Accademia Riaci, Florence:
Study Shoe Making or Shoe Design in Italy - a world leader in Leather Art! Located in the heart of Florence, Accademia Riaci provides quality education in a wide range of art and design fields to Italian students and international students from around the world. We offer accelerated one-year and semester programs, professional one-year master courses, as well as short courses and summer courses. On completion of a one-year academic program, you will be awarded a Diploma. Our shoe making and shoe design courses are taught in Italian with English and Spanish interpreters.Email: Contact us belowShoe Design / Shoe Making Courses in Florence:
Taught in Italian with English or Spanish interpreters
• One-Year / Semester Programs:
- Shoe Making One Year Course:
Learn all the necessary techniques of shoe making, from basic to high-level, and acquire the knowledge and skills you need to start a career as a professional shoe maker.
- Shoe Making Semester Program:
In this course, you focus on acquiring solid basic shoe making skills in order to prepare for more advanced study.
You will learn basic shoe making, and gradually move onto making shoes with more complicated techniques, through the production of a pair of stylish men’s shoes and a pair of ladies pumps.
- Shoe Design One Year Course:
This course aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to start working as a professional shoe designer.
You create a collection of shoes with specific themes, such as specific markets or age groups, and select what designs, colors, or textiles to use.
- Shoe Design Semester Program:
Learn the processes of basic shoe design. You will study the structure of human feet, perform research on variation of materials and colors, draw several types of design, and prepare for more advanced design. You will learn about market trends and learn to express your free ideas into actual design.
• Master Course:
Academic Year & Semester study options available.
Learn authentic, top-level shoe making techniques, direct from Italian leather artisans with rich experience and the highest level of skills.
In this advanced course, you will explore various aspects of the shoe industry, including expression of creativity and techniques in shoe making process. In addition, you explore the practical process of sales and business, with emphasis on the practical application of your study to the shoe industry.
- Shoe Design
In this comprehensive course, you will pursue more advanced techniques of shoe design, and research and analyze patterns, colors, shapes, and design.
You will learn shoe design diversity, changes, and advanced application, and complete your own design. We aim to encourage the uniqueness of each student and convey it into design through original, free and rich expression.
• Short Courses:
- Shoe Making: Study for 6 / 8 / 14 weeks
- Shoe Design: Study for 1 / 2 / 4 / 8 / 12 / 24 weeks
• Summer Courses:
- Shoe Making Intensive: Study for 6 / 8 / 14 weeks
- Shoe Design: Study for 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 12 weeks