5243 Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
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Lead statementDesigners in this unit group conceptualize and produce designs for film, television, theatre and video productions, garments and textiles, displays and exhibits, and for other creative items such as jewellery and trophies. Theatre designers are employed by performing arts and broadcasting companies and by festivals; fashion designers are employed by clothing and textile companies or may be self-employed; and exhibit designers are employed by museums and retail establishments. Other creative designers in this unit group are employed by manufacturing establishments or may be self-employed.
- clothing designer
- costume designer
- couturier – haute couture
- display designer
- fabric designer
- fashion designer
- fur designer
- jewellery designer
- lighting designer
- museum exhibit designer
- shoe designer
- trophy designer
- window display designer
- exhibit designer – museums and art galleries
- facilities designer
- fashion co-ordinator
- fashion stylist
- visual merchandiser
The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:
- Design and create settings, scenic environments, properties, costumes and lighting for theatre, film and video productions, operas and ballets.
- Design and create clothing and accessories for men, women and children.
- Plan and develop permanent and temporary or moveable exhibits and displays for museum exhibitions, trade shows, conventions, retail spaces and other exhibitions.
- A university degree in fine arts or visual arts with specialization in theatre design, clothing design or exhibit design
or completion of a college or art school program in theatre design, clothing design or exhibit design is required.
- Creative ability, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, is required.
- Use of computer-aided design (CAD) software may be required.
- Designers may advance to supervisory and management positions.