Recent Graduate: Set Designer
123 Any Street • City, ST 12345 • (555) 555-5555 • firstname.lastname@example.org
June 1, 200–
Any Production Company
456 Any Street
City, ST 12345
Dear Mr. Cummings:
Lynne Winchester recently indicated that you may have an opening for a set designer and suggested that I contact you. I am seeking a position involving stage design for television, theater, and video productions.
As noted on my resume, I graduated recently from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and a concentration in Studio Art. Courses in modern drama, music and sound in theatre, set creation and design, intermediate painting, and woodworking all contributed to the skills I possess and focused my aspirations towards stage design. As a an undergraduate, I designed and helped create props for numerous campus productions, including The Tempest and Marco Polo Sings a Solo, and I developed many storyboards and set design presentations.
Design, carpentry, and related talents have been nurtured in settings outside of the theater. Recently, I co-designed and co-created props and decorations for several fundraisers, weddings, and events held at the Civic Center and Columbia Country Club. Also, I have gained valuable craft-specific skills working as an apprentice to a busy home-renovation specialist and painting murals with a freelance artist.
Enclosed is a resume as well as some photographs of my work. Of course, I would like to show you my entire portfolio and discuss with you how I might contribute to Any Production Company's current and future projects. I have some great ideas for the sets of Trivia Tunes and Videos After Dark and hope to have the opportunity to discuss them with you. I will call to confirm your receipt of all supporting materials, including a letter from Lynne, and to arrange either a formal employment interview or informal conversation regarding my candidacy. Thank you for your consideration.
First paragraph immediately identifies referral source and the nature of the position sought.
Second paragraph presents most academic experiences, including a list of courses and projects.
Third paragraph refers to important and “creatively connected” experience.
Closing paragraph reveals desire to share portfolio (the most significant supporting document), again notes referral source, and requests formal or informal meeting.