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Shoe design courses in Milan, Italy

Learn shoe design from Italian experts.
Short courses starting from 3 days up to 1 year master program.
Arsutoria School is the only fashion school in Italy with its own footwear factory inside.
Housing available for students in the same building of the school.

Since 1947 we have trained countless professionals in the field of shoe design and patternmaking.

Our short courses in the field of shoe design

If you have a limited time for your shoe design training you can consider our short courses. They are all full time intensive and you will be surprised with the amount of knowledge and skills that you will be able to get in a such a limited time. Our courses cover different topics such as shoe hand sketching, the use of Photoshop and Illustrator, the use of 3D design software but also how to create a merchandise plan and how start up a collection of shoes with a factory If you wish to go more in depth please take a look at our Shoe Design Master below

4 weeks

Shoe 3D digital course

A full immersion course on modeling and rendering your shoe designs using cutting-edge 3D software

3 weeks

Shoe design course

Dedicated to those who wish to launch their own brand of shoes and to those who wish to work as shoe designers in a company.

2 weeks

Sneaker design course

Take up the challenge of conceiving and designing an original sneaker that knows how to tell a story, its story, in a unique and authentic way.

4 days

Shoe brand startup course

A 4-day consultancy course where startup brands learn how to approach the design of their first collection and how to work with factories

1 week

Shoe branding and marketing strategy course

How is a successful brand defined and created, which marketing and communication strategies are the ones that will create the new “dream” for consumers

2 weeks

Introduction to Shoe design course

A 2-week course to get introduced to shoe designing both manually and digitally with Adobe® Illustrator and Photoshop.

Shoemaking short courses

A deep knowledge of materials and constructions is key to work today as shoe designers. If you wish to work in a design team of a brand or if you wish to start your business we suggest to have a strong understanding of how shoes are made. Arsutoria School is equipped with a shoe sample room to immerse our students in the shoe making process

12 weeks

Shoe pattern making and prototyping course

The 12 week class is the fundamental of our training since 1947. Most of the training hours are dedicated to learn upper pattern making techniques, and the last weeks students make their own prototype in our footwear factory inside the school.

4 weeks

Sneaker pattern making and prototyping course

Intensive course for students who want to deepen their knowledge in the most popular shoes in recent years: sneakers, both fashion and performance

1 week

2d cad for shoe pattern making course

Learn the use of the 2D Shoemaster software, which will help you a lot in the development of your patterns.

2 weeks

Introduction to shoe pattern making course

Introduction to Shoe Pattern Making is the course created by Arsutoria School for those who want to learn the technical development of a shoe model in a really short time.

2 weeks

Introduction to shoe making course

Introduction to Shoe Making is the course created by Arsutoria School for those who want to learn how to make classic shoes for men and women.

Shoe Design Master

Dedicated to those that wish to get a 360° training in the field of shoe design. We offer a special promotion to take all our shoe courses – both design making - and with a discounted price

30 weeks

Students will be challenged with a complete program that will provide a deep overlook of the knowledge required nowadays by the industry. The approach of the course is practical so, not only students will learn every aspect of shoemaking: from design to pattern making through a wide variety of technical patterns for both woman and man from casual to dressy styles but will also have the opportunity to deep dive into materials.

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