University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

BA (Hons) Cordwainers Footwear: Product Design and Innovation prepares you for a successful career as a product designer and developer in the exciting field of fashion footwear. The course teaches the design, development and realisation of fashion footwear products for the fashion footwear industry.

**What can you expect?**

BA (Hons) Cordwainers Footwear: Product Design and Innovation students will learn the skills to research, to produce initial design ideas, and to develop designs through to a finished 3D prototype. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the fashion footwear industry, its markets, and the particular role of the fashion footwear product designer within the industry.

You will study a range of units that will equip you with relevant professional, communication and business skills. Live projects set by industry will include presentations to and from the companies involved. You will have the option of doing a placement year between the second and final year of the course. Successful completion of this placement year will give you an additional qualification. You will also have the opportunity to make contacts and build relationships within the industry.

The Cordwainers and Leathersellers livery companies support Cordwainers courses through prizes, scholarships and industrial visits. This course focuses on producing graduates who can make an innovative contribution to accessory product development.

London College of Fashion undergraduate courses develop your personal and professional skills. On this course you will develop skills in your discipline until you are an independent creative thinker. Your skills will make you capable of making an effective contribution to this sector of the fashion industry. We embed Personal and Professional Development (PPD) skills in all units on every course. Speaker programmes with contributions from alumni and members of industry are a part of many courses. We encourage graduates who wish to continue their education at postgraduate level to progress to suitable courses within the College, the University or elsewhere.

Many graduates prefer to seek employment as soon as they have completed their undergraduate studies. Recent Footwear graduates have obtained positions with Topshop, Stella McCartney, Sophia Webster, Dune and Clarks.

This course is based at Golden Lane, near Clerkenwell and Shoreditch. Just a short walk from the site is the Barbican Centre where you will find Art exhibitions, a cinema and live bands. Golden Lane is the world-renowned site for footwear and accessories design.

**About London College of Fashion**

London College of Fashion, UAL, has been nurturing creative talent for over a century, offering courses in all things fashion. In design, we teach a combination of heritage and radical thinking. Craftsmanship and new technology. Engineering – and in-depth design research. We teach innovative ideas first – and then innovative practice to bring them to life. Through teaching, specialist research, and collaborative work, we empower our students to think differently, using fashion to examine the past, build a sustainable future, and improve the way we live.

Start Date:

09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £19,930 Overseas Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £19,930 Overseas Fees