Applicants require an Honours degree at 2.1 or above in footwear design and/or production (or its equivalent) or relevant and quantitative industrial experience for a minimum of three years.
Months of entry
MA Footwear provides a wealth of technical knowledge, machines, expertise and highly skilled technicians combined with innovative forward thinking academic staff who work in a student focused made to measure approach to develop their initial study proposals towards well-considered final projects.
We seek to recruit students from a wide variety of design and cultural backgrounds who will be a unique force of free-thinkers who challenge boundaries, within a laboratory of experimentation and investigation. This will include both graduates and practitioners from within industry with previous knowledge and skills in the area of footwear design, and self-motivated individuals with relevant materials and technology-based skills who look to challenge themselves.
Building on a wealth of knowledge and machinery heritage, the course puts an emphasis on the footwear tradition and craft that the Cordwainers heritage embodies, but also actively explores and questions technologies and materials of the future through availability of the latest technology. In this environment students will build on their previous background knowledge and skills to create innovative footwear, extending existing norms both conceptually and technologically, through either bespoke handcrafted or mass production manufacturing.
The outcome of this can be commercial, innovative, radical, conceptual and/or avant-garde; students are challenged to respond in an innovative way not to what footwear is, but instead to look to what it can be.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time15 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- 020 7514 7344/7582/7563