1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Art Director (Film, Television or Stage)
      Production Designer

Plans, organises and controls artistic aspects of film, stage or television productions.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks Include:
  • studies scripts or scenarios to determine theme and setting
  • assesses staging requirements for productions in association with specialist designers
  • selects or approves costumes, furnishings, lighting, props and artefacts
  • confers with directors, producers and other management over design detail
  • supervises and coordinates the activities of staff involved in wardrobe, make-up, lighting and property
  • directs placement of items on set
  • may prepare sketches, scale drawings or models of sets and scenes

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