Our Industry Partnerships allow students to collaborate with the very best, both inside and outside the classroom.
Every year, as part of the curriculum, FIDM's Advanced Study Film & TV Costume Design Students collaborate with graduating AFI Conservatory students by working as the Costume Design department on the AFI students’ thesis films. This gives each FIDM Student real-world experience as a Costume Designer on a team that mirrors an actual production environment--from interview, through script breakdown, design process, and the actual film shoot, all the way to wrap.
In celebration of Lacoste's 80th birthday, the iconic brand asked eight of FIDM's Advanced Study Film & TV Costume Design Students and Alumni to create "Polo Shirts of the Future." The shirts were displayed at the Costume Designers Guild Awards and a symposium of Costume Designers sponsored by Lacoste as well as at the Lacoste retail location on 5th Avenue in New York. Students were each awarded a $250 Lacoste gift certificate, and the designer of the favorite polo shirt was awarded a $2,500 gift certificate.