Footwear Pattern Maker CAD Operator

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Short course
Footwear Pattern Maker CAD Operator
Admission Requirements
High school diploma
Course duration
15 months
Twice a week
Students per Class

An immersive and practical course to learn how to prototype and create footwear collections.

This course is designed to train technical operators for the design and prototyping of footwear using CAD systems (Computer Aided Design), which significantly cut pattern making time and costs.

Your academic journey

Things you will learn

Starting from the designer’s sketch, you will learn how to adapt it in order to extract the pattern and all its parts, develop all the required sizes and cut the pattern.


  • Digitalisation, with parameters and data entry in the CAD system and procedures to extract shoe patterns
  • Shoe size development suitable for all fits, with digital tools
  • Cutting, using different materials
Learn how to work with different materials to bring your CAD pattern to life.

Experience, work and learn

Our teaching method stimulates engagement and active learning. Students can experience and learn in an ever moving open lab, with actual projects and role-playing activities. 30% Lectures, classroom activities, reading and studying, 70% Practice, labs, creation and presentation of personal projects, workshops.

30% Lectures, classroom activities, reading and studying

70% Hands-on activities, workshops, production and presentation of personal projects, workshops

Our Training Method


Your future after the Academy

The shoe industry is adopting CAD systems to enhance and speed up production, that’s why there are many job opportunities for Footwear Pattern Makers CAD Operators, who can work both in the design department and R&D.

Try a Lesson

Come and experience the Academy, book a trial lesson to better understand our training method and make your decision.

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