ⓘ Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a private, for-profit college in California. It offers degree pr ..

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

ⓘ Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a private, for-profit college in California. It offers degree programs in a variety of majors, including fashion, entertainment, beauty, interior design, and graphic design. The college was founded in 1969 by Tonian Hohberg, who is the current president and CEO.


1. Academics

The college offers 26 Associate of Arts degree programs; a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, which is also available via distance learning; and nine Bachelor of Arts degree programs. The college also offers a Master in Business Administration degree.

The college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges WASC Senior College and University Commission. Due to a commission review finding problems in sustainability and faculty oversight in 2019, status has changed from "Accredited" to "Accredited with Notice of Concern". It is also an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design NASAD.


2. Campuses

The college has three campuses: Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Orange County. The campuses feature the modern architecture of Clive Wilkinson. FIDMs main campus in Los Angeles features innovative study spaces, a stunning Design Studio, and the world-class FIDM Museum & Galleries. The San Francisco campus is located in Union Square. The award-winning Orange County campus is a dynamic visual experience with ultra-modern lofts, an indoor/outdoor student lounge, eye-popping colors, and a sensational, one-of-a-kind audio visual igloo. Students are allowed to take their first year of classes at the Orange County and San Francisco campuses and will have to transfer to the Los Angeles campus for their second year.


3. In popular culture

FIDM served as the location of Lifetimes Project Runway season six, Project Runway: Under the Gunn, Project Runway: Threads, and Project Runway: Junior. Several FIDM alumni, including Santino Rice, Daniel Franco, Guadalupe Vidal, Kelli Martin, and Leann Marshall, were contestants on the original Project Runway show. FIDM was also featured in the MTV show The Hills, which shows the life of upcoming fashion designer, Lauren Conrad, who comes from Laguna Beach and wants to become famous for her designs.


4. FIDM Museum

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum, located at the Los Angeles Campus, is home to a large collection of fashion and costume pieces from the 1800s to today. The museum features permanent and temporary exhibits, including costumes and designs from early 20th-century Hollywood, theater, and current televisions shows and films.


5.1. Notable people Alumni

  • Amanda Bynes, fashion designer, actress
  • Katie Bender, filmmaker
  • Lubov Azria, fashion designer
  • Santino Rice, fashion designer, Project Runway 2 finalist
  • Gessica Brooke, fashion and accessories designer
  • Lil Debbie, rapper, model, and fashion designer
  • Masiela Lusha, Albanian-American actress, poet, and humanitarian
  • Marlene Stewart, costume designer
  • Leanne Marshall, fashion designer, Project Runway 5 winner
  • Lisa Kristine, fine art photographer
  • Lauren Conrad, author and fashion designer
  • Kyra Davis, novelist
  • Karen Kane, fashion designer
  • Cris Crotz, Miss Nevada 2010
  • Michael Kuluva, fashion designer, professional figure skater, owner of Tumbler and Tipsy
  • Mario Hollands, pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies
  • Nikita Dragun, Beauty YouTuber
  • Dominique Barretto Cojuangco, fashion designer
  • Sassa Jimenez, fashion designer, Philippines
  • Yotam Solomon, fashion designer
  • Candice Cuoco, fashion designer, Project Runway 14 finalist
  • Ashima Sharma, fashion Designer & Internationally ranked Artist


5.2. Notable people Faculty and staff

  • Bradford Shellhammer, entrepreneur and designer, founding editor of Queerty
  • Nick Verreos, fashion designer, also alumnus
  • Kevin Reagan, Grammy Award-winning graphic designer and author of Alex Steinweiss: The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover
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