Why Oakfields College?

Oakfields College has come a long way since opening our first campus in Pretoria in 2006.

We realised after just a few years of running our courses at the Pretoria campus that there was also a strong demand for our courses in Johannesburg and the East Rand, leading us to open a campus in Edenvale and, shortly after, in Somerset West, Cape Town.

A large part of our success has been built on the fact that our courses are extremely practical and our lecturers are experienced industry professionals. Our classes are small, offering individual attention and the different faculties integrate with each other in order to simulate real-life experiences in class. For instance, our public relations and event management students organise the fashion show for our fashion students; our graphic design students design the artwork and posters and our sound students manage the sound and lighting for the show.

Our make-up and special effects students will also be involved with the make-up for the models, whilst the photography and film students will ensure that there are great photos/film to catch and record the highlights!

Accreditation

Oakfields College offers skills-based qualifications that fall within the Occupational Qualification Framework (OQF).

Oakfields College is registered as a private FET (Further Education and Training) college with the Department of Education and is accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) or the body to which the QCTO has delegated such quality assurance function. In other words, the relevant SETA (Sector Educations Training Authority).

Oakfields College is provisionally registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training until 31 December 2020 as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate No.2015/HE07/001. Oakfields College, as an institution, is registered with the MICT Seta (ACC/2012/07/598) and the CATHSSETA (MAPP7552/613/P/000213/2012). MICT Seta and CATHSSETA are the SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) registered ETQAs (Education and Training Quality Assuring Bodies) for the Arts & Culture sector.

Articulation Agreement

Oakfields College has strong ties with the international educational institution, Solent University in the UK. We have an articulation agreement with Solent University.

This means that students that graduate from Oakfields College have the option to further their studies at Solent University.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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Courses

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At the end of each year as a fashion student, you will showcase your garments in a fashion show held in the presence of industry professionals and peers. You will design ... [+]

Overview

At the end of each year as a fashion student, you will showcase your garments in a fashion show held in the presence of industry professionals and peers. You will design and make various garments including skirts, dresses, shirts, pants, evening wear and a wedding dress.

Do you see yourself in this challenging, glamorous and exciting industry? From designers to fashion buyers, merchandisers and retail managers, the fashion world demands creative, committed and highly-skilled people.

The Oakfields College fashion design programme is an extremely practical course that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to pursue an active career in this industry.

This programme will enable you to enter the highly competitive fashion industry with the theoretical and practical skills needed to open up a wide array of career paths and job opportunities. Throughout the programme, the emphasis is placed on conceptualisation and innovation.... [-]

South Africa Lynnwood Ridge Edenvale Cape Town
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Oakfields College

During this course, your projects include making music videos, documentaries, mockumentaries, advertisements and a short film. ... [+]

Overview

During this course, your projects include making music videos, documentaries, mockumentaries, advertisements and a short film.

You will also have the opportunity to film the annual fashion show, battle of the bands and even drama productions; all of these adding to your showreel that you may show to prospective employers.

Would you like to communicate dramatic information, ideas, moods and feelings through the making and producing of films and videos? At Oakfields College, we will help you unlock your inner Spielberg by giving you individual attention and exposure to all the different aspects of film-making, focusing on ‘out-of-the-box thinking’.

Our film, television and video production programme offers you an excellent opportunity to expand your creative talent and is an exceptional career path for getting into the film industry.... [-]

South Africa Lynnwood Ridge Edenvale Cape Town
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Oakfields College

As a graphic design student, you will have a number of practicals throughout the years which include the designing of advertisements, posters, pamphlets, logos, products ... [+]

Overview

As a graphic design student, you will have a number of practicals throughout the years which include the designing of advertisements, posters, pamphlets, logos, products and packaging. All of this work will give you a substantial portfolio to show off your talents to future employers.

Studying graphic design at Oakfields College is a great way to learn how to turn your creative abilities into a lucrative and dynamic career. This course will provide you with extensive training that will enable you to enter the creative industry of graphic design.

The software used at Oakfields College is always up-to-date so that when you start working, you do not have to learn new programmes in order to be able to work effectively.... [-]

South Africa Lynnwood Ridge Edenvale Cape Town
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus

Diploma

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In our 3D animation course, you will design and produce a portfolio of the work you have done during your studies at Oakfields College which will enable prospective emplo ... [+]

Overview

In our 3D animation course, you will design and produce a portfolio of the work you have done during your studies at Oakfields College which will enable prospective employers to gauge your abilities and talent.

This Diploma in 3D animation and visual effects provides comprehensive training for the graduate who would like to enter into the professional industry of animation. You will be intensively trained in all aspects of production, from illustration to 3D production – making you highly marketable.

By the time you finish the course, you will have learnt everything there is to know about the industry and will have a thorough understanding of what it takes to be a successful 3D artist.... [-]

South Africa Lynnwood Ridge Edenvale Cape Town
February 2020
3 years
Campus
Oakfields College

If dancing, singing and acting are three of your favourite things to do, then our musical theatre diploma is just the course for you. Being on stage with the glare of the ... [+]

Overview

If dancing, singing and acting are three of your favourite things to do, then our musical theatre diploma is just the course for you. Being on stage with the glare of theatre lights focussed on you may be a daunting prospect for many, but if the thought of this excites you, then you should book your audition at Oakfields College now! Our graduates are happy they did!

Do you have a passion for singing, acting and dancing? Then you need to come to Oakfields College.

This three-year diploma in musical theatre and dance is run by professionals from the performing arts, musical theatre and dance industry. It is strongly supported by industry role-players including producers, agents, choreographers and directors who attend many of our productions and often present workshops at the college.... [-]

South Africa Lynnwood Ridge
February 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Oakfields College Pretoria Campus
Oakfields College East Rand Campus
Somerset West Bizweni Campus