24 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.

Our 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 programs accredited by NASAD.

FIDM is accredited by WASC, Senior College and University Commission.

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.

*All FIDM Art and Design programs accredited by NASAD.

FIDM is accredited by WASC, Senior College and University Commission.

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 programs accredited by NASAD.

FIDM is accredited by WASC, Senior College and University Commission.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management

The Bachelor of Science Degree 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. Admission is limited to FIDM graduates who have demonstrated strong academic capability.

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

FIDM is accredited by WASC, Senior College and University Commission.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Design

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Design 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.

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

FIDM is accredited by WASC, Senior College and University Commission.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Professional Studies

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Professional Studies is open to students who have earned an Associate of Arts degree and an Advanced Study program degree from FIDM.

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)

FIDM is accredited by WASC, Senior College and University Commission.

Additional Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Art Degrees Coming Soon

The following degrees will be offered pending approval by the WASC Senior College and University Commission:

  • Apparel Technical Design
  • Digital Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Social Media

Learn more about these degree programs.

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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