College Junior 2013-12-11T11:38:52Z
Overall, I would say the classes are well specified however not in-depth enough, though one could argue they are only as challenging as you make them. The student body in general are friendly and helpful, but it is unfortunate that students do not mix outside of the campus as much as they should, as keeping contacts and networking is one of the key aspects of this industry. Some of the most useful and memorable experiences occurred on trips, some on and off campus such as visiting the fashion district located a mere few blocks from school. The FIDM museum always has an interesting exhibit on show and that is always a treat to look in! I would do it all over
College Junior 2013-12-11T11:34:10Z
The career service centre at FIDM is one of the most attractive qualities when entering the school. There online job network FIDM provides keeps students updated and alert of any positions in related fields. The career advisors are on campus and extremely helpful and interactive with students discussing various job options and salary expectations. The extensive alumni network FIDM is also extremely helpful when applying for jobs.
College Junior 2013-12-11T11:30:39Z
The student body at FIDM is vast and there are students from all over the world, which is very interesting. Many are friendly and helpful classmates, though most choose not to socialize very much outside of school. Saying that I have meant some very unique, fun and outgoing friends at my time here.
College Junior 2013-12-11T11:26:12Z
I have just completed the process of changing my major from Visual Communications to Product Development. My reason for doing so was simple, the course description did not match to what I felt I was being taught in the classrooms. The basic foundation classes proved to be helpful in grasping the overall concept, however while progressing further into the course, I feel the classes lost touch with the major itself, and what I was doing was irrelevant. The workload was extremely manageable, and in saying that I feel as though the classes did not challenge me as much as I had hoped. The facilities provided for Visual Communications were great, with various computer labs, drafting tables, etc.
College Junior 2013-12-11T11:26:12Z
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles campus provides a great foundation for all its majors. The classes are generally targeted to help improve specific skills for future career paths. Majority of the professors I had been taught by were adequate, though many overestimate their own abilities. The workload is very manageable, though it is what you want to take from the class. Those who really wish to learn and achieve their goals have the resources in the library and labs to do so. The registration process is simple and straightforward for myself.
College Junior 2013-09-13T11:00:45Z
I'm a merchandise product development major, and my classes are challenging, but I believe it's helping me to going to the right direction. Their are a lot of work, but I did expected to have work load. I really like my program, it has some similar aspect to fashion design and business. It's a fun program.
College Junior 2013-09-13T10:52:06Z
FIDM students have amazing style. It can be plain, simple, classic, retro, edgy, hippie or whatever. It makes the school really unique. Not only that but the interior of the school is very approaching because the window displays are very attracting. Even the exterior the way the school is built, it has shape.
College Junior 2013-09-13T10:41:57Z
I believe the Career Center is the best place to start. It's helping me step by step. And the Alumni Network is great too. I hear really great stories and their daily life working. It's good to listen to Alumni's who were once FIDM students who knows what current students are going thru because they were once in our shoes. The Alumni's give informative information in what to prepare for when working for a company or applying for one which is really convenient and helpful.
College Junior 2013-09-13T10:08:57Z
The school has a lot of diversity. It's just that the school is made up of more females than males. Then their are international students that come to the school which is really nice. You get to meet different people who comes from different countries, but every student is different. Everyone has different styles and views in life, but everyone comes to school to challenge and prepare themselves before they can handle the real job.
College Junior 2013-09-13T09:45:06Z
The school has really great resources online and in books. The library seems like it has every resource that you need to get your assignment done. The annex is convenient too, but it'll get crazy when majority of the students need to print out their assignments and projects especially during finals week then the printer will shut down or ink is low, but mostly the printer is just too slow because a lot students are printing all at once. Another downside is student housing, it's really expensive, but on the other hand the school have special events such as the job fair. You get interviewed on the spot and might get a job. Who knows. Overall, the campus is great. It's in a nice area, great weather, and beautiful attraction. Definitely a school you'll get inspired.
College Junior 2013-08-15T02:01:33Z
It is a fast paced school so you have to be able to juggle alot of work a week. You mostly get 3 assignments a class plus a project. DEADLINES ARE TIGHT!!!!
College Junior 2013-08-15T01:53:13Z
The wireless access is horrible. The labs are good, printing on campus is good too, in some places its free but in the library it's not.
College Junior 2013-08-15T01:48:36Z
The resources are amazing. Even though it's not a campus students live on, it's definitely a comfortable campus to hang out at between classes, whether you're getting coffee or catching up on some reading at the library. They have tutors available to help you too.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-30T23:26:39Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
A. The tuition is very pricey but well worth the education and experience that is obtained. I was fortunate enough to have won their annual scholarship that paid for my entire first year at the institution. I also received financial aid through FAFSA, which helped tremendously. I am currently paying my student loans and looking into further scholarships in order to continue my education. I am thankful for the assistance FIDM provided, but I do suggest applying for as many scholarships as possible to avoid a debt that may cost the majority of your life paying back.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-30T23:18:28Z
FIDM Los Angeles has an exceptional fashion library, computer workplace, and educators and advisors to assist with anything you need. The only downside of this is finding a computer during midterms and finals week to research or print your projects.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-30T23:12:29Z
FIDM ultimately prepares you for a career in the fashion industry. This school is known for the curriculum they offer and a degree from this institution is an advantage in the industry. The educators and faculty create a fun and realistic learning environment and I highly recommend this school for the fashion education that is needed to excel in pursuing your dreams and aspirations in the fashion industry.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-30T23:04:23Z
A. The scheduling of classes made it exceptionally easy for me to find two jobs while attending school full time. I was able to attend school two days out of the week, which left me five days to work and study. FIDM realistically prepares every student for the fashion industry and provides various job fairs and a career center to assist students in reaching their full potential in the fashion career they choose. Academic flexibility is one of the many aspects this school excels in.
College Junior 2013-07-29T06:09:43Z
Everyone seems to have their own individual style and agenda. It's very obvious as to who is going to make it big, and who will just coast along for the ride. A lot of dedicated students but at the same time there is not a lot of student passion towards fashion itself.
College Junior 2013-07-29T06:05:28Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
While I feel as though it is definitely worth the monthly payments of $3,000 a month for tuition it is a bit too obvious that some of the people that handle financial aid are not too helpful in finding a way to pay for school when you're in the position I'm in. I haven't been recommended to any scholarships whether it be ones the school offers, sponsors or outside opportunities. Same with loan options, I felt as though I was bothering who ever I was talking to when trying to sort out my current predicament. Nonetheless, if they know you have a way to pay for school, they make sure they get the documents they need as long with the information you require. I really love this school, it just happens that I don't always feel like I'm talking to someone that is truly trying to help me figure this out.
College Sophomore 2013-07-21T19:52:25Z
The annex is a great building at FIDM. Student tutoring is offered there, along with many computers and drawing tables. Printing is also free there. Printing is not free in the library. A downfall of FIDM is they don't have campus wide wifi. It is only offered in the library, but it takes about 10 minutes to load any page.
College Sophomore 2013-07-21T19:50:41Z
There is not much of a campus life at FIDM, other than partying. A lot of girls come from out of state and go crazy because they now live in Los Angeles. I will have to say that FIDM Mode (student magazine) and the Leadership program are fun to become involve with.
College Sophomore 2013-07-21T19:46:35Z
For what the school offers, I think Product Development is probably the best major offered. You get to learn about the behind the scences aspects of clothing brands, although I have learned more at my internship, and have gotten paid to learn about it, opposed to paying thousands of dolars a month.
College Sophomore 2013-07-21T19:37:17Z
I went to FIDM thinking it was a great school, and admissions makes you believe it is difficult to get in and you are one of a kind if you get accepted. In reality, everyone is accepted and classes cater to those who "love shopping" and "love clothes". It has not met my expectations, or those I have met at the school.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-18T15:38:40Z
Good service center, but there is no guarantee that you will get a job. That is up to the individual applying for the job whether or not they will receive one. You have to be on top of your game if you want to go far in this field.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-18T15:34:34Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
The tuition is extremely high not enough scholarships
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