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$28,920
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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
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Reviews 391 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: They have pros such as academic advisors and the career center, the library and the computer lab across the street and the fact that each building that holds lecture is within walking distance but far enough that you get a brisk walk in. I love that the school celebrates everyones artistic and creative side and tries to nurtures their analytical side. Cons would be the fact that the school is very cliquey and there is a certain type of students you see every time you turn around. I think everyone that applies probably get accepted as long as their is some form of financial aid. I know that horrible but its just my opinion, my observation. The financial department is a complete joke in the fact that they are like robots on an assembly line, trying their hardest to get us in and out whether that be to to cut us off, give short answers that barely scratch the surface. I feel like I have to ask more and more questions which annoys them and they aren't shy about showing it. I have to PULL answers out of there mouths. You aren't getting your money worth out of this school. In reality we should be paying 3/4 that. The amount we pay for what we pay = not worth the money or the time. I like the school alright but needs a lot of improvement for all the hype it receives and the education and technologies it provides

4 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: I like that there are many international students at FIDM. The school encourages creative international students to apply. There are also a lot of gay who happen to be extremely nice people. I'm proud to be apart of a school that makes them feel accepted and a safe haven for them to work hard and study hard while making friends and showing off artistic advantages

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I felt like there was a way to teach class, assign classwork and homework and quarter projects and field trips if there was any in a way that the student felt as if they were getting their moneys worth, while actively learning. Not just learning from instructors but by other individuals in the industry- guest speakers, field trips, presentation about their personal experiences. I just needed more from my professors in order to learn and retain what I learned.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The true gem of this school is the career center. They prepared you as much as possible with example packets opportunities to learn outside the school, walk in services, and multiple slots for scheduled appointments. Easy to reach internships, volunteer services and a employment bulletin boards as well as a complete wall of applications from popular retail stores. The have a website dedicated to alumni as an opportunity for networking with older and younger generations of graduates

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: I felt that the school was very cliquey. Administration supported it

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: same schedule times. Easy to plan class for moods

3 Recent Alumnus

Online Courses: took it and then dropped it midway through

4 Recent Alumnus

Career Services: Good @ getting you ready up until you graduate.

2 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: Tuition is high & financial aid depart' not helpful

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: I actually like all the math and degree related math courses.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: The workload could sometimes be much and boring

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.

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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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