students with a broad range of skills relevant to the fashion and associated industries and our students have an excellent track record of progression success. Subjects covered include pattern cutting, manufacture,...Read more

Fees POA
Level Full Level 3
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs with 4 points or at Grade C or above or completion of a related Level 2 qualification
BTEC L3 Extended Diploma In Art and Design 17/18-DP3ADA1F/1

The BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design is a broad based course, comprising of 18 units of work including a self directed Final Major Project and exhibition at the end of the 2 years. You will be introduced to a range of specialist workshops across the following subjects:...Read more

Fees POA
Level Full Level 3
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 2-Year
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs with 4 points or at Grade C or above or completion of a related Level 2 qualification
BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Photography 17/18-DP3ARP1F/1

The qualification is designed to give learners a technical understanding of Photography. Learners develop knowledge of studio and location photography and digital and traditional methods (wet photography) of photography through vocational projects. You will be given the opportunity...Read more

Fees POA
Level
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 2-Year
HNC / HND Art and Design 17/18-OHNDAD1F/1

Encompassing a whole spectrum of art and design methods, the HND involves the pursuit of visual languages and imagery that hold particular meaning and significance to the artist/ designer. You will also gain the knowledge and and skills to embark on a career in the creative, design...Read more

Fees £5,190.00
Level Level 4
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 2-Year
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Full-time) 17/18-FD3ADA1F/1

The Foundation Diploma is a rigorous and exciting course designed to develop all your Art and Design skills across a wide range of disciplines. Students are required to successfully complete nine units which are assessed throughout the programme and then subject to External Moderation...Read more

Fees POA
Level Full Level 3
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs with 4 points or at Grade C or above or completion of a related Level 2 qualification
UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design 17/18-DP2ADA1F/1

The Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design is achieved by completing eight units; six mandatory units that everyone takes and two specialist units which enable you to study particular areas in more depth. Read more

Fees POA
Level Full Level 2
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs with 3 points or at Grade D or above or completion of a related Level 1 qualification