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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Orange County
  • 2 Year
  • IRVINE, CA

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17590 GILLETTE AVENUE
IRVINE, CA 92614
About FIDM Orange County...
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Named a Top 10 Graphic Design School by College Magazine and one of the Top 10 Sustainable Fashion Schools in the World by the University Network, FIDM is an accredited, California-based college offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in design and creative business. The college, which has been educating students for over 50 years, offers 30+ majors including fashion design, fashion marketing and product development, business management, digital cinema, beauty marketing and product development, interior design, graphic design, digital marketing, and many more.

FIDM students collaborate on special Industry Partner Projects with brands like Nike, Disney, Murad, Victoria’s Secret, and Pixar, among many others. The college's faculty consists of notable talent such as Emmy-award winner Tom Henkenius, Grammy-award winning designer Kevin Reagan, Emmy-award winning costume designer Jacqueline Saint Ann, and NBC Entertainment Programmer Paige Adamczyk, among many others.

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Admissions

Application Deadline
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Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
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ACT Range
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Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$35,180 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,102 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
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Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 6 responses
100%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 5 responses
100%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 5 responses

Merchandising & Marketing

Prepares students for careers in fashion merchandising, marketing, and brand management. Curriculum emphasizes the development of creative, financial, technological, buying, and promotional strategies that affect consumer behavior, along with critical thought, creative applications, teamwork, and effective communication. Projects with top companies provide students with real-world experience.

Online

Online Programs Offered
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Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
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How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    8%
  • On Campus
    92%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
59 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
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