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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ARTISTS AND RELATED PROFESSIONALS communicate ideas, impressions and facts in a wide range of media to achieve particular effects; interpret a composition such as a musical score or a script to perform or direct the performance; and host the presentation of such performance and other media events.

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Some occupations in this minor group may require high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest in as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks performed by Artists and Related Professionals typically include conceiving and developing ideas for artistic presentation; determining and formulating design concepts for garment or fashion accessory, copy layout, commercial or industrial product, building interior or illustration; collecting and analysing facts about newsworthy events and writing news reports, feature stories and newspaper headlines; creating or developing ideas and themes for written works such as novels, plays, musical works, screen productions, educational texts, information texts and multimedia products; studying scripts or scenarios to determine theme and setting and assessing staging requirements for productions; auditioning and selecting music, musicians and singers for performances; reading scripts and undertaking research to gain understanding of parts, themes and characterisations.

Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:

This section contains the following subsection :
            2531 Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals
            2532 Photographers
            2533 Designers and Illustrators
            2534 Journalists and Related Professionals
            2535 Authors and Related Professionals
            2536 Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors
            2537 Musicians and Related Professionals
            2538 Actors, Dancers and Related Professionals
            2539 Media Presenters

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