Location
Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
3,288
Tuition
$27,625
Admission Difficulty
Average
Branch Campus Of
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
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Reviews 380 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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1 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The tuition cost is not worth the value of the school it's self but the life experience you get from the school is priceless.

2 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Fashion design is not for the faint of heart. It is a lot of long hours and expect to have no social life with the mass amount of homework you get every week. The first academic year is fairly easy but the second you get into your core design classes so those are the classes I feel will make or break you. In my case it broke me but it also made me realize design wasn't for me as a profession but more as a hobby. I was starting to hate my major and what I thought I was very passionate about once.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Very few actually good professors. The curriculum needs some editing which I believe they may have for the next graduating class. Registration is very easy. Workload is super heavy. Good study abroad program if you can afford it. Also have a Business management program for after you graduate from your core major.

1 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: If you really think about it the amount it cost to go here for 2 years you could go to a cheaper 4 year school and have your BA vs. your AA.There are only a few teachers that are worth the tuition you pay and it is hard to get into there classes because of there awesome reputation.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: It has the biggest fashion library in the US so anything you need to know about fashion it's there. I wish there was an on campus gym and that all the student housing was closing to campus despite the campus being not in the greatest location in Los Angeles.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I needed a job while I was a student I didn't have any luck finding one through the school but it does have a lot of industry connections which would have been good if I would have continued studying fashion design there.

2 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: A lot of the students are rich and flaunt it in your face. Most of the girls are very catty.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The interior and design of some of the rooms are pretty awesome. They show a lot of student work and a lot of well known work from alumni students that became famous.

5 College Senior

Online Courses: I took one online course and it was the best online course I've ever taken. The instructor was responsive and helpful. She made everyone read and respond to each others posts which was easy to learn from others.

5 College Senior

Career Services: They offer a lot of post grad help which I'm excited to use when I start looking for my career.

5 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Well tuition is expensive but I feel like I will use it to my best knowledge because I'm learning from some great instructors.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: It's a great amount of everything. Every class is only once a week but for 2 hours and 45 minutes so you definitely get a lot of time to learn what you need to learn.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: I'm not too sure about programs aside from classes but I haven't really looked into any. Class registration is super easy to do and to find.

3 College Senior

Student Body: People are nice sometimes, but they can be very judgmental of others. A lot of them act spoiled like they're the princess of the school. Althought there are also some really nice genuine people.

5 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Really great instructors, I feel like I can really connect with them.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: Great Graphic Design labs, with updated and new MAC computers.

4 College Senior

Facilities: It's rather small but that just helps people learn more because classes aren't so large.

3 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: I like that they provide everything, like supplies, but because it is a private school, the tuition is still a whole lot of money. A lot of repetitive classes that could have been one class.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Scheduling is okay, getting the class you want is quite a challenge but once you get it, it is easy. And it is easy transferring credits to this school, although only 2 GED classes were transferred over (math and English), so I didn't have to take those classes here.

3 College Sophomore

Student Body: Lots of rich Caucasian people that are super fashionable and do what they love.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would not go to this school because it is to expensive with not enough reward I could have went to a cheaper college or no college and gained the same knowledge. It sucks!

3 College Junior

Student Body: The student body is very diverse we have students from all over the world and everyone is very creative and dedicated

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: There are a lot of resources for students to use during there time in school

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: There are a lot of computers in the two labs as well as a lot of classrooms with labs

2 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Its so expensive to go to a school where I can probably learn the same things in a community college.

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FIDM is a unique experience that many people are glad to be a part of. FIDM allows students to learn about the fashion and design industry in classes and then apply their newly-acquired skills to real world experience and internships. It's one thing to hear, "Oh, you'll use this one day. . ." and a completely different thing to see it right before your eyes—hands on. The Career Center is a really good resource for helping current students find internships and jobs, as well as helping alumni stay connected.

Through online coursework and blocked scheduling, FIDM also succeeds in helping students get an education while working around complicated schedules. Students are able to attend school full-time, work part-time, and hold down a part-time internship—all at the same time. Many students remark that FIDM was a better experience than they could have hoped for. It might sound cliché, but they mean it.

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