This is the entry level of membership for students with more than two years post-qualification experience or for practitioners with more than five years in practice.  


Application to become a Member (MSIAD) is by submission of an Application Form, a portfolio (sent as digital files) of 15 examples of your work, a copy of your CV, and a Written Statement (of around 500 words) briefly describing your professional practice and aspirations for professional development.  Details of how to send your MSIAD electronic portfolio, CV and Written Statement are provided in Section D of the application form.  Your digital portfolio files will be used to showcase your work on the SIAD website.


Application to become a Member costs £40 (€45 / US$50).  When your Membership is confirmed, you will be sent (by post) your Membership Certificate.  You will then be entitled to use the letters MSIAD after your name with immediate effect.

Membership of SIAD will help to demonstrate to potential employers or future clients that you are serious about your creative ambition and your commitment to Continual Professional Development (CPD).

After five years as a Full Member, you will be eligible to apply for Fellowship of SIAD.  A Member of SIAD would be expected to apply for Fellowship after five years as a Member.  However, you may, if you wish, remain as a Member for a maximum of ten years within which time you must apply to become a Fellow.

To join as a Member (MSIAD) follow these five simple steps ...


  1. Open and complete the Application Form by clicking on the PDF icon below.

  2. Save a copy of your completed Application Form to your computer.

  3. Pay the £40 (€45 / US$50) application fee by clicking on the PayPal "Buy Now" link below.

  4. Save a copy of your PayPal payment confirmation to your computer.

  5. Send a copy of your completed Application Form, 15 examples of your current work, a PDF copy of your CV, a PDF copy of your Written Statement, and a copy of your PayPal payment confirmation by attaching them to this email >>