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Arsutoria shoe design and shoe making courses

70 years of training footwear professionals cannot be wrong: learn why we’re the most renown school for technical and design training in the field of footwear.

 

* E-learning courses are included in the fees of both the courses in Italy and those in the US but they can also be subscribed separately

How our courses change with COVID-19

Since February 2020 with the spread of COVID-19 the school had to suspend all training courses. Italian Ministry of Education and our Regional government have communicated that we will be able to start courses again from June 2020. Nevertheless we need to assure the safety of our students and put actions in place to prevent the spread of the virus again.

The major constrain that we need to face is the distancing. We won’t be able to use the facilities of the school as before because we need to assure a minumum distance of 1 meter between students. For this reason we have decided to change the way we organise our classes.

The three pillars of our training will remain the same but we will change the way we organise each of them

Lessons from the teachers

Our teachers have been working hard to prepare video lessons to cover all course topics. You will be able to access these contents at your own pace from home.

Individual work

Learning by doing has always been the center of our training. We will send you all the materials you need to work. Teachers will assign homeworks to assess your understanding of each topic

Review with the instructor

Teachers will dedicate 100% of their time to review your individual work and to give you feedbacks and suggestions on how to make better. This is a key moment of the course

Shoe One-Year Diploma
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.

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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Shoe making courses in Milan, Italy

Shoe pattern making courses are our core offering since 1947. Shoemaking courses for professionals who want to work in shoe factories as shoe pattern makers or technicians. Download the Arsutoria Course Plan for 2019 to see all our courses.

Shoe pattern making and prototyping course

The 12 week shoe pattern making class is the fundamental of our training that we suggest to both designers and technicians. Most of the training hours are dedicated to learn upper pattern making techniques. During the last weeks of the course students design a shoe that they make in the sample shoe factory of the school together with Italian shoe masters

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Shoe making, men’s and women’s: pump, sandal, oxford and moccasin

Spend four weeks with expert Italian shoe makers and learn how to make shoes

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The sneaker course: design, pattern making and prototyping

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

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Shoe design courses in Milan, Italy

We offer different short courses on Shoe Design for students who want to improve their knowledge of shoe merchandising and marketing, shoe digital design and shoe 3D design. Download the Arsutoria Course Plan for 2019 to see all our courses.

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. The agenda covers subjects as shoe sketching by hand, digital design with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, merchandising planning of a shoe collection.

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Shoe 3D digital design course

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

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Startup your own shoe brand

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

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Shoe courses in the United States

One-week intensive shoe workshops in the US targeted to those who work in footwear companies. These professionals attend our courses to improve their career. In the same class, we have shoe designers, technical developers but also planners, cost analysis and shoe merchandisers that wish to upgrade their knowledge on how shoes are made.

The art of traditional shoemaking workshop in New York

A five days course in New York City dedicated to those who wish to know more on how dress and casual shoes are made. The course covers topics such as shoemaking of different constructions, materials and components used, international sourcing strategies and analysis of product costing. With the support of FFaNY (Fashion Footwear Association New York)

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The art of traditional shoemaking workshop in Boston

A five days class in Boston dedicated to those who wish to know more in depth how outdoor casual and performance shoes are made in shoe factories, with a focus on the engineering of molded soles. The course covers topics such as shoemaking of different constructions, materials and components used, international sourcing strategies and analysis of product costing. With the support of TwoTen Footwear Foundation

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The art of traditional shoemaking workshop in Los Angeles

A five days course in Los Angeles dedicated to those who wish to know more on how dress and casual shoes are made. The course covers topics such as shoemaking of different constructions, materials and components used, international sourcing strategies and analysis of product costing. With the support of FFaNY (Fashion Footwear Association New York) and TwoTen Footwear Foundation

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Shoe courses online

Our e-learning courses offer a basic – but at the same time in depth – knowledge on how shoes are made. Subjects of the video lessons cover topics such us name of shoe styles, explanation of shoe manufacturing processes for the different shoe constructions and materials used to make shoes. All courses are taught in english. They can be subscribed separately or together at the special price of 600 €.

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