With a hands-on approach to learning this program will offer you direct insights and experiences into the global footwear industry.
Learn in a footwear workshop from an experienced maker
In state-of-the-art facilities at RMIT’s Brunswick campus, you will study under an industry experienced teacher who has up-to-date knowledge of the market and of the latest trends and innovations in footwear design and construction.
What you will study
- assembly techniques
- footwear design, freehand and digital
- cutting and sewing components
You will use a range of specialised equipment including sewing machines, combination finishers, leather splittting machines, clicking press and the sole pressing machine.
You will use computer programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and the Microsoft suite and learn through lectures, workshops, studios, presentation and group discussions.
Connect with industry
You’ll interact with key people from the footwear and fashion industries, undertake hands-on work with leather and explore traditional and new footwear production methods.
Industry visits will show you the difference between made-to-measure and the commercial manufacturing of shoes including the development and use of Lasts used in the production of footwear (a ’last’ is a form in the approximate shape of a human foot).
How your studies will be assessed
You will be assessed throughout each semester via practical exercises demonstrating your application of skills, reports, verbal presentations, group projects, and practical assignments.
You can access online resources through the student portal.
All programs are delivered in English.
Blended learning options
Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.
Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.