Footwear Design and Product Development

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TaF.tc's Diploma in Footwear Design and Product Development

Overview

TaF.tc's Diploma in Footwear Design and Product Development is the first of its kind in Singapore. If you are thinking of starting your own shoe brand, own a shoe store, or seek a shoe buying job in the Fashion Industry, this programme is definitely for you! Its 15 modules will give you a comprehensive overview of shoe design, pattern making, construction, sales & marketing insights, costing and quality control. TaF.tc and Arsutoria, a world-renowned Italian Footwear institution, which trained Nine West, Aldo, Nike and LVMH, have jointly developed this programme. Arsutoria trainers will jointly deliver this programme. There is an undeniable need for knowledgeable & skilful shoe experts in the industry and this is possibly one of the best Footwear Diploma Courses in South-East Asia.

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Course Structure

TaF.tc's Diploma in Footwear Design and Product Development will be conducted in the form of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, case studies, practical exercises, role plays and hands-on activities.

Modules (15)

  • 1
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    08:00 12:00 02:00
    Leather brings a touch of luxury and prestige to footwear. As a natural material, each hide comes with its unique characteristics. Learn how to appreciate leather and its qualities; its anatomy, sources, grades and the tanning process from raw hide to a finished material.
    22:00
  • 2
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    08:00 12:00 02:00
    A huge factor determining the cost and durability of a pair of footwear is the construction method. This course breaks down a shoe into different components and provides an overview of the manufacturing process. Through this course you will analyse various components, accessories, materials and construction methods enabling you to comprehend the underlying issues in design, prototyping and production of constructing shoes of good quality.
    22:00
  • 3
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    00:00 20:00 02:00
    This course highlights the importance of quality, fit and comfort in the footwear industry. You will analyse the factors that influence these 3 key areas and how to account for them in the production of shoes across various styles in this multifaceted and interactive class.
    22:00
  • 4
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    00:00 30:00 02:00
    Get involved with your shoes on a whole new level. Shape the curves and lines of your shoes – discover the various stages and techniques. Learn from the shoe expert on how to create patterns for a variety of ladies shoes and men’s classic shoes. You will experience pattern making from 3D to 2D.
    32:00
  • 5
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    00:00 30:00 02:00
    Enhance your skills in pattern making for ladies’ and men’s shoes. In this module, you will deepen your understanding and technical skills through preparing the last, marking location points, pattern adjustment and variations.
    32:00
  • 6
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    00:00 32:00 02:00
    This course provides a hands on learning experience to cut, stitch and construct a pair of ladies high heel strappy sandal with access to special tools and equipment. You will not only learn to self-evaluate the product for quality but will also learn how to rectify mistakes. With guidance from our professional, take a look into the world of traditional shoe making and craft a pair that’s uniquely yours.
    34:00
  • 7
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    00:00 32:00 02:00
    In a unique hands on experience, this course allows you to create your very own pair of ladies court shoes. You will learn to cut leather components from existing patterns, stitch upper, cement the outsole and use special tools and equipment. With guidance from our professional trainers, take a look into the world of traditional shoe making and craft a pair that’s uniquely yours.
    34:00
  • 8
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    00:00 15:00 01:00
    This module provides the learners with a comprehensive overview of the athletic shoes manufacturing process, so as to better comprehend the underlying issues in design, prototyping and production. Learners will analyze the various methods in athletic shoe construction and types of seam construction which will provide the designers and developers with key elements to build quality of finishing into the shoes.
    16:00
  • 9
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    00:00 23:00 01:00
    This training provides occupational knowledge and skills of the various techniques and concepts in athletic shoes construction that are widely used in the footwear industry. It covers understanding of how athletic shoes are constructed, the various material utilization with various components within the construction of the athletic shoe. Thus fundamental knowledge will reduce redundant designs that cannot be replicated in mass production, eliminate misinterpretation in sampling and production, and improve communication in production specifications. This unit is delivered through lecture, demonstration and hands-on activities.
    24:00
  • 10
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    00:00 20:00 02:00
    Gather the necessary knowledge of footwear cost computation before it goes into production. Learn how to communicate concise information with the production team and calculate cost factoring in the materials, labour and consumption. This course will act as a guide on the feasibility of your footwear production plans.
    22:00
  • 11
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    00:00 32:00 04:00
    Take your design from paper to working digital file using computer aided design software such as adobe illustrator.
    36:00
  • 12
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    00:00 32:00 02:00
    Use the right key tools to approach your market positioning of your footwear brand/line. You will be equipped with materials to identify the needs of your target customers, and learn to develop a footwear merchandise plan to optimize profits.
    34:00
  • 13
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    00:00 40:00 02:00
    This course provides a unique hands on experience to make your very own pair of men’s shoes. With access to special tool and machinery, craft your own pair of men’s shoes under the guidance of our professional trainers. Taking a peek into the world of bespoke shoes, you will learn skills and techniques that goes into traditional shoe making.
    42:00
  • 14
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    10:00 20:00 02:00
    Pick up the art of sketching various footwear styles to scale using a systematic approach. You will get hands on experience on how to transfer sketches to technical designs and how to create technical specification sheet to communicate clearly your design concepts to the production team.
    32:00
  • 15
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    00:00 36:00 02:00
    Developing a shoe collection is not a mere walk in the park, various skills and considerations has to be put in place throughout the development. You will be shown various skills and how to interpret the latest trends and gain inspiration before conceptualizing your collection. From the creation of mood boards to the final technical package, this course is ideal for those who want to experience and create a full footwear design collection.
    38:00

Course Duration

  • Course Type Full Time
  • Course Intakes MAY
  • SSG Approved Training & Assessment Hours 442
  • Total Maximum Months (Full Time) 4

Career Opportunities

  • Footwear Designer / CAD Designer
  • Footwear Product Development Designer Footwear Technician
  • Footwear Operator / Stylist
  • Footwear Industrial Engineer
  • Footwear Sales Associate / Advisor/Supervisor
  • Footwear Stylist
  • Footwear Customer Service Manager
  • Footwear Visual Merchandiser / Purchaser / Buyer
  • Footwear Quality Control Manager
  • Footwear Production / Wholesale / Import / Costing Merchandiser

Entry Requirement

Singapore/PR Students:

  • Aged 16 years and above AND
  • Possess at least 3 GCE 'O' Level credits with a minimum of C6 including English and Mathematics OR
  • ES WSQ Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 and above OR
  • WSQ Advanced Certificate in Fashion Technology OR
  • TaF.tc's Advanced Certificate

International Students:

  • Aged 16 years and above AND
  • High School Diploma equivalent to GCE ‘O’ Levels with minimum grade C6 for 3 subjects, including English and Mathematics AND
  • IELTS score 5.5 or TOEFL score 600

ALL Students are required to have basic computing skills - i.e. able to turn on the laptop, use the mouse, drag and drop files, use online search engines for research; and be a competent user of Microsoft Office.

Graduation Requirements

Student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • 75% attendance rate of total training hours per module
  • Assessed and be competent for every module

Student Pass Holders – a minimum of 90% attendance per month will be required.

Certificate Issuance

Upon successful completion of each module within the course, you will be awarded the Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) Statement of Attainment (SOA) by SkillsFuture Singapore. After successful completion of all modules within the course, you will be awarded the WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Footwear Design and Product Development), and the Diploma in Footwear Design and Product Development certification by TaF.tc. WSQ certification is nationally endorsed and recognised by industry partners.

Course Fee

All Singaporean/PRs (SSG)

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

  • Application Fee S$ 180.00
  • GST (7%) S$ 12.60
  • Total Application Fees (Inclusive of GST) S$ 192.60
  • Full Course Fee S$ 23,565.00
  • Less: SSG Grant S$ 16,881.50
  • GST (7%) S$ 467.82
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 7,151.32
Singaporean (SFMCES)

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

  • Application Fee S$ 180.00
  • GST (7%) S$ 12.60
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 192.60
  • Full Course Fee S$ 23,565.00
  • Less: SSG Grant S$ 16,881.50
  • Less: SFMCES S$ 4,327.00
  • GST (7%) S$ 467.82
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 2,824.32
SMEs (ETSS)

Enhanced Training Support Funding (ETSS)
SME with employment size ≤ 200 or annual sales turnover ≤ S$ 100 million
Company must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
At leat 30% local shareholding is held by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
Employees are Singaporean / PR

SME can claim additional 20% of full gross fee under ETSS where applicable
To check ETSS eligibility, contact our programme advisor at +65 3158 9328
so that they could check directly with the Grant Calculator system on your eligibility.

  • Application Fee S$ 180.00
  • GST (7%) S$ 12.60
  • Total Application Fees(Inclusive of GST) S$ 192.60
ETSS
  • Full Course Fee S$ 23,565.00
  • Less: SSG Grant S$ 16,881.50
  • Less: ETSS S$ 4,327.00
  • GST (7%) S$ 467.82
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 2,824.32
Non ETSS
  • Full Course Fee S$ 23,565.00
  • Less: SSG Grant S$ 16,881.50
  • GST (7%) S$ 467.82
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 7,151.32
International Students
  • Application Fee S$ 650.00
  • GST (7%) S$ 45.50
  • Total Application Fees(Inclusive of GST) S$ 695.50
  • Full Course Fee S$ 23,565.00
  • GST (7%) S$ 1,649.55
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 25,214.55

Course Schedule (Full Time)

TaF.tc's Diploma in Footwear Design and Product Development
  • Date 31 May 2021 to 23 Sep 2021 View Schedules
  • Day Full Day
  • Time 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Corporate / Public Open to Public
  • Location HOME / CAMPUS
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Course Testimonials

Tan Poh Choo

I thoroughly enjoyed the footwear diploma programme, good content coverage for anyone with an interest to understand the Footwear Design business.

Samantha Leong

I have taken two diplomas from here so far - Diploma in Apparel Design and Product Development & Diploma in Footwear Design and Product Development. The footwear teachers are from Italy, Japan, Singapore and Spain. The apparel teachers are from Singapore. All of them are very knowledgeable and patient. The teachers also teach at Arsutoria (for footwear) and one of my sewing teachers was a former student at Central Saint Martins. I like their openness and willingness to share and help students who have no experience and, like me, can't even sew, scared of the sewing machine and heavy-duty machines, to be able to actually sew a dress and make 4 pairs of footwear with my own hands at the end of it. So it is a big accomplishment for me.

Clara Han

The course is very comprehensive. There are so many different modules from identifying leather to pattern making. Going through the diploma was very good, in the sense that it gave me exposure to the entire process of making shoes. And through it, I discovered my own strengths and weaknesses - what I like to do and what are my challenges. As I was doing the diploma, I also took up some other courses here and there. I did one course on the retail merchandising side and business planning. Let's say you want to start up your own business. There are skills and real-life experiences you can learn from these courses.