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Dresser, Stage and Studio

Aliases: Dress Designer, Fashion Designer, Costumier

Industry/Sector(s): Beauty and Wellness


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Dresser, Stage and Studio is expected to perform include:

  • Designing, maintaining and selecting costumes for actors/actresses for performance
  • Determining types of dresses required for dressing the actors and actresses in playing various roles in consultation with the Art Director
  • Designing dresses for tailoring and ensuring that the completed dresses fulfil the requirement of the character to be depicted
  • Dressing the actors and actresses or helping them dress appropriately
  • Repairing and getting clothes washed and pressed, whenever required​
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 3
  • It requires physical activity
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Design studios usually work for 5/6 days a week for 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from studio to studio
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 2

Preferably, graduate in fashion designing

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of maintaining accounts  
  • Proficient in getting the clothes washed and pressed after use
  • Adept at alterations or repairing of the dresses
  • Knowledge of designing dresses as per the requirement of the characters being depicted
  • Proficient in determining the type of dresses for the actors and actresses
  • Proficient in assisting the actors and actresses to dress appropriately
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 2, 1
  • Creativity
  • Aesthetic sense
  • Good people skills
  • Flair for anticipating and identifying upcoming trends
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology
    http://www.nift.ac.in/bfd.html

     
  • National Institute of Fashion Designing
    http://www.nifdindia.org/courses.php

     
  • Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology
    http://www.voguefashioninstitute.com/fashion-designing-courses-bangalore-india/b-sc-fad/

     
  • Pearl Academy of Fashion
    http://pearlacademy.com/ba-honours-courses/fashion-design/

     
  • School of Fashion Technology
    http://soft.ac.in/index.php/fashion-apparel-design-b-sc-fashion-design/
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
  • http://www.apsmfc.com/central-govt-sheme.html
  • http://www.delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm/connect/doit_industry/Department+of+Industries/Home/Projects+and+Schemes/
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1

Senior Designer     
         ↑
Dresser, Stage and Studio
        ↑
Illustrator
        ↑
Fashion Consultant
        ↑
Fashion Stylist

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • For candidates with 3 - 5 years of experience or more - Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 2

Generally, 3-5 years of experience required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 2

Design studios

KEYWORDS 
  • Dress Maker
  • Costume Planner
  • Dress Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Costumier
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20155142.0500Dresser, Stage and Studio
ISCO 20085141Beauticians and Related Workers
NIC 200896020; 14105Hairdressing and other beauty treatment; Custom tailoring
QP ReferenceNot availableNot available
NSQFNot availableNot available
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