Set design is a professional career in subfield of theater or stagecraft. It is managing, designing and build sets for theater, television, shows and movies.
- Art Director
creativity and the ability to present ideas to others. - The ability to communicate ideas through technical drawing and model making. - Excellent visual awareness and spatial design skills. - A good working knowledge of the visual arts and production processes. - An understanding of technical processes such as camera and lighting. - Good communication
presentation and networking skills. - The ability to work with others
at all levels
as part of a team. - Ability to solve problems
be resourceful and adaptable
and work to deadlines. - Excellent leadership and motivation skills. - Perseverance and patience
particularly when looking for work. - Drawing board and/or computer-aided design (CAD) skills. - Knowledge of relevant health and safety regulations.
Courses to be pursued
Bachelor's degree in Set design
Indian Institute of Design
Address: 6-A, 3rd Floor, Indian Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, Lodhi Estate, Delhi 110003
Phone: 011 2469 2846
National Institute of Fashion Technology
Address: NIFT Campus, Hauz Khas, Near Gulmohar Park, New Delhi 110 016
Phone: +91-11-26867704, 26542148
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.
Address: 201 & 202, 2nd Floor, Supreme Chambers,
Off Veera Desai Road, 17/18 Shah Industrial Estate,
Andheri (W), Mumbai 400053
Phone: 022 6179 0100
UTV Motion Pictures
Address: UTV Software Communications Ltd. Building no. 11, 1st floor, solitaire corporate Park, Guru Hargovindji Marg, Chakala, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400093
Phone: +91 22 40981400
Samir Chanda is a popular production designer and art director in Mumbai. He has worked on films like Ghajini, Omkara, Rang De Basanti and Makdee.
Pune architect Dheeraj Akolkar is the man behind the sets of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. He also had a major share in designing for Devdas. He also worked under art director Nitin Desai for Devdas. He created the havelis of Devdas, Chandramukhi and Paro. For Paro’s haveli, Akolkar decided to use a lot of glass.