University of the Arts London

Educating the world’s creative shoe and accessory designers


The University’s Department of Footwear and Accessories combines a long tradition of technical manufacturing skills with innovative teaching of design. This has connected the historic reputation of the UK shoe industry to the huge global opportunities of contemporary creative industries. Its graduates occupy leading positions in international fashion. Their work adds value to the UK’s share in the important footwear and accessories market and underpins Britain’s creative image.