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Creative Careers Begin Here

Creative Careers Begin Here

In 1969, we were urban pioneers starting a one-of-a-kind college with two Downtown L.A. classrooms. We’ve grown to become a student body of 3,600 and more than 70,000 graduates worldwide. Our driving force has been to stay focused on our goal: to create an educational environment that fuses student desires with career realities. We’re always thinking about how we can adapt and expand to meet the challenges ahead.
We offer accredited Master’s, Bachelor’s and Associate Degree programs in design and creative business. Our students collaborate on special Industry Partner Projects with brands like Nike, Murad, Athleta, Signal Snowboards, Lacoste, GUESS, and TOMS. Part-time work and internships with companies like J Brand Jeans, Stila, Topshop, Victoria’s Secret, and Adidas are an integral part of the curriculum. Our faculty are talented industry professionals who bring their experience and connections into the classroom, creating a dynamic, career-focused learning environment.
Step 1: Apply Online
Complete and submit your application form and $25 payment.
Step 2: Submit Application Materials
You may submit the required Application Materials through your Student Account or directly to your Advisor.
Step 3: Schedule Admissions Interview
Connect with your Admissions Advisor who will review your application materials with you to prepare for your official Admissions Interview (in person or by phone). If accepted to FIDM, the Final Application Fee of $200 is due at that time.
  • Set up a Student Account by clicking on the appropriate Application (i.e. AA/BA/BS or MBA)

When to Apply

Applications for High School Seniors and Graduates are accepted on a rolling basis as space permits. We highly encourage early submissions.
Priority application deadline for the High School Class of 2021 is January 15, 2021.
Priority application deadline for the High School Class of 2022 Junior Advantage is June 30,  2021.