Los Angeles Campus

Our Downtown Campus Offers a Variety of Programs

The main campus features study spaces designed to inspire creativity, the largest fashion library on the West Coast, state-of-the-industry classrooms, and the world-class FIDM Museum & Galleries which houses the Study Collection dating back to the 18th century.

The campus is located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles just steps from the Fashion District, The Broad, Walt Disney Concert Hall, STAPLES Center, L.A. LIVE, and the Grammy® Museum. Students are walking distance to the Metro, Whole Foods, and a multitude of coffee shops, restaurants, and galleries.

Visit

We recommend a personal tour for prospective undergraduate students, transfer students, and their families.

A personal tour offers Admissions guidance about:

  • FIDM Majors
  • Entrance Requirements
  • College Transfer
  • Financial Aid

To arrange a Los Angeles campus visit or schedule an appointment with an Advisor, create a student account.

Student Facilities

The Los Angeles campus has classrooms and workspaces in historic buildings in the Fashion and Jewelry Districts in Downtown Los Angeles- within steps or just a few blocks away from the main campus.

The Annex

FIDM’s Annex facility in the Standard Oil Building is located at 605 West Olympic Boulevard across the street from the Los Angeles campus. In addition to conducting classes on the second and third floors, there are two Design Studios located on the first floor (Design Studio East and Design Studio West).  Hours of operation can be found on the FIDM Portal.  A current FIDM Student Photo ID is required for entrance.

The Design Studio East offers:

  • The IDEA Center (Individual Development and Educational Assistance) - Tutoring
  • Assistance in the areas of writing, mathematics, computer competency, study skills, research skills, and reading comprehension
  • International Student Workshops
  • PC and Mac computer terminals with Internet access
  • Scanners
  • Printing and copying (color and black and white)
  • Fax service

The Design Studio West offers:

  • Studio labs with qualified facilitators
  • PC computer terminals with Internet access
  • Drafting tables
  • Study area
  • Printing and copying (color and black and white)
  • Painting and clean-up facilities

The Annex

605 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Hope Street Annex

FIDM's Hope Street Annex facility is located at 800 S. Hope Street. The facility provides lecture classrooms on the ground floor for students of all majors.  The Hope Street Studio, located on the fifth floor, houses FIDM’s state-of-the-industry Textile Design Studio, Print Lab, Pigment Lab, Pattern Labs, and Sewing Rooms.

Hope Street Annex

800 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Jewelry Design Studio

FIDM’s Jewelry Design Studio, located on the 7th floor of the St. Vincent Jewelry Center, is near FIDM's Los Angeles campus and situated in the heart of the Downtown Jewelry District. The Studio provides students with hands-on experience in rendering, soldering, metalsmithing, wax carving, and casting.

Jewelry Design Studio

640 South Hill Street,
Plaza 3, Suite 754
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Park Annex (Renaissance Building)

FIDM’s Park Annex facility located in the Renaissance Building provides lecture classrooms on the first floor for students of all majors. These classrooms are adjacent to, and just footsteps from, the Los Angeles campus.

Park Annex (Renaissance Building)

501 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(classroom access through park side- R100)

Library

The FIDM Library is one of the largest specialized fashion libraries in the United States. Besides its vast collection of books, periodicals, and trade publications, the Library is noted for its Textile Design & Research and Textile & Materials rooms, both of which give students exclusive access to materials and industry resources. In addition, FIDM alumni, industry researchers and scholars may visit any FIDM Library by appointment.

FIDM Los Angeles Library

919 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles CA, 90015
Phone: 213-486-2009
library@fidm.edu

Library Hours  
Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Hours vary during quarter break. Contact the campus directly for more information.

Museum & Galleries

The museum is located on the ground floor of the Los Angeles campus and houses a collection of over 12,000 costumes, accessories and textiles from the 18th century through the present day, including film and theater costume. The FIDM Museum also houses the early Hollywood Costume Collection on loan from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Parks and Recreation. It presents the annual Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition at the galleries.

Stores

The FIDM Store

The source for all your FIDM gear, the FIDM Store carries logo merchandise as well as school and office supplies, art supplies, greeting cards, tote bags, and gifts. Shop Online

FIDM Museum Shop

Our museum Shop features one-of-a-kind treasures you won't find anywhere else. Besides merchandise related to the Museum's various exhibitions, the ever-changing selection includes hand-crafted jewelry by notable FIDM Alumni, novel home and office accessories, greeting cards and stationery, books and DVDs, and gifts for children. You'll find something new every time you walk into the store, so every visit is an adventure. Shop Online

FIDM Scholarship Store

This shopper's paradise on the Los Angeles campus is a favorite stop for fashionistas on a budget. Named "Best Boutique/Store in L.A." by the readers of Downtown News, the FIDM Scholarship Store sells new clothing, jewelry, fabric, and accessories donated by top fashion companies. All proceeds benefit the FIDM Scholarship Fund. The inventory is constantly refreshed, so you never know what you'll find: wedding gowns, cocktail dresses, jeans, tees, fabric for $2 a yard – you've just got to check it out.

Safety & Security

  • 24-hour security at the main campus building
  • Security cameras in hallways
  • Student photo ID required by staff and students to access campus
  • Free shuttle service for students to/from the main campus, Jewelry Design
  • Studio, housing (Met & Medici), and 7th Street Metro Center station on a continual basis when school is in session
  • Free personal escorts to 7th Street Metro Center station and surrounding parking lots
  • Free escorts to The Annex and Hope Street Annex
  • Security at the IDEA Center with guards at the front door and on each floor
  • Security and cameras in Grand Hope Park

Annual Security Report

Campus Personal Counselor

Jessica Cattani, M.A.

Personal Counselor
Los Angeles Campus, Room 208C
Phone: 213-624-1200 x4556
jcattani@fidm.edu

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