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Student Work Expense Policy

Allowable Expenses:

  • Food for actors and crew working on set
  • Transportation for actors and crew (within limit, cannot exceed 50% of budget, take public transit when possible)
  • Equipment rentals in coordination with faculty advisor
  • Hard drives and SD cards. Return to FMST Department after completion of project. 
  • Props and costumes. After project completion, please do one or more of these and inform the FMST Department: 
    • Ask fellow FMST students if they need any of the items for projects
    • Donate to Theater Department costume/prop shop 
    • Sell on eBay and return money to FMST Department 
    • Give to your actors and crew as compensation
  • Transportation to/from academic conferences ($200 max). If attending, your presentation must have been accepted. Note:  If you are receiving funds from the Dean’s Office for conference attendance you may not receive funding from the Department. 

Unallowable Expenses:

  • Food/catering for individual project celebrations or presentations
  • Film festival submission fees
  • Alcohol 
  • Paying non-professional/peer actors and crew

To the best of our abilities, the FMST Department will organize and host a collective screening/showcase for every creative project/class.