FIDM'S curriculum is intense, concentrated, and rewarding. The college prepares students to enter the global industries of Fashion, Visual Arts, Interior Design, and Entertainment. Our graduates enter the global market as highly trained professionals, ready to make a contribution. We offer Associate of Arts, Professional Designation, Advanced Study, and Bachelor's Degree programs designed to enhance a variety of educational backgrounds. Every program leads to a degree. Our curriculum has been developed, and is continually updated, to reflect the needs of each industry served by our majors.
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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:
Professional Designation Programs are concentrated 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 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:
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 FIDM degree in a related discipline. Programs are offered in the following majors:
The Bachelor of Science in Apparel Technical Design program is open to students who have earned an Associate of Arts degree from FIDM in Merchandise Product Development.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Management is open to FIDM Associate of Arts Graduates who want to enhance their education in the areas of Global Management and Entrepreneurship.
The Bachelor of Arts in Design program is open to students who have earned an Associate of Arts degree from FIDM in one of the following majors: Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Textile Design, or Visual Communications.
The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Cinema program is open to students who have earned an Associate of Arts degree from FIDM in Digital Media.
The Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design program is open to students who have earned an Associate of Arts degree from FIDM in Graphic Design.
The Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design program is open to students who have earned an Associate of Arts degree from FIDM in Interior Design.
The Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies program is open to students who have earned an Associate of Arts degree and an Advanced Study program degree from FIDM. Programs are offered in the following specializations:
Professional Studies with a specialization in
(select courses also available online in some states and internationally)
*All FIDM Art and Design majors accredited by NASAD.
FIDM is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.
One-on-one advisement is available to students from other FIDM Majors to consider eligibility for special admissions to some Associate of Arts Advanced Study and Bachelor's Degree programs. Contact the appropriate department chairperson.
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.