Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, also known as FIDM, is a privately owned and operated profitable college based in California. Its programs provide education and training in fashion, design, beauty, and entertainment.

There are about 25 Associate of Arts programs at the school, as well as undergraduate Business Management and Professional Studies degrees – including studies in product development and fashion design. The school’s MBA can also be taken through independent studies.

For the past year, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ Senior College and University Commission have provided recognition for the school, giving the institute an “Initial accreditation”. The National Association of Schools of Art and Design also recognizes the institute.

The college’s four campuses can be found throughout California in Orange County, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. FIDM also offers various eLearning opportunities for students seeking an online degree program. Currently, FIDM offer a Bachelor of Science program in Business Management entirely online.

The four campuses of Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) offer a wide variety of courses for students interested in many fields, such as fashion, graphic design, beauty, interior design and entertainment. There are degrees offered in Science in Business Management, Associate of Arts and nine others that result in Bachelor’s degrees in Professional Studies. Some of the specific areas of study include Entertainment Set Design and Decoration Footwear Design and Textile Production and Development, among others.

The four campuses are headlined by the San Francisco location, which is in Union Square and enrolls more than 600 students. The other campuses are in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County.

The school has earned its accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as well as with the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (213) 624-1200
Address: 919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90015-1421
Institution Type: Private for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Small ( 4,400+ undergrad )
Award Levels: Associate, Batchelor's
In-State Tuition $ 25,068
Out-of-State Tuition $ 25,083
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 20 to 1
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Majors and Degrees
Majors/Degrees AA/AS BS/BA
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Fashion Merchandising
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
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