About FIDM

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a private, specialized, professional, 4-year college dedicated to educating students for the fashion, digital arts, interior design, and entertainment industries. We offer Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts Professional Designation, and Associate of Arts Advanced Study Degree Programs.

FIDM is accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the most prestigious accreditation for art and design colleges.

Many FIDM Instructors are working professionals in their fields, bringing their expertise and daily exposure in the industry back into the classrooms and labs for the benefit of our students.

The Career Center has a dedicated staff of Career Advisors—more Career Advisors per student than any other college of our size—with the singular goal of providing industry-related internships and employment for our students and graduates. The online Career Network is available 24/7, with more than 1,800 unique new job postings per month. Our grads are highly marketable, and we have a strong employment rate across all of our majors. Everything about our curriculum and resources is geared toward ensuring that our grads are highly sought-after in the marketplace.

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FIDM’s four dynamic California campuses are located in the centers for fashion, entertainment, and action sports.