Let your creativity shine

Be inspired, innovated and develop talent at Oaklands

“Creativity is intelligence having fun” - Albert Einstein

At Oaklands we offer a range of courses which enable our students to develop their creative side.

Our students take advantage of our specialist facilities and experienced staff to help innovate, inspire and develop their skills for future employment or further University studies.

  • Dance in a professional dance studio or act in our Myriad Theatre
  • Use our top of the range filming equipment to go out and shoot your first blockbuster
  • Strum away in our fully functional suite of music studios
  • Draw, paint, design, create in our art, fashion and design studios
  • Or become the next games design phenomenon of the future


St Albans Campus

St Albans is home to Art, Fashion and Design courses where students practice their chosen craft in state of the art facilities.

Students work with live briefs from local businesses to gain first-hand experience.

Welwyn Garden City Campus

Media, Music and Performing Arts students at Welwyn Garden City have access to facilities and equipment that prepares them for their future career in the creative industry.

Freedom to create

You may be looking to develop your skills in music, see yourself performing in the West End, or thrive for further studies and a career in animation.

Whatever your creative aspirations, we offer a variety of courses to help you develop your skills and reach your dreams.

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Lights, Camera, Action

A team of budding filmmakers led by an Oaklands Media tutor have been filming an ambitious web series in one of Welwyn Garden City’s most iconic buildings this year.

Team set out to bring ‘Union Jack’ a Marvel comic-based fictional superhero to life in their ambitious film by the same title.

Projects that make a difference

Our Media students get involved in the film festival with Hertfordshire’s Victim Care Centre Beacon, showing their creations on the big screen.

Students present change to End of Year Show Extravaganza

We use our connections in local community to offer our students a chance to perform at public events, display their work at exhibitions or show designs at our annual fashion show.

The works of our Art, Fashion and Design students are displayed every year at an exhibition open to the public at the heart of St Albans.


"The course has been great and so has the support from the tutors. A highlight for me was taking to the stage at The Cervantes Theatre in London."

Jenna McArdle
HND in Performing Arts


Mindset of an entrepreneur

Fashion Design alumna, Megan Turner, turned her fashion forward childhood dream into a reality by opening her own shop in St Albans

National recognition for students' work

Graphic Design students from Oaklands College worked with local rail line to create an advertising campaign. Their efforts were recognised in a national awards ceremony for the industry.

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Our team can help if you'd like to find out more about any of the courses or talk about your options

01727 737000