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Arts: Art, Dance, Drama, Music

THE ARTS

ALC 1O1 Integrated Arts

This course integrates two or more of the arts (dance, drama, media arts, music, and visual arts), giving students the opportunity to produce and present integrated art works created individually or collaboratively. Students will demonstrate innovation as they learn and apply concepts, styles, and conventions unique to the various arts and acquire skills that are transferable beyond the classroom. Students will use the creative process and responsible practices to explore solutions to integrated arts challenges.

AEA 4O1 Exploring and Creating the Arts

This course offers students the opportunity to explore connections between dance, drama, media arts, music, and/or visual arts. Students will use the creative process individually and/or collaboratively to produce integrated art works that draw on various disciplines, and they will critically analyse art works and determine how interpreting these works affects their own development. Students will develop responsible practices that are transferable beyond the classroom. They will explore solutions to integrated arts challenges and discover that art is everywhere, influencing and reflecting society.

PREREQUISITE: Any Grade 9 or 10 course in the Arts.

Note: At SCITS the focus will be on graphic arts. At St. Clair the focus will be on painting and drawing. At AMSS and WDSS the focus will be on Visual Arts

ARTS - DANCE

ATC 1O1 Dance

This course gives students the opportunity to explore their technical and compositional skills by applying the elements of dance and the tools of composition in a variety of performance situations. Students will generate movement through structured and unstructured improvisation, demonstrate an understanding of safe practices with regard to themselves and others in the dance environment, and identify the function and significance of dance within the global community.

ATC 201 Dance

This course emphasizes the development of students’ technique and creative skills relating to the elements of dance and the tools of composition in a variety of performance situations. Students will identify responsible personal and interpersonal practices related to dance processes and production, and will apply technologies and techniques throughout the process of creation to develop artistic scope in the dance arts.

ATC 3M1 Dance

This course emphasizes the development of students’ artistry, improvisational and compositional skills, and technical proficiency in dance genres from around the world. Students will apply dance elements, techniques, and tools in a variety of ways, including performance situations; describe and model responsible practices related to the dance environment; and reflect on how the study of dance affects personal and artistic development.

PREREQUISITE: ATC 101 or ATC 201

ATC 4M1 Dance

This course emphasizes the development of students’ technical proficiency, fluency in the language of movement in dance genres from around the world, and understanding of dance science. Students will explain the social, cultural, and historical contexts of dance; apply the creative process through the art of dance in a variety of ways; and exhibit an understanding of the purpose and possibilities of continuing engagement in the arts as a lifelong learner.

PREREQUISITE: ATC 3M1

ARTS - DRAMA

ADA 101 Drama

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.

ADA 2O1 Drama

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.

ADA 3M1 Drama

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: ADA 101 or ADA 201

ADA 3MZ Drama (Immersion)

The language of instruction for this course is French. The objectives, content, teaching strategies and evaluation are identical to those of the regular Grade 11 Drama course taught in English. For a description, refer to ADA 3M1./p>

ADA 3O1 Drama

This course requires students to engage in dramatic processes and the presentation of dramatic works, and emphasizes the application of drama skills in other contexts and opportunities. Students will interpret and present works in a variety of dramatic forms, create and script original works, and critically analyse the processes involved in producing drama works. Students will develop a variety of skills related to collaboration and the presentation of drama works.

ADA 4E1 Drama

This course requires students to create, present, and analyse a variety of dramatic works relevant to the workplace. Students will build trust and collaborative skills and develop self-confidence through hands-on experience and project-based learning in drama activities. Students will also explore skills related to the study of drama that can be applied in the workplace.

PREREQUISITE: ADA 3M1 or ADA 3O1

ADA 4M1 Drama

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 texts 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: ADA 3M1

ARTS – MEDIA ARTS

ASM 2O1 Media Arts

This course enables students to create media art works by exploring new media, emerging technologies such as digital animation, and a variety of traditional art forms such as film, photography, video, and visual arts. Students will acquire communications skills that are transferable beyond the media arts classroom and develop an understanding of responsible practices related to the creative process. Students will develop the skills necessary to create and interpret media art works.

ASM 3O1 Media Arts

This course enables students to create media art works using available and emerging technologies such as computer animation, digital imaging, and video, and a variety of media. Students will explore the elements and principles of media arts, the connections between contemporary media art works and traditional art forms, and the importance of using responsible practices when engaged in the creative process. Students will develop the skills necessary to create and interpret media art works.

ASM 4E1 Media Arts

This course focuses on a practical approach to a variety of media arts challenges related to the interests of the student and provides students with opportunities to examine media arts in relation to the world of work. Students will develop works that express their views on contemporary issues and will create portfolios suitable for use in post­secondary work experiences. Students will critically analyse the role of media artists in shaping audience perceptions of identity, culture, and community values, particularly within the context of the workplace.

PREREQUISITE: ASM 301

ASM 4M1 Media Arts

This course emphasizes the refinement of media arts skills through the creation of a thematic body of work by applying traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques such as multimedia, computer animation, installation art, and performance art. Students will develop works that express their views on contemporary issues and will create portfolios suitable for use in either career or postsecondary education applications. Students will critically analyse the role of media artists in shaping audience perceptions of identity, culture, and community values.

PREREQUISITE: ASM 3M1

ARTS - MUSIC

AMU 1O1 Music

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.

Note: The following courses have the same expectations as AMU 101 but within a specific program area of focus:

i) AMI 101 Instrumental Music – Band The focus of this course is as an introduction to instrumental music (woodwind, brass or percussion instruments). Emphasis is primarily on playing, development of sound, and performance with a junior band.

ii) AMK 101 Keyboard Music The focus of this course is to learn to play the electronic keyboard through a keyboard teaching lab.

iii) AMV 101 Music – Vocal/Choral The focus of this course is vocal music skills which include sight-reading and vocal techniques

AMU 2O1/ Music

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.

Note: The following course have the same expectation as AMU 201 but within a specific program area of focus:

i) AMG 201 Guitar Music The focus of this course is on guitar playing, analysis, and appreciation of this instrument.

ii) AMI 201 Instrumental Music – Band The focus of this course is instrumental music with an emphasis on playing, development of sound and performance with a band.

iii) AMK 201 Keyboard Music The focus of this course is more advanced techniques than in AMK 101.

iv) AMV 201 Music – Vocal/Choral The focus of this course is choral music based on a chosen repertoire.

AMU 3M1 Music

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: Any Grade 9 or 10 music credit

Note: The following courses have the same expectations as AMU 3M1 but within a specific program area of focus:

i) AMG 3M1 Guitar Music This is a guitar course which emphasizes the appreciation, analysis and performance of various kinds of music.

ii) AMH 3M1 Stage – Band Music The focus of this course is on practical application and an appreciation for stage band/big band repertoire. Admission is by audition and permission of the music program leader. /p>

iii) AMI 3M1 Instrumental Music – Band This is an instrumental band course which emphasizes the appreciation, analysis, and performance of various kinds of music.

iv) AMK 3M1 Keyboard Music The focus of this course is the development of an ability to harmonize and create music.

v) AMV 3M1 Music – Vocal/Choral The focus of this course is vocal/choral music.

AMU 3O1 Music

This course develops students’ musical literacy through performance and the preparation and presentation of music productions. Students will perform works at a level consistent with previous experience. Independently and collaboratively, students will use current technology and the creative and critical analysis processes to plan, produce, present, and market musical productions. Students will respond to, reflect on, and analyse music from various genres and periods, and they will develop skills transferable to other aspects of their life and their careers.

PREREQUISITE: Any Grade 9 or 10 music credit

Note: The following courses have the same expectations as AMU 3O1 but within a specific program area of focus:

i) AMG 3O1 Guitar Music This is a guitar course which emphasizes the appreciation, analysis and performance of various kinds of music.

ii) AMI 3O1 Instrumental Music - Band This is an instrumental band course which focuses on performance based on chosen repertoire./p>

AMU 4M1 Music

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: AMI 3M1

Note: The following courses have the same expectations as AMU 3M1 but within a specific program area of focus:

i) AMG 4M1 Guitar Music This is a guitar course which emphasizes the appreciation, analysis and performance of various kinds of music.

ii) AMH 4M1 Stage – Band Music The focus of this course is on practical application and an appreciation for stage band/big band repertoire.

iii) AMI 4M1 Instrumental Music – Band This is an instrumental band course which emphasizes the appreciation, analysis, and performance of various kinds of music.

iv) AMK 4M1 Keyboard Music The focus of this course is the development of an ability to harmonize and create music.

v) AMV 4M1 Music – Vocal/Choral The focus of this course is vocal/choral music.

ARTS – VISUAL ARTS

AVI 1O1 Visual Arts

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.

AVI 2O1 Visual Arts

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.

AVI 3M1 Visual Arts

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: AVI 101 or AVI 201

AVI 3O1 Visual Arts

This course focuses on studio activities in one or more of the visual arts, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, collage, and/or multimedia art. Students will use the creative process to create art works that reflect a wide range of subjects and will evaluate works using the critical analysis process. Students will also explore works of art within a personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural context.

Note: The following course have the same expectations as AVI 3O1 but within a specific program area of focus

i) AWC 3O1 – Visual Arts – Ceramics The focus of this course is on the making of functional and non-functional art works in clay.

ii) AWD 3O1 – Visual Arts – Visual Design The focus of this course is on imaginative problem solving, to develop technical skills through a variety of two and three dimensional media.

iii) AWM 3O1 Visual Arts – Drawing and Painting This course focuses on studio activities in drawing and painting.

AVI 4E1 Visual Arts

This course focuses on a practical approach to a variety of art and design projects related to the workplace. Students will use the creative process to produce a traditional and/or digital portfolio of their work in a variety of media. Students may focus on various aspects of visual arts, including advertising, ceramics, fashion design, graphic arts, jewellery design, and/or web design.

AVI 4M1 Visual Arts

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: AVI 3M1

 

 

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