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

PROFESSIONAL ($205)*
For those actively involved in the design of communications or design administrators working at educational institutions.

ASSOCIATE ($205)*
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.

CORPORATE ($260)
For individuals who work at commercial firms that serve or support design, education, or a related field.

STUDENT ($50)
Full-time undergraduate or graduate students of design or a related discipline.

RETIRED ($50)
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.

SUBSCRIBER ($50)
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.