Continuing Study Programs - Barcelona
Footwear is one of the most important sectors in the fashion industry. The world of footwear is unlike any other, and is governed by technical, complex and competitive demands.
When it comes to footwear, knowing the product, its materials, and components well and understanding how the industry works is essential in order to successfully manage a brand or project. The key is to understand what the client is asking for: trends, design, technical features and materials, production and distribution.
The Postgraduate in Footwear Design qualifies graduates to develop footwear collections, including the technical, industrial and patterning projects they entail, for mid and top range distribution companies, or for their own brands.
During the course, students learn about very specific subjects involved in the everyday development of this industry. At IED Barcelona, the teaching is highly practical: students explore new creative methods, become familiar with traditional materials (leather, fabrics, soles, adhesives, etc.) and new materials, learn to handle them and transform them using every possible production process, and experiment with traditional and cutting-edge technologies. The result is that they are trained to plan and develop any product both in terms of concepts and strategies and in terms of its manufacturing, production control and finish.
To complete the training programme, two professional visits are made: one to a footwear and tanning factory and another to a bespoke handmade footwear workshop.