Graduate university with a head start on your career

Today, having professional work experience before graduating university is more crucial than ever before. The DDFC Membership offers students on-the-job skills, real-life knowledge and a supportive creative community as they pursue their craft.


Membership Fee 400 AED/yr


You are a current university student enrolled in a design programme that falls under any of the following disciplines: fashion design, product design, architecture, interior design, and graphic design.

Not sure if you’re major is included here? Contact us or click on the link below to see our design segments.

Membership criteria

  • Enrolment in a design-related academic program at an accredited college or university
  • 18+ years old


Required application documents:

  • Portfolio
  • Passport copy
  • Student ID
  • College/University transcript


Access to the following services:  Internship opportunities • Workshops and talks • Showcasing Opportunities • Design Resources • Members Directory • Member Privileges • Networking and Social events


Membership Fee

AED 400/yr

Internship Opportunities

Connects designers with leading companies in the design sector looking for talented and ambitious interns to provide the right opportunities to build their CVs and gain valuable experience in their field.

Workshops and Talks

Access to a variety of workshops and training sessions for design sector professionals developed by DDFC and its partners. Workshops and talks will cover a variety of subjects from business, creative skills to debates, panel discussions and market intelligence.

Showcasing Opportunities

Year-round, members will be able to submit their work for the chance to be featured in various platforms such as DDFC events, digital channels, exhibitions and

Design Resources

Access to exclusive resources including market intelligence, research studies and business tool kits.

Members Directory

The Members Directory allows members to showcase their professional profiles to promote their work, share their news and network. Visitors may search for members by name and/or discipline. The Members Directory is Dubai’s main portal to search for talent, recruit and learn about the design sector.

Networking and Social events

Social gatherings offer networking opportunities to connect with fellow creative peers and experts from the design community.

Member Privileges

Discounted and preferential rates for a variety of goods and services such as materials, equipment, training, workshops, support services, wellness, F&B and more.