C.5.b Format for DESIGNERS and
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
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
dates of the productions you have done, beginning with the
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
director names you select are in the major league or have national or
Productions may be grouped according
to whether they are
professional, regional, dinner theatre, summer stock, university, with
latest production listed first.
Indicate whether you designed
scenery, costume or lighting.
In addition, include architectural
consultation, industrial shows, feature films, commercials and
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.
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
The cleaner, more precise, more
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
Section: C.6. Auditioning