Davao’s Fashion Institute of Design and Arts

Written by Ria Jose

Fashion Institute of Design and Arts

Fashion Institute of Design and Arts

What started out as a dream of Mrs. Christina Munda is now a reality: to open a fashion and design school in Mindanao. Late last year, Davao’s budding young fashion entrepreneurs and designers finally got an educational institution centered on their passion, the Fashion Institute of Design and Arts (FiDA).

With the assistance of her Dabawenyo husband Gerry Munda, Christine, a former fashion educator at DLSU – CSB, opened the FiDA to cater to the growing need in Mindanao for an educational institution dedicated to the fashion industry.

Mrs. Christina Munda

Mrs. Christina Munda conducting a class

For 2010, FiDA offers the following courses:

  • 2 Year Associate of Arts Degree in Fashion Design and Apparel Technology
  • 1 Year Diploma in
    • Fashion Design and Apparel Technology
    • Fashion Merchandising
  • 6 Month Certificate in
    • Fashion Design
    • Apparel Technology
    • Fashion Merchandising
  • 3 Month Introductory Course in Fashion Business

FiDA works on the philosophy that fashion is no longer just a hobby or for recreation; but also a job and a career. And we agree. In the thriving fashion industry today, the Filipino creativity and unique Filipino materials are definitely at par with the world’s best. And FiDA is the right institute for Mindanaoans who wish to succeed in the field.

Fashion Institute of Design and Arts Sewing Room

Sewing Room

FiDA currently has a tie-up with one of the best Fine Arts Education Programs in Mindanao, that of the Philippine Women’s College of Davao (PWC). Students may opt to take two years of General Tertiary Education at the PWC, then specialize in their chosen Fashion Education course at FiDA.

Fashion Institute of Design and Arts Laboratory

Make Up Workshop at the Laboratory

FiDA also offers short courses and workshops on the following topics:

  • Basic, Advanced, and Artistic Make Up
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Basic Sewing and Draping
  • Modeling
  • Fashion Photography
  • Hair Styling
  • Visual Presentation
  • Bag Design and Embellishments

And this summer, FiDA is offering various fashion workshops for kids and teens.

Whether it is just for fun or for your career or business, whatever your background or age is, the FiDA has something to make you more knowledgeable in fashion and design.

For summer 2010, here is a a summary of their workshops:
Basic Pattern Making and Sewing: (Monday to Thursdays only)

  • Skirts:
    • Batch 1: April 5 – 15, 8am – 12 nn
    • Batch 2: April 19 – 29, 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Tops and Blouses:
    • Batch 1: April 19 – 29, 8 am – 12 nn
    • Batch 2: May 3 – 13 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Dresses:
    • Batch 1: May 3 – 13, 8 am – 12 nn
    • Batch 2: May 17 – 27 8 am – 12nn

Advanced Makeup: April 28 – 30, 9 am – 4 pm

To know more about their programs and workshops, visit the Fashion Institute of Design and Arts at Ricardo corner Manga Streets, Juna Subdivision, Matina, Davao City. You may also reach them at +6382-3043007, +63923-7039696. Online, they may be reached at their website www.fidaarts.com, http://www.facebook.com/fidarts or through FiDAdavao@gmail.com.

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This post was written by Ria Jose

32 thoughts on “Davao’s Fashion Institute of Design and Arts

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  2. Jacqueline kate Agabon

    hi! i am very interested of some courses from your scholl..when is the intake and how much is the coures fee? pls let me know the contact number… thank you!

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  4. nina canda

    i am interested. however, i do not have any idea on sewing. just have passion for fashion.

  5. aha farah

    we need a fashion designer to do designs for us. we will communicate by skype and pay for their services. if any of your graduate students are interested in this please tell them to email a sample sketch of their work. thank you

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  7. Bushra Samarah

    hey ther. .i just wanna know how to enroll when i graduate in highschool nxt yr. .and pls send me the rates. .thanx. .

  8. Desiree

    hi maam. Iam very much interested for the courses that your school offered. What are the rates for the tuition fees? Kindly email it to me please? thank you (desiree0627@gmail.com

  9. emma veras

    im looking for a fasion designer na gagawa ng wedding gown ko….can you help me?
    thank you very much.

  10. christene

    I am interested for the courses that you offered. when is the next class and how much is the rate? Please send me an update to my e-mail. God bless..

  11. amanda ponte

    I am very much interested for the courses that your school offered. What are the rates for the tuition fees?
    please send me to my e-mail . thank you so much ,,,,

  12. amanda ponte

    I am very much interested for the courses that your school offered. What are the rates for the tuition fees? please send me an e-mail… thank you so much …

  13. Olivia

    I am so thrilled that FiDA is finally started classes.I want to participate in any way I can.I love to enroll if I still can.Please send me the offer to my mail.Good luck in the future!

  14. Kinita

    Just learned that there is a fashion skul n dvo..its great.im in interested in basic, advanced and artistic makeup..Also, with sewing class, but I would like curtain class preferably.Just know a little bout sewing,but im super interestd..Are these classes availble now?Please send a reply to my email..thank you..

  15. trixie

    hi i’m very much interested, how much is the fee and when can i enroll? anyway, i don’t have any experience on this but i only have passion for fashion.i hope that would be okay.

  16. Kristine

    I am searching for this school. Is it still accepting students? Just want to enroll. Love the FASHION WORLD!

  17. Carllou Milano Espinosa

    dear FiDA,
    Im very interested that coarse,because fasion is my passion.Actually,im 3rd year high school now in San agustine Institute of Technology(SAIT)in valencia,bukidnon,i want t be a fasion designer someday.To me, fashion is all about personal style, not designer dictates. My role is to offer the freedom and fashion to pull this together in a completely modern way – with simplified pieces that are timeless, luxurious, and flexible. This is not about a season; it’s about everything I stand for…Building a wardrobe.

    Fashions should be inspiring, unique and strong. Women should wear the clothes and never let them wear her. Because that’s what great style is all about. The confidence to be true to yourself. That’s why I think “Her Closet” as a celebration of personal style.

  18. Pearl

    Dear FiDA,

    I would really love to join this course. It’s something that I really wanted to do .. Maybe a summer class would be nice, But my busy schedule won’t allow me. I’m currently taking a biology course in Ateneo. I’d like to ask, how much is the tuition fee for a summer class? I just want to know, just in case I’m available next summer. Then, maybe I can join. Thank you. I would love to hear your reply.

  19. Zyra

    Hi Pearl! FiDA has a modular class on Sewing & on pattern making, its a 12-session course which you can complete based on your own schedule/most convenient time as long as you complete your projects. So even if you have a busy schedule you can still study here.:) Each course is for only P9,000 inclusive of materials. Hope to hear from you.:)

  20. darrelmobreros

    hi, im a Fashion designer…like my facebook page and check out for my designs,


    hope you gonna like it….thank you….

  21. kyle beira

    hello. i am kyle . i am from zamboanga city. i would like to know if how much will it cost me to enroll in this school as i am very eager in developing my fashion skills and i know this school would help me to do so. i hope to get a reply from you.

  22. Camille

    wag niyo po sanang masamain pero tanong ko lang po kung anong school ang mas may edge pag dating sa fashion designing and PWC po ba o ang FIDA, other than that interested po ako.

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