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

Diploma Footwear Design and Product Development

TaF.tc's Footwear Diploma will teach skills required to launch your footwear industry career, such as entrepreneurship, fit evaluation, shoe-making and design.

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.

Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

 

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The Details

  • Total Maximum Months

    Full Time: 4-5
    Part Time: 11-12

  • Mode Of Learning

    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.

  • 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

The TaF.tc Difference

Practical Industry Knowledge

Everything you learn at TaF.tc can be applied to your professional life in fashion and will be taught by industry practitioners through interactive workshops, whether online or in TaF.tc's Sewing Labs.

Global Network of Entrepreneurs and Experts

Our partners and advisors are as close to home as Thailand or Japan and as far as Italy or the UK. Tap into a professional community built over decades of industry immersion.

Post-Graduate Career Support

Our career support connects you to jobs available on the market, opportunities for further studies, and resources to help you start your own brand.

Curriculum

Course Duration

SSG Approved Training & Assessment Hours : 442
Modules (15)

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. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Footwear Quality and Fit Evaluation SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:22:00 Training Hours:20:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

Take your design from paper to working digital file using computer aided design software such as adobe illustrator. You will learn how to draw various shoe designs and render them on this platform to reflect the qualities and details of your design. A must technique for every designer to convey your creative concepts in a professional presentation with technical specifications. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Digital Footwear Design SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:36:00 Training Hours:32:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:04:00 View Module

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. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Athletic Shoes Fundamentals SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:16:00 Training Hours:15:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

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. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Footwear Leather and Materials SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:22:00 Training Hours:12:00 e-Learning Hours:08:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

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. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Footwear Component and Construction SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:22:00 Training Hours:12:00 e-Learning Hours:08:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

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. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Footwear Branding and Buying Strategy SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:34:00 Training Hours:32:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

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. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Footwear Design Sketching SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:32:00 Training Hours:20:00 e-Learning Hours:10:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

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. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Shoe Making: Athletic Shoes SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:24:00 Training Hours:23:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

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. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Footwear Technical Specifications and Costing SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:22:00 Training Hours:20:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

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. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Shoe Making: Ladies' Court Shoes SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:34:00 Training Hours:32:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

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. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Intermediate Footwear Pattern Making SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:32:00 Training Hours:30:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

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. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Shoe Making: Ladies’ Sandals SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:34:00 Training Hours:32:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

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. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Basic Footwear Pattern Making SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:32:00 Training Hours:30:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

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. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Footwear Design Collection SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:38:00 Training Hours:36:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

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. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Shoe Making: Men’s Shoes SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:42:00 Training Hours:40:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module
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. TaF.tc diploma and advance diploma are accredited by institutes globally. For more information please go here to check our accreditations or to contact Louise Clement at louiseclement@taftc.org or Miriam at miriam@taftc.org.

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You will need a laptop OR computer OR tablet*, whichever you prefer, for viewing your E-books and E-Learning.
*Devices need to have a working camera and a microphone.

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Not at all! You can enrol for our Diploma programme without any prior experience, as long as you have a passion for fashion!

The Footwear Diploma will be split into 5 main categories which will cover the fundamentals of footwear, design & sketching, business modules, shoemaking, and a final capstone project to wrap up everything you’ve learnt in the Diploma.

Yes we will! Whether it's through promoting your brand on our alumni portal THE LABEL SG, or providing mentorships and consultations to further your studies, we’ve got your back!

Most definitely! Upon completion of your Diploma programme, you will be awarded a hardcopy WSQ Diploma certificate from us, and you can also access the softcopy via your MySkillsFuture portal!

As an Edutrust and Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) certified training centre, with 11 top fashion schools recognising our Diplomas for accreditation programmes like Paris College Of Art and Atelier Chardon Savard, TaF.tc continues to stay in line with leading national and international fashion industry standards.

The courses are conducted in the form of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, case studies, practical exercises, and hands-on activities. You will then be assessed on the work you have done with a final evaluation at the end of every course.

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