Footwearology for the Future
Learn how to apply the latest manufacturing processes, technologies and materials to create more sustainable footwear. ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED! NEW DATES FOR NEXT YEAR WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
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What is this course about?
Footwearology for the Future is our base course that will probably be a prerequisite for some of the other more advanced courses that we will develop in the future. It gives participants a broad knowledge base of current and innovative footwear manufacturing technologies and sustainable practices. The course includes 12 classes, scroll down to see a description of the subjects that will be covered.
Who is this course for?
This course is geared towards footwear professionals of all levels and from all parts of the world, ranging from seasoned 'shoe dogs' that want to brush up on their technical knowledge to recently graduated newbies that want to increase their chances of finding a job. Attention: this is not a design course, but a knowledge course, there will be no sketching involved! Knowledge of manufacturing and sustainability is essential for designers though and will greatly improve your design capabilities!
What is the course format?
All our online courses will use a flipped classroom system, meaning that you study theory at your own pace and will engage in online live classes to discuss any questions you might have and delve deepter into the subject matter. The course will take two hours of your time, each week. Every Monday you will receive 4-5 short videos that will discuss the class subject of that week from various angles. We require that you study these before you join the live class on Saturday afternoon (EU time, GMT+1) at a time frame that works for most time zones. Each week one or more experts will be present in the live class to help answer any questions and give examples from their daily practice. The live classes will also be recorded and you will receive these on Sunday. Whenever you can not be present at the live classes, you can email your questions to us ahead of time and you will be able to see the answers in the recording of the live class.
What is included in the course price?
Each week you will receive: 4-5 pre-recorded short videos of about 60 minutes in total, the recording of the one-hour live class and an e-book with quizzes to test your knowledge and with links to web pages, other publications or trade shows for further study. All class material will remain available to you for 6 months after the course has finished.
You will also get access to the course's social platform where you can ask questions and share experiences with your fellow students. We know from our offline classes how much you can also learn from other participants, since they are all footwear professionals as well. That is why we wanted to make sure our online courses will have the same level of interaction
There is no final exam, but there is a quiz to test your knowledge with each class. One you have completed all of those you will receive a certicate. Footwearology for the Future is a course for professionals. so you do not receive any university credits for this.
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