|Study location||United Kingdom, Leicester|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A relevant portfolio is required.
Throughout the course your shoe design and technical making skills will be developed, emphasising the crucial relationship between design and manufacture and the needs of the footwear industry.
You will develop your design, research, drawing and illustration skills, and the ability to present and communicate ideas and concepts to a high professional standard. This includes a series of shoe design projects focusing on a comprehensive range of footwear styles. You will learn technical modern shoemaking skills and make a range of prototype shoes of your own using excellent specialist studio facilities including 3D design equipment.
We have a unique series of guest speaker events which take place throughout the year and have included Guy West and Liam Fahy; these events give you the chance to network with industry.
2D/3D Pattern Engineering and Construction
Trends and Product Development
3D CAD 1
Illustration and Visual Communication
Design Cultures 1
Global Live design 1
Pro-style Trend 3D CAD 2
Introduction to Fashion/Footwear Business
Progressive Trend and Product Development
Classic Bespoke and Biomechanical Performance
Design Cultures 2
Global Live Design 2
Advanced Technical Studies and Portfolio
Design Cultures 3
Final Major Project
Upon successful completion of the course you will have the opportunity to go into careers within footwear design, technical, buying and marketing.
Previous graduates are working as designers, buyers or agents for companies such as Gucci, New Balance, L.K.Bennett, Dr. Martens, Irregular Choice, Lacoste, Kickers, Kurt Geiger, Adidas, Dune, Levi’s, Office, Next and Georgina Goodman both in the UK and overseas.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.