You will work directly with industry professionals and big brands to gain valuable insights into new products and technologies
With a heritage beginning more than 100 years ago, this course will help to equip you with the skills and experience to embed yourself in the footwear and fashion industry. Studying on the our Footwear Design degree, you will work directly with industry professionals and big brands to gain valuable insights into new products and technologies.
Throughout the course you'll develop your shoe design and technical skills, emphasising the crucial relationship between design and manufacture and the needs of the footwear industry. You can specialise in men’s, women’s, or children’s footwear as well as performance footwear, which is unique to a UK university.
You will develop drawing and illustration, bespoke biomechanics and model prototyping skills, along with the ability to present and communicate ideas and concepts to a professional standard. You will learn technical modern shoemaking skills and make a range of prototype shoes using our excellent specialist studio facilities, including 3D design equipment.
Block teaching designed around you
You deserve a positive teaching and learning experience, where you feel part of a supportive and nurturing community. That’s why most students will enjoy an innovative approach to learning using block teaching, where you will study one module at a time. You’ll benefit from regular assessments – rather than lots of exams at the end of the year – and a simple timetable that allows you to engage with your subject and enjoy other aspects of university life such as sports, societies, meeting friends and discovering your new city. By studying with the same peers and tutor for each block, you’ll build friendships and a sense of belonging. Read more about block teaching.