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Los Angeles, CA
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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
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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.

College Junior

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

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

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.

4 College Freshman

Online Courses: If you can just read by yourself instead of having a teacher lecture at you all day then it's good. However if you want the hands on experience you need to register for a class.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 408th
    Best Online Professor Communication
  • 984th
    Best Tech Support
  • 1183rd
    Best Online Course Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

The eLearning program is great for students who balance school with complicated schedules. For example, some students who also have jobs like the flexibility of eLearning. The eLearning classes aren't easier, but the online structure makes it easier for the students to study around their work schedule.

A student doesn't have to be extremely tech-savvy, but he or she must have proper software training, as listed: familiarity with Adobe documents, saving Word documents, and watching video lectures, etc.

Facts & Statistics

Biggest Surprises
You can take the Merchandise Marketing Professional Designation program 100 percent online.
Required Tech Skills
Prospective online students should be familiar with the following programs: Microsoft Windows or MAC OS, Internet Explorer or Firefox, Microsoft Office 2003 and up, Java plugin for Web browsers, antivirus software, Quicktime, and Flip4Mac to view WMV videos or a Microsoft counterpart. Computer hardware requirements include: 512 MB Ram of Memory, a high-speed Internet connection, and a valid and current e-mail address under a student's name.
Typical Online Lecture - Single Day
For an online "lecture," there could be a discussion board, recorded lecture, or an interactive conversation.
Typical Online Course - Start to Finish
The courses are the same curriculum as the in-class courses. It is up to the student to schedule the time to do the classwork. eLearning definitely requires responsible, self-driven students.
Online Testing & Grading
Tests and quizzes are posted, and they are to be completed in the time allotted.
Did You Know?
  • For eLearning, there is a 2.8 or above cumulative GPA requirement.
  • For first-time eLearning students, one class is the maximum for one to take.
  • There is no late registration allowed!

Student Polls

Rate your school's online courses on the following topics    Based on 48 responses

Very poor
  • Appropriate class sizes
  • Course availability
  • Section/class availability
  • Convenience
  • Course management system (submitting assignments, viewing grades, etc.)
  • Discussion/interaction with other students
  • Manageability of workload
  • Tutoring assistance
  • Tech support
  • User-friendly technology

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of your online courses?    Based on 52 responses

  • 31% Applicable to the real world
  • 21% Will advance my career
  • 18% Learned a few new things
  • 16% Learned a lot of new things
  • 6% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 4% Will help me switch careers
  • 3% Waste of time

Rate your school's online course professors on the following topics    Based on 48 responses

Very poor
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interaction with students
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
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