University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

This course is designed to enable design and fashion graduates to gain the appropriate technical and specialist skills to be able to convert to this specialism. Students will learn the fundamental design and construction skills that are necessary to study footwear at MA level. Using both traditional and contemporary techniques, students will engage in the design and technical development of footwear. The use of computer aided design (CAD) and rapid prototyping will be covered, as will production and manufacturing techniques and research methods. This course is also suitable for individuals who wish to change career and learn the basics of footwear design, production and manufacture.

Course Modules

Modules include: Design and technical processes; production and manufacturing techniques; independent research project.

Course Additional Entry

A good Honours degree (2.1 or above) (or equivalent) in fashion design, design/clothing technology or textiles/footwear or accessories, product design/architecture or industrial design engineering or other fashion related area; equivalent qualifications; relevant and quantitative industrial experience for a minimum of 3 years. Exceptionally, applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered if the course team judges the application demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by: related academic or work experience; the quality of the personal statement; a strong academic or other professional reference; or a combination of these factors. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any 1 skill.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
Short Course
Full Time
PgCert £5,745  Academic year. First year overseas fees
Short Course
Full Time
PgCert £2,750  Academic year. First year home fees