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The Experience

Los Angeles is the perfect place to learn how to become a costume designer for film or TV. With instructors from the industry, visits to movie sets, TV studios, and major costume houses, and guest speakers like designers Janie Bryant (Mad Men) and Mona May (Clueless), our costume design degree is a career kickstarter. Students leave the program with a professional portfolio and experience collaborating with American Film Institute student directors.

FIDM Grads have worked as Costumers on television and in movies, including Avatar, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, How I Met Your Mother, Project Runway, and many, many more.