The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:
A. Theatre designers design and create settings, scenic environments, properties, costumes and lighting for theatre, film and video productions, operas and ballets.
B. Fashion designers design and create clothing and accessories for men, women and children.
C. Exhibit designers plan and develop permanent and temporary or moveable exhibits and displays for museum exhibitions, trade shows, conventions, retail spaces and other exhibitions.
D. Theatre designers may specialize in costume, lighting or set design; fashion designers may specialize in men's, women's or children's apparel or in different lines such as sportswear, footwear or formal wear.
1. Specialized design services - 19.0%
2. Retail trade - 19.0%
3. Clothing manufacturing - 18.0%
4. Arts entertainment and recreation - 10.0%
5. Information and cultural industries - 9.0%
1. A university degree in fine arts or visual arts with specialization in theatre design, clothing design or exhibit design or Completion of a college or art school program in theatre design, clothing design or exhibit design is required.
2. Creative ability, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, is required.
3. Use of computer-aided design (CAD) software may be required.
4. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.
2. Computer-related courses
3. Graphic Design
4. Visual Arts
The average hourly wages for Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers is $16.12/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the art, culture, recreation and sport sector and are below average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an above-average rate from 2002 to 2004.