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January 24, 2020

Art Directors/Set Decorators

Requirements for membership in the Art Directors/Set Decorators Peer Group

Please note that requirements (as outlined below) must be met within the four (4) years preceding one's application for membership or membership review; also, such requirements apply in each instance to the production and/or distribution of nationally exhibited audio visual works. All episodes should be a minimum of thirty (30) minutes in length unless defined otherwise specifically for short form programming. Individuals who have received a Primetime or Daytime Emmy Nomination, specific to this peer group, within the past four (4) years are eligible for Active membership.

Active Status:

Employment in one or more of the following positions for a minimum of two (2) years in the last four (4) years with one of the following screen credits on at least twenty (20) episodes:

  • PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • SET DECORATOR
  • ART DIRECTOR
  • SCENIC DESIGNER (New York title)


Or a qualified body of work relevant to the peer group that warrants a waiver of the above requirements. Body of Work designation has all benefits of Active membership with the exception of running for Peer Group Governor.

Associate Status:

Any Production Designer, Set Decorator, Art Director or Scenic Designer (New York title) who has yet to compile the time or screen credits for Active membership. Any qualified assistant in these categories. Any Designer whose practice and activities can be shown to meet the criteria of the Peer Group.

updated 2.25.20

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