Patrick Molloy: Biography


Born in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Patrick studied at the National College of Art and Design and joined the Production Design Department at Radio Telefis Eireann in 1971.

In 1984, Patrick was with some colleagues instrumental in in forming "In One Ltd" a Promotional Designer group.

In 1993 he was appointed head of department of Design Communications/Film and Media at the then Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design (DLCAD)  now Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT-DL) where Patrick later took the position of Senior Lecturer in Production Design and Art Direction for Stage and Screen.

During his career with RTE, he designed for all areas of Television Programming including News & Current Affairs, Studio & Location Drama, Studio & Location based Light Entertainment, Childrens & Religious Affairs, Sports & Features, etc.

Theatre work included; Jacque Breil is Alive & Well and Living in Paris, That Championship Season, The Bells of Hell, Colm Wilkinson The Homecoming, The Perry Como Christmas Show, etc.

Corporate-commercial work included work for AIB Better Ireland awards, B of I Proms, Nissan Irl, Stephens Green Centre, The Ilac Centre, Santas Kingdom, etc

As Head of Department  at DLCAD, Patrick was instrumental in designing and co-authoring programmes of study in: Model Making Design & Special Effects, Radio Broadcasting, Make Up Design, for Stage & Screen, BA Honours in Production Design-Art Direction for Theatre, Film & Television and BA Hons Film & Television Production. Later at IADT DL, Patrick was lead author in writing Ireland's first level 7 BA honours programme in Design for Stage and Screen, incorporating three streams of study; Production Design, Costume Design and Make-up Design.

More recently,2014 – 2015  Mentor in ‘Creative Process’  Uversity.

2013 – 2016 Founding member & Chair Artist Network Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown

Recent project work includes the development and publication of a website with an online glossary of theatre terms as an elearning tool for students of design for stage and screen. It includes a blog space on some recent theatre productions and reviews of some theatre/creativity publications. See it at: