The Fashion Institute of Design and Manufacturing (FIDM) was established in 1981. The institute has four campuses in California including one in Orange County, Irvine. At Irvine, the institute operates from a 38,000 square-foot campus. FIDM is known for integrating creative and leadership skills in its curriculum catering to the fashion, visual arts, interior design and entertainment industries.
FIDM offers over 15 majors including merchandise marketing, merchandise product management, interior design and international manufacturing and product development. The fashion institute also offers a scholarship program through its Annual National Scholarship Competition.
Student organizations at FIDM include the ASID Student Chapter for interior design majors, the Association of Manufacturing Students, the FIDM Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
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The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Orange County
17590 Gillette Avenue
Irvine , CA 92614-5610
General Phone: (949) 851-6200
In 2007-2008, Fashion Institute had a total enrollment of 604 students (491 full-time equivalent).
Students in the Freshman Class:
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The school does not offer campus housing.
The school does not offer students a meal plan.
|High School Record||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Formal Demonstration of Competence||required|
|Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)||recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||required|
|Other Standardized Tests||recommended|
Expenses and Financial Aid:
|In-state tuition and fees||$ 20,735|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$ 20,735|
|Books and supplies||$ 2,160|
Fashion Institute participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1111203)
Salaries for full-time faculty:
Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):
|Full-Time Faculty Level||Contract Length||Number Men||Avg Salary Men||Number Women||Avg Salary Women|
|All faculty total||calendar year||2||*||5||$46,647|
*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.
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What Sets Fashion Institute Apart:
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Accepts some high school credits
Offers credit for life experience
Grants credits for AP courses
Offers distance learning
Offers weekend classes
Student employment services
Remedial classes for students
Offers part-time study
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