BDes in Footwear Design and Production

Bachelors of Footwear Design and Production is a 4 years full time Undergraduate program. This is actually a study of Innovative design. This Includes the teachings of use of latest Graphic design tools & 2D, 3D Versions of CAD/CAM Systems. The Course enables to study & Analyse Design & grading of footwear patterns, molds & creating cutting dies for Manufacturing. Footwear Design and production students creates comfortable, innovative, haute couture footwear for Individual and Mass consumption. Therefore it mixes Development with Technology & intelligence for creating New shape & designs moreover to fulfill the rapidly growing demand of future & Allied Industry.

Merchandising plays a vital role in learning the requirement of the market and fulfilling. Footwear design of all (Men, Female & Kids)are being designed & developed.

Bachelors of Footwear Design and Production teaching pedagogy

BDes in Footwear Design and Production is taught in a pragmatic manner to better Live understanding with smart Digital Tools. The common teachings involves :-

  • Regular lectures.
  • Industry leaders experiences lectures.
  • Presentations.
  • Digital Tools Training.
  • Workshops.
  • Live Projects.
  • Field trips.
  • Internships.
  • Apprenticeship &
  • Training’s.

BDes in Footwear Design and Production Course Highlights

Course Full FormBachelors of Designing in Footwear Design and Production
Degree TypeGraduation.
Course ModeSemester wise
Eligibility12th Pass from Any Stream from Recognized Board or Equivalent.
Age LimitNo age Limit.
Medium of TeachingThe Course is Mostly taught in English but in Some Colleges in Hindi also.
Maximum DurationMaximum Duration provided is 7 years from the date of admission.
Skills RequiredGood communication skills, Good IQ, Presentation skills, High Patience & Observation, Drawing skills, Innovativeness, Creative nature.
Admission ProcessIt varies from College to College some require Entrance Exam followed by Interview. Some require SOP + Entrance Exam + Interview.
Employment OpportunitiesDesign consultancy firms, Footwear production, Trading, Retail and wholesale, Import or export industry, Merchandising, Product Manufacturing, Corporate businesses
Bdes Course Fees (Annual in Rs)Rs 2.0 lakhs to Rs 6.0 Lakhs per Annum (Including Admission Fees, Semester Fees, Examination Fees & all other Charges).
Higher EducationStudents have multiple options for Making career in Design as they can Persue M.Design (Masters of Design in Footwear Design and Production ), MA Design (Masters of Arts in Design – Footwear Design and Production ),
Career OpportunitiesQuality, Product Development, Merchandising, Designing, Range Buliding, Category Head, Buyer, Retail Merchandiser
Top RecruitersAdidas, Aditya Birla Group, Da Milano, Decathlon, Future Group, Arvind Brands, Bata India, Carlton
Top Job profilesFootwear Developer, Footwear Designer , Footwear Trade Analyst, Retail Store Manager (Shoes), Footwear Technician, Footwear Development Manager, Footwear Merchandiser
Average SalaryRs 4.5 lakhs to Rs 6 lakhs
Top Bdes Colleges in IndiaFDDI, Mewar University

BDes in Footwear Design and Production Entrance Exams in India

Entrance ExamsConducting BodiesExam DatesLast Date of Registration
Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED)Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay23rd January 2022Nov 16, 2021
NIFT Entrance ExamNational Institute of Fashion TechnologyLikely January 2022Tentatively December 2021
Pearl Academy Entrance ExamPearl AcademyFebruary Cycle – Written Exam: 5th February 2022 April Cycle – Written Exam: April 2022Feb Cycle – 31st January 2022
UPESDATUniversity of Petroleum and Energy StudiesMarch 2022, April 2022, May 202231st March 2022
NID Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT)National Institute of DesignSunday, 2 Jan, 2022Tuesday, 30 November 2021
ISDI ChallengeAtlas Skilltech UniversityEarly Cycle -31st October 2022 Regular Cycle – Tentatively February 2022Early cycle – 1st to 30th November 2021. Regular Cycle – Tentatively February 2022.
United World Institute of Design Entrance Exam (UIDDAT)Karnavati UniversityJanuary 30, 2022January 15, 2022
Sushant University Design Aptitude Test SUDATSushant University2nd February, 202225, February 2022

Best Career Options after BDes in Footwear Design and Production

There are many lucrative career options after BDes in Footwear Design and Production.

  • Persue Higher Education (Masters) of 2 years in Duration in Footwear Design and Production
  • Become an Entrepreneur and Start own business (Startup). Many Top BDes Colleges in India even provide seed funding to their passing out students for startups.
  • Various other lucrative job profiles are as following:-

Footwear Developer, Footwear Designer, Footwear Merchandiser, Footwear Trade Analyst, Retail Store Manager (Shoes), Footwear Technician, Footwear Development Manager, Footwear Educator, Blogger, You-tuber, Advertisement Model .

Bachelors of Design in Footwear Design and Production Syllabus

In Footwear Design & Production the foundation Course being taught are

Product Knowledge, Material Foundation, Design Foundation, Cutting Foundation, Closing Foundation, Component Foundation, Lasting Foundation, Basic Economics, CAD/CAM Operation, Pattern Cutting & Designing, Visual Merchandising, Pattern Engineering for various constructions & Range Building, Communication, Math & Statistic, Personality Development, Computer Science, Cutting, Closing, Component, Lasting, Finishing, Lab Testing, Community Development, Marketing, HRM, Organization Behaviour, Production Operation Management, Productivity Management, Merchandising, Polymer Technology, Production Planning & Control, Sports Shoe Technology, Supervision,TQM, Principal of Management, Basic Creative Designing, Product Costing, Ergonomics, Basic Science, Project Management etc.

1st year

Semester 1Semester 2
Product KnowledgeBusiness Communication
Applied Science & EngineeringMaterial    Study   
Fundamental of Computer Application  Basic Product Designing -I 
Communication Skill Basic Cutting Technology
Design FoundationBasic Closing Technology  
Environmental Science Basic Component Technology 
Essentials of Management   

2nd year

Semester 3Semester 4
Fundamentals of  Marketing & MerchandisingAdvanced Cutting Technology-1 
Basics of Economics and Accounts Advanced Closing Technology-1 
Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management Advanced Component Technology-1 
Basic Product Designing-II Advanced Lasting Technology
Basic Lasting Technology  Strategic Management 
Basic Finishing Technology Business statistics & research methodology 
 Factory Training  & Module based Projects  

3rd Year

Semester 5Semester 6
Advanced Cutting Technology-2  Personality Development-1 
Advanced Closing Technology-2 Product Costing  
Advanced Component Technology-2Introduction to Work study and Ergonomics 
Advanced Finishing Technology Polymer Technology- 1
Supply Chain Management & Total Quality ManagementFootwear Manufacturing Technology (Leather Shoe) 
Construction Industry Training with specialization based projects
Range Building      Personality Development-1
 Product Costing  
 Market Research 
 Footwear Fashion Merchandising-1 
 Industry Training with specialization based projects 

4th Year

Semester 7Semester 8
International Business  Dissertation and Portfolio Creation.
Personality Development-2  
Production and Operation Management   
Polymer Technology-2  
Marketing Management – 2  
Footwear Retailing  
Project Internship 
Footwear Manufacturing Technology (Sports shoe) 
International Business 
Documents Required for BDes in Footwear Design and Production Admission

Following Documents are required to Upload at the Time of application in BDes in Footwear Design and Production or Carry at the time of admission.

  • Mark sheet and pass certificate of your Class X or XII examination.
  • School leaving certificate
  • Entrance Exam Score Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Transfer certificate
  • Domicile certificate/ Residential proof certificate.
  • Character certificate/ Migration certificate
  • Caste Certificate
  • Proof of disability (if any)