Should I Become A Prop Master (One Minute Quiz)

Alyssa Omandac

Career Quiz and Most Suitable Personality

Prop Masters

Prop Masters Prop Masters manage the props department on a film or television production. They find, create, or hire props based on the needs of the project.

No degree required

Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.Confucius

Table of contents
  1. Career Quiz
  2. Suitable Personality Type
  3. Pros and Cons

Career Quiz

In this career quiz, there are 8-10 questions that will give you a pretty good perspective on whether this career is right for you.

There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Maybe, and Like.

Answer “Like / Yes” if you tell yourself “Yes! I would love do this” or “Yeah, I’m that type of person”.
Answer “Okay / Maybe” if you tell yourself “Umm…I think I will be okay with that”.
Answer “Dislike / No” if you tell yourself “Ugh…Sounds boring” or “No way!”.

Ready? Let’s start!

Question Yes Maybe No
Are you interested in creating lists of props needed for a script?
Would you enjoy setting budgets and deciding what props to rent or buy?
Are you interested in a career designing and producing original props?
Do you have the organizational skills needed to manage a props department?
Do you enjoy working with others and possess an outgoing personality?
Can you remain calm under pressure, such as when dealing with tight deadlines?
Would you like to have a career working on a film or television set?
Are you a creative individual who enjoys the fine arts?

Your Results


Now count how many points you have.

Dislike = 0 point
Okay = 1 point
Like = 2 points

After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.

Suitable Personality Type

The Artist

People with this personality likes to work with designs and patterns. They prefer activities that require self-expression and prefer work that can be done without following a clear set of rules. You can read more about these career personality types here.

Prop Masters require excellent organizational skills to keep track of the props department and ensure everything is accounted for. This job also requires an outgoing personality, as you need to work with a diverse group of people that may have strong opinions about artistic choices on a film set.

Prop Masters should also be able to remain calm under pressure. In some cases, you may need to rush to craft original props before principal photography begins. Creativity is another essential personality trait due to the variety of props that may be asked of you to design and produce.

Pros and Cons


You Get to Figure Out How to Make Original Props

Figuring out how to create a prop that matches the needs of the script is often fun and rewarding.

You May Work on a Variety of Unique Sets

After years of working in the props department, you are likely to have experience with all types of sets, from historical productions to sci-fi or fantasy projects.

You Collaborate with Creative Individuals

Prop Masters rarely work alone, allowing you to brainstorm ideas and collaborate with other skilled artists.

You May Find Work Outside of the Film Industry

Between film or TV projects, Prop Masters often seek additional work, such as creating recreations of famous props, which can make this career a little more interesting.


Finding Work Is Not Always Easy

Prop Masters are typically freelancers, which requires them to continually seek new projects to maintain their income.

You Will Not Get Recognized for Your Work

Prop Masters rarely receive recognition, making this another underappreciated job in the film industry.

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