Program Details

During the first week of "Leather finishing" students learn how footwear works and how to finish their own leather skins from within a footwear company. The Second week of "Online sneaker brand design" focuses on the creation of an innovative footwear br
Location:
Waalwijk, Netherlands
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
SLEM, the innovation and education institute for footwear, offers a unique summer program in which you will be able to start your own online footwear brand with minimum investment. The program is held in english, is two weeks long and intensive from Monday-Friday. It can also be followed one week at a time with the Leather finishing course or the Sneaker brand course for a one week program.

During the first week of "Leather finishing" students learn how footwear works and how to finish their own leather skins from within a footwear company. The Second week of "Online sneaker brand design" focuses on the creation of an innovative footwear brand online and the design and cup-sole construction of a shoe. The weeks can be taken separately but together they offer the experience of designing and creating not just your own shoe(s), but also your own brand and online store.

All our courses at SLEM are very innovative, yet very practical. We use experiential methods and apply theory. Our classes are small and made of industry professionals and students combined, offering high level professional training and advancement for all participants. Classes are open to candidates from all backgrounds as business and design knowledge are acquired and applied in practice during the program. Places are limited for each week so please contact us for further information.
Setting Description:
Courses take place in Waalwijk, the Netherlands, which is the center of a major footwear area. All courses are taught by industry experts and take place either at our inspiring location in Waalwijk or on location at factories/labs. We also offer affordable student housing.
Cost:
The program is sold in individual weeks; each week costs €499 excl. 21% VAT (€603,79); for a total of 1,207,58 including VAT, if applicable, for the two weeks. This does not include housing.

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