Launch a Career in Only Two Years at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising is a specialized, private, co-educational college that educates students for the fashion, graphics, interior design, digital media, and entertainment industries. Students can launch themselves, in as little as two years, into an educational environment designed to prepare them to match their goals to industry needs. The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising has graduated nearly 50,000 students in its 40-year history. FIDM is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
With a growing reputation as a platform that provides future success in the worlds of fashion, entertainment and design, FIDM enables its students to find outstanding career opportunities while in school and upon graduation. FIDM connects students to internships that allow students to gain hands-on experience in the field that they are pursuing. Graduates are also encouraged to use the job placement services to connect to people within the industry. After attending classes on campuses in close proximity to Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other California hotspots for fashion and innovation, graduates are able to quickly identify and pursue the best available career opportunities in their chosen industry.
A Specialized, Private College with A.A. and B.S. Degree Programs and Career Placement Opportunities
The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising offers Associate of Arts degrees in Apparel Industry Management, Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing, Digital Media, Fashion Design, Footwear Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, International Manufacturing and Product Development, Jewelry Design, Merchandising & Marketing (or Product Development), Textile Design, Theater Costume Design, Film and TV costume Design, and Visual Communication. In addition to its Associate of Arts programs, FIDM offers a four year Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree accredited by WASC-ACSCU.
All of these programs offer a highly specialized curriculum in a specific major combined with a core general education/liberal arts requirements. Department chairs and advisers provide assistance to students in selecting the correct sequence of courses to allow them to complete their degree requirements. For more information on FIDM majors and curriculum please visit: http://fidm.edu/en/majors/
Individual Development and Educational Assistance (IDEA) centers at each campus provide students with additional educational assistance to supplement classroom instruction. Services are available in the areas of writing, mathematics, computer competency, study skills, research skills, and reading comprehension.
Every student enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising is partnered with one of the most important services offered by the institute, which is career planning and job placement. FIDM's Alumni Job Search site is available 24/7 and is exclusive to FIDM students and graduates. With a database of over 10,000 employer contacts and more than 19,000 postings/internships a year, FIDM connects students and FIDM graduates with both national and international companies. Ninety percent of graduates are successfully employed in their field of study within six months of graduation. Because of the colleges long-standing industry relationships, many firms come to FIDM first to recruit FIDM students for company positions. View the college's Gainful Employment Disclosure Sheet here.
A California College with Campuses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Orange County
FIDM's four California campuses are centrally located near industry-driven metro cities such as the famed Los Angeles Fashion District, Orange County's thriving surf wear industry, San Diego's growing film and television industry, and the headquarters of Pottery Barn, Levis, and Gap in San Francisco. Near all of the FIDM campuses are an array of activities and options for students who want to extend their college experience outside the classroom. Whether students are interested in exploring urban cultural centers and fashion meccas in L.A. or simply looking for some quiet time outdoors, there are more than enough choices for everyone.
FIDM students have access to all of the best that California has to offer -- from the big cities to the unspoiled landscapes, the college experience at FIDM delivers the best of all worlds. The proximity of the school's California locations to some of the most fashion-forward destinations in the world makes the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising that much more attractive for students whose aspirations are to make an impact in the fashion, design, or entertainment industry! Take a virtual tour of the campuses and locations.
Majors & Degrees
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business, Management, And Marketing Related|
|Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management|
|Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Apparel And Textile Manufacturing|
|Visual And Performing Arts||Associate||Bachelors|
|Cinematography And Film/video Production|
|Design And Visual Communications|
|Industrial And Product Design|
|Metal And Jewelry Arts|
|Type||Application Closing||Notification Date||Rolling Admissions|
|Fall freshmen||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
|Other early decision plan||Not reported||Not reported|
|Transfer||Not reported||Not reported|
Tuition & Fees
Debut Fashion Show, Toys for Tots Toy Drive and MODE Launch Party
learning services design studios
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Cross-Cultural Student Alliance, Fashion Industry Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Student Council and FIDM MODE Magazine