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With a degree from FIDM, there’s no stopping you. This is just a sampling of career paths in which FIDM Grads have found success.

Stay on the cutting edge of current and future trends by shopping fashion industry markets and traveling to
trade shows all over
the world.

Market a beauty product from concept development and strategic planning through manufacturing, distribution, and promotion.

Develop products for target customers from conceptual design through marketing of the final product.

Manage a design from its initial concept through execution. Work with the Creative Director to develop comps (examples of ideas) for client presentations.

Develop, design, and coordinate the sets for film, television, and theatre—down to the last detail—from furniture and pictures to lamps and rugs.

Create textile designs for a variety of markets, including wovens, knits, prints, apparel, and interiors.

Create wearable, marketable jewelry designs, from trendsetting accessories to high-end gems.

Spot trends before they happen and analyze their influence on future seasons.

Conduct research to determine the best source of materials to manufacture a garment & product and where it will be produced.

Determine the look of an interior space, for a residence, business, or television show from lighting and furniture to decorative items.

Work with film/video, 3-D and 2-D compositing (VFX, 3-D Elements over Live Footage), using software such as Maya, Nuke, and Shake.

Design at least four lines each year, overseeing all aspects of the design room, including concepts, sketches, fabrics, and trims.

Create sweater designs for fashion brands or develop your own line of knitwear.

Design original fashion footwear for a company or your very own label.

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