How to join

Corporate Membership

Professional Corporate

Open to recognised practicing organisations that offer in-house design services, and any organisation with an interest in design, design promotion and design education. There must be a corresponding number of employees within the organisation who satisfy the Professional Member (Individual) requirements. Professional Member (Corporate) must satisfy the Review Committee that they have attained an acceptable level of competence in their field. Each Professional Member (Corporate) organisation is entitled to three votes at the Annual General Meeting. Professional Members (Corporate) are entitled to use the initials CDBC in their stationery. Upon admission, all professional staff of the corporate member can be identified as members of DBC.

Education Institution

Open to any tertiary education institution recognised by the State it is based in. There must be a corresponding number of employees within the organisation who satisfy the Professional Member (Individual) requirements. Each Education Institution Member is entitled to three votes at the Annual General Meeting. Education Institution Members are entitled to use the initials EDBC their stationery. Upon admission, all professional staff of the Education Institution can be identified as members of DBC.

Association and Chamber Membership

Open to any trade associations & chambers registered in Singapore. Association and Chamber Members have no voting rights at the Annual General Meeting. Association and Chamber Members are entitled to use the term, A Member of DBC in their stationery.

Annual Fees

Professional Corporate S$400
Education Institution S$600
Association & Chamber S$400

Individual Membership

Professional Individual

Open to all designers/consultants/associates working professionally in Singapore, and anyone who has an interest in design, design promotion and design education. The designer must be a graduate of a relevant design course from a tertiary institution recognised by the State it is based in. The designer must have been employed or practiced professionally in this design field for a minimum of four years, and can satisfy the Review Committee that they have attained an acceptable level of competence in their field. The Review Committee comprises of any 3 available past Presidents of the Chamber. Each Professional Member (Individual) is entitled to one vote at the Annual General Meeting. Professional Members (Individual) are entitled to use the initials IDBC after their name.

Annual Fees

Professional Individual S$200

Student Membership

Student

Open to all students attending, at the minimum, a diploma-level design course from a reputed institute of art and/or design in Singapore. Student Members have no voting rights at the Annual General Meeting.

Membership is free for students.