Number of students 20
Duration 12 months
Frequency 2 times a week
Entry requirement High School Diploma
Final certificate Footwear Pattern Maker CAD Operator

Professional figure: in recent years shoes become a leading fashion item, as they were during Roger Vivier époque, when he made footwear for Dior. From the handmade tradition, which is deeply rooted in Italy and Campania, the footwear industry has adopted a system that allows it to offer competitive products worldwide while preserving quality and design. Footwear industrial pattern makers combine the prerogatives of designer and pattern maker: they know the raw materials, the accessories/components and their characteristics, and they can manage all the design and production phases of new footwear prototypes.

Career opportunities: the industrial pattern maker in the footwear industry is a professional figure emerged in recent years after the accessory boom, which led to a series of radical changes in terms of markets, technologies and organization of businesses. With this in mind, footwear businesses require better trained young people who have specific skills in different fields.


  • Basic Pattern Making
  • Paper pattern and Prototype Techniques
  • Footwear size development
  • History of Footwear
  • Materials

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