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Theatre designers

OaSIS code 53123.01

Theatre designers conceptualize and produce set, costume and lighting designs for film, television, theatre and video productions.

Overview

Also known as

  • Costume designer
  • Lighting designer

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Design and create settings, scenic environments, properties, costumes and lighting for theatre, film and video productions, operas and ballets.

Additional information

  • Theatre designers may specialize in costume, lighting or set design; fashion designers may specialize in men's, women's or children's apparel or in different lines such as sportswear, footwear or formal wear.
  • Designers may advance to supervisory and management positions.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Industrial designers (22211)
  • Interior designers and interior decorators (52121)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

5 – Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

TEER

3 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of less than two years; or more than six months of on-the-job training

Major group

53 – Occupations in art, culture and sport

Sub-major group

531 – Occupations in art and culture

Minor group

5312 – Occupations in creative and performing art

Unit group

53123 – Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers

Occupational profile

53123.01 – Theatre designers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Managing Resources
5 - Highest Level
Thinking Creatively
5 - Highest Level
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
4 - High Level
Developing Technical Instructions
4 - High Level
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
4 - High Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
3 - More than 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
3 - About half the time
Standing
Duration
3 - About half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
2 - Less than half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day
Duration
3 - About half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Broadcasting companies
  • Festivals
  • Performing arts companies

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Fluency of Ideas
5 - Highest Level
Spatial Visualization
5 - Highest Level
Colour Perception
4 - High Level
Far Vision
4 - High Level
Categorization Flexibility
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Management of Material Resources
4 - High Level
Product Design
4 - High Level
Time Management
4 - High Level
Coordinating
3 - Moderate Level
Decision Making
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Creativity
5 - Extremely important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important