Prepare Your Resume & Portfolio
Preparing Your Resume
- Your resume should stand out from the others. Remember that the evaluators have hundreds of resumes to review each year; so make yours memorable. We suggest using the sample resumes we have included, browsing the internet for good formats or review some of the ones you may have received at the summer program from your faculty.
- Combine all information to one page. Evaluators rarely read past the first page.
- Easy to read fonts and type sizes (nothing under 10 pt) help facilitate reading. In general, use white space well and do not use colored paper. Do not use headshots, images or colored type.
- Information about both your academic and professional history must be instantly visible.
- List your training, number of years, school(s) attended and person(s) with whom you have studied. Also, be sure to include training or experience in an art form other than your own. Be sure to list your training at GSA (“The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts”).
- Include as many publications, performances and exhibitions as possible within the one-page format.
- Include all awards, scholastic honors, professional experience, community service activities, extracurricular involvement and other related work experience. List the most recent first, following a descending chronological order.
- You must emphasize your academic training. Evaluators are interested in your course of study, grade point average and college entrance exam scores. These elements are as much a part of the evaluation as the audition/review. While individual college and university departments have their own requirements for admission, you must meet the basic academic requirements for admission to any college or university.
- Remember, the evaluators are interested in the whole person, not just the artist.