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 is located at 919 S Grand Ave in the city of Los Angeles. This campus has a graduating class size which is about a thousand students in a given year. This campus provides services for students in the form of job placement options for students after graduation, career guidance for students in need of help, 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 .
The following is a list of areas of study available at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. 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 (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The net cost of this school is close to $100 annually, after the various types of aid, including scholarships and grants, are taken into consideration. Students wishing to apply to The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising 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 is estimated to range between $29,000-$35,000
- Per unit charges are around $710 for part time students
- Required fees for full-time students: $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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||76%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||54%||$7,689|
|Receiving Student Loans||69%||$8,770|
Other Fashion or Art Schools
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.
- Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA (11 miles away)
- The Art Institute of California - Orange County - Campus of Argosy University in Santa Ana, CA (31 miles away)
- Interior Designers Institute in Newport Beach, CA (36 miles away)
- Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, CA (83 miles away)
- Design Institute of San Diego in San Diego, CA (102 miles away)