Available Fellowships 2019–20


All A.C.T. fellowships require a season-long commitment (typically from September to June). Details of each fellow’s daily schedule are determined on an individual basis, in consultation with the fellow and the respective department.

Open 2019–20 Fellowships:

Visual Design Fellowship

The Visual Design Fellow is mentored and trained by A.C.T.’s in-house design team. Our graphics team is passionate about design and committed to creating concept-driven, imaginative, and relevant deliverables that follow A.C.T.’s brand guidelines and live up to our high standards of creativity. 

Projects include conceptualizing and executing brochures, ads (both digital and print), posters, signage, event promotions, and more. Specific learning opportunities may involve any of the following: designing ads for various publications; designing original art for our Young Conservatory and Master of Fine Arts Program performances and classes; creating signage for our box office and theater lobby; adapting existing designs for various formats; photo manipulation; and production. 

The ideal Visual Design Fellow will: have experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (Mac platform, primarily InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop) and with digital design (including designing for web/social media/responsive); have strong conceptual skills, and the ability to offer a variety of design options; be efficient and flexible and able to collaborate well with others in a fast-paced environment; demonstrate organization, attention to detail, and problem-solving. Interest and experience in illustration, photography, CSS/html, or animation skills is a plus.

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Wigs Fellowship

The A.C.T. Wig Shop is in charge of any wigs, makeup or hair for each season’s productions, including mainstage and M.F.A. productions. The Wigs Fellow will have the opportunity to learn the construction of facial hair and wigs, sets and styling, and how a professional shop is run. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to work alongside a professional crew and learn how to be a swing. Throughout the season the Fellow should anticipate learning in a hands-on, fast-paced environment. They will be in a working shop practicing ventilating skills, cap construction, and repairs. The Fellow will participate in a stage makeup course taught in the fall, assisting and learning stage makeup techniques. A fellow in this shop will learn the ins and outs of what it takes to get a theatrical production from designs to the stage with learning opportunities that include researching period hair and makeup, hairstyling, hair cutting, and shop maintenance and organization.

This Fellowship is valuable for a person who plans to pursue a theatrical career in wigs, hair, and makeup. The ideal Wigs Fellow is self-motivated, works well under pressure, and is detail oriented and organized. Previous experience in theater is required. A cosmetology, barber’s license, or makeup accreditation is recommended.

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