22 Creative Majors

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FIDM's curriculum is intense, concentrated, and rewarding. Its purpose: preparing students for careers in the Fashion, Visual Arts, Interior Design, and Entertainment industries. FIDM challenges students to live up to their greatest potential. Our graduates enter the global market as highly trained professionals ready to make a contribution.

FIDM's programs are constantly evolving with the input of our incredible Advisory Board and Industry Partners to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of the industries served by our college.

Select a job title that interests you from the list below and find out which major can help you launch your career. For more examples of job titles, select View Careers by Major.

Select a major from the list below and find out more about the exciting careers that await our FIDM Grads.

Select a degree from the list below to learn more about the majors that offer it and specific requirements.

Associate of Arts Degree Programs

Associate of Arts Programs are designed for students who have a high school diploma or the recognized equivalent. These programs offer the highly specialized curriculum of a specific major, as well as a traditional liberal arts/general studies foundation:


*All FIDM Art and Design majors accredited by NASAD.
All FIDM programs are accredited by WASC.

Associate of Arts Professional Designation Degree Programs

Professional Designation Programs are concentrated programs for individuals who have a US 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 to complement their previous education by enrolling in a Professional Designation Program. Programs are offered in the following majors:



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.


Due to recent changes issued by the US Department of Education regarding state approval for distance learning, students in some states may not be eligible for FIDM's eLearning program. No assumptions of availability should be made on the part of the student until checking with FIDM's Admissions Department.

*All FIDM Art and Design majors accredited by NASAD.
All FIDM programs are accredited by WASC.

Associate of Arts Advanced Study Degree Programs

Associate of Arts Advanced Study Programs develop specialized expertise in the student's unique area of study. Admission is limited to candidates who possess a prior degree in a related discipline. A prior FIDM degree is required for admission to the following programs:


*All FIDM Art and Design majors accredited by NASAD.
All FIDM programs are accredited by WASC.

Bachelor of Science in Business Management Degree Program

The Bachelor of Science in Business Management Program is a comprehensive study program for FIDM Associate of Arts graduates who desire to enhance their education in the areas of Global Management and Entrepreneurship. Admission is limited to FIDM graduates who have demonstrated strong academic capability.


Due to recent changes issued by the US Department of Education regarding state approval for distance learning, students in some states may not be eligible for FIDM's eLearning program. No assumptions of availability should be made on the part of the student until checking with FIDM's Admissions Department.

*All FIDM Art and Design majors accredited by NASAD.
All FIDM programs are accredited by WASC.

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