Footwear pattern making and prototyping course

TUITION FEES
€ 8750,00
DURATION
12 WEEKS
SESSIONS
Jan 8th, 2018 → Mar 30th, 2018

Apr 5th, 2018 → Jun 29th, 2018

Aug 29th, 2018 → Nov 21st, 2018

COURSE LANGUAGE
English, Italian
CLASS HOURS
9AM to 5PM, Mon to Fri

This 12 weeks course has been the core offering of Arsutoria School for over 70 years. The pattern maker is the professional who translates ideas into products. His main responsibility is the development of the patterns of upper and lining of shoes. He must be familiar with all the materials and components used in the manufacturing of shoes including lasts and soles. The strength of Italian pattern makers is one of the key ingredients for Italian reputation in the field of footwear.

Several students take this class to become pattern makers or technical developers. We encourage them to add the 4-week advanced class after to this 12-week to get an outstanding preparation for the industry.

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

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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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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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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The course in picturesOther than class hours, we believe a strong learning experience should include extracurricular activities. Here's a glimpse of the life of the course.
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Are you a technical or design person?This course is the foundation for both design and technical career paths. After taking the course, go deeper and attend one of our focused short classes, tailored to your needs

Footwear advanced technical course
+ 4 WEEKS   + € 2700,00

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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Footwear collection design course
+ 4 WEEKS   + € 2700,00

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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Our students prototypesHave a look at some of our students best creations. The next one could be yours!

Carlos Fernandez Pons
Crocodile leather shoe
Chia Fen Lin Kate
Woman sporty ankle boot
Diana Galvan
Man sneaker with ostrich details
Irina Stamate
Woman pump
Lewis Houlgrave
Man's sporty loafer
Paul Strand
Classical man loafer
Paula Larrain Gelsam
Woman's sandal with machine-cut details
Shao Kai Shih
Man's sneaker with rough finishing

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