26 Creative Majors

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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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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:

Associate of Arts Professional Designation Degree Programs

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:

U.S. Students:
  1. Possession of a U.S. regionally accredited Associate, Bachelor's, or Master's degree
  2. Associate of Applied Science degrees or non-accredited degrees will be evaluated to verify that a sufficient number of liberal arts requirements have been met to gain 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.
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 FIDM degree in a related discipline. Programs are offered in the following majors:

Bachelor of Science in Apparel Technical Design Degree Program

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.

Bachelor of Science in Business Management Degree Program

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.

Bachelor of Arts in Design Degree Program*

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.

  • Design (select courses also available online in some states and internationally)
Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Degree Program*

The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media program is open to students who have earned an Associate of Arts degree from FIDM in Digital Media.

  • Digital Media (select courses also available online in some states and internationally)
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design Degree Program*

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.

  • Graphic Design (select courses also available online in some states and internationally)
Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design Degree Program*

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.

  • Interior Design (select courses also available online in some states and internationally)
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Professional Studies

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

  • Advanced Fashion Design*
  • Beauty Industry Management*
  • Entertainment Set Design & Decoration*
  • Film & TV Costume Design*
  • Footwear Design*
  • International Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Menswear*
  • Textile Production & Development
  • Theatre Costume Design*

(select courses also available online in some states and internationally)

Bachelor of Arts in Social Media Degree Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Social Media program is open to students who have earned an Associate of Arts degree from FIDM in Social Media.

  • Social Media (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.


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