Member (MCSD)

Full membership of the Society is for individuals who have been practising design for more than 3 years. Applicants will be required to complete the online application process where they will be asked to evidence their competences against the CPSK™, the design profession’s framework for professional practice. Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of case studies and details of their commitment to professional practice, which will be reviewed by a Membership Panel. Applicants may then be requested to attend an assessment.

If your membership has lapsed and you wish to find out about re-joining contact the Society.

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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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Application fee £75 (non-refundable)
Associate members £25

Joining fee £50
Associate members FREE


Annually £225 (Minerva@90 fee £202.50)
If also awarded Chartered Designer status
the annual subscription is £295 (Minerva@90 fee £265.50)

To celebrate Minerva@90 all full annual professional fees are calculated at 90% until 31 December 2021 for existing and new Members. So it makes sense more than ever to

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