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UCDA is an individual-based membership association. Current membership categories, including the annual membership fee.

For those actively involved in the design of communications or design administrators working at educational institutions.

For those actively involved in the design of communications for educational institutions or design firms but do not work at an education institution; and for interested advancement professionals in a related field who are not actively involved in design.

FACULTY ($160)
Design faculty play a critical role in educating and inspiring new designers. In appreciation of the work you do, UCDA offers a discounted membership category for full-time faculty.

For individuals who work at commercial firms that serve or support design, education, or a related field.

Full-time undergraduate or graduate students of design or a related discipline.

Individuals who have retired and are no longer employed full time as a designer for institutions of higher education, as a design administrator, or design educator.

A basic subscription for Designer magazine only. This category does not include discounted fees for competition entry or conference attendance.

*Institutional Discount
When registering three or more Professional and/or Associate paying members, pay only $185 each. Please send in all forms together with one payment or use discount code 3PLUS for online applications.