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This level of membership is open to all full-time or part-time students (age 18+ years of age) studying on a tertiary level course in any creative subject at a recognised academic institution anywhere in the world.  This can include, for example, Certificate, Diploma or Degree courses at an art school, college, technical institute or university.  Applicants for DipSIAD must have access to an academic email address; if a student does not have an academic email address, they must supply other evidence of their enrolment.


Student applicants must complete a simple Application Form and pay a very low once-only joining fee of £25 (€25 / US$30) which covers their membership for the entire period of their studies up to a maximum of five years; no other fee is payable throughout this period.  


On receipt of your completed Application Form and your membership fee, you will be sent your Lifetime Membership Number and your Student Membership Certificate.  You will then be entitled to use the letters DipSIAD after your name.  This may help to demonstrate to potential employers or future clients that they are serious about their creative profession and their commitment to continual professional development.


On completion of your studies, or after five years as DipSIAD (whichever occurs first), you must apply to become an Ordinary Member of SIAD.



To join as a Student Member (DipSIAD)  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 £25 (€25/US$30) 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 and a copy of your PayPal payment confirmation by attaching them to this email Click Here >>