Past Program

Italy: Shoe Design and Prototyping

Italy Wintersession Shoe Design & Prototyping travel course interlaces Apparel and Automotive Design studies grown from the culture and creative muse of Italy. This introspective and shared investigation evokes both industries' design arenas and thoroughly explores the process of shoe development from shared perspectives.

At-A-Glance

What
Wintersession Travel Course
Where
  • Torino, Italy
  • Bologna, Italy
  • San Miniato, Italy
When
Winter 2017

Course Dates: Jan 4, 2017 — Feb 7, 2017

Who
Open to RISD students, Brown University students
Faculty
Academic Credits
6
Department
  • Apparel
Course Numbers
  • APPAR-3052-01
Cost
$4140

Includes accommodation, field trips, local transportation, all meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance.

Italy: See Naples and Die
Naples, Italy 2019
Italy: See Naples and Die
Naples, Italy 2019
Italy: See Naples and Die
Naples, Italy 2019

Full Course Description

Italy Wintersession Shoe Design & Prototyping travel course interlaces Apparel and Automotive Design studies grown from the culture and creative muse of Italy. This introspective and shared investigation evokes both industries' design arenas and thoroughly explores the process of shoe development from shared perspectives. Students will participate in journal based self-study explorations throughout the course in response to the people and places encountered during the journey. The final two weeks immerses each student into making wearable shoe prototypes alongside Italian footwear technicians in a hosted Italian school of footwear. Upon return to RISD, students have the opportunity to curate and exhibit their shoes in a shared gallery space.

Program Details

Wintersession Travel Courses are open to all RISD + Brown University students. To apply for a Wintersession Travel Course, you must:

  • attend an infosession with faculty (general or course-specific)
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application (Note: Students seeking exception to this academic policy should contact the Registrar at registrar@risd.edu with any questions.)
  • be in good standing in terms of conduct and finances
  • First year students must provide approval from the Dean of Experimental & Foundation Studies as part of their applications.
  • Brown University students are eligible to apply, but priority will be given to RISD students.

Per Student Financial Service requirements, students who plan to travel on school-sponsored trips must first pay their student account in full. Students with an account balance are ineligible for travel and may forfeit any funds already used to book travel arrangements. Contact Student Financial Services at sfs@risd.edu with any questions.

Co-Requisite Courses

Students will receive 3-credits APPAR non major elective.

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