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 Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), a Federally-recognized regional association by the U.S. Department of Education, located at 985 Atlantic Avenue #100, Alameda, CA 94501. (510-748-9001)
FIDM's art and design programs are also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), a Federally-recognized association located at 11250 Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190. (703-437-0700)
FIDM is a member of the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
FIDM is authorized to operate in the state of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), a consumer affairs agency open to the public and located at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento CA 95833. (916.431.6959) Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009. Read more
Approved for Veterans
FIDM is approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) and by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) for the training of veterans, and by BPPE for the training of individuals certified as eligible for services by the California Vocational Rehabilitation Administration.
FIDM is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. For more information, see Admissions - International Students.
FIDM certifies that all courses numbered 1000 and higher are collegiate level and recommends acceptance for transfer to the California State University system and other universities and colleges.