Footwear Design and Construction

Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Footwear Design and Construction

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Design, Fashion

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    There are no prerequisites for this course. A good command of sketching and rendering techniques is however highly recommended.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    In this course, students are introduced to an advanced level of footwear design and production. Italy is a market leader in design for the footwear industry, and students will analyze past and recent styles, leathers, and components in terms of functionality and design. Students will continue to develop patternmaking skills by designing and making prototypes of basic footwear and related accessories. This class includes experiential learning with CEMI.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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