Fellow (FCSD)

Fellowship of the Society is awarded to those who have over a period of years proven themselves in their field of design and who have shown long-term commitment to the profession and the Society. Only those who have been members of the Society for at least five years will be eligible to be considered or invited to become Fellows.


Fellowship is awarded following an informal interview before a Fellowship Panel. Fellows will be expected to have made a significant contribution in 3 key areas:

their own practice or field of design
the profession of design
the Chartered Society of Designers

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To celebrate Minerva@90 all fees are calculated at 90% of the full professional membership rate during this anniversary year until 31 December 2021 so join in this unique celebration by joining the only Royal Chartered professional body for designers across all design disciplines.

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Only full members (MCSD) may become Fellows (FCSD).

There is no application, upgrade or joining fee.


Annually £325 (Minerva@90 fee £292.50)
If awarded Chartered Designer status
the annual subscription is £375 (Minerva@90 fee £337.50)

To celebrate Minerva@90 all full annual professional fees are calculated at 90% until 31 December 2021 for existing and new Fellows. Therefore it makes sense more than ever to upgrade from MCSD so

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