The next generation of designers

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.

Annual membership fee of AED 400/yr.


Membership criteria:

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

Required application documents:

  • CV copy
  • Passport copy
  • Detailed breakdown of academic program
  • College/University transcript
  • Reference letter from direct tutor


Access to the following services: Internship  Workshops  Promotional Support  Sponsorship

Membership Fee

AED 400/yr

Accepted Academic Programmes

Students must be enrolled in a design programme that falls under any of the following disciplines: graphics (including web, digital, UX/UI, animation), products, interiorsfashion or architecture.

Not sure if your course is included? Click the below link to review our creative community and its associated design disciplines.


Benefits include:

  • Connection to UAE-based companies in the design sector looking for talented and ambitious interns
  • Hand-picked design opportunities
  • Support building your CV and gaining valuable experience in your design field

Events & Workshops

Benefits include:

  • Invitations to members-only year-round workshops
  • Career development and training in specific design-related skills
  • Access to exclusive industry and partner events