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Career Guidance / Footwear Design

About Us

“Designing footwear is not merely about aesthetics – one cannot concentrate only on colour and design of footwear, its fit, size, comfort and functionality is most important.” ~Sabbah Sharma, Footwear Designer India is emerging as the leading footwear destination in the world with numerous global footwear brands clamoring to enter the market. Footwear designing begins with a plan to sketch patterns and designs in scale drawings (either paper sketches by hand or on computer-aided software or a mix of both) and creating sample prototypes. Then it is about converting the conceptualized design into actual footwear for wearing. Designers are usually involved in this production stage. It is one of the most technical design careers.

Career Way

Course in Footwear Design & Product Development
Level Under-Graduate
Duration 4 years
Eligibility 10+2 (for Bachelor/Diploma/Certificate Courses), 10th class (only for some certificate courses), B. Des. (Footwear/Technology/Design)/Graduation in any related discipline (for M. Des.), Some colleges have specific age requirements for admission
Entrance Exam Different colleges/institutes have different criteria. Some of the well- known entrance tests are: FDDI AIST (Footwear Design and Development Institute All India Selection Test), NIFT Entrance Exam Some colleges take direct admissions on merit basis.
Specialization --
Average Course Fee ₹25,000 to ₹8,00,000
Mode Regular
Goal Footwear Designer, Trend Analyst, Merchandiser, Trainer
 

Colleges

Anna University, Chennai
Central Footwear Training Institute, Agra
Central Footwear Training Institute, Chennai
CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai
Footwear Design & Development Institute, Noida
Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI), Chandigarh
Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI), Chennai
Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI), Fursatganj
Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI), Hyderabad
Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI), Jodhpur
Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI), Kolkata
Government Leather Institute, Agra
Harcourt Butler Technical University (HBTI), Kanpur
Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology, Muzaffarpur
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Chennai
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Gandhinagar
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi

Key Skills

Accuracy and Precision
Communication Skills
Creativity

Career Prospectous

Footwear Designer
Footwear Technologist
Product Designer
Merchandiser
Trend Analyst
Trainer
Quality Controller
Marketing Executive
Management Trainee
Freelance Designer
CAD Specialist
Footwear Technician

Salary

Like in any other field the remuneration in this field depends on qualification, experience and, area in which one works. One could get an initial pay of ₹10,000 to ₹20,000 per month.

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