Membership

 

MBDS

Open to those who have no formal training in display, but have a general interest in display/visual merchandising design.

£20

CERT BDS

CERT.BDS recognition is open to all those who have successfully completed a BDS recognised and approved course or alternative course of design studies.

£20

LICENTIATE LBDS

Licentiate (LBDS) recognition is open to those who have been actively engaged in the delivery of design courses, as distinct from those engaged in commercial practice, for a minimum of three years.

It is recommended that applicants for Licentiate recognition must hold formal design qualifications and have worked in the education sector for a minimum period of three years and be fully conversant with training students and others in visual merchandising or display design practice at a college of further education or other educational establishment recognised by the Council of the Society.

Applications must be accompanied by evidence of teaching qualifications, a full C.V.
Holders of LBDS recognition are entitled to attend the general meetings of the Society.
After three years, holders of LBDS recognition may formally apply for Fellowship (FBDS) recognition.

£40 Concession for retired member £20

ASSOCIATE ABDS

ABDS Recognition is open to those who have been actively engaged in commercial practice for a recommended minimum period of five years.
Applications for Associate recognition must be accompanied by a full C.V.
After three years, holders of ABDS recognition may formally apply for Fellowship (FBDS) recognition.

£40 Concession for retired member  £20

FELLOW FBDS

Fellowship (FBDS) recognition is open to those who have held Licentiateship (LBDS) for a minimum period of three years or Associateship (ABDS) recognition for a minimum period of three years.
Applicants for FBDS should provide a current CV together with additional work or information showing achievement which the Board may deem appropriate to the application. This should include applicable examples of or access to examples of, full C.V. of designs or projects produced by the applicant. Electronic portfolio preferred.
NB: Fellowship recognition can also be conferred by the Award Board on persons whose work and achievements within the industry have gained national or international recognition.

£60 Concession for retired member £30

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

The BDS encourages companies to consider application for Corporate Membership.    Click here for the list of benefits.

£100

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