FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

225 Faculty Members | 11:01 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

FIDM's focused curriculum integrates creative and leadership skills to develop graduates for the global industries of Fashion, Visual Arts, Interior Design and Entertainment. Combined with these skills, FIDM graduates value ethical choice, demonstrate an awareness of cultural diversity, communicate effectively, think critically and possess the knowledge of technology essential to their professions.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$32,645

Out of state

$32,645
Graduate

In state

$42,240

Out of state

$42,240

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
78%
Did not receive aid
22%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 43.0% $5,874
State/local grants 15.0% $5,400
Institutional grants 59.0% $7,394
Loans 57.0% $8,578

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Paying for college

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Applying for financial Aid

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
      • A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets. Examples: [Social Media Marketing] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Fashion Merchandising
      • A program that prepares individuals to promote product lines/brands, and organize promotional campaigns, at the wholesale level to attract retailer interest, wholesale purchasing, and supply contracts. Includes instruction in wholesaling, wholesale advertising, selling, and customer relations. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
    • Apparel and Textile Manufacture
      • A program that focuses on the design, development, and production of textile products and related processes and systems. Includes instruction in functional and aesthetic design, human factors research, production planning, manufacturing processes, quality assessment, and distribution systems. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
      • A program that focuses on marketing research and management as applied to the products and services of the apparel and textile industries. Includes instruction in applicable principles of textile and apparel design and manufacturing, sales and distribution systems, domestic and international market research, profitability, consumer research, and the design and implementation of marketing campaigns. See other colleges that offer this major
  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Design and Visual Communications, General
      • A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Industrial and Product Design
      • A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences via the creation of effective forms, shapes, and packaging for manufactured products. Includes instruction in designing in a wide variety of plastic and digital media, prototype construction, design development and refinement, principles of cost saving, and product structure and performance criteria relevant to aesthetic design parameters. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Fashion/Apparel Design
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional design of commercial fashions, apparel, and accessories, and the management of fashion development projects. Includes instruction in apparel design; accessory design; the design of men's', women's', and children's' wear; flat pattern design; computer-assisted design and manufacturing; concept planning; designing in specific materials; labor and cost analysis; history of fashion; fabric art and printing; and the principles of management and operations in the fashion industry. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Interior Design
      • A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional planning, designing, equipping, and furnishing of residential and commercial interior spaces. Includes instruction in computer applications, drafting, and graphic techniques; principles of interior lighting, acoustics, systems integration, and color coordination; furniture and furnishings; textiles and their finishing; the history of interior design and period styles; basic structural design; building codes and inspection regulations; and applications to office, hotel, factory, restaurant and housing design. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Graphic Design
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Costume Design
      • A program that prepares individuals to design and select costumes for characters in theatre and the performing arts and to serve as part of a production team. Includes instruction in costume design, script analysis, theory and criticism, period styles, history of costume, stage makeup, rendering, and costume construction. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      • A program that prepares individuals to communicate dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the making and producing of films and videos. Includes instruction in theory of film, film technology and equipment operation, film production, film directing, film editing, cinematographic art, film audio, techniques for making specific types of films and/or videos, media technologies, computer image making, multi-media production, and the planning and management of film/video operations. Examples: [Cinema Production] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Jewelry Arts
      • A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions by fashioning jewelry from gems, other stones, and precious metals. Includes instruction in design concepts, electroforming, enameling, gemology, lapidary technique and art, metal and non-metal casting and molding, metal coloring, metalsmithing and finishing, personal style development, photo etching, and stone cutting and polishing. See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
38.64%
  • Apply 1,615
  • Accepted 624
  • Attend 341

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$25
Graduate
$25

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Required
  • Recommendation letter

    Required
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Recommended
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Required
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Recommended
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Required
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
83%
Male Students
17%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian32.24%
  2. Hispanic/Latino23.01%
  3. Two Or More Ethnicities17.39%
  4. Asian11.24%
  5. Black8.54%
  6. Not Specified5.3%
  7. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1.17%
  8. American Indian/Alaska Native1.11%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

2,633

Undergraduate students

2,586

Graduate students

47

Attendance breakdown

Full time
85%
Part time
15%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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