Title: Broadcast Television Prop Designer
As a Prop Designer, you will be responsible for conceptualizing, designing, and creating the physical props used in television productions, films, theater performances, and other visual media projects. Your role is essential in bringing authenticity and visual appeal to the production by designing props that align with the director's vision, period settings, and narrative requirements. Working closely with directors, production designers, and prop masters, you will use your creativity, artistic skills, and attention to detail to design and craft props that enhance the storytelling and overall production value.

Key Responsibilities:

Conceptualization: Collaborating with directors, production designers, and prop masters to understand the creative vision, period style, and specific prop requirements for the production.
Sketching and Rendering: Creating sketches, drawings, and digital renderings to visually present prop design concepts and variations for approval and reference during the fabrication process.
Material Selection: Selecting appropriate materials, textures, and finishes for the props to achieve the desired aesthetics and ensure they are suitable for on-screen use.
3D Modeling: Utilizing computer-aided design (CAD) software or 3D modeling tools to create detailed virtual representations of the props, allowing for precise planning and visualization.
Prop Fabrication: Overseeing the fabrication and construction of the props, working closely with prop makers, artisans, and other craftsmen to ensure the accurate execution of the prop designs.
Budget Management: Collaborating with the production team to manage the prop design budget efficiently, optimizing resources without compromising on quality and vision.
Prop Realism: Ensuring that the props align with the period settings, story context, and visual aesthetics of the production to enhance the overall authenticity and immersion.
Adaptability: Being prepared to adapt and make changes to the prop designs based on feedback from directors or changes in the production requirements.
Collaboration with Set and Costume Designers: Working collaboratively with set designers and costume designers to ensure a cohesive visual presentation and thematic consistency.
On-set Supervision: Providing on-set supervision during rehearsals and filming to address any prop-related issues and make adjustments if necessary.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Fine Arts, Product Design, Theater Arts, Film Production, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a Prop Designer, preferably in television, film, or theater productions.
  • Proficiency in computer-aided design (CAD) software and 3D modeling tools.
  • Strong artistic and creative abilities, with the ability to visualize and translate concepts into practical prop designs.
  • Knowledge of materials, fabrication techniques, and prop construction processes.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure and meet production schedules and deadlines.
  • Effective communication skills to collaborate with various team members and interpret the director's vision.
  • Physical dexterity and hands-on skills for crafting and assembling props.
  • Willingness to stay updated with industry trends and advancements in prop design techniques and technologies.


As a Broadcast Television Prop Designer, your artistic talents and technical skills will play a vital role in creating the tangible elements that enrich the visual storytelling of productions. Your ability to design and craft authentic and visually compelling props will contribute significantly to the success and impact of television programs, films, and theater performances, enhancing the audience's immersion in the narrative and setting.