Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers

Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers

NOC
5243

Conceptualize and produce designs for garments and textiles, displays and exhibits, jewelry and other creative items, as well as for film, television, theatre and video productions.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

9
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$21,488
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

65
 

% Working Full Time

46%
 

% Working Full Year

82%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Designers in this unit group conceptualize and produce designs for film, television, theatre and video productions, garments and textiles, displays and exhibits, and for other creative items such as jewellery and trophies. Theatre designers are employed by performing arts and broadcasting companies and by festivals; fashion designers are employed by clothing and textile companies or may be self-employed; and exhibit designers are employed by museums and retail establishments.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Theatre designers design and create settings, scenic environments, properties, costumes and lighting for theatre, film and video productions, operas and ballets.
  • Fashion designers design and create clothing and accessories for men, women and children.
  • Exhibit designers plan and develop permanent and temporary or moveable exhibits and displays for museum exhibitions, trade shows, conventions, retail spaces and other exhibitions.

Theatre designers may specialize in costume, lighting or set design; fashion designers may specialize in men's, women's or children's apparel or in different lines such as sportswear, footwear or formal wear.

Also Known As

  • clothing designer
  • costume designer
  • couturier - haute couture
  • display designer
  • fabric designer
  • fashion designer
  • fur designer
  • jewellery designer
  • lighting designer
  • museum exhibit designer
  • shoe designer
  • trophy designer
  • window display designer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A university degree in fine arts or visual arts with specialization in theatre design, clothing design or exhibit design or Completion of a college or art school program in theatre design, clothing design or exhibit design is required.
  • Creative ability, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, is required.
  • Use of computer-aided design (CAD) software may be required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

59.1%
Female
40.9%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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0.0%
15-24
50.0%
25-34
0.0%
35-44
20.0%
45-54
30.0%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
27.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
36.4%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
36.4%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

50.0%
Retail trade
33.3%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
16.7%
Professional, scientific and technical services
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

0.00%
Northeast
58.30%
Southeast
16.70%
Southwest
25.00%
Central
0.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

N/A
Northeast
$23,478
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$21,488

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

N/A

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$21,488

Newfoundland

$7,488

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$11,403

Canada

$29,880
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

9
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

9
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

31
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

25