Innovate and challenge footwear design through new technology and craftsmanship; in the process, master fashioned footwear.
This MA course will provide students with a unique creative and technical platform to develop their own unique personal interest and methodology through design and technical skills, as well as their individual conceptual and critical thinking. The course aims to explore the link between the impossible and the achievable, to challenge aesthetics, to question function and challenge the discipline in order to redefine it.
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.
Full Time 15 months level 7 180 credits Part Time 24 months level 7 180 credits
Full Time mode
Creative and Technical Innovation (40 credits) Research Methods (20 credits)
Collaborative Unit (20 credits) Technical Analysis and Development (40 units)
Masters Project (60 credits)
page on the University of the Arts London website for more details!
UAL Postgraduate Funding and Scholarships Schemes
University of the Arts London is pleased to offer a number of scholarships to those wishing to study at postgraduate level. These awards are funded by generous private donations, company donations, philanthropic charities and University funds. The scholarships range from fee waivers to full support for a year or more.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to £25,000
To see whether you are eligible for one of our postgraduate scholarships, visit the UAL website by following the link below.
To find out whether you are eligible for one of our postgraduate scholarships, or to see details of application procedures and application forms, visit the UAL website by following the link below.
An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in footwear design and/or production - applicants with a degree in another subject may be considered, depending on the strength of the application; OR equivalent qualifications; OR relevant and quantitative industrial experience for a minimum of three years. If you are selected for interview you will be asked to bring a portfolio of previous work and three footwear products you have made to evidence your skills. All classes are conducted in English. The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one skill.
Home/EU: £8,250. International: £17,230. Home/EU alumni receive a £1,000 discount.
Recipient: University of the Arts London
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