Reasons to study Footwear Design BA (Hons) at DMU:

  • A unique Footwear Design BA (Hons) degree
    with modules designed to build practical application, research, design and development, biomechanics, bespoke and model prototyping skills. 
  • Dedicated studio and workshop facilities
    housed within the award winning Vijay Patel Building - find out more
  • Work on live industry projects
    with high street and major branded houses encompassing the multiple categories of men’s, women’s, children’s and athletic footwear.
  • 100% of our Footwear Design
    graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report
  • Access to advanced 3D CAD facilities
    for last and upper design, complemented with pattern engineering.
  • High level of global employment opportunities
    with previous graduates have worked as designers, technical, buyers or agents 

Throughout the course your shoe design and technical making skills will be developed, emphasising the crucial relationship between design and manufacture and the needs of the footwear industry.

You will develop your design, research, drawing and illustration skills, and the ability to present and communicate ideas and concepts to a high professional standard. This includes a series of shoe design projects focusing on a comprehensive range of footwear styles. You will learn technical modern shoemaking skills and make a range of prototype shoes of your own using excellent specialist studio facilities including 3D design equipment.

We have a unique series of guest speaker events which take place throughout the year and have included Guy West and Liam Fahy; these events give you the chance to network with industry.