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WASC Senior College & University Commission (WSCUC)

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is an accredited, co-educational, specialized, private college in Los Angeles, California. The college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), a Federally-recognized regional association by the U.S. Department of Education, located at 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402, Alameda, CA 94501 (510-748-9001).

National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD)

FIDM's art and design programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), a Federally-recognized association located at 11250 Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190 (703-437-0700).

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

FIDM is a private institution licensed by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), a consumer affairs agency open to the public and located at 1747 North Market, Suite 225, Sacramento CA 95834. Phone: (916) 574-8900, Toll Free: (888) 370-7589. Read more

Approved for Veterans

FIDM is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) for the training of veterans and individuals certified as eligible for services by the California Vocational Rehabilitation Administration.

International Students

FIDM is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. For more information, see Admissions - International Students.

Instructional Programs

FIDM certifies that all courses numbered 1000 and higher are collegiate level and recommends acceptance for transfer to the California State University system and other universities and colleges.