Shoes Design

Continuing Study Programs - Barcelona

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The Postgraduate  in Footwear Design trains professionals to develop footwear collections with all of the technical work, industrial requirements and patterning involved, both for medium-to-high-range distribution companies and for small brands.

Footwear is one of the most important and complex sectors in the fashion industry owing to its specificities, technicality, complexity and competitiveness. Managing a brand or project requires sound knowledge of how the sector works and its products, materials and components. 

After the course, students will be qualified to plan and develop products in both conceptual and strategic terms, as well as taking care of execution, controlling production and finishes. To round off the program, students are taken to a tanning factory and to a customised footwear workshop to experience the various options the sector offers, both industrial and hand-crafted. 


Complementary Module

Check the new Research & Publish Module course, a complementary module with a duration of 6 months, that provides an introduction to the main theoretical and practical tools for research and reflection that are generated in the field of communicating and disseminating projects in the field of design so that students can acquire the skills to document their work correctly, communicate it properly to their target audience and disseminate it through the most appropriate channels. Request more information to your advisor.
  • Credits
  • Start date
    January 2022
  • Duration
    6 months
  • Attendance
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Throughout the training programme, in order to apply the tools acquired, a collection plan will be developed according to a brief given by a partner company or professional. The course will be enhanced with case studies, workshops and trips in order for the student to see some of the key parts of the product industrialisation process.


The aim of the course is to break down and fully understand the process of creating a footwear collection, from the most creative part (trends, design and volumes) to the administrative side (cost analysis, collection standardisation, market survey, etc.), including technical aspects (volume creation, fit validation, pattern development and method sheets).

The course provides an all-round vision of the sector and its aim is for students to reach the end of the course armed with the tools and know-how they need to develop their own brand project or a collection for a client or company.

Student profile

The course is geared towards fashion designers, product designers and professionals from related fields with some knowledge of design and projects. 

Students must have a basic command of the ADOBE package. 

Applicants are required to submit a CV and a covering letter in order to register.  

Job opportunities

At the end of the course students can perform their jobs in footwear companies, design studios, national and international brands, shoe manufacturers, consultants.


The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program adopts a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). IED Master only awards its own private degrees.

Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Lambert Perera

Lambert Perera
Graduated in Fashion Design in 2006 at the Chamber Syndicale de la Haute Couture Parisienne in Paris. He has trained in the studio of John Galliano, as a production and purchasing assistant for man in Jeanne Lanvin, as an assistant director in Favori Paris and as a product manager in Yves Saint Laurent. Since 2013 he is the manager of Les Chausseurs in Barcelonaand he has its own shop in Gràcia. He also works as a freelance shoe designer for clients such as Zegna, Costume National, Delvaux and Damart, among others.  Coordinator of the Postgraduate in Footwear Design.