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The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA- FriendlinessA+
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeC
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Quite Bright
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Social Life
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University Resource Use
She cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Feb 08 2006
Major: Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc (This Major's Salary over time)
FIDM was my first choice when I was looking to transfer out of state school to an academic program that was specifically catered to the industry that I will work in. My advice to anyone interested in applying is to not read my advice or anyone else’s. No, really! Know yourself and know what you are capable of. Your experience at any school, whether it is community college or Ivy League, is going to depend on the individual. My story is I moved here from the East Coast and was never late for one class. I studied for every test. I made an appointment the first week I was in Los Angeles to meet with a career counselor. I set up job interviews for myself. Honestly, I really applied myself and put myself out there. I still do. To those that will tell you they have had a negative experience at FIDM, I would ask them one question-
Well, did you do what it takes?
Because chances are if someone is having a negative experience, it ultimately reflects their persistence. FIDM and the city of Los Angeles have given me the opportunity to meet people in the industry, develop a positive reputation for myself, and be independent (that's a BIG one!)

When you are looking to apply to a college you should always go straight to the source. Go visit! Walk through the halls, meet faculty, and observe a class. Introduce yourself to a student that you feel YOU CAN IDENTIFY WITH. I emailed some of the famous alumni on the alumni page and they gave me honest advice that was truly helpful. Otherwise, how can you take a strangers advice online? Their experience coming from Timbuktu to attend FIDM is going to be completely different than yours.

And I could go on and on… so to sum it up- I will not tell anyone to go or not to go here. Be your own person. Just research and delight in proving people wrong. What is that quote…

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
Hope this helps! Ta-ta
questionHi there :) I am applying to FIDM for graphic design and was wondering if you could give me some more feedback from your experience. I have a BA in a field unrelated to art (education) but want to pursue a more creative career. What has your experience been like post-grad? Most of my research about the school has been encouraging, but some of the negative responses I've read are making me nervous. Help!! (and thanks :)) ~Maggie
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