Energized by Creativity
Our 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.
We are 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.
Speak to a Current FIDM Student
Have your questions answered by someone who’s living the experience right now. Arrange a conversation with a current FIDM Student by calling your Advisor at 213-624-1201.
Hope Street Annex
FIDM’s Hope Street Annex facility is located at 800 South Hope Street, Los Angeles. The facility provides studios and 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 pattern labs, sewing rooms, 3-D Prototyping Lab, Textile Design Print Studio, Pigment Lab, and the Film & TV Costume Design Studio.
The FIDM Library provides a variety of resources and services focused on meeting the unique information and research needs of the FIDM community. The Library is staffed by a team of librarians and specialists who provide instruction, reference, and other research support services curated to support the program majors. The Library maintains large and diverse collections, including an extensive collection of books, trend reports, and magazines, as well as fabric swatches, trims, and findings for projects, and examples of innovative and sustainable materials and designs. The Library’s electronic resource collections include research databases and eBooks that are accessible on and off-campus, as well as on mobile devices, ensuring the Library’s resources are always available to inform and inspire.
Museum & Galleries
The FIDM Museum, located on the ground floor of the FIDM campus, contains 15,000 objects representing over 300 years of fashion history, including haute couture and ready-to-wear, world dress, film costumes, textiles, jewelry, and fragrance. The Study Collection consists of 1,500 objects that students from all majors use for hands-on examination and inspiration. The FIDM Galleries hosts several exhibitions per year. Our Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition is internationally recognized and anticipated each Academy Awards® season. The Museum’s exhibitions are always free and private tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, including the current exhibition calendar and hours of operation, please visit FIDM Museum.
The FIDM Store
The FIDM Store stocks college-related reference books, supplies, notebooks, art materials, stationary, and gifts. The store also sells FIDM-branded clothing, accessories, tote bags, and gifts made especially for FIDM. Shop Online
FIDM Scholarship Store
The FIDM Scholarship Store is open to the public and sells merchandise donated by top fashion companies. All prices are below wholesale and proceeds from store sales generate scholarships for current FIDM Students.
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 personal escorts to 7th Street Metro Center station and surrounding parking lots
- Free escorts to the Hope Street Annex
- Security at the Hope Street Annex
- Security and cameras in Grand Hope Park