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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4 College Junior

Career Services: The school offers a career center for help with job hunt there are also opportunities for alumni

College Junior

Online Courses: I didn't take any online courses so it was not applicable to me.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: The work load is a lot it takes a lot of time to get work done and takes a lot of hard work and dedication.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: The academics offered are pretty good and the class registration is easy but gets full very easily.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: When it comes to scheduling the school is pretty flexible, classes do fill up kind of quickly which makes it hard to get classes

4 College Junior

Facilities: The school is great there is a lot creative artistic students and teachers. The school is very well taken care of and there is a lot of outgoing sociable people.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: The school offers many days of the week of the same class. So you have options. which is GREAT for people with children or jobs.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Art school is always expensive no matter where you go. in fact, i think FIDM is very affordable since they are offering a fast paced curriculum and the only people you here complain about the schools tuition are the people without jobs. It's all up to the student to make the most of their tuition. FIDM has helped me with finding PAID internships that benefit my career, connect me with successful alumni, and prepare me for working. So it think the tuition is very much worth it. Financial aid also covered a lot of my expenses (about 17,000 for my 2nd year)

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: Not everyone enrolls into the graphic design program at a Fashion School, but it is definitely very great. our teachers know exactly what they are talking about because they have worked in that major and have that first hand experience. Thats what i love about FIDM so much, is that it's the only school in the country that requires teachers having first hand experience in what they are teaching.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: It's so easy to register for classes. Curriculums are intense because it's a quarterly system and it's a lot of work, but it helps with time management and prepares you for the actual work place. There is no filter.

5 College Junior

Facilities: We have many student work up on display and it is constantly changing, we have them from al majors so we see what everyone gets to work on and it is all very interesting.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: I haven't had an online class yet but i know many people who have and they enjoy it because it keeps them relaxed with other classwork.

5 College Junior

Career Services: FIDM offers a very unique but broad range of career networking. They help alumni find jobs and help current students with jobs or scholarships. I have had many great experiences with the career center and the advisors know you by your name, which is really great!

1 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I am not on financial aid and my parents paid it all upfront. But i feel so guilty because i am not learning that much. IT IS A WASTE OF MONEY.

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2 College Junior

Overall Experience: I personally do not like the school and think it is such a joke. A huge waste of money.

5 College Junior

Online Courses: Online courses at FIDM are awesome. Whats better than getting to have a class at home. It is for more independent people who have good time management skills. Highly recommend it. Teachers are friendly and helpful.

1 College Junior

Facilities: There is no social scene. You got to class and then leave. Campus life, there is none. Facilities like student lounge and study area is quite unique and nice though.

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3 College Junior

Career Services: I have heard good and bad. I think it honestly depends on if the student uses his/her sources to their best ability.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I did not transfer to the school so I would not know anything about transferring. But i heard they are pretty good about accepting many credits and classes, although i heard transferring classes from FIDM to other colleges is not the best experience.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: The resources available on the campus are actually really good. You have online data bases, libraries, labs, teachers helps, and have plenty of computers to work on at school.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: Computer networking is good. Although, hooking up your personal computer to the network is frustrating.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: Apparel Industry Management: This is a more business orientated major. I thought it would be a challenging major and allow me to learn about the business in the industry, but I would recommend to just go to an actual college with a REAL business program and get your degree there. It will look better on resumes anyway, rather than saying you got your business degree at FIDM.

2 College Junior

Academic Experience: Tuition is very expensive and I don't think everyone is getting their moneys worth. School work is like elementary/middle school work. Some teachers and classes are so pointless and easy I feel like I could teach myself or just go to a book store and learn.

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3 College Junior

Student Body: Students are very "passionate about fashion," but many I feel like do not take the school very seriously and are too obligated worrying about their looks and what people think of them. Many are not very intellectual and knowledgeable. Although, there are a hand few of really smart, driven, and hardworking students.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school. There is no information on this but if i could've gone to a UC or cal state and transferred, I would. If you have a previous degree, you could get a professional designation degree in the major you want which is half the price and time. I would've gotten the college experience and proper education.

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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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