Candida Moriarty is the Course Leader for BA (Hons) Live Events and Television at London College of Communication.
Candida's career in live events and television encompasses a wide range of artistic and managerial skills, including roles as a production designer, art director, scenic artist, set constructor, production manager and marketing director. She has worked on over 150 live and recorded productions, from feature films and television drama to West End theatre and opera.
Candida has a BA (Hons) in Three Dimensional Design. She designed the set and costumes for Extraordinary People, her first public show at the Arts Theatre in London's West End, for which she received the acclaim of excellence in The Guardian (reviewed by Michael Billington). Candida's skills were spotted by a producer (of programmes made for Channel4 and BBC2), with whom she worked for several years. Candida has supported artists such as David Mach, Bruce McLean, Ian Breakwell, Rose Garrad, working as their assistant when making innovative arts programmes for television.
Candida's contractors have included the BBC, Channel4 and ITV as well as many independent production companies. She has worked on productions such as The Burrowers, The Ronson Misson and The Final Frame. Candida has supervised costumes provision for over 50 television and film productions whilst working at Clothespeg including Tenko, Hi De Hi and Miss Marples.
Candida worked as a scenic artist for The Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera House and Nuffield Southampton Theatre. She was employed for several years by the English National Opera as costume supervisor (and coordinator).
Subsequently, Candida worked at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) as assistant to the Principal, becoming marketing director and senior manager; latterly being awarded Power of Attorney of ALRA by the Founder Principal. She gained experience in change management, fundraising, and quality assurance, enabling her to move the college into a secure status before she left that role to focus on design with a move towards teaching. She gained her post-graduate teacher qualification a few years before taking up an Associate Lecturer post at Central Saint Martins, UAL.
Soon after, in 2007, Candida gained her post as a Course Leader at LCC. She has designed, developed and lead four courses. Candida's full and busy career has not only been supported by her skills, but also her understanding of the need for accountability and collaborative practice. Her ability to work across a wide remit of roles and her love of collaboration has inspired her to design a course that facilitates this approach.