The Student Activities Office coordinates involvement with a variety of nationally-recognized clubs, providing a comfortable atmosphere for networking with other students while making important connections in the professional world. Clubs meet regularly on campus.
The FIDM Alumni Association keeps FIDM Grads connected and provides up-to-the-minute alumni news and important industry information. With 44 Alumni Chapters in the U.S. and around the world, the Alumni Association provides graduates with access to a valuable personal network that includes more than 55,000 members worldwide. Twice annually, grads can view online the award-winning Alumni Magazine Dialogues featuring a wealth of industry and career focused information about Alumni achievements. LiveWire is a monthly eNewsletter featuring alumni news and a special events calendar including workshops for Photoshop, Illustrator, professional writing, and updating various industry related skills.
Free membership upon graduation brings endless opportunities: entrée into exclusive industry organizations, guidance and support from some of the most talented and connected people in key industries, and seminars and networking events hosted by the Alumni Association. Contact the Alumni Relations Office at the Los Angeles campus for more information about the Association.
ASID is the largest professional association for Interior Designers in the United States and Canada. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building, and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people's lives. Student members prepare for their career by joining the ASID network.
In addition to ASID, professional design organizations for areas of specialization include International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH), Retail Design Institute (RDI), and Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) offer educational and scholarship opportunities for student participation.
The CCSA is a student organization that encourages participation by both international and domestic students. Students engage in a variety of cross-cultural activities, and provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment.
The Design & Entertainment Club offers opportunities for students who have a carrer focus in the graphic design and entertainment industries to network with industry professionals, alumni, and their peers. Students from the following majors can participate: Digital Media, Entertainment Set Design & Decoration, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Visual Communications.
Red Dot is a student group associated with the Los Angeles AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Chapter that aims to foster the innovative, creative professionals of tomorrow by offering discounts, exclusive job listings, exposure/real-life application of design, networking opportunities, and professional development. The organization is open to Digital Media and Graphic Design students.
The Fashion Industry Club offers opportunities for students to network with peers, hear industry speakers, and participate in field trips and round table discussions about hot topics of interest in the apparel industry. It also introduces students to the American Association of Textile Colorists & Chemists (AATCC). Students from the following majors can participate: Apparel Industry Management, Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing, Business Management, Fashion Design, Fashion Design Knitwear, Merchandise Marketing, Merchandise Product Development, and Textile Design.
FIDM MODE is a publication written, photographed, and designed by students interested in promoting awareness in the fashion and design industries, student life, and current events. Students from all majors and campuses can participate. Current Students may see the Campus Newsletter or FIDM MODE Facebook page for more information.
The Knit Club is sponsored by the Textile Design and Fashion Knitwear Design programs and meets on the Los Angeles campus. Beginners are welcome and there are no time requirements. Learn how to knit or receive help to become a better knitter. See the Student Activities Office or Knit Club for more information.
The mission of the honor society is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programming. Currently enrolled students who have completed 12 units with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 are eligible to apply for membership. Interested students should come to a scheduled meeting. All meetings are advertised in the campus Newsletter. Formal induction is offered bi-quarterly at all campuses.
The Set Decorators Society of America is the only national nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the support of the past, present, and future of set decorators in motion pictures, television, commercials, and music videos. Students at the Los Angeles campus may join the SDSA Student Chapter as a non-voting member. Studentsare mentored by professionals, attend discussions by set decorator/industry partners, tour film/TV sets, prop houses, and participate in networking opportunities.
The Student Council promotes student rights and provides effective representation of student interests and concerns. The Student Council also strives to keep students informed of available resources/services and promotes the development of student leadership, service, and school spirit. All current students are eligible to join. Students simply need to come to a scheduled meeting. All meetings are advertised in the Campus Newsletter. Current FIDM Students may check the Student Council Facebook page.
The FIDM Student Veterans of America club provides military veterans and dependents of veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation. The SVA helps students use their veteran benefits to achieve their academic goals and find meaningful employment.
*Los Angeles campus only
**Los Angeles and Orange County campuses only