Shoe Design

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Starting from the knowledge of human anatomy and interpreting market needs through the lens of creativity and craft, the Master in Shoe Design aims at developing a professional capable of designing and developing footwear with a strong and innovative creative direction.

Throughout the course, students will be covering a number of subjects, from interpreting materials to researching innovative production techniques, new forms of merchandising management and the strategies behind collection planning.

Lectures will be held by esteemed business professionals and the course will feature the direct intervention of executives and representatives from the industry. Students will have access to international guest lectures and field trips to the headquarters and production plants of relevant companies in the Florentine area.

During the 9 months, students will develop 2 main projects: Mid-term Project (capsule collection) and a Final Project, (main collection) valid as a personal portfolio.

Prerequisites: previous studies in Fashion Design, Accessories Design or similar or professional experiences in the business.

Lessons take place from January to September and amount to a total of 700 contact hours. Thereafter, there is the possibility of completing the course with an internship in a fashion company, leading to the overall obtainment of 80 credits. English language proficiency and attendance are required. Candidates will be selected after an enrolment questionnaire and an interview with the leading teacher of the course.

Upon completion of the Master’s students will be automatically given the possibility to partake in the Polimoda Talent 2018/2019 program.

Study Plan

  • Shoe Design and Fashion Coordination
  • Creative Prototyping
  • Patternmaking
  • Artisan Tecniques
  • Contemporary Fashion
  • Fashion Research
  • Leather Research
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Fashion Portfolio
  • 3D Modelling
  • Fashion Brand Management

Career Opportunities

Depending on previous experience and academic achievements, employment can be found within the areas of Shoe Design, Product Development, Shoe Merchandising Management.