Deans and Directors of Creative Arts


DDCA membership is open to all institutions delivering studio based creative arts programs. Our membership provides a comprehensive representation of creative arts participants in the higher education sector. Individuals are considered members if their institution is a member.

How to join

Individuals are considered members if their institution is a member. If you are an individual wishing to subscribe to our NiTRO Creative Matters publication and event notifications signup here

For membership enquiries for institutions contact us.

Fee schedule

Members of the Council shall be financial member universities, registered higher education institutes or affiliated bodies.

  • Faculties with more than 1,000 EFTSL: $3, 500
  • Faculties with less than 1,000 EFTSL: $1, 750

Membership is for the financial year from July to June.



ACUADS, The Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools is the leading body for the university visual arts, crafts and design disciplines. We play an active role in shaping quality education for artists and designers. ACUADS represents over thirty Australian university art and design faculties, schools and departments and other academic units offering university degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The organisation addresses social, economic and cultural policies and discourses affecting the sector.

The UK Arts and Design Institutions Association (UKADIA) is a grouping of leading specialist arts and design institutions drawn from all regions of the UK.