FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is an accredited, co-educational, specialized, private college in California with campuses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, and San Diego. The college is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education 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 is a private institution and has been granted approval to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009.
FIDM is approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education, the Bureau of Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, for the training of veterans.
FIDM is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. For more information, see the F-1 Visa - International Students section.
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.