Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - FIDM
Selected programs:
USA / Los Angeles
Other locations: Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco,
Institution Description
FIDM is a specialized, private college dedicated to educating students for the Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design, and Entertainment Industries.
It’s a place where creativity and careers merge. We’re hands-on and industry focused. We’re small enough to know our students’ names, but big enough to have the industry contacts and resources to help them meet their goals.
We don’t just prepare our students for a job; we prepare them for a career.

FIDM is an internationally recognized force in the Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design and Entertainment Industries. Whether creating strong industry partnerships with companies who mentor students inside and outside the classroom or cultivating relationships with top brands, our goal is to create incredible career opportunities for our students and graduates.

FIDM Facts
  •     22 creative majors
  •     2-year Associate of Arts Degrees
  •     Associate of Arts Professional Designation & Advanced Study Degree Programs
  •     4-year Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management
  •     8,000 students, 500 faculty members
  •     Accreditation: WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and NASAD (National Association of      Schools  of Art and Design)
  •     Rolling admissions with classes starting quarterly
  •     Powerful network of 55,000 alumni.
  •     Four campuses strategically placed in the centers of California’s #1 industries: Fashion, Entertainment, and Manufacturing
  •     Industry-driven curriculum
  •     Dedicated faculty of industry professionals
  •     Famous graduates
  •     Housing assistance for all students
  •     Committed Advisory Board of over 100 top industry professionals
  •     Professional Career Development Center for students, graduates, and alumni with assistance throughout their entire industry careers free of charge
  •     Of the eligible graduates actively seeking work, over 90% of graduates in all majors and programs found employment within six months of graduation.
  •     Competitive tuition for a specialized, professional education
  •     International students
  •     The prestige and credentials of a college with a long 40-year history
  •     General Studies geared toward a specialized A.A. Degree
  •     Study Tours and Exchange Programs: Paris, Rome, Milan, Florence, London, Mexico City, New York, and Asia
  •     Annual televised and internationally webcast DEBUT Runway Show
  •     The perfect marriage between education and industry