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 & 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.
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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