Student membership is open to anyone studying in any field of design or design related subjects, anywhere in the world. Membership is free for students whilst on a CSD Accredited or Recognised course that is part of the CSD Course Endorsement Programme. Find out if your course is CSD Accredited or Recognised with our
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Student membership is offered globally and is suitable for those studying any aspect of design or design related subjects prior to practising. Membership is available for those studying on full-time courses, applicants studying on part-time courses will be considered on an individual basis.
Please note that we do not currently offer Student Membership to those studying purely online courses. If in doubt please contact the Society before commencing your application.
Use the words ‘a Student Member of the Chartered Society of Designers’ on your CV and Business cards signalling to potential employers that you are a member of the international professional body for designers.
CEP course students can purchase a course completion certificate on graduation.
Take full advantage of the Society’s networks with access to a variety of events as well as opportunities to reach out to fellow designers through our social media channels and focus groups.
Gain access to all our student digital content including magazines, reports, advice columns, book reviews, portfolio galleries and much more.
05 Professional Development
Benefit from discounts on selected workshops and events, as well as portfolio gym sessions and other learning opportunities to help you prepare for your career and professional development.
06 Online Portfolio
Your own personal Student portfolio which you can populate with contact details, links to your website and social media accounts, and case studies together with images of your work.
07 Job Opportunities
Discover job and internship opportunities across the spectrum of design fields from our recruitment partners, CSD members and their consultancies, and the design sector.
Opportunities to reach out to potential clients and employers through our social networks and your own personal student membership profile.
Stay up to date with the latest news from the design industry with OnCourse, a digital broadcast targeted for Student Members with content specifically relevant for CSD Student Members.
Find out about design exhibitions, shows, talks, debates, workshops, lectures many with student discounted rates.
Receive exclusive special offers from CSD and our partners on resources such as books, magazines and other materials.
As a CSD Student Member you will have the means via our online networks, to influence the agenda of your chosen profession.
CSD deliver, partner and promote numerous design awards and competitions and being a Student Member will ensure you get to know first about opportunities to participate.
Application fee FREE
Joining fee FREE
Students on a CSD Accredited or CSD Recognised course FREE
Students on non CSD courses pay £40 for the whole of their full time study until the end of their course.This application and fee is non-refundable.