Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

FIDM is a specialised, private college dedicated to educating students for the Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design, and Entertainment Industries. 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.

It’s a place where creativity and careers merge. We’re hands-on and industry focused. We’re small enough to know our student's 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.

Best of FIDM:

Courses Overview: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Associate of Arts Degree in Fashion Design
Associate of Arts Degree in Fashion Knitwear Design
Associate of Arts Degree in Jewelry Design
Associate of Arts Degree in Textile Design
Bachelor of Design
Bachelor of Social Media
Associate of Arts Advanced Study Degree in Menswear

Life in Los Angeles

FIDM’s L.A campus is located on Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. along with the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art and highly-anticipated new Broad Museum. We’re just steps away from STAPLES Centre, L.A Live, and Grammy Museum. Our neighbors include hundreds of the cities most exciting restaurants and art galleries, as well as L.A’s fashion and jewelry district.

FIDM L.A. features innovative study spaces, a stunning Design Studio and the world-class FIDM Museum & Galleries. The campus has played a starring role as Lauren Conrad’s college on The Hills, and appeared in films such as Dinner for Schmucks and All About Steve and on TV shows such as Castle, Parenthood, Revenge and Private Practice. The school also has campus in San Francisco, Orange County and San Diego

Noteworthy Alumni

Designers Monique Lhuillier, Kevan Hall, and Leanne Marshall earned their degrees and launched their careers at DEBUT, our annual runway show that attracts over 10,000 people across three days.

Tuition and Scholarship Information

FIDM offers several different types of financial assistance. You may apply for federal and state grants and loans, merit-based tuition scholarships, work-study programs, and browse our Career Center listings for part-time employment. To learn more click here

FIDM Debut Runway Show 2018

FIDM Debut Show 2016: Francisco Flores

FIDM Debut Show 2016: Rychie Zheng

FIDM Debut Show 2016: Francesca Lake