San Diego Campus

The Intersection of Imagination and Technology

Located in the bustling East Village and walking distance from the Gaslamp Quarter that's home to hundreds of restaurants and shops, FIDM San Diego boasts a unique downtown coastal location overlooking Petco Park, which has a 2.7 acre dog friendly neighborhood park.

The award-winning campus, designed by architect Clive Wilkinson, features a vibrant color palette, modern furnishings, and imaginative common rooms filled with natural light.


We recommend a personal tour for all prospective students and their families.

A personal tour offers Admissions guidance about:

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

We strongly recommend scheduling an appointment ahead of time when arranging to visit the San Diego campus. Please speak with an Advisor by calling 800-243-3436.

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


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.

San Diego campus library hours
Library Hours  
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed*

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

Safety & Security

  • 24-hour building security provided by private security firm
  • Security cameras in elevators and hallways
  • Free personal escort service to cars parked as far away as Padres Parkade
  • Student photo ID required by staff and students to access campus

Annual Safety & Security Report