For Digital Arts Educators: Resources from FIDM

Second Edition – Fall/Winter 2015

Welcome to the FIDM Digital Arts section just for educators.

Here you’ll find tutorials, projects, discussion topics and assignments and other resources like education grants and scholarship opportunities from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. This section is updated on a monthly basis, so be sure to sign up for our educator email list to get notified when new content is published.

With four California campuses located in the heart of the fashion and entertainment industries, FIDM is a leading, accredited college offering specialized Associate of Arts and Bachelor’s of Arts degrees. FIDM has been educating students with creative and leadership skills for the global industries of fashion, visual arts, interior design, and entertainment for more than 45 years. Learn more about FIDM’s Digital Media Degree Program here and FIDM’s Graphic Design Degree Program here.

Classroom Projects


We’ve shared some of the basic fundamentals of poster design and provided free downloadable assets for your classroom to use. Students may then submit their completed work to be displayed on the featured gallery for our readers to see. Click here to learn more.


We’ve shared some of the basic fundamentals of video editing and provided free downloadable video for your classroom to use. Students may then submit their completed work to be displayed on the featured gallery for our readers to see. Click here to learn more.


One of the strongest and most common places to house inspiration is right on a computer’s desktop. Every month we challenge our readers to design a new desktop wallpaper around a given theme to help inspire others. We invite you to challenge your class to do the same. Click here to learn more.

Classroom Discussion Topics


Fall 2015 Color Trend Report

To pinpoint the hot color trends for fall 2015, we looked to leading trend forecast company WGSN, as well as Pantone–the world’s authority on color trends– to research which colors would dominate our fashion, interior and graphic design this fall.

10 Stunning, Award-Winning Website Designs We Love

What Design Elements Make Great Websites?

From one website in 1991 to over 1 billion websites in 2014, the Internet is continuing to evolve at an exponential pace. Now more than ever, a brand’s website needs to be visually compelling while simultaneously remaining functional across a wide variety of devices. However, accomplishing this task is no easy feat.

Looking for more discussions topics? Click here to browse.



How To: Create a Realistic Embroider Mockup Effect Using Adobe Photoshop

In this step-by-step tutorial, teach your students how to create a embroider mockup effect using Adobe Photoshop. Free downloads are included as well!


Adobe Photoshop Tutorial: Resize Multiple Images Quickly and Easily

Save your students tons of time by teaching them this basic and easy-to-follow technique for resizing multiple images using the ‘actions’ feature in Adobe Photoshop.

Looking for more tutorials? Click here to browse.

Grant & Scholarship Opportunities


Earn grants for your school.

FIDM offers grants to aid educators in making classrooms a vibrant place of learning and providing opportunities for students to explore career information and post-secondary education.

  • High School Teacher Grant – This grant provides funds to create and sustain classroom projects and programs.
  • FIDM Field Trip Grant – This grant provides funds to enable teachers and students to visit FIDM by helping to cover the costs of a bus and substitute teacher.

Click here to learn more about available grants.


FIDM offers dozens of scholarship opportunities.

These FIDM Scholarships are an investment in the future of our students, the next generation of solution-oriented creative leaders, entrepreneurs, and trendsetters.

Click here to learn more about available scholarship opportunities.

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