Arsutoria footwear courses in Italy

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Footwear technical path

The strength of Italian pattern engineers is one of the key ingredients for Italian reputation in the field of footwear and this is what we dedicate most time to: Pattern Making. Our working method is the most accurate set of engineering rules used in the footwear industry, our learning approach teaches a basic framework of knowledge that is very practical and helps students address the challenges they will face in a real environment. After the 12-week Footwear Pattern Making and Prototyping course the students will attend a 4-week Advanced Technical class where they will be able to challenge themselves with more complicated styles and constructions and use innovative materials.

12 WEEKS
Footwear pattern making and prototyping course

This 12 weeks class has been the core offering of Arsutoria School for over 70 years. The strength of Italian pattern engineers is one of the key ingredients for Italian reputation in the field of footwear.

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4 WEEKS
Footwear advanced technical course

This 4-week advanced module has recently been added to our training offer to respond to the increasing request from our students demanding more advanced technical insights. Objective of this course is to dive more deeply into pattern making through the study of more technically sophisticated uppers.

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Who's this forHave a look at some of our past students experiences during this course

Hugo Miguel Pinho Oliveira
Camuto Group

I want to get a better technical knowledge about shoes

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Hugo Miguel Pinho Oliveira
Camuto Group

Hugo arrived at Arsutoria School with an extensive knowledge and experience as he worked as Ecco'let Tannery Supervisor in Portugal then moved to Brazil to work in Camuto Group and from there moved to China in Donguang to work for the same company as a Brand Production Manager. CGA sent him to Arsutoria to upgrade his technical knowledge of the product.

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Stephanie Lundby
Ecco Shoes A/S employee

I want to gain technical knowledge to become a pattern maker

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Stephanie Lundby
Ecco Shoes A/S employee

Stephanie has always had clear ideas about who she wanted to become: a shoe maker! She started off with a BA in Fashion Apparel with a strong focus on accessories and leather goods and has always maximized any opportunity to get closer to the industry to gain hands-on-experience. Her strive and dedication has gotten her into gaining trust to build up her existing skills by her company. As a matter of fact, Ecco Shoes A/S has sponsored her training at Arsutoria, deciding to send her to Milan to gain pattern making education, prior to graduating from the Global Trainee Programme within product and design.

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Jashim Raswi
Business Administration background

Footwear is a family business that I want to keep growing

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Jashim Raswi
Business Administration background

Jashim came to Arsutoria with a Business Administration background and with a solid knowledge of leather processing and material as per the Tannery business his family owns with the aim of raising the business to add on the existing field of activities a high-quality leather footwear manufacturer.

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Titos Louvaridis
Family Business

Footwear is a family business that I want to keep growing

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Titos Louvaridis
Family Business

Titos is an enthusiast about life and particularly about anything that has to do with footwear; designing, making, developing ect. He follows his family tradition with a bespoke company in Cyprus and arrived in Arsutoria with the desire to expand his knowledge of the footwear industry after gaining a BA in Footwear Designing at the University of Leicester.

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Footwear design path

The ARSUTORIA design path is targeted to those that understand the value of being technically skilled to design a shoe. The footwear design path covers but it is not limited to: pattern making, sketching, using digital tools, creating a merchandising plan, building a line. By taking the 12-week Footwear Pattern Making and Prototyping course and then the 4-week Footwear Collection Design course the future footwear designer will be able to join creativity and fashion inspiration with the ability to interact with product developers and factories. Nowadays footwear designers are required more and more to be aware of how to design shoes that meet cost targets and how to bring collections to market within short timeframes.

12 WEEKS
Footwear pattern making and prototyping course

This 12 weeks class has been the core offering of Arsutoria School for over 70 years. The strength of Italian pattern engineers is one of the key ingredients for Italian reputation in the field of footwear.

Learn more

4 WEEKS
Footwear collection design course

Objective of the course is to immerse participants in the process of creative development of a collection of footwear, focus their creative ideas and present them through a good level of sketching

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Who's this forHave a look at some of our past students experiences during this course

Olivia Crowley Gottlieb
Product developer

I want to be a better footwear designer for my own career

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Olivia Crowley Gottlieb
Product developer

Olivia is a volcano with a pure passion for shoes, with a background in Arts, she has been working in footwear development and wants to move to the creative side of the business so took the course to be able to transition into a design position aiming at developing shoes which are also market appealing.

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Shone Puipia
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp

I want to learn the technical side of things to be a better designer

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Shone Puipia
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp

A creative soul who has gained a BA and a MA in Fashion Design from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium and as he fell in love with the designing and development of shoes for his final MA collection development, he decided to join ARSUTORIA School to become knowledgeable about footwear pattern making as well. Shone believes that learning the technical side of shoe making would benefit his future designs. As he desires to start his own brand one day, we shall expect to see both garments and shoes.

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Guglielmo Gorno
Graphic Designer

I wanted to extend my design studies to footwear collections

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Guglielmo Gorno
Graphic Designer

Guglielmo found his passion in footwear design through his graphic design studies. Soon after having completed the course at ARSUTORIA he has spent some time in the USA, as part of this further education at Pensole, developing designs for a lifestyle shoe for spring/summer 2018 and a performance shoe for spring/summer 2020 for New Balance and then an athleisure shoe for spring 2018 and a new Wacom Bamboo Slate for Vibram. Currently he has been accepted for an internship at Puma in Germany.

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Benedetta Boroli
Economy and Mgmt. of Cultural Heritage

I wanted to develop my own footwear collection

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Benedetta Boroli
Economy and Mgmt. of Cultural Heritage

After having followed her family footsteps by studying Economy and Management of Cultural Heritage, Benedetta felt the need to be true to herself and devoted all of her energies to pursue a career in footwear,  distinctly marking all of her passions through design and style. Benedetta also puts a lot of attention on innovation through new materials and has launched the 1st collection with her own brand for the S/S of 2017. We wish her a successful career!

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