Noelle Thomas

Assistant Professor // Design, Cinema Production
School of Cinematic Arts
Noelle Thomas

Bio and Research Information

Noelle Thomas is a production designer and award winning set designer for film, television, opera and theater. Her extensive experience, collaborative nature and dedication to storytelling define her production and set designs which have captivated audiences worldwide. Her creative contributions span from large-scale streaming series to indie shorts. For well over a decade, Noelle has been committed to educating and inspiring students. In the classroom, Noelle shares her wealth of practical knowledge, ensuring her instruction provides real-world skills while fostering creativity in a supportive and enriching environment. Design credits include “RESERVATION DOGS” Season 3 (FX/HULU) "CHICAGO MED" Season 8 (NBC UNIVERSAL) winner of the 2022 Re Frame Stamp, “SOUTH SIDE" Season 3 (HBO MAX), "RESERVATION DOGS" Season 2 (FX/HULU), winner; Peabody Award, two Independent Spirit Awards, AFI TV Program of the Year Award, and Gotham Independent Film Award, "NIGHT SKY" Season 1 (Amazon Studios and Legendary Television), "EMPIRE" Season 6 (20th Century Fox Television), "FARGO, KANSAS CITY" Season 4 (FX), “STRONGHOLD” (Tuesday Films) “TENSILE STRENGTH OF AIR” (Project Bluelight), “MERRY CHRISTMAS DE PAUL” (Project Bluelight), “Friends Know Best” (IKEA) and Accenture Commercials. Noelle is a Joseph Jefferson Award Winner NE - Best Scenic Design for “AWAKE AND SING”. Noelle holds an MFA in Stage Design from Northwestern University School of Communication and a BFA in Scenic Design from The Theater School at De Paul University.

Research Area

Design, Cinema Production

Specific Research Area

Production Design, Virtual Production, Art Direction, Set Design, Virtual Art Department, Graphic Design

Schedule for Winter 2023-2024

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