We have invested in new classrooms, skills, machinery and, year after year, we made Arsutoria's offer more complete and professional.
In 2022, we will take a step forward by introducing new courses in the area of digital design, and launching a new version of the annual diploma, at the end of which students will create a capsule collection of accessories.
Download our new brochure for 2022 shoe courses and don't hesistate to contact us.
If you're looking for a comprehensive education
If you want a comprehensive, in-depth education that covers the full spectrum of the footwear or accessories industry, Arsutoria's one-year diploma are the right path for you.
360° education on footwear
Created to offer an in-depth, complete and integrated educational program for every aspect of shoemaking, the one-year diploma offers a unique and prestigious career path in the footwear industry.
Our most complete training offering
Dedicated to those who are interested in extending their technical and design training to include not only shoes, but also leather goods, we propose a 56-week course that is the most complete program in the world for fashion accessory training. The accessory diploma includes the entire program of the one-year shoe diploma, plus dedicated training on the bags sector
If you're looking for a specialization course
Paths of medium duration, with very specific focus on the technical or creative aspect of the making of footwear. Perfect for those who want to deepen their knowledge in a specific area of the footwear industry.
Men's, women's, sneaker pattern making and prototyping
Designing and prototyping a shoe is a challenge that requires finding a synthesis between the stylistic idea, the materials chosen and the construction of the product. The technical course represents the evolution of the three-month course that has made the Arsutoria school famous in the footwear industry worldwide. It is not only a course for aspiring pattern makers but a unique heritage of knowledge for all those who want to deepen what happens "behind the scenes" when the idea becomes a product.
Creativity applied to the footwear sector
Creating a collection means developing a project that remains coherent and unique in all its various phases, from the idea to the physical product. Creativity requires first and foremost the skills for expressing it. It is essential to be able to visually communicate your creative ideas to the technicians who will first have to turn them into technical patterns and then into prototypes and samples. The first step in the world of shoe design is then acquiring the ability to use sketching and illustration tools.
If you have limited time
Ideal for those looking for a course on a specific topic, to deepen their knowledge or to introduce themselves to the world of footwear, without investing large amounts of time.
A total of 5 weeks completely dedicated to the world of women’s footwear, during which the Arsutoria methodology for technical design and the making of patterns from stylistic design – which calls for engineering activities in the classroom and hands-on practice in the sample room – will allow you to learn and master the techniques needed to develop the most important women’s shoe models: pumps, sandals, lace-ups, ankle boots and boots, eventually arriving at the complete autonomous development of these models.
A total of 4 weeks completely dedicated to the world of men’s footwear, during which the Arsutoria methodology for technical design and the making of the patterns from creative design – which calls for engineering activities in the classroom and hands-on practice in the sample room – will allow you to learn and master the techniques needed to develop the most important men’s shoe models: derby shoes, oxfords, lasted moccasins, laced-up ankle boots with side elastic, tubular moccasins…
A total of 4 weeks completely dedicated to the world of sneakers, during which the Arsutoria methodology for technical design and the making of sneaker patterns using both board lasted and Strobel construction, which calls for engineering activities in the classroom and hands-on practice in the sample room, will allow you to learn and master the techniques needed to develop essential sneaker models.
Hand drawing and rendering, sole design, Photoshop and Illustrator
4 weeks in the discovery of the fundamental expressive means of drawing. If you have the creative ideas for your own shoe collection, but you’re not familiar with the sketching and painting tools needed to express them graphically, you will be guided in learning the techniques of hand drawing and the Pantone® rendering of shoes and soles, together with the classic digital software programs of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, so that you can graphically present your shoe project in a way that is clear, coherent, and comprehensive.
3D design with iCAD3D+, 3D soles focus with Rhino, PBR materials and rendering
To visualize and communicate a footwear collection in a realistic and complete way and to enhance its technical precision and aesthetic effectiveness, now more than ever you need tools that speak an advanced virtual and visual language. Tools that speak a common functional language not only for the designer and the manufacturer, but even for your present or future customer.
Methodology of designing a shoe collection
Five weeks of full immersion in conceiving and developing the creative part of the project using skills, strategy, and methodology, through the knowledge, analysis, and elaboration of the many elements that come together in the conception and development of a successful collection.
Every Saturday for 9 months
The course of modeling for workers, also known as the "Saturday Course" is aimed at those who want to learn the techniques of making models of footwear. The timing of the course particularly favors student-workers who wish to improve their skills or enter the footwear industry without having to leave their place of employment. A pattern-making course lasting 9 months, about 3 Saturdays per month, dedicated to workers or students who cannot attend training programs during the week due to study or work commitments.
Can't attend our courses in Milan?
We have accepted the challenge that the world has put in front of us: in this new normality we want to spread the Arsutoria method exploiting the advantages of remote learning, without neglecting the quality that has always distinguished us.
Thanks to the commitment of our teachers, all courses can be attended online through pre-recorded lessons and a weekly review with a dedicated teacher. The online version does not include the prototype lab activities and the final project.