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Set Design

Set Design is known to be a subfield of theater or stagecraft and it majorly covers how to design and build sets for theater, television shows and movies. There are variations in the specific educational requirements to become a set designer. It is possible to have an undergraduate degree in theater or fine arts or to complete an apprenticeship as a carpenter because carpenters and artists have skills that are needed to be a set designer. While pursuing a degree in the theater, it is really possible to focus on set design that will help in developing the practical skills that are needed for this career field. 

Career Option

  • With a good experience in set designing
  • one could work on larger and more prestigious film
  • TV and theater productions.

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Courses to be pursued

  • • B.F.A. • M.F.A. • B.Arch. • M.Arch. • B.A. (Graphic Designing) • M.A. (Graphic Designing)

Working Condition

Set designers work in creative industries like film and television studios, and on-location on sets. They often work long hours; their schedule is highly hectic and may be required on set late at night, early in the morning, or on weekends and public holidays. Their work sometimes requires heavy lifting or the construction of large objects such as set walls, doors or furniture. They may be required to travel locally, interstate or internationally to construct and design sets.

Personal Skill

  • • A flair for generating original creative ideas. • The ability to communicate ideas through technical drawing and model making. • A good working knowledge of the visual arts and production processes. • A critical view of film
  • television or theatre and familiarity with the work of specific designers.

Educational Qualification

  • Class 10+2 in any stream
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