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The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising or FIDM is a co-educational, specialized private college located in California dedicated to educating students for the Fashion, Entertainment, Interior Design, and Graphic Design industries.[1]

FIDM offers a 2-year associate of arts degree, advanced study programs, and a bachelor of science degree program in business management. FIDM has over 6,500 full-time students and 1000 staff and faculty members.

FIDM has four campuses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Orange County, California. It is accredited by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).


Degree programs

Two Year Specialized Programs (A.A. Degree)
Merchandise Marketing, Graphic Design, Merchandise Product Development, Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing, Apparel Manufacturing Management, Fashion Design, Visual Communication, Digital Media, Textile Design, Interior Design, Jewelry Design

Four Year Bachelor of Science Program (B.S. Degree)
Business Management

One Year Advanced Study Programs (A.A. Degree)
Interior Design, Theatre Costume Design, Film & Tv Costume Design, Fashion Design, Visual Communications, International Manufacturing & Product Development, Footwear Design [2] Fashion merchandisers may have an office where they meet with employees, business people, and other fashion professionals. They may have their own staff. They may make rounds through the store to check displays and to talk t employees. They attend meetings and social affairs outside of their company to size up the competition and to keep up on local events. Fashion merchandisers, promote new fashions in clothing, accessories, and furnishings in order to persuade customers to accept and buy them. They also advise buyers and merchandise managers on style trends assist in advertising and promotion, and handle fashion shows. Also fashion merchandisers read journals and trade papers, go to fashion and trade shows in the United States and in Europe, shop other stores, view art exhibitions at museums, and study the consumer market. According to Chronicle Guidance Publications of Fashion merchandise.

Notable alumni

Notable instructors


  1. ^ FIDM: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising: California Schools Colleges Degree Programs
  2. ^ 16 Majors Preparing Students for Careers in Fashion, Interior, Graphics, & Entertainment : FIDM
  3. ^ Monique Lhuillier - FIDM Alumni In Focus
  4. ^ FIDM Magazine:
  5. ^ Project Runway - Santino Rice's Bio is Available Online - Official Bravo TV Site
  6. ^ Nick Verreos : Alumni : Fashion Design : Associate of Arts : FIDM
  7. ^ Kelly Arsenian : Alumni : Fashion Design : Associate of Arts : FIDM
  8. ^ Careers After FIDM : Fashion Design : Associate of Arts : FIDM

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