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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is college with 3459 students located in Los Angeles, CA.

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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles says

FIDM is a specialized, private college dedicated to educating students for the Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design, and Entertainment Industries.

It's a place where creativity and careers merge. We're hands-on and industry focused. We're small enough to know our students' names, but big enough to have the industry contacts and resources to help them meet their goals.

We don't just prepare our students for a job; we prepare them for a career.

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Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 3,459
Gender 11% Male / 89% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 89% Full Time / 11% Part Time
Geography 11% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 39% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 34%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 3%
International 12%
Hispanic/Latino 23%
Ethnicity Unknown 9%
Black or African American 6%
Asian 12%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Newspaper

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs alcohol/substance abuse counseling financial aid counseling women's services
  • Facilities: hollywood costume collection, costume study collection and museum, textile museum, fragrance bottle collection, fashion library
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility services and/or facilities for hearing impaired services and/or facilities for visually impaired
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): visiting/exchange student program independent study internships english as a second language (esl)
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Fashion Merchandising (35%), Design and Visual Communications (19%), Fashion/Apparel Design (19%), Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other (9%), Graphic Design (6%), Apparel and Textile Marketing Management (4%)

Majors Offered

Associates

A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Commercial and Industrial Designers
Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.
Set and Exhibit Designers
Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.
Designers, All Other
All designers not listed separately.

A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional design of commercial fashions, apparel, and accessories, and the management of fashion development projects. Includes instruction in apparel design; accessory design; the design of men's', women's', and children's' wear; flat pattern design; computer-assisted design and manufacturing; concept planning; designing in specific materials; labor and cost analysis; history of fashion; fabric art and printing; and the principles of management and operations in the fashion industry.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Fashion Designers
Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.

A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Art Directors
Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional planning, designing, equipping, and furnishing of residential and commercial interior spaces. Includes instruction in computer applications, drafting, and graphic techniques; principles of interior lighting, acoustics, systems integration, and color coordination; furniture and furnishings; textiles and their finishing; the history of interior design and period styles; basic structural design; building codes and inspection regulations; and applications to office, hotel, factory, restaurant and housing design.

Job Opportunities:

Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Interior Designers
Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.

A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions by fashioning art works from gems, other stones, and precious metals. Includes instruction in gemology, metalsmithing and finishing, stone cutting and polishing, metal and non-metal casting and molding, electroforming, metal coloring, enameling, photo etching, lapidary technique and art, design concepts, and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
Design, fabricate, adjust, repair, or appraise jewelry, gold, silver, other precious metals, or gems. Includes diamond polishers and gem cutters, and persons who perform precision casting and modeling of molds, casting metal in molds, or setting precious and semi-precious stones for jewelry and related products.

Bachelor's

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to promote product lines/brands, and organize promotional campaigns, at the wholesale level to attract retailer interest, wholesale purchasing, and supply contracts. Includes instruction in wholesaling, wholesale advertising, selling, and customer relations.

Job Opportunities:

Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.

Associates

A program that focuses on marketing research and management as applied to the products and services of the apparel and textile industries. Includes instruction in applicable principles of textile and apparel design and manufacturing, sales and distribution systems, domestic and international market research, profitability, consumer research, and the design and implementation of marketing campaigns.

Job Opportunities:

Marketing Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.

Administration & Faculty

President Tonian Hohberg
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 67
Student : Faculty Ratio 23 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 35 : 64
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 57.0% accepted of 1,754 applications

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Character Personal Qualities, Application Essay, Recommendations, Level Of Applicants Interest, Interview, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Academic GPA

Important: Extracurricular Activities, Talent Ability, Volunteer Work

Also Considered: Alumni Relation, Work Experience, Standardized Test Scores, First Generation College Student, Class Rank

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests SAT ACT

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $36,040 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $35,423
$30K-$48K $37,489
$48K-$75K $39,731
$75K-$110K $41,920
$110K+ $42,564

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $27,955, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $27,955 Same as On-Campus
Fees $965 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $14,148
Books $2,324 $2,324
Total (before financial aid) $31,244 $45,392

Students Receiving Aid

46% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 69% $6,718
Federal Scholarships/Grants 39% $4,656
Institutional Grants 14% $2,879
Other Federal Grants 19% $694
Other Loans 5% $21,218
Pell Grants 39% $4,322
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 16% $5,985
Student Loans 69% $8,211

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://fidm.edu/en/admissions/tuition+financial+aid+and+scholarships/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://fidm.edu/en/admissions/tuition+financial+aid+and+scholarships/net+price+calculator/.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

3% of students graduated on time.

61% of students graduated in six years.

93% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

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