Career as Set Designer

  • Early Salary : 1 - 2 L
  • Mid Level Salary : 5 - 6 L
  • Senior Salary : 8 - 10 L
  • Education level :
  • Category : Aviation, Hospitality & Tourism

What is Set Designer?


It is a job where the designer has to research, plan, construct and oversee the sets used in ad films, TV shows and plays. S/he has to see that the idea of a director is reflected in the set and that the set works when it comes to camera movement, lighting and cost. Responsibilities vary depending on the scale and budget of the production. For instance, he or she may be responsible for both the abstract conception and the nuts-and-bolts carpentry of the set

What are the steps i should take?

Skills Needed
  • Strong aesthetic sense and fine art trainin
  • Good research skills
  • Patience to work with carpenters, electricians etc
  • Ability to cope with the demands of a director, which may change during the course of a shoot
  • Good budgeting and planning skills
Job Aspects How do I get there?

Go for a BFA degree. Learn software such as VectorWorks, RenderWorks, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Max etc. People with other areas of expertise such as interior design and architecture can also join this field

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