About M.Des in Footwear Design

With the moving times, the concepts, designs and materials used in the designing of footwear have also evolved, with the new and modern concepts reshaping both the scope of the economy and trends in fashion. As a way of shaping within the students the much needed knowledge and understanding in regards to designing footwear, the Faculty of Design offers a 2 year masters program in Footwear Design. The footwear design program deals with the understanding of design, production and marketing of footwear keeping in consideration the global market. It provides technical training and a wide variety of options to choose from in the specific specializations in the fields of footwear production, marketing, design and retail which leads to career opportunities in the various aspects of the field.  The curriculum has been strategically designed in such a way which provides the students with an indepth exposure into the theoretical aspects of design as well as the practical understanding of footwear design. To ensure this practical learning experience, the students are trained under the instruction of highly skilled and trained faculties who go on to train and groom the students within the various aspects of the field, keeping in mind the contemporary aspects of the industry. The footwear design ranges in the categories of luxury footwear, sporing footwear, essential foowear and protective footwear. The students also go on to follow extensive research in this field to ensure their continous relevence. Thus, pursuing this program will provide students with the ability to navigate the fashion industry from both a creative design, and a innovative business perspective.


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M.Des in Footwear DesignProgram Outcomes

Why Study M.Des in Footwear Design

The rising demand in luxury and essential footwear has ushered in a new age of modern shoe concepts which will provide students with the most in-depth understanding into the modern and contemporary shoe design industry. Students who get to study this program will gain a step ahead in their careers as they will be able to provide effective and practical solutions which will meet the needs of the industry.
Store Manager

Store Manager

An ability to demonstrate management skills to control and enhance the fashion industry.

Footwear Distributor

An ability to communicate, design and innovate work for clients and consumers who are interested in a series of footwear designs and concepts.

Footwear Distributor
Merchandise Planner/ Educator

Merchandise Planner/ Educator

An ability to comprehend the manner in which environmental and cultural factors impact fashion.

Footwear Designer

An ability to design various shoe concepts which will meet the needs of a specific market, age group, gender, etc to meet the expectations of quality and cost.

Footwear Designer
Showroom Manager

Showroom Manager

An ability to demonstrate growth in personal and professional responsibility.

Duration: 2 years (Semester System)



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Eligibility Criteria

The candidate shall have completed graduation from recognized university


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M.Des in Footwear Design feesFees


M.Des in Footwear Design


* Tuition Fees may vary depending on the Country/ State in which the candidate has passed their qualifying examination.

M.Des in Footwear Design CurriculumCurriculum

Anatomy and solid modelling of Foot

Product testing & Quality control

Footwear Material & Process technology

Footwear Lasting and Finishing Technology

Footwear development I- techniques, research & applications (Lab)

Footwear Development: : Research, Design & Application

Advanced CAD

Footwear Business Management

Footwear Design & Technical illustration

Technologies in the footwear Industry (Cutting and closing )

Research Methodology

Marketing and Brand Management

Consumer interface and Designers



Photography & portfolio development

Industrial Training / Research Project

Footwear Industry & International Business

Statistics and Seminar

Safety and Footwear of physically challenged

Electives_3_FWD (Compulsory Course-I)




M.Des in Footwear Design Curriculum Laboratories


Design Studio

As a way of developing the practical skills of the students, the Faculty of Design has a designated studio that develops the practical skills and understanding of the students which exposes their

M.Des in Footwear Design CurriculumActivities

Architecture, Fine Arts & Design Expo 2019

As a concluding mark to their academic journey, the budding architects, designers and fine arts students of Parul University, made an outstanding display of their artistic, and innovative creativity during the recently held academic exhibition. With their cutting-edge thought process and their understanding of five years of education, the students of the faculties of architecture, fine arts and design showcased their final year projects. This was a pure result of hard work, commitment and dedication on the part of the student and their faculties. The students explored a diversified blend of projects, with themes covering the various aspects of political, environmental, psychological, cultural and the social elements.

Workshop on Applique work by Ruma Devi

Ruma Devi, a popular traditional handicraft artisan from Rajasthan visited the Faculty of Design - Parul University and conducted a workshop, wherein she instructed the students regarding the essential elements of applique handloom. Design students at PU also got the opportunity of exhibiting Ruma Devi's quintessential designs, along with their own clothing designs during a fashion show organized in honor of her visit.

Master Class on Fashion Designing by Anna Singh

Two-time National Award winning costume designer Anna Singh had a conversation with Fashion Design students at Parul Institute of Design. She conducted a master class on fashion design and shared her experience of designing costumes for over 1001 movies and the commonwealth games. She instructed the students regarding the various aspects of fashion design which match the contemporary demands of the industry.

International Art and Sculpture Festival

A series of Workshops are conducted for the students with an intention to develop various skill sets required to evolve as a Designer and to understand the principles of working with different materials such as clay, siforex, wood, bamboo, etc. and media such as pencil, colors, paints, charcoal, etc. The students are also given an exposure of various brainstorming sessions conducted by various External experts from the industry and profession, by virtue of which they would eventually evolve as good and sensible designers.

Fashion Stylization Workshop

Shri. Bhavin Patel, Assistant Professor in Parul Institute of Design conducted a one day workshop on "Fashion Stylization" on December 30, 2017 at International Institute of Fashion Design, Vadodara. The students of the 3rd year in IIFA, Vadodara participated in the workshop and learnt about Fashion Illustration Method adopted in Draping and Rendering. The participants and the institute expressed their gratitude to Shri. Bhavin Patel for sharing his invaluable knowledge in the field of design through this workshop.