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Footwear Design BA (Hons) module details

Year one

  • Complete Footwear Studies
  • Integrated Footwear Studies

In year one you will cover the practical elements of shoe design including pattern making and the key footwear making skills related to the core shoe types on which all shoes are made. In the form of Lectures, seminars and workshops you will be introduced to the fashion process and gain an understanding and knowledge of how to research and analyse markets and trends. We will focus on communication methods and you will begin to develop your ability both verbally and visually to present show reports design and projects to a group. There will be Illustration workshops for free hand and CAD techniques to develop your own unique design style. 

Key Skills are: Illustration, Mood Board Creation, Presentation techniques, Design Development, Market analysis, CAD, Group working skills, Pattern Cutting, 2-D & 3D translation techniques, Technical file development for the processes and methods necessary for footwear prototype production.

Year two

  • Progressive Footwear Studies
  • Advanced Technical Footwear 

In year two you begin to focus on your particular choice of study, specialised module content including, Style and Colour Prediction, Fashion Accessories, 3D Design, Bio Mechanics and Bespoke Footwear are explored. You will reinforce and develop further the base skills learnt in year one including and apply these to external projects set by different sectors of the footwear Industry. 

Key Skills are: Research and Market Analysis, Trend and Colour Forecasting, Customer Profiles, Range Building, Idea Generation, Material and Component Investigation, Presentation and Communication, Illustration, CAD,3D Design, Self-Management, External Briefs, Prototype Production, Pattern Drafting, foot analysis.

Year three

  • Advanced Footwear Studies
  • Major Project

Application of design concepts inspired by participating in International design competitions. 
Experimentation and development of original construction’s and design techniques.
Self Negotiated Brief
Research into theme and market place.
Idea generation and design/development application.
Self-managed personalised study
Prototype production
Major Portfolio
Personal profile development
CAD skills
3,000-5,000 word essay 

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