The University & College Designers Association (UCDA) exists to promote excellence in visual communications for educational institutions. As a professional trade association, we offer annual memberships; professional development opportunities through conferences, summits, and workshops; a quarterly trade publication/magazine; monthly job posting service; and email messaging lists for both working communication professionals as well as design educators.
Category Graphic Design Organizations
Phone (615) 459-4559
199 Enon Springs Road West
Smyrna, Tennessee 37167
News About UCDA
UCDA Design Conference 2021
The 2021 UCDA Design Conference will be held October 2-5 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Colorado. The event offers an in-depth look at the issues and trends in design and communication communities, both in and out of educational institutions.
UCDA Creative Summit 2021
The 2021 UCDA Creative Summit, the University & College Designers Association's live virtual event, will be held March 23-25. The summit will feature seven carefully curated speakers and sessions to help attendees engage and spark their creativity.
UCDA Design Awards 2020
The 2020 UCDA Design Awards are now open for submissions. The Awards program recognizes the best of the exceptional design and creative work done by communication professionals to promote educational institutions (secondary, vocational, or higher education) and supports the exchange of ideas and information…
UCDA Design Education Summit 2018: Good Design Works
The 13th annual National UCDA Design Education Summit will be held May 20-22 at the Youngstown State University. This national summit for design educators, chairs, and students, continues an ongoing community created specifically for graphic design educators with many opportunities for professional participation…
2016 UCDA Design Competition
The 46th annual UCDA Design Competition is now open for entries. The competition recognizes the best of the exceptional design work done to promote educational institutions (secondary, vocational, or higher education) and supports the exchange of ideas and information relating to the unique role of these…
UCDA Design Summit 2014: The Economy of Design
The 2014 UCDA Design Summit will be held March 27-29 in Indianapolis.
Catch 22: National UCDA Design Education Summit
The eighth annual National UCDA Design Education Summit will convene in Blacksburg, Virginia, May 21-22, 2012.
UCDA Gets Engaged for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
UCDA's annual Engagement Project offers ways for designers, students and creative individuals to make an impact in someone's life.
40th Annual UCDA Design Competition: Call for Entries
The UCDA Design Competition recognizes the best of the exceptional design work done to promote educational institutions (secondary, vocational, or higher education).
2010 UCDA Design Summit: Beyond Branding
In 140 characters or less, is your institution connecting with your audience?
2010 Suicide Prevention Project
What can you create that will cause someone, at the very least, to stop and think?
UCDA Insight Workshop 2009
Insight is a creativity workshop that removes the rigid structure of traditional program delivery, allowing you to interact with the environment you find yourself in.
Brand + Image + Strategy: The Ideal Equation
Learn the strategy and then put it to use in this one-day workshop that focuses on smart communications solutions in a world of new media.
38th Annual UCDA Design Conference
The UCDA Design Conference provides you an opportunity to get an in-depth look at some of the issues facing designers and communication professionals both in and out of educational institutions.
UCDA Design Summit 2008
The UCDA Design Summit provides you an opportunity to get an in-depth look at some of the issues facing designers and communication professionals both in and out of educational institutions when it comes to branding and creativity.
2007 Insight Workshop: UCDA
Insight will provide a creativity workshop that removes the rigid structure of traditional program delivery, allowing you to interact with your surrounding environment using different "lenses."