What will I learn?


This Footwear Diploma is a first of its kind in Singapore. If you are thinking of starting your own shoe brand, own a shoe store, or seek a shoe buying job in the Fashion Industry, this programme is definitely for you! Its 15 modules will give you a comprehensive overview from shoe design, pattern making, construction, sales & marketing insights, costing and quality control. TaF.tc and Arsutoria, a world-renowned Italian Footwear institution, which trained Nine West, Aldo, Nike and LVMH, have jointly developed this programme. Arsutoria trainers will jointly deliver this programme. There is an undeniable need for knowledgeable & skillful shoes experts in the industry and this is possibly one of the best Footwear Diploma Courses in South-East Asia.

Course Structure

TaF.tc's Diploma in Footwear Design and Product Development will be conducted in the form of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, case studies, practical exercises, role plays and hands-on activities.


  • Footwear Components and Construction
  • Introduction to Leather and Materials for Footwear
  • Technical Specifications and Costing for Footwear
  • Quality and Fit Evaluation for Footwear
  • Footwear Pattern Making: Basic
  • Footwear Pattern Making: Intermediate
  • Shoe Making: Ladies' Sandals
  • Shoe Making: Ladies' Pumps
  • Shoe Making: Men's Derby
  • Footwear Brand Management and Buying Strategy
  • Footwear Design Sketching
  • Footwear Design Collection
  • Digital Footwear Design
  • Shoe making: Athletic Shoes
  • Athletic Shoes Fundamentals

Career Opportunities

  • Retail Professional
  • Assistant Merchandiser
  • Product Development Executive
  • Assistant Designer
  • Marketing Executive
  • Assistant Buyer

Which department am I in?

Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre

Study options

Full Time (4 months)

Tuition fees
Full course fee: SG $23,565; Singaporeans and Permanent Residents are eligible for funding
Start date

Expected April, August 2022


Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre

298 Tiong Bahru Road,

Central Plaza #14-06,

168730, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

  • High School Diploma equivalent to GCE ‘O’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
  • Qualifications from professional institutes may be considered on a case-by-case basic AND/OR
  • Pass TaF.tc Entrance Test

English Language Requirement

  • Possess a minimum credit in English at GCE ‘O’ Level or its equivalent OR
  • IELTS score 4.5 or TOEFL score 450