FIDM Named Top 10 College for Aspiring Fashion Designers
College Magazine recently selected FIDM for inclusion on their Top 10 Colleges for Aspiring Fashion Designers 2020 list. They cited the college's California campuses, 30-plus creative degrees—both two-year and four-year programs—industry partnerships, and campus resources in their write-up. " ... the possibilities never end at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)," writes the magazine.
College Magazine made special note of the FIDM Museum & Galleries, which features a permanent collection of more than 15,000 fashion pieces and a study collection of around 8,000. "[FIDM] Students are able to learn about fashion by seeing real designs that span over 200 years of fashion history," the publication says. "They even get to touch them."
Vice President of Education Barbara Bundy confirmed the unique opportunity afforded to students. “They can actually put their hands on [the pieces]," she said. "We take a lot of these pieces right into the classroom so the students can see them up close and personal.” And collaborations with brands such as Uniqlo, Lucky Brand Jeans, and Red Bull give students hands-on opportunities to launch their careers. "For FIDM graduates, the sky’s the limit," adds the magazine.