FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

26 Faculty Members | 7:1 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

No information

Out of state

No information

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
86%
Did not receive aid
14%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 45.0% $6,699
State/local grants 33.0% $6,202
Institutional grants 81.0% $6,189
Loans 57.0% $7,385

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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
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
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Undergraduate Majors X

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
    • 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
  • 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

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
32.2%
  • Apply 118
  • Accepted 38
  • Attend 21

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$25
Graduate
No information

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
81%
Male Students
19%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian27.43%
  2. Hispanic/Latino24.78%
  3. Asian23.89%
  4. Black7.96%
  5. Two Or More Ethnicities6.21%
  6. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander5.31%
  7. Not Specified4.42%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

206

Undergraduate students

206

Attendance breakdown

Full time
87%
Part time
13%

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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