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Theatre/Television Designer

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Theatre Designer
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Theatre/television designers create or select exterior and interior scenes for theatrical or television/film productions.


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Theatre/television designers design and supervise the creation of exterior and interior settings for theatre, television and film productions. Designers read and analyse scripts then make decisions about the shape and size of sets, colour schemes and scenic features.  
 
Designers begin by carrying out detailed research. If they are working on a period drama they need to find details about how people lived in the past.  
 
After the research stage, designers produce scale models and detailed working drawings called 'ground plans' and 'elevations'. Increasingly these will be done using computer aided design (CAD). These show how sets will look from above and from eye-level. Directors and performers can use these to determine entrances, exits and positions. Television and film directors can also use them to plan camera angles and to decide where to put sound equipment.  
 
While sets are being built, designers find, buy, or hire props, which they use to dress the sets. At this stage, scenic artists can add all the finishing touches. They paint backcloths, gauzes and floors, and create finer details such as paintings, tapestries and wall hangings.  
 
Designers work closely with directors, producers, stage/floor managers, costume designers, lighting designers, craftworkers and technicians.

 


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You will need to pay great attention to detail as audiences soon spot any inaccuracies. You need to be able to express your ideas clearly through the drawings and models you produce. You will also need a thorough knowledge of technical and production processes.


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Organisation: The Arts Council of Ireland
  Address: 70 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
  Tel: (01) 618 0200 CallSave 1850 392492
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Organisation: National Theatre of Ireland
  Address: Abbey Street, Dublin 1
  Tel: (01) 887 2200
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Organisation: Institute of Designers in Ireland
  Address: The Digital Hub, Roe Lane, Thomas St., Dublin 8
  Tel: (01) 489 3650
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Organisation: Abbey Theatre
  Address: 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1
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