SHOE DESIGN

Courses

  • One-Year Courses | Semester Courses
  • Master Courses
  • Short Courses
  • Summer Intensive Courses
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One-Year Course ・ Semester Course

Overview

Students will create a collection of shoes with specific themes, such as specific age groups or markets, selecting colors, textiles, or designs to apply. Then, they choose a topic, create shoe design plans, and research various types of shoe designs, modern techniques, and special functions.
The course also teaches the structure of the human foot, draw several types of design, and prepares for more advanced design. Students will perform research on the variation of colors and materials, as well as market trends, and learn to express their free ideas in 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 Basic Art" (Art History, Painting, 3D Design, Color Theory) and take part in guided art visits and stages, to cultivate their artistic sensibilities and global perspective as a designer and complete a season’s collection.


Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
One-Year Course: € 16,200.00 (non-EU students)
One-Year Course: € 14,200.00 (EU students)

Semester Course: € 9,400.00 (non-EU students)
Semester Course: € 8,400.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
    ONE-YEAR programs
      I. Sep 5, 2022 - Apr 21, 2023
      II. Jan 9, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023
      III. May 2, 2023 - Dec 7, 2023
      IV. Sep 4, 2023 - Apr 19, 2024

      SEMESTER programs
        Fall 2022: Sep 5 - Dec 9, 2022
        Spring 2023: Jan 9 - Apr 21, 2023
        Summer 2023: May 2 - Jul 28, 2023
        Fall 2023: Sep 4 - Dec 7, 2023
Language
With English interpreter

 

Master Course

Overview

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

Accademia Riaci offers unique opportunities for students, thanks to its close relationship with the leather industry. Students will have a chance to learn first-hand how shoe 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 the supervision of the professor, to learn the actual production process in Italy, which is known for designing shoes of the highest quality in the world.


Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
Master One-Year Course: € 17,800.00 (non-EU students)
Master One-Year Course: € 15,800.00 (EU students)

Master Semester Course: € 10,600.00 (non-EU students)
Master Semester Course: € 9,600.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
One-Year program
    I. Sep 5, 2022 - Apr 21, 2023
    II. Jan 9, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023
    III. May 2, 2023 - Dec 7, 2023
    IV. Sep 4, 2023 - Apr 19, 2024

    Semester program
      Fall 2022: Sep 5 - Dec 9, 2022
      Spring 2023: Jan 9 - Apr 21, 2023
      Summer 2023: May 2 - Jul 28, 2023
      Fall 2023: Sep 4 - Dec 7, 2023
Language
With English interpreter

 

Short Course

Overview

Students will study the fundamental techniques for shoe design, such as basic design, brief sketch, rendering, 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.

Start Dates
First Semester
・Jan 9, 2023
・Jan 16, 2023
・Jan 23, 2023
・Jan 30, 2023
・Feb 6, 2023
・Feb 13, 2023
・Feb 20, 2023
・Feb 27, 2023
・Mar 6, 2023
・Mar 13, 2023
・Mar 20, 2023
・Mar 27, 2023
・Apr 17, 2023
・May 2, 2023
・May 8, 2023
・May 15, 2023
・May 22, 2023
・May 29, 2023
・Jun 5, 2023
・Jun 12, 2023
・Jun 19, 2023
・Jun 26, 2023

Second Semester
・Jul 3, 2023
・Jul 10, 2023
・Jul 17, 2023
・Jul 24, 2023
・Jul 31, 2023
・Aug 7, 2023
・Aug 28, 2023
・Sep 4, 2023
・Sep 11, 2023
・Sep 18, 2023
・Sep 25, 2023
・Oct 2, 2023
・Oct 9, 2023
・Oct 16, 2023
・Oct 23, 2023
・Nov 6, 2023
・Nov 13, 2023
・Nov 20, 2023
・Nov 27, 2023

For other dates, please inquire

Fees (prices in euros '€') - Standard program
1-week course: € 650.00
2-week course: € 1,020.00
3-week course: € 1,390.00
4-week course: € 1,860.00
5-week course: € 2,250.00
6-week course: € 2,640.00
8-week course: € 3,420.00
10-week course: € 4,200.00
12-week course: € 4,980.00

For other durations, please inquire

Language
With English interpreter

 

Summer Intensive Course

Note: the "Summer Intensive Course" has the same contents as the "Short Course", but with a double number of lessons. Furthermore, it includes housing and extracurricular activities, and services.

Overview

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.

Start Dates (check-in)
・May 7, 2023
・May 21, 2023
・Jun 4, 2023
・Jun 18, 2023
・Jul 2, 2023
・Jul 16, 2023
・Jul 30, 2023
・Aug 27, 2023
・Sep 10, 2023

Fees (prices in euros '€')
1-week course: € 1,800.00 (€ 1,650.00 without housing)
2-week course: € 2,800.00 (€ 2,520.00 without housing)
4-week course: € 4,900.00 (€ 4,500.00 without housing)
6-week course: € 6,900.00 (€ 6,300.00 without housing)
8-week course: € 9,200.00 (€ 8,400.00 without housing)
12-week course: € 12,900.00 (€ 11,700.00 without housing)

    Summer Intensive Course fees include:
  • Enrollment fee
  • Tuition
  • Facility fees (no materials)
  • English interpretation service
  • Orientation
  • Welcome lunch
  • Welcome kit (city map, pen, notebook, file folder)
  • Bus pass
  • Weekly guided art visits:
    students will visit the best sightseeing and historical monuments of the city
  • Housing in a shared apartment (twin room, or single room at an extra cost)
  • Housing utilities expense
  • Two meal and four drink vouchers per week
  • Cultural activities: every two weeks
    (e.g., a trip to Pisa/Siena, a Tuscan farmhouse visit, pizza lesson)

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Teachers

Shoe Design and footwear instructors are Italian professional designers, who has been working in the fashion area for generations. They will show students every step of shoe design in easy and comprehensive manner.
Also, students will have a chance to visit, together with the instructor, The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence, a fashion museum dedicated to the life and work of Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo.

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