Associate of Arts Professional Designation Degree Programs

Choosing a path to your success

Who can apply?

Students with a prior 2-year, 4-year, or higher college degree

More about the programs

Professional Designation Programs are concentrated, accelerated programs for individuals who have a U.S. accredited college degree or a certified international Bachelor's or higher degree. These are programs of intensive study in one of the college's specialized majors that culminate in the awarding of an Associate of Arts Degree. This is an opportunity for students to complement their previous education by enrolling in a Professional Designation Program.

Programs offered

What next?

Upon successful completion of the A.A. Degree, students may apply to the Bachelor of Science program, an Advanced Study program, or a Professional Designation program in a different major.

To find out which career and major might be right for you, take our Career Quiz.

† Acceptance to the Professional Designation Program is contingent upon:

U.S. Students
  1. Possession of a U.S. regionally accredited Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree.
  2. Associate of Applied Science degrees or non-accredited degrees will be evaluated to verify that certain liberal arts requirements are met to ascertain acceptance into the Associate of Arts Professional Designation degree programs.
International Students
  1. A certified International degree equivalent to a U.S. accredited Associate, Bachelor's, or Master's degree.
  2. TOEFL score of 183 (computer based) or 65 (Internet based) -OR- successful passing of FIDM's Essay and English Placement Exam.

*All FIDM Art and Design majors accredited by NASAD.
FIDM is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.

FIDM offers educational opportunities through distance education. Colleges offering the opportunity to take classes outside of their state must be authorized, or exempt from authorization for each state in which they offer those courses. No assumptions of availability should be made on the part of the student until checking with FIDM's Admissions or Student Advisement Departments.