Why Arsutoria School is the Italian excellence in design, pattern making and prototyping of footwear and leather goods
70 years of excellence
We are proud to have trained experts in the footwear industry for over 70 years
We are the reference for the footwear industry for both design and engineering training
We are the only school in Milan to have an inner factory for shoe and bag manufacturing
Over 50 nationalities make up the student population, all courses are offered in English
We provide customized, in-house training for prestigious brands
We have apartments in the same building of the School, available for student rental
Attend wherever you are
All our courses can be attended both onsite at our campus in Milan, Italy, or online, wherever you need to be.
New 2022 courses
In 2022, we will take a step forward by introducing new courses in the area of digital design, and launching a new version of the annual diploma, at the end of which students will create a capsule collection of accessories.
learn at your own pace with our on-demand courses
master the fundamentals
Our online, on-demand courses on shoes and bags will allow you to learn the basics of a new trade or enrich your knowledge, wherever you are, whenever you like.
Let yourself be guided by the best teachers of Arsutoria, the International School that for 70 years has been training the best professionals in footwear and leather goods.
Like in an Italian Renaissance workshop, the learning process at Arsutoria School is based on the “learning by doing” method. In the beating heart of Milan and under the guidance of experienced and passionate teachers, the secret of our training is the continuous confrontation between teachers and students.
With our expert and passionate teachers
All the teaching contents, both the onsite classes and the online lessons, are prepared with the same care and a single goal: to build a learning path that is simple but effective.
Learn by doing
“Learning by doing” has always been at the heart of our training. We guarantee an experience of doing also to those who participate online, sending the necessary material to work from home and assigning tasks and projects to assess the real understanding of each topic.
Revision with the teacher
Personalization of the course
In order to best express their talent, each student needs to be followed on an individual basis. That’s why the revision phase of the work, organized in small groups or individually, is the core of our teaching method, the pivotal moment of all our courses.
If not in Arsutoria, where? We are the only international fashion school to have a unique and specific goal: to teach the art and secrets of footwear and leather goods.
The professional success of our talents is our best business card and our greatest satisfaction. Becoming an Arsutoria student means writing the first chapter of your successful career.
Insights, news and special projects by Arsutoria School. Your updates in the footwear and leather goods industry.
Online courses in shoe & bag design and pattern making: the Arsutoria School offer, between certainties and new exciting challenges
Until February 2020, I used to believe that the structure and offer of Arsutoria School’s online courses in design and pattern making would always be
From this year, Arsutoria School has become a member of Leather Naturally, an international association that includes associations, tanners, producers of auxiliary chemicals and tanning
Frequentemente si legge nelle dichiarazioni degli imprenditori calzaturieri: “non ci sono più le orlatrici, mancano i tagliatori per i materiali pregiati, è impossibile trovare un premontatore o un modellista”. Il messaggio che sempre più spesso ci arriva da chi gestisce le fabbriche dove si fa il “made in Italy” è che mancano le figure tecniche specializzate che si occupino della produzione delle scarpe.
Cerchiamo allora di capire meglio come stanno le cose.