Requirements for Master Craftsman Award
Nominees must be completing an undergraduate degree during the academic year during which the award is given.
- USITT members may nominate people for these awards. Student members may not nominate themselves or other student members.
- Nominees and nominators must be current USITT member. (note: student cannot be nominated using an organizational membership).
- Awards are open to all ages and recognize promising newcomers in each award area.
- Nominees must be completing an undergraduate degree during the academic year during which the award is given.
Nominators must cite examples of work that feature the individual's creative application of [the recognized craft] in the performing arts. Examples cited must demonstrate excellence in areas such as:
Lighting Technology (2017)
- Cable Management
- System Layout/Network Topologies
- Electrified Practicals
- Electrified Properties
- Practical Effects: Water, Fire, Lightning, Other
- Harsh Environment Solutions (i.e.: water resistant/dust & debris hazards)
- Innovative Solution to Common Problem (needs rewording, but geared toward finding that student who’s built the better focus tool, lighting app, etc.)
Costume Making (2016)
- Pattern Making
- Armor Making
- Mask Making
- Fabric Painting
- Costume Accessories
Stage Properties (2015)
- Food making
- Period furniture recreation
- Period document recreation
- Period commercial good recreation
- Set dressing
- Weapon making
Scene Painting (2014)
- Brush work
- Color mixing
- Dimensional texture fabrication
- Stencil making and application
- Submitted documents/materials may include up to three different productions.
- Five plates of digital images are required; an additional three are optional (eight total).
- “Plate” refers to a single image or collage of images. Maximum size and resolution is 18 x 24 inches, 200dpi.
- PDF format only.
Nomination be open from
Sept 1 - Nov 1