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Set Designer

Set designers research, design and supervise the construction of sets and scenery, costumes and all the visual aids required in stage, film and television productions.

Duties & Tasks
Set designers may perform the following tasks:
  • produce freehand sketches, accurate scale models, plans and working drawings in consultation with the director of the production, the production manager and other creative artists
  • design sets and props, taking into consideration budget allocations and the artistic and technical requirements of the director or producer
  • supervise qualified tradespeople who construct the sets and direct set assistants on matters relating to design interpretations
  • advise on other areas of technical production such as lighting and sound.
  • Working conditions
    Set designers mostly work in large cities where the main centres of entertainment, production, training and development are located. They often work long hours.
    Personal requirements
  • artistic flair
  • able to combine practical and artistic skills
  • good communication skills.
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