Art Director (Film, Television or Stage)

Kaihautū Toi (Kiriata Pouaka Whakaata Whakaari)

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Art directors plan, organise and control artistic aspects of film, television or stage productions.


Pay rates for art directors vary depending on the size, length and budget of the production.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an art director are poor due to high competition and few paid, full-time jobs.
Joe Bleakley standing on a film set

Art director Joe Bleakley stands on a set he designed for the film Perfect Strangers

Last updated 30 October 2017