One of our principal roles is to engage, inspire, and mentor students who are considering a career in design. Student membership grants you the same access to events, discounts, and opportunities as a professional membership, but at a reduced rate.

AIGA encourages the formation of student groups at colleges and universities and is committed to developing these groups as a way of encouraging students to take the first step in demonstrating a commitment to their professional interest and assisting them in understanding the profession. The goal of the student groups is to get the student involved in the local design community, create a community of their own and help them build leadership skills that will be valuable as they move into the professional world.

To learn more about establishing a student group at your school, visit

To find out if your school is affiliated with our chapter, or for assistance in setting up a student group at your school, please reach out to

University of North Texas

Advisor: Douglas May

The University of Texas at Dallas

Website: UTD
Advisor: Mark McKinney

University of Texas Arlington

Website: UTA A+AH | AIGA UTA
Advisors: Kim Elliot

Texas Woman’s University

Website: TWU
Advisors: Shelli Petersen

School Not on the List?

There are lots of great art and design schools in the Dallas Forth Worth Metroplex. If you attend a school that isn’t affiliated with AIGA DFW, we’re happy to help you try and set up a student group. If your school doesn’t have enough design students to start one, that’s all the more reason to get involved with AIGA and enlarge your circle of peers and professional contacts.