Footwear Design and Product Development

Become the Next Fashion Talent

Bespoke Series Masterclass

Overview

TaF.tc’s Bespoke Shoemaking Series has the distinct honour of being the first programme of its kind in Singapore and South-East Asia. Students of this programme have the rare opportunity to study the art of shoemaking under the tutelage of an award-winning artisan who is a recognised leader in their field. Due to the exclusive nature of this programme, applicants will need to be screened for experience and ability prior to being accepted.

Course Structure

In Class

Modules (3)
  • 1
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    E-learning Training Assessment
    00:00 144:00 00:00
    In this module, you will learn how to construct men’s Oxford Shoes using traditional techniques – such as hand-welting, hand-lasting, and hand-stitching. Students will be introduced to specialised tools and a full spectrum of age-old techniques used by a master artisan to create a pair of bespoke Oxford Shoes – from pattern-making to the completed product. This experience will give you the foundational knowledge to craft a pair of shoes that you can take pride in its durability, perfection, and traditional shoemaking techniques.
    144:00
  • 2
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    E-learning Training Assessment
    00:00 128:00 00:00
    In this module, you will learn how to construct men’s Derby Shoes using traditional techniques – such as hand-welting, hand-lasting, and hand-stitching. Students will be introduced to specialised tools and a full spectrum of age-old techniques used by a master artisan to create a pair of bespoke Derby Shoes – from pattern-making to the completed product. This experience will give you the foundational knowledge to craft a pair of shoes that you can take pride in its durability, perfection, and traditional shoemaking techniques.
    128:00
  • 3
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    E-learning Training Assessment
    00:00 80:00 00:00
    The shoe last embodies both the spirit, and the core principles of the art of she-making. Crafting the perfect last not only requires a meticulous attention to detail, a thorough understanding of measurement techniques, and expert design skills. In this module, you’ll learn how to use the right techniques to measure different aspects of a person’s feet, and translate those measurements from paper designs and Adobe Illustrator into a bespoke three-dimensional shoe last.
    80:00
Course Duration
  • Course Type Full Time
  • Course Intakes May
  • SSG Approved Training & Assessment Hours 352
  • Total Maximum Months (Full Time) 6
Career Opportunities
  • Footwear Entrepreneur
  • Footwear Buyer
  • Sourcing Executive
Entry Requirement
  • Priority to Footwear Diploma students and past graduates who took Construct classes with hand-welting technique or Blake Mckay method of construction earlier
  • Pre-requisite for Last making class: Students must have completed Bespoke Series: Men's Derby Shoes and Bespoke Series: Men's Oxford Shoes 

All applications are subject to review by the management team.

Graduation Requirements
  • 75% attendance rate of total training hours per module 
Certificate Issuance
Upon successful completion of the course, student will be awarded the Certificate of Completion by TaF.tc.
Course Fee
Singaporean/PRs (SSG)

SkillsFuture Singapore Grant (SSG)
All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents

  • Full Course Fee S$ 17,780.00
  • Application Fee S$ 36.00
  • Less: SSG Grant S$ 16,002.00
  • - -
  • GST (7%) S$ 126.98
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 1,940.98
Singaporean (WTS)

Workfare Training Scheme (WTS)
Aged ≥ 35 years and earning ≤ $2,000/month

  • Full Course Fee S$ 17,780.00
  • Application Fee S$ 36.00
  • Less: SSG Grant S$ 16,002.00
  • Less: WTS S$ 889.00
  • GST (7%) S$ 126.98
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 1,051.98
Singaporean (SFMCES)

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Funding (SFMCES)
All Singaporeans aged 40 years and above

  • Full Course Fee S$ 17,780.00
  • Application Fee S$ 36.00
  • Less: SSG Grant S$ 16,002.00
  • Less: SFMCES S$ 0.00
  • GST (7%) S$ 126.98
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 1,940.98
SMEs (ETSS)

Enhanced Training Support Funding (ETSS)
SME with employment size ≤ 200 or annual sales turnover ≤ S$ 100 million
SME can claim additional 20% of full gross fee under ETSS where applicable

  • Full Course Fee S$ 17,780.00
  • Application Fee S$ 36.00
  • Less: SSG Grant S$ 16,002.00
  • - -
  • GST (7%) S$ 126.98
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 1,940.98
International Students
  • Full Course Fee S$ 17,780.00
  • Application Fee S$ 36.00
  • NA NA
  • NA NA
  • GST (7%) S$ 1,247.12
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 19,063.12