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: WK Arts Restrictions: Theatre Majors are excluded.

TRE 1200: Theatre as Vocation (1)

Offerings

Encourages students, through readings, reflection, and community conversations, to connect their present and future theatrical practice with their emotional, spiritual, and intellectual identities. May be repeated for credit up to 2 credits.

Restrictions: Theatre-INT Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students only.

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: 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 1750: Introduction to Theatre Design (5)

Offerings

An introduction to the elements and principles of design as they relate to theatre. Emphasis will be placed on development of foundational proficiency in understanding, identifying, and applying solutions for design problems in scenery, costume, and property design.

Restrictions: Theatre-INT Majors only.

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: 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 2360: Improv (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: TRE 1340. Improvisation exercises, useful for physicalization, spontaneity, intuition, and transformation of the actor are practiced in this course. Applied Performative Improv, as well as Rehearsal Improv, will be explored.

Prerequisites: TRE 1340: D or better

TRE 2450: Analyzing and Interpreting Theatre (5)

Offerings

Foundational approaches to reading, interpreting, and writing about theatre, including scripts and performances. Provides practice with script analysis tools from the perspective of performer, writer, dramaturg, director, and designer.

Attributes: 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. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

Restrictions: Theatre Majors only.

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 3350: Acting Shakespeare (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: TRE 1340. This course prepares actors to deal with the specific challenges of playing Shakespeare, including the technical particularities of approaching and embodying poetic text. Set speeches, using the verse, language and character, and stylistic components are all explored.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Theatre Performance Majors only. Prerequisites: TRE 1340: D or better

TRE 3360: Actors Lab (5)

Offerings

Prerequisites: TRE 1340 and 2340. Actors Lab is a deeper dive into the practice of techniques studied in Fundamentals of Acting I and II, with a particular emphasis on Realism. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Theatre Performance Majors only. Junior, Senior students only. Prerequisites: TRE 1340: D or better AND TRE 2340: D or better

TRE 3500: Dramaturgy (5)

Offerings

Prerequisites: TRE 1200 and 2450. Introduction to the analysis and writing skills of the dramaturg in the theatre. Includes practical, in-depth projects working with full plays.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: Junior, Senior students only. Prerequisites: TRE 1200: D or better AND TRE 2450: D or better

TRE 3600: Theatre Literature and Theory (5)

Offerings

Prerequisites: TRE 1200 and 2450. Different topics offered on a rotation basis may include such genres as Tragedy or Comedy, theories such as feminism, existentialism, or critical race theory, and such styles as commedia, documentary theatre, or musical theatre. Whatever the topic, each section will explore patterns of inequity and difference in past and present societies. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.

Attributes: Cultural Understand&Engagement, Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: Junior, Senior, Sophomore students only. Prerequisites: TRE 1200: D or better AND TRE 2450: 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. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Theatre Majors only.

TRE 3733: Scenic Design (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: TRE 1720 and 1750. An exploration of scene design with emphasis on script analysis, ideation, research, project planning and the developmental process of design. Includes applied projects in rendering, drafting and model building.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Theatre Production Majors only. Junior, Senior, Sophomore students only. Prerequisites: TRE 1720: or better

TRE 3740: Advanced Sound Design (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: TRE 2740. Explores sound production and design for live theatre. Students develop skills necessary to create sound designs for full productions.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Junior, Senior, Sophomore students only. Prerequisites: TRE 2740: D or better

TRE 3750: Costume Design (5)

Offerings

An introductory costume design course with emphasis on analysis and interpretation of the script for costume plot, designer's sketches, and presentation. Also includes a survey of period styles of costume and its application to costume design. Offered alternate years.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Junior, Senior, Sophomore students only. Prerequisites: TRE 1720: D or better AND TRE 1750: D or better

TRE 3760: Theatre Management (3)

Offerings

Introduction to the economic, personnel, and management activities necessary to produce theatre.

Attributes: Cultural Understand&Engagement, Upper-Division Restrictions: Junior, Senior, Sophomore students only.

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

TRE 4760: Playwriting (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: TRE 1810 or permission of instructor. Seminar discussion and conferences in the writing of actual playscripts. Offered alternate years.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: Theatre Majors only. Junior, Senior students are excluded. Prerequisites: TRE 2450: D or better

TRE 4899: Theatre Capstone (2)

Offerings

Prerequisite: TRE 1200. The capstone course in theatre provides majors with opportunities for reflection on their development as Christian artists and scholars. The course culminates in the creation of a Senior Project Proposal.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Theatre Majors only. Junior, Senior students only. Prerequisites: TRE 1200: D or better

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

Prerequisite: TRE 2450. 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. Offered alternate years.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: Junior, Senior, Sophomore students only. Prerequisites: TRE 2450: D or better

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: Junior, Senior, Sophomore students only. Prerequisites: TRE 2450: D or better

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 4931: Audition Practicum (2)

Offerings

Prerequisite: TRE 3331. A guided experience of moving into professional auditions, with practical emphasis on preparation. The application of strategies for monologue, prepared, and cold reading presentation, and headshot/resume preparation, as well as song preparation and execution.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Senior students only. Prerequisites: TRE 3331: D or better

TRE 4932: Dramaturgy Practicum (1-5)

Offerings

Prerequisites: TRE 2450 and 3500. Self-designed, faculty-supervised project preparing dramaturgical analysis and protocol for a full production. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Theatre Majors only. Junior, Senior students only. Prerequisites: TRE 2450: D or better AND TRE 3500: D or better

TRE 4933: Design Practicum (1-5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: TRE 1750. Individual, faculty-supervised project designing one or more scenographic element for a full production May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Theatre Majors only. Junior, Senior students only. Prerequisites: TRE 1750: D or better

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 (1-3)

Offerings

Individual research, practice, and conferences in area of specialization within theatre, culminating in the presentation of a project in that specialization area. May be repeated for credit up to 3 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Theatre Majors only. Junior, Senior students only.