FIDM Grad: Michelle Liu

Grads share their career success stories

Michelle Liu

Film & TV Costume Design
Set Costumer

My instructors Mary Kay Stolz, Susan Nininger, and Joanna Dendel, and other professionals from the industry gave me the ambition and knowledge to fulfill my dream.”

Michelle Liu is the Set Costumer for Avatar, the highest grossing film of all time, and Motion Capture Key Costumer for Alice in Wonderland directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway.

How did you hear about FIDM and why did you choose to attend?
“I was taking a sewing class for fun and my teacher, who was also an instructor at FIDM, invited me to a lecture. As soon as I walked into the lobby of FIDM, I could sense the feeling of creativity and knew that this was where I could acquire the knowledge and develop the skills to achieve my dream.”

How did you choose your majors?
“As a child I had an interest in fashion, however, my family members were not involved in creative fields. I had never taken art classes in China and had no experience in drawing, but after attending that seminar at FIDM, I decided to pursue my dream. After completing the Fashion Design Program, I worked for several companies, including Forever 21. My former instructor suggested that I should consider applying for the Film & TV Costume Design Advanced Study Program. I was accepted and received one of FIDM's Merit Scholarships.”

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