Signature Summer Program

Test drive what its like to be a student at FIDM

Learn both practical and creative skills while you explore and define your goals for a successful career in the creative industries during our 9-day immersive program featuring:

College-level workshops
Relevant and inspiring field trips
Exclusive networking contacts
Access to the FIDM Library, Museum, and Study Collections

Join us at the intersection of art, culture, creativity, and commerce in Downtown Los Angeles, the hub of the world’s luxury and fashion brands, and get started on your future.

Choose Your Track:


Business Track


The Business Track takes an entrepreneurial approach to the Fashion Industry. Students will learn the elements of launching their own business, from how to differentiate and market a product to gaining an understanding of disruptors in the changing retail marketplace and buying or planning assortments and producing for your own site. The program includes a field trip to a local e-commerce merchant and networking with an alumni from FIDM who started their own business.

Subject Material Highlights:

Integrated Marketing Campaigns, Experiential Retailing, Starting Your Own Business, Marketing Your Product, and Spotting Trends

Date:

June 25 - July 6

Admission Fee:

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Fashion Track


The Fashion Track is project driven with a focus on trends, technology, and sustainable practices. Students will experience how to take an idea from concept to consumer, from trend research and developing a theme and color pallette to getting an apparel line made and presenting it. The program includes a visit to a major apparel company as well as FIDMs Library and 17th - 21st century Study Collections.

Subject Material Highlights:

Trend Research, Fabric & Fabric Design, Styling, Design Process: Customer Segmentation and Theme and Color Development, and Creating Your Own Apparel Line

Date:

June 25 - July 6

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Visual Art & Design Track


The Visual Art & Design Track places an emphasis on exploring the Visual Space, from creating logo design to photography, illustration, and interior design. The program includes a visit to a visual experience.

Subject Material Highlights:

Illustration & Illustration Tools, Drawing & Ideation Sketching, Create a Logo Design, Surface Design, Styling, and Digital Media

Date:

June 25 - July 6

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Program Costs


Cost of program without housing: $1,500 - deposit of $500 due upon registration, refundable until May 20, 2018. Full amount due by May 21, 2018.

Cost of program with housing and bonus excursions: $2900 - deposit of $900 due upon registration, refundable until May 20, 2018. Full amount due by May 21, 2018.

After registration and payment of the deposit, you will be contacted by FIDM via email with instructions on how to pay the remainder.

Must be 15 years of age to attend. Must be 18 years of age for housing and bonus excursions, unless accompanied by an adult or guardian.

FIDM reserves the right to cancel a track if a minimum number of students is not reached. If a track is cancelled, 100% of the cost of the program and housing will be refunded.