Terena Wilkens

Faculty

Adjunct Instructor in Theatre and Dance

Terena joined the Gustavus Theatre & Dance Department in 1993 as the first full-time technical director and also designs lights and sound. She has a B.A. in Theatre design from St. Cloud State University and an M.F.A. from West Virginia University-Morgantown in Theatre Design with an emphasis in lights and sound. She currently teaches Lights and Sound: Craft & Design as well as Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) and Advanced CADD and many practicum classes. Her thoughts on teaching can be summed up; "Get dirty! Hands on projects not only help you learn the skill you are after, but also the all-important creative-problem-solving skills we will need in life." She also serves as a Head Resident in Arbor View Apartments, which she has done since 1998. Terena's hobbies outside of theatre include photography, gardening, biking and stained glass arts.

Experience

  • Technical Director at Gustavus Adolphus College: 1993-present
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Technical Director
  • Theater manger in Minnesota and New York

Teaching Area

  • Stagecraft Lights and Sound Design
  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design

Education

B.A. St. Cloud State University; M.F.A. West Virginia University


Courses Taught

Current

T/D-111 (Scenery/Props Practicum), T/D-112 (Lighting/Sound Practicum), T/D-211 (Scenery/Props Practicum), T/D-212 (Lighting/Sound Practicum), T/D-221 (Light and Sound: Craft and Design), T/D-270 (Intermediate Studies in Performance: Creative Research), T/D-311 (Scenery/Props Practicum), T/D-312 (Lighting/Sound Practicum), T/D-370 (Advanced Studies in Performance: Creative Research), and T/D-398 (Theatre Honors Project)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
T/D-212Lighting/Sound Practicum632014/JN, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2013/JN, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2012/JN, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2011/JN, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2010/JN, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2009/JN, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2008/JN, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2006/JN, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, and 2004/SP
T/D-211Scenery/Props Practicum502014/JN, 2013/SP, 2013/JN, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2012/JN, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2011/JN, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2010/JN, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2009/JN, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2008/JN, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2006/JN, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, and 2004/FA
T/D-112Lighting/Sound Practicum482014/JN, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2013/JN, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2012/JN, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2011/JN, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2010/JN, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2009/JN, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2001/SP, 2001/JN, and 1999/SP
T/D-111Scenery/Props Practicum452014/JN, 2013/SP, 2013/JN, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2012/JN, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2011/JN, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2010/JN, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2009/JN, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2007/JN, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, and 2000/JN
T/D-311Scenery/Props Practicum362013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2011/JN, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2009/JN, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2008/JN, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2007/JN, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2004/JN, and 2000/FA
T/D-312Lighting/Sound Practicum292013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2011/JN, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2009/JN, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, and 2001/SP
T/D-370Advanced Studies in Performance: Creative Research222013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, and 2009/SP
T/D-270Intermediate Studies in Performance: Creative Research122013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, and 2009/SP
T/D-110Performance Practicum72008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, and 2004/SP
T/D-398Theatre Honors Project62013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA
T/D-221Light and Sound: Craft and Design52013/FA, 2011/FA, 2009/FA, 2005/FA, and 1999/FA
T/D-323Advanced Computer Drafting42013/SP, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, and 2008/SP
T/D-272Intermediate Creative Expression42013/JN, 2012/JN, 2011/JN, and 2010/JN
T/D-223Computer Drafting42012/FA, 2010/FA, 2008/FA, and 2008/SP
T/D-399Senior Project42011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, and 1999/SP
T/D-144Special Topic: Computer Design and Draftng22007/SP and 2006/SP
T/D-115Assistant Stage Manager12014/JN
T/D-372Advanced Creative Expression12014/JN
T/D-233Intermediate Design and Stagecraft12007/FA
T/D-213Costume Practicum12006/JN
T/D-222Stagecraft SC11999/SP

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.