The Online Shoe Design Course

Short Course

  • Design & Shoemaking

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6 Months - 24 Lessons + 5 Day Workshop

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Learn from the comfort of your home with our online shoe design course. All lessons are taught via Virtual Learning with a tutor, have a lesson every week, and learn how to start your own shoe design business.

What You’ll
Be Learning
In This

Learn – Make – Sell

Layout of the Course
During the course you will learn how to design 3 -5 different styles, convert them into a technical pattern for a factory. Learn about shoe materials, leather, footwear design and technology. Focus on basic footwear making techniques. Style Architects can assist with the set up and guidance of your own home workshop or set you up with a local factory for production.

Method of Teaching
Our Online courses are taught differently compared to other colleges, as we provide private tutoring via Virtual Meeting platforms, as though they were in class with us. Each lesson is 2 hours of private tutoring, and students can chat with a lecturer for full understanding. Additional videos and learning materials are also provided for added learning. Students as far as Cape Town, Durban, East London, Ghana, Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Lesotho have done our online courses with great success.

Course Overview

Subjects Within the Course

  • Footwear Pattern Engineering
  • Shoe Sketching
  • Artistic Rendering
  • Materials & Technology
  • Client Presentation
  • Business & Branding
  • Manufacturing of Footwear (Theory)
  • History of Shoes
  • Shoemaking Skills (Practical)

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“…Thank you so much for making available such a great Online Footwear Design Course. You are such a great teacher… I definitely got more than my money’s worth. While doing this course, I’ve learnt more than shoe design. I’ve learnt more about myself, like being less afraid to make mistakes and taking more chances on being creative. So, I thank you for that. STYLE ARCHITECTS, YOU ROCK!!!…“

Louise Harrison, Cape Town – Online Shoe Design Course

What You Should Know

  • Tools
  • Enrollment Requirements
Tools Required
Tools Supplied

Students receive on payment of the course, a basic stationery pack. Materials needed to complete the 5 day workshop is supplied for by the school and is included in the tuition of the course. Any extra items students request or specific materials requested by students must be supplied by the student.

Tools for Purchase

Students can purchase components that is being used at the premises of the school. The school supplies shoemaking & handbag making tool kits, shoemaking lasts, handbag materials, machinery and consumables. Style Architects also designs technical patterns for purchase for handbag designs and shoe designs.

Enrollment Details
Days and Times

Students can choose when they would like to study, granted the time slot is available.

New Courses

July 2021 – November 2021
February 2022 – June 2022

The 5 day practical workshop will require students to attend classes in Johannesburg. Students have up to 6 months after their course to attend this workshop. The school has a number of B&B facilities in the area where students can reside. (This is at the cost of the student)
We are very understanding with our students, if they miss a lesson, we will arrange catch up lessons. (T&C Apply)

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