Taught course

Postgraduate Certificate Footwear: Production and Manufacture

University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion · University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2.1 or above) (or equivalent) in fashion design, design/clothing technology or textiles/footwear or accessories, product design/architecture or industrial design engineering or other fashion related area OR equivalent qualifications OR relevant and quantitative industrial experience for a minimum of three years Exceptionally, applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered if the course team judges the application demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by: related academic or work experience; the quality of the personal statement; a strong academic or other professional reference; or a combination of these factors. English language requirements: All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability when you enrol. The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one skill. Please visit the UAL Language Requirements page. Read carefully and look at the relevant documents. Student selection criteria: What we look for; The course team seeks to recruit students who can demonstrate: a strong commitment and motivation towards a career in an aspect of the fashion industry awareness and relevant experience of fashion appropriate knowledge of design and interpretation, creativity and communication skills evidence of a good understanding of 3D principles in a portfolio of relevant work Portfolio and interview advice: Selection for interview will be made on the basis of your application, including the personal statement, the reference, and a CD showing examples of your design work. If you are selected for interview you will be asked to bring a portfolio of previous work, including research and developmental work.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate Footwear Production and Manufacture is a new course designed to enable design and fashion graduates to gain the appropriate technical and specialist skills to be able to convert to this specialism. Students will learn the fundamental design and construction skills that are necessary to study footwear at MA level. Using both traditional and contemporary techniques, students will engage in the design and technical development of footwear. The use of CAD and rapid prototyping will be covered, as will production and manufacturing techniques and research methods. Students will also develop the personal, analytical and critical skills that will allow them to progress to the MA Fashion Footwear course. This course is also suitable for individuals who wish to change career and learn the basics of footwear design, production and manufacture.

The Postgraduate Certificate Footwear Production and Manufacture is based at Golden Lane, on the edge of the City of London and very near to the Barbican Arts Centre, with its exhibition gallery, concert hall, theatre, cinema and cafes and restaurants. Clerkenwell, Hoxton and Smithfield, with their interesting mixes of shops, creative businesses, galleries, cafes, bars and clubs, are within walking distance, as is the Museum of London. The Barbican Estate is an excellent example of post-war urban architecture, and the nearby Whitecross Street has a very good lunchtime food market during the week, where you can select hot or cold food from a wide range of different cuisines.

Information for international students

If you have a question, you can contact our International Recruitment Office by calling +44 (0)20 7514 7656 / 7678 / 7629.

Qualification and course duration


full time
4 months

Course contact details

LCF Enquiries Team
020 7514 7344/7582/7563