Upcoming Classes

2018 PENSOLE Master Class | New Balance x Modo

January 16, 2018 – February 6, 2018

Registration Deadline: December 10, 2017
Location: Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
Tuition: FREE

PENSOLE FOOTWEAR DESIGN ACADEMY is pleased to announce the launch of PENSOLE Master Class in Footwear Design, sponsored by New Balance and Modo by Foundry, the 3D modeling, texturing & rendering tool. The PENSOLE Master Class in Footwear Design is a hands-on, 3-week intensive footwear, color and material, and 3D design master class created to identify and introduce aspiring designers to the art of footwear design. The PENSOLE Master Class in Footwear Design starts out as a global search for the top (25) aspiring designers (15 Footwear, 5 Color and Material Design (“CMD”) and 5 3D Designers to attend the Master Class at New Balance’s Design and Development Facility in Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S.A* 5 PENSOLE graduates from the 2017 class were awarded with a 1-year paid apprenticeship at New Balance. As an apprentice you will work as a junior designer on everything from real inline projects to personal projects to build your portfolio. Apprentices will learn all aspects for footwear and design. Top students from this class will be considered for a 1-year apprenticeship at the New Balance Design Foundry** starting in June of 2018. * The total number of designers accepted to join the class may change without any notification to the public. **Participation in the Master Class does not guarantee eligibility for, or acceptance for, an apprenticeship with New Balance. New Balance reserves the right to offer any apprenticeships at its sole and absolute discretion. 3D Designers: Download the design for your modeling (Optional)

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S18 PNCA|PENSOLE Design Intensive

February 19, 2018 – May 11, 2018

Registration Deadline: December 1, 2017
Location: Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
Tuition: $9890

This accelerated program is designed to ready you for a career in the footwear and apparel industry. The 15-credit, 12-week intensive is offered through PNCA in partnership with PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy, the only school in the United States dedicated to footwear design. Students are accepted in one of the following tracks: Color & Material Design, Footwear Design, or Functional Apparel & Accessory Design.



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