Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
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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, our MBA, B.A., B.S., and A.A. degrees are taught by a prestigious faculty composed of notable talent such as Emmy®-award winner Tom Henkenius; Grammy®-award winning designer Kevin Reagan; Cross Colours co-founder TJ Walker; Emmy®-award winning costume designer Jacqueline SaintAnne; and Morgan Di Stefano, Vice President of Communications for Disney Channels, among many others. At FIDM, we believe in a dynamic classroom approach that integrates knowing and doing. Via Classroom Partner Projects and FIDM SuperLabs™, students generate innovative design and business solutions for top brands, giving students the opportunity to collaborate with companies, build their portfolios, and put what they’re learning in the classroom to work.
Our Industry Partnerships are with some of the world’s most recognizable and influential brands. Classroom collaborators include Disney, Nike, Nars, Victoria’s Secret, PacSun, Converse, Levi’s, Pixar, and so many more. Part-time work and internships with companies like J Brand Jeans, L’Oréal, ColourPop, NBC Universal, Nordstrom, and Anthropologie are an integral part of the curriculum. FIDM Alumni include world-renowned designer Monique Lhuillier; Rea Ann Silva, Founder of Beautyblender; Marvel’s VP of Franchise Creative & Marketing, Sarah Truly Beers; Kia Ragland, Director of Global Product Development at Smashbox Cosmetics, costume designer Trish Summerville (Red Sparrow, Westworld, Gone Girl, Hunger Games: Catching Fire); Angelica Villegas, Senior Art Director at Lady Gaga's Haus Laboratories; Johanna Lageder, Senior Production Manager for Set+Stage Creative; Partner, President of TV/Streaming & Gaming at Create Advertising, Jonathan Gitlin, and that’s just to name a few. We have over 50 years of experience helping students build an incredible network as they gain knowledge and job experience, so that when they graduate, they’re ready to launch a successful career. Contact: P: 800-624-1200 Photo credit: FIDM