Headshots for Performing Arts Majors
If your teen is applying to college and interested in theater or a performance arts program, chances are they’ll need a headshot. Nowadays colleges and universities not only expect their potential performance arts majors to audition, but they also want to see a good headshot along with their application. College theater programs like Pace University, University of Michigan, or locally Catholic University and Shepherd University are extremely competitive. Why not get a leg up on that competition by making sure your performing arts major headshot and college application meets those guidelines?
The standard industry size for an actor headshot is 8×10 inches. Modern digital cameras size images at 8×12. So as you can see, a little must be taken off the top and bottom of the image for correct sizing. After you’ve made your selection I provide minor retouches and size your image at 8×10 for printing. Be sure to check your headshot submission guidelines. Not all colleges and universities have the same digital image requirements.
If you need to have printed headshots you can upload the digital image (.jpg) to a printer who specializes in actor headshot reproduction. Here are a few clients have used and recommend:
Now go “break a leg!”