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Arts

Drama

ADA1O1 or ADA1OF – French Immersion

Drama • Grade 9 • Open

This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of sources and cultures. Students will use the elements of drama to examine situations and issues that are relevant to their lives. Students will create, perform, discuss, and analyse drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.

Prerequisite: None

ADA2O1

Drama • Grade 10 • Open

This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms, conventions, and techniques. Students will explore a variety of dramatic sources from various cultures and representing a range of genres. Students will use the elements of drama in creating and communicating through dramatic works. Students will assume responsibility for decisions made in the creative and collaborative processes and will reflect on their experiences.

Prerequisite: None

ADA3M1

Drama • Grade 11 • University/College

This course requires students to create and perform in dramatic presentations. Students will analyse, interpret, and perform dramatic works from various cultures and time periods. Students will research various acting styles and conventions that could be used in their presentations, and analyse the functions of playwrights, directors, actors, designers, technicians, and audiences.

Prerequisite: ADA1O5 or ADA2O1

ADA4M1

Drama • Grade 12 • University/College

This course requires students to experiment individually and collaboratively with forms and conventions of both drama and theatre from various cultures and time periods. Students will interpret dramatic literature and other text and media sources while learning about various theories of directing and acting. Students will examine the significance of dramatic arts in various cultures, and will analyse how the knowledge and skills developed in drama are related to their personal skills, social awareness, and goals beyond secondary school.

Prerequisite: ADA3M1

ADD 3M1/ADC 3M1 

Drama - Theatre Production • Grade 11 • University/College 

This course requires students to create and to perform dramatic presentations. Students will analyse, interpret, and perform works of drama from various cultures, including Western plays from around 1900. Students will also do research on different acting styles and conventions for their presentations, create original works, and analyse the functions of playwright, director, actor, technician, and audience. This production focus course involves the student in the mounting of a full-scale production. Students will assume responsibility for various production roles, engage in the dynamics of an ensemble theatre company and perform the production in a local theatre.

Prerequisite: Dramatic Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open
Students should be prepared to devote after-school time to rehearsals prior to production.

ADD4M1/ADC4M1 

Drama - Theatre Production • Grade 12 • University/College 

This course requires students to experiment with forms and conventions in dramatic literature, and to create/adapt and present dramatic works. Students will do research on dramatic forms, conventions, themes, and theories of acting and directing from different historical periods, and apply their knowledge of these in analysing and interpreting dramatic literature, including Canadian works and works from various cultures in the late twentieth century. Students will also examine the significance of dramatic arts in various cultures.
Students should be prepared to devote after-school time to rehearsals prior to production.

Prerequisite: Dramatic Arts, Grade 11, University/College or Open

AMT3M1/ADB3M1 

Drama - Music Theatre • Grade 11 • University/College 

This course provides students with opportunities to develop their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music including traditional, commercial and art music. Students will apply the creative process when performing appropriate technical exercises and repertoire and will employ the critical analysis processes when reflecting on, responding to, and analysing live and recorded performance. Students will consider the function of music in society and the impact of music on individuals and communities. They will explore how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. Outcomes will be achieved through participation in a musical theatre production.

AMT4M1/ADB 4M1 

Drama - Theatre Music Theatre • Grade 12 • University/College 

This course provides students with opportunities to develop their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music including traditional, commercial and art music. Students will apply the creative process when performing appropriate technical exercises and repertoire and will employ the critical analysis processes when reflecting on, responding to, and analysing live and recorded performance. Students will consider the function of music in society and the impact of music on individuals and communities. They will explore how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. Outcomes will be achieved through participation in a musical theatre production.


Note: These two package courses will alternate every other year. 

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Music

AMU1O1

Music • Grade 9 • Open

This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop an understanding of the conventions and elements of music and of safe practices related to music, and will develop a variety of skills transferable to other areas of their life.

Prerequisite: None

AMU2O1

Music • Grade 10 • Open

This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop their understanding of musical conventions, practices, and terminology and apply the elements of music in a range of activities. They will also explore the function of music in society with reference to the self, communities, and cultures.

Prerequisite: None

Music • Grade 11 • University/College Preparation

This course provides students with opportunities to develop their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music, including traditional, commercial, and art music. Students will apply the creative process when performing appropriate technical exercises and repertoire and will employ the critical analysis processes when reflecting on, responding to, and analysing live and recorded performances. Students will consider the function of music in society and the impact of music on individuals and communities. They will explore how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers.

Prerequisite: AMU1O1 or AMU2O1

AMU4M1

Music • Grade 12 • University/College Preparation

This course enables students to enhance their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music. Students will perform traditional, commercial, and art music, and will respond with insight to live and recorded performances. Students will enhance their understanding of the function of music in society and the impact of music on themselves and various communities and cultures. Students will analyse how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers.

Prerequisite: AMU3M1

AMU4MP . Music • Grade 12 • University/College Advanced Placement

This AP option is for students who are interested in a more serious and challenging Music course.


Music • Vocal

AMV2O1

Music – Vocal • Grade 10 • Open

This course focuses on the development of the voice as an instrument of expression. Students will be involved in multipart singing of various secular vocal music. Emphasis will be placed on popular music from the 20th century. Further concentration is based on small ensemble and solo performances, listening skills, music history and theory.

Prerequisite: None

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AMG3M1

Music – Guitar • Grade 11 • University/College

This course is designed for the music student who is intent on advancing their repertoire and level of playing skill and technique through a focus on the further development of chord and picking techniques as well as creation through song writing and sound recording. This course emphasizes the appreciation, analysis and performance of various kinds of music including Classical, Blues and /Rock and Roll music. Students must supply their own guitar.

Prerequisite: AMG2O1

AMG3O1

Music – Guitar • Grade 11 • Open

This course develops students’ artistic knowledge and skills through the performance of music and the preparation of music productions. Students will perform appropriate works, particularly works in contemporary popular styles. Independently and in groups, they will also plan, market, and produce music productions, making use of appropriate technology, and will evaluate the results. The focus of this course will be on the guitar.

Prerequisite: AMG2O1


Visual Arts

NAC1O1

Visual Arts  • Grade 9 • Open

This course is exploratory in nature, offering an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study. Students will become familiar with the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various materials by using a range of media, processes, techniques, and styles. Students will use the creative and critical analysis processes and will interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context. Units include projects in lino block printing, building in clay, use of the glass fusing kiln, as well as exposure to traditional materials such as charcoal, pastel, paint, pen and ink.

Prerequisite: None

 

AVI2O1

Visual Arts • Grade 10 • Open

This course enables students to develop their skills in producing and presenting art by introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic exploration and experimentation. Students will apply the elements and principles of design when exploring the creative process. Students will use the critical analysis process to reflect on and interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.

Prerequisite: None

AVI2OP

This Pre-AP option is for students who are interested in a more challenging Visual Arts course.

AVI3M1

Visual Arts • Grade 11 • University/College Preparation

This course enables students to further develop their knowledge and skills in visual arts. Students will use the creative process to explore a wide range of themes through studio work that may include drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking, as well as the creation of collage, multimedia works, and works using emerging technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process when evaluating their own work and the work of others. The course may be delivered as a comprehensive program or through a program focused on a particular art form (e.g. photography, video, computer graphics, information design).

Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open

AVI3MP

This Pre-AP option is for students who are interested in a more  challenging Visual Arts course.

AWQ3M1

Visual Arts • Photography • University/College Preparation

This course enables students to further develop their knowledge and skills in visual arts. Students will use the creative process to explore a wide range of themes through studio work that may include drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking, as well as the creation of collage, multimedia works, and works using emergent technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process when evaluating their own work and the work of others. In this course students will have the choice of focusing on Black and White or Digital Photography.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open

AVI4M1

Visual Arts  •  Grade 12 • University/College Preparation

This course focuses on enabling students to refine their use of the creative process when creating and presenting two- and three-dimensional art works using a variety of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process to deconstruct art works and explore connections between art and society. The studio program enables students to explore a range of materials, processes, and techniques that can be applied in their own art production. Students will also make connections between various works of art in personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural contexts. 

Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation 

Visual Arts - Photography  •  Grade 12 • University/College Preparation

This course focuses on enabling students to refine their use of the creative process when creating and presenting two- and three-dimensional art works using a variety of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process to deconstruct art works and explore connections between art and society. The studio program enables students to explore a range of materials, processes, and techniques that can be applied in their own art production. Students will also make connections between various works of art in personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural contexts. This course focuses on Black and White and Digital Photography.

Prerequisite: AWQ3M1 

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