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Reviews 517 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: To be honest, I've never taken online classes at FIDM yet.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love attending this school, there are endless resources!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This field is so competitive, but the school definitely does its part in helping out!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I know so much more now then when I first came to the school.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: FIDM is great by making sure to work with both parents and students to make sure anyone who is passionate enough can attend the school.

4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: The flexibility is great and the counsellors are so willing to work with you and your personal schedule.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is amazing because of the many options.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Visual communications is a lot of projects and work but is totally worth it because of the broad career paths it involves.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a student ambassador, i love the diversity and creativity i am constantly surrounded by.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: I was able to transfer a few credits, but because it had been so long since I was in school, I decided to retake the classes so that I could get more out of them and refresh my memory.

4 College Senior

Career Services: I have not had too much interaction with the career services yet, but so far what I have had was great. Everyone is so helpful and positive.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The professors and instructors are great. They are super knowledgable and helpful and have all worked in the industry. The class sizes are reasonable and i feel like i get adequate attention if I need assistance or need help. I feel that they all care about each and every one of the student's well being as long as we are willing to work hard. They will put forth the effort, if the students do.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: It's a lot of work, but I am learning so much and getting prepared for the real world in the career I hope to achieve. The workload is intense, but in the end I know it will be worth it and it will all pay off. The campus is beautiful and the staff and instructors are great. Everyone here is so nice. There is even a career center to help find jobs.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have been wanting to attend this school for over 12 years and now that I finally have the opportunity, I am so blessed and grateful to be able to be taught by industry professionals. I am excited to learn and grow and start a career.

3 Recent Alumnus

Online Courses: I have not taken online courses...

3 Recent Alumnus

Career Services: It's only helpful if you make a strong effort. They will never come to you! You have to make the step towards wanting help. Again, it all depends who you work with as well.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Teachers are great, For the most part...but it is helpful to be in a small and creative environment to learn and hone in skills.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It's advertised really great, just depends on who you work with. If you work with the wrong people, favoritism might come up and not help you specifically like you were promised while the admissions process.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Very intense, stressful, and labor intensive, but its all worth it at the end because your leaving with a handful of useful skills and a solid mindset that will set you apart from others in the work force.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I've learned a lot of useful skill sets that helped my set me apart from others. It has definitely added to my work ethic and it has showed with my internships and experiences.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: It can be difficult to get the classes and the teachers you want and keep your schedule down to three days.

4 College Junior

Career Services: The school has a good career center and a strong alumni network for people seeking out jobs.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The fashion related courses are amazing but the general education courses are not the best.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school has good job placement if you seek it out and put in the effort to make friends with the career advisors.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The teachers are mostly very knowledgeable in their perspective areas and there are definitely those that go above and beyond in teaching. I have seen a major increase in my abilities related to my major.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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