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One-year shoe intensive course

The recently launched one-year shoe intensive program aims at training a well-rounded professional figure able to enter one of the driving sector of today’s fashion, the footwear industry.

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Learning experience

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 shoe making: 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 and therefore understand how to source them.

Students will also have the opportunity to explore their creativity through the development of a collection where they will design, create a merchandising plan therefore enrich their portfolio or create their first one for the basis for their own brand.

After acquiring technical skills, students will work thoroughly with Italian artisans and technicians in our sample room producing their own pairs of shoes from sneakers to pumps and from sandals to laced-up. 

The program offers a great balance between innovation and tradition as students will also learn the use of specific softwares for 2D and 3D modeling: students will realize a microfiber prototype designed through these tools and cut it with state-of-the art equipment. They will experience a real life simulation of what happens prior to getting into a sample room.

Arsutoria School strongly supports students who wish to launch their own brand therefore dedicates an insightful part of the program to prepare Startup projects addressing how to work with factories and how to approach the very first collections.

Organized visits to factories, show rooms and specialized trade fare exhibitions will complete the training to prepare graduates to embrace the industry.

The course is intensive and students will be evaluated regularly on each aspect of the course in order to become self-conscious so to maximize their skills acquisition and also to understand which profession within the shoe industry suit them best.

Course details

Run dates

Intakes Duration Location Language
August 27th, 2019 - May 9th, 2020 30 weeks, 1000 hours Arsutoria School, Milan, Italy English, Italian
January 13th, 2020 - August 6th, 2020 30 weeks, 1000 hours Arsutoria School, Milan, Italy English, Italian


Tuition fees€ 21.700
Optional accommodation in our campus starting from€ 9.900

Full course agenda

ModuleMain topics
Pattern making and prototyping basicsMaster the basic rules for correct and functional pattern design, experimenting on basic to mid level constructions.
Sneaker design, pattern making and prototypingIntensive course for students who want to deepen their knowledge in the most popular shoes in recent years: sneakers, both fashion and performance
Shoe making in our footwear sample roomMake four different models of shoe, from stitching to lasting and sole attachment with expert Italian technicians
Use of 3D tools for digital designDiscover how modern software and tools can help you deliver your ideas in a better and faster way
Collection design and merchandisingA four-week module where expert merchandisers, sourcer and designers will guide you to a successful collection launch
Startup your own shoe brandLearn how to collaborate with factories and suppliers to ensure smooth sailing for your shoe brand development

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