Footwear Design

Course Duration

14 weeks

Language of instruction

Italian with English translation.

Course objectives

To give an understanding of the design process and its integration with footwear trends, manufacturing and sales. Students learn the technical aspects of making footwear, from the anatomy of the foot to manufacturing techniques.

Who should attend

  • Fashion lovers eager to learn the secrets of winning footwear collections
  • Working designers wanting to upgrade their expertise and learn the Italian way of creating of footwear collections
  • Entrepreneurs wanting to add value to their collections by improving design and quality
  • Product Managers
  • Anyone with a passion for shoes!


Research and mood board and definition of the brand identity. Professional illustration and technical drawing techniques. Range building: how to organise a collection. Basics of pattern making. Typology of footwear and construction characteristics. Factory visits. Basics. Students present their individual collections including technical support such as material charts