Fashion Design + Shoe Design

Objects of desire
Shoes rule among the most beloved product categories in today’s market: from sporty to sexy, edgy to classically bespoke, footwear is a vector of both identity and perception. The Double Master in Fashion Design + Shoe Design focuses on shoes as the cultural interface between individuals and society – a conduit for values, knowledge and habits – offering the unique opportunity to explore the overall industry coupled with the power of footwear.


  • Level: Double Master
  • Duration: 9+9 months
  • Cost:50,000
  • Language: English
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Start:March 30th 2020
End:September 18th 2021


During the two-year program, students will deconstruct the complexity of creating a fashion language by examining both the body and the ability to design accessories around it. This Master program allows students to develop a fashion language that is coherent and original, learning the specifics of shoe design as relevant to brand recognizability, communication and investment, as well as marketing within this specialization.

The first half of the education path is designed for graduates entering the fashion world with the intent of discovering their attitude and identity as designer. This initial phase focuses on learning how to visually and technically communicate innovative ideas to the entire production pipeline. The second year applies this broader knowledge of design to a specialization in the shoe sector, mastering the skills required to design for a specific merchandising category.

Both phases of the Double Master are run by teachers from the industry and special guests with a practical and in-depth knowledge of different sectors. Lessons take place from April to December and from January to September and amount to a total of 1400 contact hours. There is the possibility of completing the course with an internship in a fashion company following the second year, leading to the overall obtainment of 160 credits. English language proficiency and attendance are required. Candidates are eligible and selected after the admission process.

Each year requires the completion of Mid-Term and Final projects valid as a personal portfolio. For detailed information on each academic year, please refer to the individual Master programs.

First Year

Fashion Design is a star course that fulfills the dream to enter the world of fashion, wielding the keys of its main language. It is the personal expression of an expert creator who can conceive an idea and transform it into a wearable cult piece, desired by many who are looking for change.

Second Year

The Master in Shoe Design, operated in partnership with Salvatore Ferragamo, is a program aimed at developing a professional capable of designing and developing footwear with a strong and innovative creative direction. Starting from the basis of human anatomy, the shoe designer must be master of both theory and production, with an aptitude for interpreting market needs through the lens of creativity and craft.

Career opportunities

The objective of this Double Master is to create a professional able to develop a shoe collection within a structured organization or a personal freelance brand. The program is ultimately designed for graduates entering the fashion world with drive and passion towards the accessories sector, preparing for the roles of Fashion Designer, Shoe Designer, Product Developer Footwear and Product Manager Footwear, among others.

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