Ferdia Murphy trained at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London.
He was nominated for Best Design at the Theatre Management Association (UK) Awards 2007 for Dancing at Lughnasa at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. He was made an Honorary Scenographer by OISTAT (International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians) at PQ07 in Prague. Ferdia made his production design debut on the feature film Porcelain.
His stage designs include work for the Abbey Theatre, Wexford Festival Opera, CoisCéim, Ouroboros, Bedrock, Gúna Nua, Theatreworks, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Lyric Theatre Belfast, Operating Theatre, Prime Cut, Cochrane Theatre, London, Bridewell Theatre, London, Loose Canon, The Ark, TEAM Theatre, Samuel Beckett Centre and for the Alternative Miss Ireland VI-IX (Olympia Theatre).
- Best Production, Dublin Fringe Festival 2005 for 'Knots' (CoisCéim)
- Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2005 for 'Knots' (CoisCéim)
- Multiple additional nominations - see personal website for full details