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Shoe Design

Postgraduated Data Sheet

Next editions:  October 2017 – March 2018
Duration: 5 month
Academic Value: 30 credits ECTS
Price: 3,275 €
Professional Intership Program
Degree: Postgraduate in Design of Footwear by the School of Design (ESDI)

Access: Official university degree or through work experience.

Handmade footwear in the fashion sector is the best example of this unique product. The know-how of artisans has been an art that has passed from generation to generation and is currently on the rise. Brands like Gucci or Louis Vuitton have great artisans showing their work in the store.

The purpose of the postgraduate course is to provide students with the basic knowledge to develop the necessary skills to create and design a collection of handmade shoes.


  • Acquire knowledge of market research to analyze current models of consumption, trends, and create new concepts related to handmade footwear today, new processes and materials.
  • Provide technical knowledge on footwear ergonomics and foot anthropometry.
  • Know how to design and make a collection of shoes.
  • Learn techniques, materials and finishes for the creation of footwear.
  • Know the marketing and communication strategies in the markets, as well as the operation in an industrial footwear company.

Academic Program

The postgraduate course consists of 30 ECTS credits that make up a total of 125 teaching hours.

It is structured in 5 modules:

  • History of footwear and trends study (04 ECTS)
  • Systems of visual representation of footwear (06 ECTS)
  • Materials and Manufacturing (08 ECTS)
  • Management, Business and Marketing (06 ECTS)
  • Final Project of Postgraduate (06 ECTS)

Management and Teaching Staff


Co-director of the Postgraduate course

Product designer by the ESDi School of Design. Throughout his professional career he has worked as a workshop manager in projects for Derbi, Mini or Zara and has designed for L’Oreal, Calvin Klein, Salomon, Fossil and Carolina Herrera. He also worked for the R & D team at Camper.

Currently he combines his work as a designer with teaching and also develops his personal project of food design in Biscuits Barcelona (

Helena Rodríguez

Co-director of the Postgraduate course

Graduated in Art History, she trained in the creation of handmade shoes and has worked for various fashion companies such as Cortana, El Ganso and El Terrat Produccions. With experience in styling and personal shopping, he has designed leather goods and accessories for the Peekaboo brand. Currently he combines design with teaching in footwear, offering know-how of patronage, apparatus and assembly, combining the craftsmanship with the semi-industrial process.

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