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Art department

Brings the look of the production to life, working from the script and with a team to determine what to build or buy to make the story come alive.

This department works with a team of artists to determine which designs, colours, and textures will be used in props, set builds, and set dressing. The art department brings together elements to achieve the desired ‘look’ of the film or television – whether a period piece or set in outer space.



Entry Level


Entry Level & In-demand

What kind of jobs are available?



What those who work in this department usually bring to the work.


  • Ability to read technical drawings, strong research skills, drafting and model making skills.


  • Professional design training and previous work experience in a professional film or television production.

Production Designer

Set Designer

Graphics/Illustrator/Storyboard Artist


Art Director (Head of Department)

Production Designer/Art Director


Assistant Art Director

Art Department Coordinator

Art Department Assistant

1st Assistant Art Director

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