|| Jun 02, 2017
We're excited to announce that we're partnering with PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy on the new PNCA/PENSOLE Design Intensive, a 15-credit, one semester program designed to ready students for careers in the footwear industry. PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy was founded in 2010 by D’Wayne Edwards, who, at 30, was one of the youngest Design Directors in Nike’s history and is one of only a handful of designers who has designed an AIR JORDAN. Since its founding, PENSOLE has placed more than 200 young designers in industry positions.
Applications will open shortly, and the program begins September 25th, 2017. The competitive program is open to applicants of various educational backgrounds. 30 students will be admitted.
A second intensive is planned for the spring 2018. And we are planning to develop the intensive into a full major by Fall 2018.
Students can choose from three areas of focus: Footwear, Apparel and Accessories, and Color and Material Design, and will work in teams of three to develop products for major brands including Adidas, Under Armour, Nike, Puma, Jordan, New Balance, Vans, The Northface, Cole Haan, ECCO, and Vibram.
Stay tuned for application information!