Preparing For Your Audition or Portfolio Review Get an Inside Look

All applicants should provide a current resume. Suggested Portfolio Materials
(these are suggestions, not requirements):

For the john wells Directing program PLEASE PROVIDE:

  • DVDs or photographs that show a range of your directorial abilities

For Costume Design please provide please provide:

  • Evidence of your design process which could include preliminary sketches and research materials
  • Color sketches of your design work
  • Production shots of your design work
  • Fabric swatches
  • Examples of supporting skills in your area of interest (which might include stitching, craftwork, quilting, millinery, jewelry making, wig and makeup execution, etc.)
  • Non-costume design related artwork, such as drawings, paintings, ceramics, photography, printmaking, graphic design, etc.

For Costume Production please provide:

  • Evidence of a finished garment(s) based on a designer’s sketch
  • Photographic and physical examples of costume of work
  • Examples of paperwork explaining your process such as organizational paperwork, patterns, additional sketches, etc
  • Examples of supporting skills in areas of secondary interest such as sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, millinery, and jewelry making

For Lighting Design please provide:

  • Evidence of your design process which could include preliminary sketches and research
  • Light plots (hand or computer-generated)
  • Full paperwork for at least one production
  • Production shots of design work and or short video clips
  • Examples of supporting skills in your area of interest

For Scenic Design please provide:

  • Evidence of your design process which could include preliminary sketches, research, rough models, sketch-up work, etc.
  • Color sketches and/or models of your design work
  • Production shots of your design work, performance art, installation work, etc.
  • Ground plans, drafting, and detail drawings (hand or computer-generated)
  • Examples of supporting skills in your area of interest (which might include prop work, scenic art) or in a secondary interest such as drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, etc.

For Sound Design please provide:

  • Evidence of your design process which could include preliminary sketches and research
  • Sound plots and cue sheets
  • Sound and/or music examples (include production images to help contextualize your sound choices)
  • Examples of supporting skills in your area of interest

For VIDEO AND MEDIA DESIGN PLEASE PROVIDE:

  • Evidence of your design process which could include preliminary sketches, research, video clips, sketch-up work, etc.
  • Video system diagrams, projector plots, cue sheets and other support drawings (hand or computer-generated).
  • Production shots of finished design work and or short video clips.
  • Video examples of your work - (please select shorter sections for review)
  • Examples of supporting skills in your area of interest (which might include personal artworks, art Installations, professional video work, custom software or system designs etc.).
     

For Production Technology and Management (PTM) please provide:

Technical Direction:

  • Evidence of technical skills which could include working drawings and photos of your work both finished and in process
  • Examples of material and labor budgeting
  • Drafting, drawing or CAD material

Stage or Production Management:

  • Paperwork from a recent production for schedules, reports, budgets, estimates, etc.
  • Rehearsal and performance reports and production calendar
  • Further examples of work that support evidence of your managerial skills

09.04.2014
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