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The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles (FIDM LA)

919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising is private institution that specializes in career education in the field of fashion. The school was founded in 1969 by Tonian Hohberg to offer students education and opportunities in this high demand field. The school has four campuses located in the cities of Los Angeles, Irvine, and San Francisco. The school offers modern facilities and constantly reviewed programs to ensure they remain up to date.

Students studying at FIDM will be able to choose from twenty two different majors, in order to pursue the area of fashion, as well as other design related fields. The school’s instructors are a combination of professor’s and industry professionals that work to prepare students for entry into the fashion industry. The school also provides exposure for students to acquaint them with design firms and labels, possibly leading to employment opportunities upon completion.

Programs offered include:

  • Fashion Design
  • Digital Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Business Management

Los Angeles Location

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles is located at 919 S Grand Ave in the city of Los Angeles. This campus has a graduating class size which is about two thousand students in a given year. This campus provides services for students in the form of remedial education courses for program or licensure preparation, job placement options for students after graduation, and distance learning options for students who need to pursue their education online. You can learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting fidm.edu.

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Programs Offered

The following is a list of areas of study available at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles. Programs that have a link will take you to the program's profile page where education requirements, career pathways, and other information is available.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Visual and Performing Arts

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management (A)

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The net cost of this school is close to $31,500 annually, after the various types of aid, including scholarships and grants, are taken into consideration. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. Students wishing to apply to The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles must pay an application fee of $25. The tuition and financial aid figures listed show various costs that students may encounter at this school. The numbers may not be accurate due to changing factors in a given year, and are only intended to provide a guideline for students.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $27,000-$32,000
  • Part time students are estimated to pay about $590 to $710 per unit
  • Required fees: $1,000

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid73%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships43%$7,442
Receiving Student Loans69%$7,379

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 6%.