Theatre

TRE 1110: The Theatre Experience (5)

Offerings

A study of the theatre as both a distinctive art form and a social instrument, considered from three viewpoints: those of the artist, the spectator, and the critic. Requires attendance at three to four evening theatrical performances. Extra fees required for events collected in class.

Attributes: Arts and Humanities A, WK Arts Restrictions: Theatre Majors are excluded.

TRE 1340: Acting Fundamentals I (5)

Offerings

Designed for intended theatre majors or minors or others with extensive acting experience. Prepares students for dramatic performance through intensive work in Realism, observation skills, and the active pursuit of an objective. All work is designed with the express goal of learning to "live believably in imaginary circumstances." Develops ensemble relationship through improvisation and scene work. No credit given for students who have taken TRE 1310.

Attributes: Arts and Humanities A, WK Arts

TRE 1720: Stagecraft (5)

Offerings

An introduction to the backstage crafts of theatrical production and management, intended to give the student a broad understanding of the basic principles and technical procedures used in theatrical production management and the design and production of scenery. Must also register for TRE 1931 or 3931 for practice of stagecraft skills.

TRE 1730: AutoCAD Drafting (3)

Offerings

Prerequisites: TRE 1720 and 1931. This course will introduce students to CAD drafting, specifically AutoCAD. The emphasis will be on two-dimensional drawings for Theatre applications with the use of basic AutoCAD draw and edit commands. Additional topics will include: scale factors, text, dimensioning, and layout for drawings. Offered alternate years.

Prerequisites: TRE 1720: D or better AND TRE 1931: D or better

TRE 1810: Script Analysis (3)

Offerings

Foundational approaches to script analysis. Reading and analysis of plays from the distinct perspectives of playwright, actor, designer, and director. Attendance at selected theatrical productions and critical response.

TRE 1930: Performance Practicum (2)

Offerings

Offered for performance or directing-related activity associated with approved theatrical productions. May be repeated an unlimited number of times.

Attributes: Arts and Humanities A, WK Arts Restrictions: Undergraduate only.

TRE 1931: Production Practicum (2)

Offerings

Offered for design, technical theatre, or management activity associated with approved theatrical productions. May be repeated an unlimited number of times.

Restrictions: Junior, Senior students are excluded.

TRE 2320: Stage Movement (3)

Offerings

Specialized movement for the actor including work in physical flexibility, balancing, movement-for-character, and dance. Offered alternate years.

TRE 2330: Stage Combat (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: TRE 1340. Develops a basic proficiency in the performance of unarmed stage combat. Rolls, falls, slaps, punches, kicks, chokes, and other techniques taught using guidelines of the Society of American Fight Directors. Offered alternate years.

Prerequisites: TRE 1340: D or better

TRE 2340: Acting Fundamentals II (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: TRE 1340, or permission of instructor. Improvisation and scene work exploring the problems of characterization as developed through both internal and external performance techniques. Special attention is paid to Instinct, Emotional Preparation, and Imagination.

Prerequisites: TRE 1340: D or better

TRE 2350: Theatre Voice (3)

Offerings

A study of vocal production as related to the actor's craft. Analysis and exercises designed to promote relaxation, natural breathing, organic vocal production, articulation, phrasing, and projection.

TRE 2420: Theatre and Drama: Tragedy (5)

Offerings

The nature of tragedy and tragic expression in the theatre as revealed by selected playscripts and theoretical works drawn from the history of Western civilization.

Attributes: Arts and Humanities A, WK Arts

TRE 2421: Theatre and Drama: Comedy (5)

Offerings

Key theories of the comic as presented in the theatre and preserved in playscripts drawn from the history of Western civilization.

Attributes: Arts and Humanities A, WK Arts

TRE 2733: Scene Painting (3)

Offerings

Instruction in the basic scene painting practices and techniques for the stage. Includes blending, spattering, wood, brick, marble, stenciling, and foliage, as well as surface-material preparation. Extra fees for materials and supplies. Offered alternate years.

TRE 2740: Introduction to Lighting and Sound (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: TRE 1720. Introduction to stage lighting and sound, covering theatrical sound equipment, lighting equipment and instruments, and the principles of lighting, and sound design.

Prerequisites: TRE 1720: D or better

TRE 2751: Stage Management (3)

Offerings

Prerequisites: TRE 1720 and 1931. Provides an introduction to the roles and duties of the stage manager from pre-production through rehearsal and performance phases of a theatrical production. Offered alternate years.

Prerequisites: TRE 1720: D or better AND TRE 1931: D or better

TRE 2950: Special Topics in Theatre (1-5)

Offerings

Topic and credits to be announced in Time Schedule when offered. Topics offered usually only once, and only upon evidence of significant student interest. Possible topics include great themes of drama, medieval drama, the Asian theatre, theatre architecture, technical theatre, contemporary playwrights and the like. May be repeated for credit up to 12 credits.

Restrictions: Non-Matriculated are excluded.

TRE 3331: Auditioning (3)

Offerings

Prerequisites: TRE 1340. Offers practical instruction on preparing for a professional audition. Includes strategies for monologue, prepared, and cold reading presentation, and resume preparation, as well as on-camera and musical theatre auditioning. Assumes a fundamental understanding of scene preparation and research techniques.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: TRE 1340: D or better

TRE 3340: Acting III: Styles (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: TRE 1340 or instructor permission. Explores analysis and performance techniques for plays of specialized historic and stylistic genre, including scene work drawn from classical, Brechtian, musical theatre, television, and other dramatic materials.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: TRE 1340: D or better

TRE 3710: Play Directing (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: TRE 1810 or permission of instructor. Consideration of the aesthetics and techniques of directing through exercises in achieving visual, auditory, and kinesthetic effects. Includes play selection, organization, casting, and rehearsing. Practical application.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded. Prerequisites: TRE 1810: D or better

TRE 3720: Stage Makeup (3)

Offerings

An introduction to the techniques and application of stage makeup for straight and corrective character, old age character, fantasy, special character effects, and crepe hair techniques. Extra fees for materials and supplies.

Attributes: Upper-Division

TRE 3733: Scene Design and Technical Drawing (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: TRE 1720. An introductory course of scene design with emphasis on analysis and interpretation of the script, use of research material and a developmental process of design. Includes an introduction to and the application of standard practices of drafting. Extra fees for materials and supplies.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Freshman students are excluded. Prerequisites: TRE 1720: or better

TRE 3750: Costume Design (5)

Offerings

Prerequisites: TRE 1720 and 1750. An exploration of costume design with emphasis on script analysis, ideation, research, project planning and the developmental process of design. Includes applied projects in historical research, costume rendering and collaborative design. Offered alternate years.

Attributes: Upper-Division

TRE 3780: The Art of Film (5)

Offerings

The goal of this course is to develop students' abilities to view films critically and to deepen their understanding of the film experience. The course first teaches analysis of narrative strategies, shot properties, mise-en-scene, editing, acting and the use of sound in film, particularly classical Hollywood cinema. The course then focuses on the study of different genres of films and how they present ideological points of view and fulfill certain wishes of the spectator.

Equivalents: TRE 2780, COM 2780, COM 3780 Attributes: Arts and Humanities A, Upper-Division, WK Arts, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: Freshman students are excluded.

TRE 3800: Theatre Education (3)

Offerings

Explores contemporary methods and trends concerning the role of theatre in elementary teaching. Attention is given to National Arts Standards and Washington Essential Academic Learning Requirements in the Arts.

Attributes: Arts and Humanities A, Upper-Division, WK Arts Restrictions: Freshman students are excluded.

TRE 3930: Performance Practicum (2)

Offerings

Offered for performance or directing-related activity associated with approved theatrical productions. May be repeated an unlimited number of times.

Attributes: Arts and Humanities A, Upper-Division Restrictions: Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.

TRE 3931: Production Practicum (2)

Offerings

Offered for design, technical theatre, or management activity associated with approved theatrical productions. May be repeated an unlimited number of times.

Attributes: Arts and Humanities A, Upper-Division Restrictions: Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.

TRE 4760: Playwriting (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: TRE 2450 or permission of instructor. Seminar discussion and conferences in the writing of actual playscripts. Offered alternate years.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded. Prerequisites: TRE 1810: D or better

TRE 4899: Capstone: The Arts and Religious Experience (5)

Offerings

This capstone course in theatre explores the interdependence of theatre and Christian theology and worship. Its primary focus is on theatre and its inter-relationships with religious experience, but explores some aspects of its related arts of music, visual arts, dance and architecture, especially as they relate to religious experience and Christian worship. Included in the course is an opportunity to plan and implement a group worship experience using the arts as an integral part of that worship event.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.

TRE 4900: Independent Study in Theatre (1-5)

Offerings

An independent study plan approved by theatre faculty. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.

TRE 4911: History of the Theatre I (5)

Offerings

Survey of the history of the theatre from preclassical times to 1700, tracing the development and changes in theater architecture, social purpose, the role of the theatre artist and the nature of theatrical experience.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.

TRE 4913: History of the Theatre II (5)

Offerings

Survey of the history of the theatre from 1700 to contemporary times, tracing development and changes in theater architecture, social purpose, the role of the theatre artist and the nature of theatrical experience. Offered alternate years.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.

TRE 4930: Theatre Practicum (1-3)

Offerings

For advanced students who wish to assist as peer academic mentors in WRI 1100 courses. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division

TRE 4943: Theatre Internship (1-5)

Offerings

Prerequisites: 15 credits of B or better work in theatre; an internship plan approved by the theatre faculty. Supervised application of theatre skills in the marketplace. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Theatre Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.

TRE 4950: Special Topics in Theatre (1-5)

Offerings

Topic and credits to be announced in Time Schedule when offered. Topics offered usually only once, and only upon evidence of significant student interest. Possible topics include great themes of drama, medieval drama, the Asian theatre, theatre makeup, theatre architecture, technical theatre, contemporary playwrights, advanced stagecraft and the like. May be repeated for credit up to 12 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Theatre Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.

TRE 4951: Special Topics in Theatre (1-5)

Offerings

Special Topics in Theatre

Attributes: Upper-Division

TRE 4961: Senior Project in Theatre (1-5)

Offerings

Individual research and conferences in area of specialization within the theatre discipline, culminating in the presentation of a project. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Theatre Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.