Set and Exhibit Designers

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What do they do?

Design special exhibits and sets for film, video, television, and theater productions. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.

Also known as:

Designer, Display Coordinator, Exhibit Coordinator, Exhibit Designer, Exhibit Preparator, Exhibits Manager, Historical Society Window Dresser, Installations Designer, Projection Designer, Scenic Designer, Set Decorator, Set Designer, Stage Scenery Designer

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Set and Exhibit Designers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Set and Exhibit Designers is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

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    Ranks #30 in job growth rate
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    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #14 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (2.5%)
  • Master's degree (13.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree (45.6%)
  • Associate's degree (13.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (16.1%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (7.6%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1.8%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Fine Arts - Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • History and Archeology - Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Visualization - The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Originality - The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.
  • Draw detailed or technical illustrations.
  • Study scripts to determine project requirements.
  • Determine technical requirements of productions or projects.
  • Present work to clients for approval.
  • Discuss production content and progress with others.
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