Set designers create the overall look of a theatre, television or film production. In the film and TV industry they are often known as production designers and in the theatre as stage designers.
In this job you will need to be creative and imaginative. You will need to be good at communicating with people. You will also need to stay organised, even when working under pressure.
To get into this job you will need a high level of design skill and creative vision. You would normally start as a designer's assistant or prop maker in the theatre, or as an art department trainee or runner in film and TV. You don't need any specific qualifications but in practice many entrants have a university qualification in an art-based subject.