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The University & College Designers Association (UCDA) inspires designers working in academia in North America and around the world by delivering relevant programming and benefits in a personal and thoughtful way. The organization provides for the professional and personal growth of its members, and advocates for designer and educators roles within their institution. UCDA works to elevate the importance of design overall.

Our members are designers, design educators, art directors, creative directors, managers, directors of print shops, editors, writers, directors of media services, photographers, and businesses associated with visual communication.

A UCDA membership provides you with a forum for new ideas, new perspectives on the design industry, and professional development opportunities, and access to a large network of generous professionals.

Become a member.

Growth Matters
Professional development opportunities through conferences and workshops
Professional affiliations with partner member organizations
Networking opportunities

Resources Matter
Online membership directory
Online design resources
Job posting service (and available positions)
Designer magazine (quarterly and online)

Connections Matter
UCDA Members List
UCDA Forums
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Flickr)
Networking at our UCDA Design Conference, UCDA Design Summit, UCDA Design Education Summit, UCDA workshops, or other programs.

Money Matters
Discount on program registration fees
Discount on design competition entry fees
Discount on job placement fees
Professional development scholarships
Reduced membership rate for design faculty
Reduced membership rate for students