FIDM is accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is incorporated under the laws of the State of California as a proprietary institution. The college is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 510.748.9001, 985 Atlantic Avenue #100, Alameda, CA 94501. In addition, FIDM’s art and design programs are also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), 703.437.0700, 11250 Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190. FIDM is a member of the American Council on Education (ACE), and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
FIDM, in compliance with Civil Rights Legislation, does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment practices. Inquiries may be directed to the Affirmative Action Office at 213.624.1200 x3000.
FIDM is approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education for the training of veterans and for qualified students certified by the California Vocational Rehabilitation Administration.
FIDM is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. For more information, see the F-1 Visa - International Students section of this handbook.
FIDM certifies that all courses numbered 1000 and higher are collegiate level and recommends acceptance for transfer to the California State Universities and other universities and colleges.