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  • Mar

    Get Your BA in Professional Studies at FIDM

    The Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies is designed for students who already have their Associates and A.A. Advanced Study degrees from FIDM. The flexible program is ideal for working students since courses are scheduled at convenient times and numerous classes are available online. We recently chatted with Professional Studies Department Chair Sheryl Rabinovich to learn more.

    Tell us a bit about the new BA in Professional Studies

    The BA in Professional Studies (BAPS) is a unique program at FIDM because it's a liberal arts curriculum rather than the specialized education for which FIDM is well known. The courses were selected to reflect the four major areas of study in a traditional higher education system: Humanities, Social Sciences, Math/Science, and Communications, but with a twist. Our education does have a theoretical base (body of knowledge), but the assignments are integrative and applied—the hallmark of FIDM. 

    Who can enroll in this program? 

    The only students eligible are graduates of one of our Advanced Study programs, so their third year (which yields a second AA degree) is also their Junior year of BAPS. Those who choose to enter BAPS, which essentially is a degree completion program rather than a major, are excellent candidates because they realize that as they promote up, BA degrees are often required. The maturity they bring is evident as most of these students are working in their industries and they understand the value of completing a BA degree while managing their time well. 

    What makes the program unique? 

    BAPS offers courses that one would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Icons of Culture: The Context of Meaning, is one such course. The focus here is to explore symbols, motifs, design, and people that contributed to art and design in a pervasive, long-lasting way. Students not only identify and discuss the relevance of these icons but they are encouraged to derive inspiration and a sophistication in their knowledge and in the language of design.

    What is the value of a BA in Professional Studies post-FIDM?

    The value of BAPS or a liberal arts curriculum, as many employers would agree, is to provide students with the tools and the opportunities in their assignments to be more thoughtful about the world in which we live, to be more resourceful, adaptable, and flexible, and to make connections amongst divergent ideas.


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  • Jul

    36 FIDM Alumni Working in Hollywood Both On-Camera and Behind the Scenes

    Did you know that FIDM Students and Alumni work on some of Hollywood's hottest movies and television shows like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Fault in Our Stars, 2 Broke Girls, Glee, Man of Steel, Smash, Alice in Wonderland and more. FIDM Alumni gradu … Read More

  • Mar

    Alumna Is Emmy-Nominated Set Decorator/Decoration Buyer for Feature Films Like The Artist

    Visual Communications and Entertainment Set Design Alumna Kaitlynn Wood has had a flourishing career since graduating from FIDM. She has been a freelance set decorator, set designer, and buyer on feature films such as The Artist, Hitchcock, and the new Halle B … Read More

  • Aug

    Emmy-Nominated FIDM Graduates Visit Career Connections 2012

    Ali Matilla, Entertainment Set Design, Freelance Set Decorator, Academy of TV Arts & Sciences Emmy Nominee for her web series Last Wednesday, FIDM held our annual Career Connections event out in the park, where FIDM Alumni return to the campus and impart in … Read More