Diseño de Calzado | © Estudiante:  Mario Garcia Coronado

Language

Spanish

Start date

January 2023

Frequency

Evening

Fruition

On campus

Duration

6 Months

Credits

30

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 Postgraduate  in Footwear Design, 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. 

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Objectives

The aim of the Postgraduate in Footwear Design 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.

The course is divided into four theory modules:

– Trends and Design

– Patterns and Technical Drawing

– Marketing and Brand

– Go To Market

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.

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. Should any of the prerequisites for admission not be met, the school will evaluate each case individually, and reserves the right to call in the applicant for a personal interview. 

Professional Opportunities

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

Faculty

Lambert Perera

Course Coordinator

Estefanía García

Teacher

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