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Set & Exhibit Designers

Also called: Designer, Exhibit Designer, Scenic Designer, Set Designer

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What they do:
Design special exhibits and sets for film, video, television, and theater productions. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare rough drafts and scale working drawings of sets, including floor plans, scenery, and properties to be constructed.
  • Read scripts to determine location, set, and design requirements.
  • Develop set designs, based on evaluation of scripts, budgets, research information, and available locations.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • design
  • building and construction
Arts and Humanities
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
  • English language
Communications
  • multimedia
Business
  • management

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Resource Management
  • managing your time and the time of other people
  • making spending decisions and keeping track of what is spent

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • come up with lots of ideas
  • create new and original ideas
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Cooperation
  • Innovation
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer aided design CAD software Hot Technology
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Hot Technology
  • Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS Hot Technology
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator Hot Technology
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop Hot Technology
Video creation and editing software
  • Act-3D Quest3D
  • Autodesk 3ds Max

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$54,600
$30,910
$105,990
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