Masters Programs in Shoe Design

Compare 5 Masters Programs in Shoe Design

Shoe Design

A master’s degree is a unique schooling opportunity where students can gain knowledge in a specific subject area. Most students enroll in this type of program after completing undergraduate education. There are several different courses offered around the world.

What is a Master in Shoe Design? This is a specialized program for fashion-minded students who are interested in gaining more knowledge about footwear. Some programs also teach about handbag and accessory design. These products often go hand-in-hand in the world of fashion, so having a background in both subject areas is often beneficial. Most programs provide students education on the history of shoes, the technology involved with designing footwear, and the different stages of development. Students interested in this type of education usually take classes on campus.

There are several benefits to studying footwear at an advanced level. Individuals can gain specialized skills to help them have more success in the fashion industry. In addition, shoes are extremely popular. Therefore, people with this type of background often have more opportunities for work.

There are universities across the globe where students can obtain a master’s degree. The cost of this advanced degree depends on the specific program and the school. More details are typically available with the admission’s office.

People that graduate with a Master in Shoe Design have multiple opportunities in the fashion industry. Some people go on to become designers. They create their own line of shoes and handbags. Others work in design or product development for brands or manufacturers. Depending on the skillset and interest, some might prefer to work on the merchandising and visual aspects of footwear. Others might focus strictly on the development and logistics of the product.

You can look online to find a master’s program that will help you advance your skills. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Fashion Design Postgraduate Program (Garment, Accessory, Image)

Institut Francais de la Mode
Campus Full time 16 months September 2017 France Paris

IFM’s Fashion Design Postgraduate Program is one of the most reputable fashion courses in Europe today. Each year, it opens its doors to 30 international designers. IFM designers are chosen for their strong personality, their creativity and their willingness to develop concrete projects in direct partnership with reputable fashion houses and companies. The international environment leads to a high level of creative emulation within the group. [+]

Masters in Shoe Design. "Our method is to declare a state of emergency! We teach fashion designers the art of working within limitations, open the minds of tomorrow's managers to the complexities of design, and work closely with major actors of the sector to imagine innovative projects with our designers." Hans de Foer, Director of the Program IFM’s Fashion Design Postgraduate Program is one of the most reputable fashion courses in Europe today. Each year, it opens its doors to 30 international designers. The program offers three majors: Garment, Accessory, Image. The course lasts 16 months including a 6-month internship in a company. The classes are taught in English by top-level faculty, experienced designers and professional experts. At IFM, unlimited creativity comes into contact with the best technical savoir-faire. For one year, the students make prototypes or imagine projects with IFM’s partner companies (mostly reputable French Fashion houses and manufacturers). This collaboration with 40 companies leads to prototypes of clothing, bags, glasses and shoes being made each year with an exceptional abundance of creative ideas. IFM designers are chosen for their strong personality, their creativity and their willingness to develop concrete projects in direct partnership with reputable fashion houses and companies. The international environment leads to a high level of creative emulation within the group. The wealth of their cultural horizons and the diverse paths they have taken make them stand out from the crowd. They mainly come from reputable international schools. Once they graduate from IFM, most of them... [-]

Master in Accessory Design - Leather Goods, Shoes and Eyewear

Accademia Costume e Moda
Campus Full time 1 year November 2017 Italy Rome

The designer of accessories is required to research, analyse and interpret fashion trends, to correctly insert a collection of accessories within a contemporary stylistic landscape. This training simulates the path of industry, research of materials and trends, the study of new trends, designing & experimentation, technical development to final product and its communication. [+]

In Partnership with FENDI Outline The designer of accessories is required to research, analyse and interpret fashion trends, to correctly insert a collection of accessories within a contemporary stylistic landscape. This training simulates the path of industry, research of materials and trends, the study of new trends, designing & experimentation, technical development to final product and its communication. At the end of the training – conducted in collaboration with FENDI – students will be able to pursue a professional career in a creative studio, researching trends, developing products or office-office-style, and filling various professional roles that exist in the fashion industry, from designers to product manager as well as designing for their own business. The First Level Master’s degree in Accessory Design aims to instil organizational skills form both a design and operational prospective, essential characteristics for a professional figure able to effectively resolve issues within productive laboratories with understanding of the creative potential and the possibilities for implementation of projects. This course is fully recognized by the Italian Ministry as a Master’s of the first level with 60 credits (CFA/ECTS). Professional Opportunities This Master’s Course simulates the industry path, essential research for materials and trends, the development of new trends, market understanding, designing, technical developments and experimentations to the communication of the specialised product. Students at the end of the training will be able to pursue a professional career as part of a team in a creative fashion accessory design studio as a designer, researcher or involved in product... [-]

Master's in Alta Moda, Fashion Design

Accademia Costume e Moda
Campus Full time 1 year November 2017 Italy Rome

This full time Master’s Course in Alta Moda, Fashion Design is designed for graduates who want to complete and / or deepen their skills, cultural and professional training in this high-end unique sector of the fashion industry, from research, experimentation, innovative design through to implementation. Often reserved for the few this sector is becoming an increasingly important tool of communication of Luxury brands, along with collections of Pret à Couture and Made to Measure. [+]

Masters in Shoe Design. In Partnership with VALENTINO Outline This full time Master’s Course in Alta Moda, Fashion Design is designed for graduates who want to complete and / or deepen their skills, cultural and professional training in this high-end unique sector of the fashion industry, from research, experimentation, innovative design through to implementation. Often reserved for the few this sector is becoming an increasingly important tool of communication of Luxury brands, along with collections of Pret à Couture and Made to Measure. The Master’s in Alta Moda is one of the first projects in the world, dedicated to the system of Haute Couture, a hidden world inside the “Maison” and the Couturier’s Atelier. Rome is the perfect city to host such an ambitious Master’s project. Italian Alta Moda was born in Rome, the city where the contamination between couture and “superior craftsmanship”, historic architecture, ancient and contemporary art, a unique place where you can “redefine beauty” and live in an inspirational atmosphere nurturing creativity and experimentation. The Master’s in Alta Moda, Fashion Design aims to become the benchmark for future aspiring couturiers. The course is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education as a Master’s degree with 60 credits (CFA / ECTS) and will be held in collaboration with Maison Valentino. Professional Opportunities The course is divided according to the process of creating a collection of Haute Couture and Pret a couture, both go hand in hand, to provide the cognitive tools and research to support the couture project;... [-]

Professional Footwear Innovation

SLEM Footwear & Education Center
Campus Full time 9 months November 2017 Netherlands Waalwijk Italy Florence China Guangdong + 4 more

SLEM offers a unique program, combining forecasting, design, technology and business, educating footwear entrepreneurs, forecasters and consultants. [+]

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Master of Arts in Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

The programme deepens and extends the students’ skills in fashion, clothing, textile and collection design on a high artistic and professional level, strategic thinking as well as creating, coordinating and leading fashion and design concept processes. [+]

Masters in Shoe Design. Holistic thinking, creativity and innovation at the core of Fashion, Clothing and Textile Studies. Are you interested to explore more? Visit the Fashion, Clothing and Textile Programme website http://fact.aalto.fi/ for course highlights, exciting visuals of our students works and more information about the study opportunities and faculty members. Goal of education (Learning outcomes) Content outcomes The programme deepens and extends the students’ skills in fashion, clothing, textile and collection design on a high artistic and professional level, strategic thinking as well as creating, coordinating and leading fashion and design concept processes. Students develop their creative vision and management skills as a base for portfolio design by creating fashion, clothing and textile and collection designs . The design process is includes the whole path from concept and initial design to marketing and sales. Creativity and new forward-thinking ideas are emphasized on every step of the process. At the core of the programme is the understanding of the fashion system and its impact on society and business. Students are challenged to explore the possibilities of new technologies and innovative design solutions in both physical and digital media. Skill outcomes Students learn to combine design, commerce, industry and research based approaches.Artistic and creative problem-solving strategies and techniques in mastering silhouettes, structures and materials are a part of the studies. Students learn an experimental and conceptual approach to creating fashion, clothing, surface design and colour collections of a high international standard. The programme emphasises the understanding of different cultures and... [-]