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ADA 1O or ADA 1OF • Dramatic Arts, 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.

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ADA 2O • Dramatic Arts, 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.

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ADA 3M • Dramatic Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
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: Dramatic Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open

ADA 4M • Dramatic Arts, Grade 12, University/College Preparation
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: Dramatic Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or Open

ADD 3M • Dramatic Arts-Theatre Production, Grade 11 University/College Preparation (Next offered in 2010/2011)
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.

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ADD 4M • Dramatic Arts-Theatre Production, Grade 12 University/College Preparation (Next offered in 2010/2011)
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 Preparation or Open
Note: This course will alternate with ADB/AMT - Music Theatre

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Music Theatre

ADB 3M • Music Theatre 
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: ADA 10 or 2O
Note: This course will alternate with ADD 3M/4M - Dramatic Arts - Theatre Production

ADB 4M • Music Theatre
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 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 11, University/College Preparation
Note: This course will alternate with ADD 3M/4M - Dramatic Arts - Theatre Production