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  NOC 5243 – Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers

To apply under NOC-5243 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • 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.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers. 

NOC 5243 – Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers: example titles.

  • assistant costume designer
  • clothing designer
  • costume designer
  • costume designer – exhibits and theatre
  • couturier – haute couture
  • crest designer
  • designer – theatre
  • designer, clothing
  • designer, displays
  • designer, exhibits
  • designer, museum
  • designer, textile
  • display design supervisor
  • display designer
  • display designer – museums and art galleries
  • display designers supervisor
  • embroidery designer
  • exhibit and display designer
  • exhibit designer
  • exhibit designers supervisor
  • exhibition designer – museums and art galleries
  • fabric designer
  • fashion designer
  • fashion goods co-ordinator
  • fashion goods exhibit co-ordinator
  • fashion wear designer
  • fishing lure designer
  • flower designer
  • food stylist
  • fur designer
  • garment designer
  • glove designer
  • handbag designer
  • hat designer
  • heraldist
  • jacket designer
  • jewellery designer
  • lighting designer
  • lighting designer – exhibits
  • luggage designer
  • luggage stylist
  • memorial designer
  • museum designer
  • museum exhibit designer
  • novelties stylist
  • pottery designer
  • rug designer
  • scene designer
  • scene designer assistant
  • set decorator – theatre and motion pictures
  • set designer – theatre
  • shoe designer
  • show and demonstration designer
  • sound designer
  • stage scenery designer
  • store display designer
  • supervisor, display design
  • swimming pool designer
  • textile designer
  • theatre designer
  • tile designer
  • toy designer – arts and crafts
  • trophy designer
  • visual display stylist
  • window display designer
  • women’s fashion designer

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.

Additional Information

  • Designers may advance to supervisory and management positions.


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