Student Life

The choice to study in California is a great one. The campuses are located in major metropolitan areas and the large and culturally diverse populations inspire creativity and learning.

More than 40 percent of our student body is from out of state or out of the country, so students network and collaborate with peers from all over the world, creating an energy like no other. United by their passion, ambition, and drive, students share a common goal—to be the best at what they love to do.

Students have the unique opportunity to participate in Study Tours to places including Paris, Rome, Milan, Florence, New York, and Asia. There are also many options when it comes to joining student organizations, which bring together those with common interests and career goals.


With so many creative like-minded people, campus life is nothing short of exhilarating at FIDM. Take a video tour of our campus or visit us in person. Learn More

Careers & Alumni

Our grads are highly marketable, and we have a strong placement rate across all of our majors. Everything about our curriculum and resources is geared toward ensuring that our grads are highly sought-after in the marketplace. Learn More

Student Activities

The Student Activities Office at each campus provides opportunities to socialize with peers, network in professional organizations, and connect with the FIDM Community. The office is an excellent resource for city transportation, health insurance options, and so much more. Learn More

Study Abroad

We offer Study Tours and Exchange programs with International and Domestic destinationas for currently enrolled students. Explore Programs


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