Footwear Design BA (Hons)

Footwear Design BA (Hons)

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Application fee: £12
Full-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: £13,250
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

Throughout the course students shoe design and technical making skills will be developed, emphasising the crucial relationship between design and manufacture and the needs of the footwear industry. Students will develop their design, research, drawing and illustration skills, and the ability to present and communicate ideas and concepts to a high professional standard. This includes a series of shoe design projects focusing on a comprehensive range of footwear styles.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

A good portfolio and normally: Art and Design Foundation or 112 points from at least 2 A ‘levels and including grade C in Art and Design or BTEC Extended Diploma DMM in an Art and Design related subject or International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points including Art and Design GCSEs - Five GCSEs grades A* - C (9-4) including English Language or Literature at grade C/4 or above. Access - Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit in Art and Design and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade C/4 or above. We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English at grade C/4 or above (if required as part of our standard requirement). If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent when you start the course is essential.

Career opportunities

Upon successful completion of the course students will have the opportunity to go into careers within footwear design, technical, buying and marketing. Previous graduates are working as designers, buyers or agents for companies such as Gucci, New Balance, L.K.Bennett, Dr. Martens, Irregular Choice, Lacoste, Kickers, Kurt Geiger, Adidas, Dune, Levi’s, Office, Next and Georgina Goodman both in the UK and overseas.