Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
About Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM): FIDM's engaging learning environment and specialized professional curriculum develop graduates who become leaders in the industries of global design and business. Layering our degrees for a curated education path, we work with students one-one-one to build a unique college experience that perfectly aligns with their career goals. Under the guidance of faculty who are industry professionals, FIDM students learn to strategically integrate design thinking with technology, producing work that is grounded in critical and creative thought. Named by the University Network as one of the top 10 sustainable fashion schools in the world, we uphold sustainability as a core tenet throughout our programs.
At FIDM, we believe in a dynamic classroom approach that integrates knowing and doing. Via Classroom Partner Projects and FIDM SuperLabs™, students generate innovative design and business solutions for top brands, giving students the opportunity to collaborate with companies, build their portfolios, and put what they’re learning in the classroom to work.
Our Industry Partnerships are with some of the world’s most recognizable and influential brands. Classroom collaborators include Disney, Nike, Nars, Victoria’s Secret, PacSun, Converse, Levi’s, Pixar, and so many more. Part-time work and internships with companies like J Brand Jeans, L’Oréal, ColourPop, NBC Universal, Nordstrom, and Anthropologie are an integral part of the curriculum.
FIDM Alumni include world-renowned fashion designer Monique Lhuillier; Rea Ann Silva, Founder of Beautyblender; Sarah Truly Beers, VP of Franchise Creative & Marketing at Marvel; Kia Ragland, Director of Global Product Development at Smashbox Cosmetics, costume designer Trish Summerville (Red Sparrow, Westworld, Gone Girl, Hunger Games: Catching Fire); Johanna Lageder, Senior Production Manager and Assistant to VP of Production at Set+Stage Creative; and Jonathan Gitlin, President of TV/Streaming & Gaming at Create Advertising, and that’s just to name a few.
We have over 50 years of experience helping students build an incredible network as they gain knowledge and job experience, so that when they graduate, they’re ready to launch a successful career.
"FIDM is an extraordinary college, where I had the pleasure of earning my Merchandise Marketing AA degree. The Fashion Institute gives their students access to several of the highest ranked research databases, even after graduation. In addition, the professors at FIDM have gained knowledge through physically working in the industry, in which they can provide students with more insight and a visual understanding of the required criteria. If you attend FIDM, you will see the fashion industry in a different light and understand the industry inside and out before being immersed into it."
- Kenzie T.
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