Spotlight Graduates is now closed.
A Spotlight Graduate membership is the stamp of professionalism and puts you in the best position to promote yourself to the industry as you complete your training.
Applications to join Spotlight Graduates open in the first term of your final year of professional training. This is the only time in the year that the graduate scheme is open, and you must ensure you apply before the deadline in January.
We offer a discounted Spotlight membership for students, this gives you membership until the end of November 2022.
Please note that not all schools are eligible for the graduate scheme. To find out more about what makes a school eligible, please scroll down for more information.
Present yourself to the industry with your Spotlight profile, including a ‘Graduate’ tag that casting professionals can search for when they’re looking for the freshest new performers. Receive role breakdowns from casting professionals worldwide and apply for roles across theatre, film and television.
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New graduate courses on the Spotlight graduate membership need to meet a certain criteria in order to be accepted.
For new courses to meet our criteria they must be at the level of RQF 6/SCQF 9.
Other requirements include that need to reach a certain number of contact hours per week, the balance of practical versus theoretical training has to weigh heavy on the practical side, whether the course offers a showcase or regular performance opportunities and other, industry-relevant requirements.
Do you think your course is eligible to join Spotlight graduates? Click here to find out more about our criteria and how to apply.
As a professional performer your name is your brand, so it’s important to choose one that’s unique.
Just remember that our network is changing all of the time, so we can’t always guarantee that a name will be available when you apply.
Every name is cross-checked manually so although the name checker can give an indication it can only ever be a guide.
It’s advisable wherever possible to have the same name as your union membership, but as we do not share databases, you may secure a name with Spotlight that is not available with Equity (UK) or another union or vice versa. We each give precedence to our current members.