Arts

Grade 9

ADA1O0 – Drama (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.

ALC 1O0 – Integrated Arts (Open)

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.

AMU 1O0 – Music (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.

AVI 1O0 – Visual Arts (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.

Grades 10-12

Drama

ADA2O0 – 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.
Prerequisite:   None

ADA3M0 – 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

ADA4M0 – 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.
Prerequisites: Dramatic Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

Music

AMU2O0 – 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

AMU3M0 – 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: Music, Grade 9 or 10, Open

AMU4M0 – 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: Music, grade 11, University/College Preparation

Band

AMC 1O0, 2O0, 3O0, 4M0  – Evolutionary Band, Grade 9-11, Open; Grade 12, University/College Preparation

This unique course offers the student the ultimate in high quality performance. Students will concentrate on today’s rock sounds along with precision choreography and electronic music adaptations suited to the performance environment. Brass, woodwind, guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums and vocals are offered. Students will participate in a full band atmosphere. Dedication and music appreciation are an important factor for this course. This course is available to students from grade 9 – 12. As students progress through the grades, they also progress through a series of beginning, intermediate and senior expectations as band members.
Prerequisite: One music course and a successful audition

AMD1O0, 2O0, 3O0, 4M0 – Evolutionary Band, Stage Crew, Grade 9-11, Open; Grade 12, University/ College Preparation

This course offers a behind the scenes environment of working with a band in rehearsals and at performances. Sound, stage, and lighting techniques are taught. Special effects along with electronic music applications will provide the student with challenging creative thinking techniques. Electronic musical repair and maintenance are featured. Dedication is an important asset for this course. This course is available to students from Grade 9 to12. As students progress through a series of beginning, intermediate and senior expectations as a stage crew member.
Prerequisite: None

Visual Art

AVI2O0 – 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

AVI3M0 – 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 emergent 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

AVI4M0 – 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