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Production Art Careers

If you've got art and design skills, Production Art is the place for you. Learn how to combine your passion for film with your love for art through careers in set design, props management, and costuming.
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Production Designer

Production Designer

The Production Designer manages the Art Department on a set and oversees the visuals of the film. They participate in location scouts and design sets. Learn More Avg. Salary: $55,000 Salary Range: $43K - $84K Alt Titles: PD, Scenic Design
Assistant Costume Designer

Assistant Costume Designer

Assistant Costume Designers assist Costume Designers with all looks for Actors on set. They also plan, create, organize, and help maintain clothes on set. Learn More Avg. Salary: $25,000 to $100,000 Salary Range: $25,000 to $100,000 Alt Titles: Theatrical Designer
assistant prop master

Assistant Prop Master

Assistant Property Masters assist the Prop Master with anything Actors handle on set. They ensure the correct props are prepared, are on hand for the shoot, and are archived once a scene is wrapped. Learn More Avg. Salary: $54,094 Salary Range: $31K-$64K Alt Titles: Assistant Property, Props, Assistant Propmaster, Assistant Propman, Prop Assistant
Costume Designer

Costume Designer

The Costume Designer creates costumes to tell a story about the characters. He or she is the artistic head for all costume based decisions on a film set. Learn More Avg. Salary: $38,457 Salary Range: $35K - $41K Alt Titles: Head of Wardrobe
Graphic Artist

Graphic Artist

Graphic Artists implement general visual effects and create custom transitions through carefully selected fonts and colors. Learn More Avg. Salary: $51,963 Salary Range: $36K - $80K Alt Titles: Motion Graphics Artist, Motion Graphics and Titles
Props Master

Props Manager

The Props Manager acquires, organizes, and maintains all items that an Actor uses within a film. They source props from thrift shops and props houses. Learn More Avg. Salary: $12/hr Salary Range: $11/hr - $15/hr Alt Titles: Props Master, Property Master, Props
art director

Art Director

Art Directors oversee the building of sets and the creation of all show signage in line with the vision of the Production Designer. Learn More Avg. Salary: $74,292 Salary Range: $50K-$112K Alt Titles: Production Designer (On lower budget projects, these roles may be combined)
set dresser

Set Dresser

Set Dressers work on film sets to arrange set dressing items such as pictures and furniture before the camera. They may be responsible for the pickup, transport, and all organization of set dressing... Learn More Avg. Salary: $75,472 Salary Range: $61K - $101K Alt Titles: None
storyboard artist

Storyboard Artist

Storyboard Artists create visualizations of scripts (animatics), allowing the creative team to “see” the episode or film before full animation or shooting begins. Learn More Avg. Salary: $114,289 Salary Range: $85K - $149K Alt Titles: Storyboard Revisionist
Set Decorator

Set Decorator

Set Decorators are in charge of populating sets with character and world-specific items on television series, feature films, commercials or short projects. Their remit is vast and includes light... Learn More Avg. Salary: $115,000 Salary Range: $50,000 to $200,000+ Alt Titles: Set Decoration
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