Shoe Design

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One-Year Course ・ Semester Course

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    • Shoe Making
      Art History
      Color Theory
      Three Dimensional Design
      Foundation Drawing and Painting
      Introduction to Art
      Shoe Making
      Shoe Construction and Pattern Making
      Introduction to Line Building
      Independent Study in Shoe Making
      Developing a Successful Portfolio
      
      Shoe Design Art History Color Theory Three Dimensional Design Foundation Drawing and Painting Introduction to Art Shoe Design Computer Aided Shoe Design Shoe Drawing Developing Successful Portfolio Shoe Illustration Independent study in Shoe Design

      *Curriculum may change without prior notice.
Course Schedule
    ONE-YEAR program
      I. September 2, 2019 - April 24, 2020
      (Christmas break: Dec. 13, 2019 - Jan. 12, 2020)
      II. January 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020
      III. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)


      SEMESTER program
        I. September 2, 2019 - December 13, 2019
        II. January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020
        III. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
        IV. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020

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Shoe Design

Students will create a collection of shoes with specific themes, such as specific age groups or market, selecting colors, textile, or designs to apply. Students will choose their topic, create shoe design plans, research various types of shoe designs, modern techniques, and special functions. Students will also study the structure of the human foot, draw several types of design, and prepare for more advanced design. Students will perform research on the variation of colors and materials, as well as market trend and learn to express their free ideas into the actual design. The ultimate goal of the course is that each student will acquire enough skills to start working as a professional.


Students enrolled in the "One-Year Course" will also acquire general inter-discipline knowledge of Italian art through basic essons (Art History, Painting, 3D Design, Color Theory) and take part to guided art visits and stages, to cultivate their artistic sensibilities and global perspective as a designer and complete a season’s collection.

 

Master Course

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    • Shoe Making
      Advanced Shoe Making
      Advanced Shoe Drawing
      Advanced Shoe Construction and Pattern Making
      Developing Successful Portfolio
      Independent study in Shoe Making
      Diploma Project
      
      
      Shoe Design
      Advanced Shoe Design
      Advanced Shoe Drawing
      Advanced Compute Aided Shoe Design
      Independent study in Shoe Design
      Developing Successful Portfolio
      Diploma Project
      

      *Curriculum would be changed without prior notice.
Course Schedule
One-Year program
    I. September 2, 2019 - April 24, 2020
    (Christmas break: Dec. 13, 2019 - Jan. 12, 2020)
    II. January 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020
    III. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
    (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)


    Semester program
      I. September 2, 2019 - December 13, 2019
      II. January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020
      III. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
      IV. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020

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Overview

Master Course students will pursue more advanced techniques of shoe making or shoe design according to their research topic. During the course, students will explore various aspects of shoe industry, including expression of creativity and techniques in shoe making/design process as well as practical process of sales and business side, with emphasis on practical application of their study to the shoe industry.

Accademia Riaci offers unique opportunities for students, thanks to its close relationship with leather industry. Students will have chance to learn first-hand how shoe production/design is realized through concept work-production-sales, by visiting shoe factories, shoe companies, etc. During the second semester of the course, students will work on “Corporate Study”, in which students can work on projects together with local companies/designers under supervision of the professor, to learn the actual production process in Italy, which is known for producing shoes of the highest quality in the world.

 

Art Short Course

Course Schedule
    1 - 2 - 3 weeks:
    every Monday
    4 - 6 - 8 weeks:
    2019: Sep 2, Sep 23, Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 2
    2020: Jan 13, Feb 3, Mar 9, Apr 6
    12 - 16 weeks:
    Sep 2, 2019 / Jan 13, 2020
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Shoe Design

Students will study the fundamental techniques for shoe design, such as basic design, brief sketch, rendering basic, etc. and finish various types of shoe design (including finishing expression, developing variations by computer, research on materials, technical structure and its application, color variations and material variations, according to their experience and period of study. The students are encouraged to express their free ideas. Students with experience will learn specific design techniques according to the theme.

 

Summer Intensive Course

Course Schedule
    [ 2019 Schedule ]

    2 weeks :
    May 5 (Sun) – May 18 (Sat)
    May 19 (Sun) – June 1 (Sat)
    June 2 (Sun) – June 15 (Sat)
    June 16 (Sun) – June 29 (Sat)
    June 30 (Sun) – July 13 (Sat)
    July 14 (Sun) – July 27 (Sat)
    July 28 (Sun) – August 10 (Sat)
    August 18 (Sun) – August 31 (Sat)
    September 1 (Sun) – September 14 (Sat)
    September 15 (Sun) – September 28 (Sat)

    4 weeks :
    May 5 (Sun) – June 1 (Sat)
    May 19 (Sun) – June 15 (Sat)
    June 2 (Sun) – June 29 (Sat)
    June 16 (Sun) – July 13 (Sat)
    June 30 (Sun) – July 27 (Sat)
    July 14 (Sun) – August 10 (Sat)
    July 28 (Sun) – August 31 (Sat)
    August 18 (Sun) – September 14 (Sat)
    September 1 (Sun) – September 28 (Sat)

    6 weeks :
    May 5 (Sun) – June 15 (Sat)
    May 19 (Sun) – June 29 (Sat)
    June 2 (Sun) – July 13 (Sat)
    June 16 (Sun) – July 27 (Sat)
    June 30 (Sun) – August 10 (Sat)
    July 14 (Sun) – August 31 (Sat)
    August 18 (Sun) – September 28 (Sat)

    8 weeks :
    May 5 (Sun) – June 29 (Sat)
    May 19 (Sun) – July 13 (Sat)
    June 2 (Sun) – July 27 (Sat)
    June 16 (Sun) – August 10 (Sat)
    June 30 (Sun) – August 31 (Sat)
    July 14 (Sun) – September 14 (Sat)
    July 28 (Sun) – September 28 (Sat)

    12 weeks :
    May 5 (Sun) – July 27 (Sat)
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The "Summer Intensive Course" has the same contents of the "Art Short Course", but with a double number of lessons.

Shoe Design

Students will study the fundamental techniques for shoe design, such as basic design, brief sketch, rendering basic, etc. and finish various types of shoe design (including finishing expression, developing variations by computer, research on materials, technical structure and its application, color variations and material variations, according to their experience and period of study. The students are encouraged to express their free ideas. Students with experience will learn specific design techniques according to the theme.

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  • One-Year Course
  • Master Course
  • Art Short Course
  • Summer Intensive Course
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Students will learn design techniques of various shoes for different scenes and are unique, which is characteristics of Italian shoes. For example, precious shoes like jewelry, shoes that fit one’s feet as if it’s part of the body with an airy touch like a feather.
Students will research and analyze colors, patterns, shapes, and design and learn shoe design diversity, changes, and advanced application, and complete their own design. The main focus of the course is to encourage each student’s uniqueness and to convey it into design through original, free and rich expression.

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