Career paths in the shoes and bags field

With over 70 years of experience at educating footwear and bags professionals and thanks to the strong connection with the industry both in Italy and abroad, Arsutoria School has developed a deep understanding on the skills required by the industry to succeed in specific job functions.

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Choose the right career path for you with Arsutoria School

With over 70 years of experience at educating footwear and bags professionals and thanks to the strong connection with the industry both in Italy and abroad, Arsutoria School has developed a deep understanding on the skills required by the industry to succeed in specific job functions. 

Moreover as our students have a diverse educational and professional background, we have identified the most suited training paths to learn through a practical and hands-on approach to bridge any gap, to acquire the competences therefore to be able to enter the industry.

Arsutoria School advises to follow these training paths to achieve specific training goals.

shoe
career paths

Thanks to over 70-years of expertise at educating footwear professionals, Arsutoria
School has identified 5 career paths within the footwear field.


We suggests you carefully read the proposed paths to understand which one is the most appropriate for you.

PATHS
Sneakers
8 weeks

The 8-week Sneaker training path aims at shaping young professionals able to enter the sneaker domain with a solid understanding on sneaker pattern making and sampling, sneaker design (from concept to design). The program also includes a strong grasp on materials, from outsoles to knitted uppers.

shoe design
10 weeks
The goal of the 10-week Shoe Design training path is to acquire or deepen creative and drawing/sketching/shoe as well as 3D designing skills to develop a shoe collection. From marketing to branding, this training path wishes to form designers who understand the target audience, the challenge to stand out among other brands and are able to develop their designs manually and through the Adobe tools as well as through 3D modelling tools. Within the program students are able to develop one complete collection and deep dive into sneaker design as well.
Shoe pattern making
17 weeks
The 17-week shoe pattern making path represents the fundamental essence to know and get to the heart of the footwear world. Any industry professional (shoe designers, footwear product developers or line managers to name a few) with a solid grasp on patten making, understand how shoes are made and therefore can easily/more quickly perform their job duties/role. Shoe Pattern Making is the core of shoe making therefore Arsutoria School advises to attend it to all footwear professionals to fast-track their career or people who want to enter the industry.
introduction to shoe pattern making, design e prototyping
8 weeks
This 8-week program aims at providing a pathway to those who want to access the footwear domain but have limited time and wish to gain pattern making, designing as well as prototyping understanding. This program provides an overview on footwear making processes allowing students to immediately put into practice their skills. As a matter of fact, students cut patterns as well as develop 2 samples. Students also learn about product development and costing.
Shoe enterpreneur
7 weeks

The 7-week shoe entrepreneur path achieves the acquisition of the main features
needed to launch and develop a footwear brand. Arsutoria School believes that a shoe entrepreneur must be able to know how shoes are made, therefore the industrial process behind manufacturing, shoe designing and above all how to
launch a shoe brand. Particular relevance is given to material sourcing, costing and design strategies as well as factory scouting.

bag
career paths

Thanks to the strong linkages with the industry and through Milan-based factories workers training, Arsutoria School has identified 3 career paths within the bag domain. Arsutoria School suggests to carefully read the proposed path to understand which one is the most appropriate for you.
bag making course
Bag enterpreneur
4 weeks
The 4-week Bag entrepreneur path achieves the acquisition of the main features needed to develop a bag collection and a bag brand. Arsutoria School believes that a bag entrepreneur must be able to design and above all to own his/her brand, therefore the program gives particular relevance to knowing the market, the competition, the consumer, in a few words to develop the brand strategically.

Other
learning options

Annual and semester diploma

Shoe one-year diploma

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bag making course

Accessories one-year diploma

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Bag semester diploma

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SPECIALIZATION COURSES

Shoe specialization courses

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bag making course

Bag specialization courses

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online COURSES

Shoe e-learning courses

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arsutoria experience

Located in the heart of Milan, between the skyscrapers of the brand new CityLife district, Arsutoria School and its residence are located to allow students to experience, not only the moment in the classroom, but the entire Milanese experience useful for creating or strengthening their network.