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When putting a résumé together, always try to get it on a single sheet of paper.  If you have too many credits to fit on one sheet, then the copy can be reduced to fit on one page, but not so small that it is difficult to read.  The information should be arranged neatly and with as much eye appeal as possible.

Place your name, address and telephone number at the top of the page.  If you use a logo to add interest or to make your résumé memorable, place it above your name.

List the names and dates of the productions you have done, beginning with the latest show followed by the other productions in descending chronological order.

Some designers list the name of the director following the title of the show, but be sure the director names you select are in the major league or have national or international repu­tations.

Productions may be grouped according to whether they are professional, regional, dinner theatre, summer stock, university, with the latest production listed first.

Indicate whether you designed scenery, costume or lighting.

In addition, include architectural and theatrical consultation, industrial shows, feature films, commercials and television productions you have designed.

Depending on your experience, it is helpful to include the names of any well-known designers you have assisted.

Finally, specify any awards, honors, or teaching positions.

Final comments

The manner in which you present yourself in your résumé is a personal decision, but brevity and a neat layout are essential in writing a résumé as well as keeping your résumé up-to-date.

The cleaner, more precise, more straight forwardly business-like you can be with your résumé the more effective it will be.  Let the facts speak, not an overwhelming delivery.

 And finally, don’t wait until you face graduation to put together your résumé.  You have a background of experience right now which needs organizing for presentation.  And once again, don’t let yourself be discouraged by your lack of wide experience. 

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