Amanda Bynes is a model student.
The 27-year-old Hairspray star successfully finished her first quarter at FIDM's Orange County campus Wednesday. "She's a great student who always participated and really cared about her classes," a source exclusively tells E! News. "She really fit in and loves her school."
Bynes is thriving at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, where Lauren Conrad and Monique Lhuillier once studied. In fact, she plans to take more classes this April. "If she was offered an acting job anytime soon," the source says, "she may not take it because she's so focused on school."
The Sydney White star hasn't said much about her coursework, but she did update her Twitter followers March 1, writing, "Hi everyone! I'm busy studying at @FIDM but I want to say I love you to my fans!" She also shared a "new sketch" that is believed to be a self-portrait. "Amanda's really talented at what she does so the picture is the real deal," the source says. "She's only just beginning."