Safety and Security

Protecting the best thing about FIDM…our students

FIDM is dedicated to providing a safe learning environment. From free shuttle service and personal escorts to security cameras and personal identification checkpoints, the security system is seamless.

The FIDM Security Department's top priority is the safety of our students."
– Lief Nicolaisen, FIDM Los Angeles Director of Security

Campus Access and Security Services:

FIDM Los Angeles

  • 24-hour security at the main campus building
  • Security provided at all industry classrooms when class is in session
  • Security cameras in hallways
  • FIDM Student Photo ID required by staff and students to access campus
  • Free shuttle service for students to/from the Los Angeles main campus, Jewelry Design Studio, FIDM Housing (Met & Medici), and 7th Street Metro Center station on a continual basis when school is in session
  • Free personal escorts to 7th Street Metro Center Station and surrounding parking lots
  • Free escorts to The Annex and Hope Street Annex
  • Foot patrol between FIDM and The Annex
  • Security at the IDEA Center with guards at the front door and on each floor
  • Augmented Grand Hope Park patrol as needed

FIDM San Francisco

  • 24-hour security
  • FIDM Student Photo ID required by staff and students to access campus
  • Security cameras in elevators and hallways
  • Free escorts to Powell Street BART Station and nearby parking lots upon request

FIDM Orange County

  • 24-hour security provided by private security firm
  • Security cameras in elevators and hallways
  • FIDM Student Photo ID required by staff and students to access campus
  • Free personal escort service to parked cars

FIDM San Diego

  • 24-hour security provided by private security firm
  • Security cameras in elevators and hallways
  • Free personal escort service to cars parked as far away as Padres Parkade
  • FIDM Student Photo ID required by staff and students to access campus


Download the Annual Security Report for all campuses (PDF).