The Arts

Grade 9 and 10

 

 

Visual Arts

 

 

Visual Arts                                                                     AVI 1O                                                                       1 Credit

Grade 9 Open

This course offers 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 through working with a range of materials, processes, techniques, and styles.  They will learn and use methods of analysis and criticism and will study the characteristics of particular historical art periods and a selection of Aboriginal and Canadian art and the art of other cultures.

Prerequisite: None

 

Visual Arts                                                                     AVI 2O                                                                       1 Credit

Grade 10 Open

This course emphasizes learning through practice, building on what students know, and introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic thinking and experimentation.  Student learning will include the refined application of the elements and principles of design, incorporating the creative and design processes, and the relationship between form and content.  Students will also learn about the connections between works of art and their historical contexts.  Course objectives may be achieved either through a comprehensive program or through a program focused on a particular art form (e.g., drawing, painting). Aboriginal art forms and a key component of this course

Prerequisite:  Visual Arts, Grade 9

 

Aboriginal Art                                                                AWA 2O                                                                    1 Credit

Grade 10 Open

This course emphasizes the study of art through the heritage and traditions of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada. A particular focus will be on the Ojibwe culture.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9, Open

 

 

Dramatic Arts

 

 

Dramatic Arts                                                                ADA 2O                                                                     1 Credit

Grade 10 Open

This course requires students to actively explore dramatic forms and techniques, using their own ideas and concerns as well as sources selected from a wide range of authors, genres, and cultures.  Student learning will include identifying and using the principles of space, time, voice, and movement in creating, sustaining, and communicating authentic roles within a drama.  Students will assume responsibility for decisions made in the creation and presentation of the drama, and will analyze and reflect on the experience.

Prerequisite: None

 

 

Media Arts

 

 

Media Arts                                                                     ASM 2O                                                                     1 Credit

Grade 10 Open

This course will develop students’ artistic knowledge and skills by introducing them to current media arts technologies and processes.

Prerequisite: Visual Art, Grade 9, Open

 

 

Music

 

 

Guitar – Music                                                               AMG 1O                                                                    1 Credit

Grade 9 Open

This course emphasizes the study of the elements of music through the use of the guitar.

Prerequisite: None

 

Guitar – Music                                                              AMG2O                                                                      1 Credit

Grade 10 Open

This course emphasizes the study of the elements of music through the use of the guitar.

Prerequisite: Any Grade 9 Music

 

Keyboard – Music                                                        AMK 1O                                                                    1 Credit

Grade 9 Open

This course emphasizes the study of the elements of music through the use of the keyboard.

Prerequisite: None

 

Keyboard – Music                                                        AMK 2O                                                                    1 Credit

Grade 10 Open

This course emphasizes the study of the elements of music through the use of the keyboard.

Prerequisite: Music – Keyboard, Grade 9, Open

 

 

Grade 11 and 12

 

 

Dramatic Arts

 

 

Dramatic Arts                                                               ADA 3M                                                                     1 Credit

Grade 11 University/College

This course requires students to create and to perform dramatic presentations.  Students will analyze, 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 analyze the functions of playwright, director, actor, producer, designer, technician, and audience.

Prerequisite: Dramatic Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open

 

Dramatic Arts                                                               ADA3O                                                                       1 Credit

Grade 11 Open

This course requires students to create and to present dramatic works. Students will do research on and study such types of contemporary theatre as docudrama and forum theatre. They will interpret and present works in a variety of dramatic forms; create and script original works; analyse and reflect on dramatic works; and develop their communication skills and other skills useful in a variety of careers.

Prerequisite: Dramatic Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open

 

 

Visual Arts

 

 

Visual Arts                                                                     AVI 3M                                                                       1 Credit

Grade 11 University/College

This course provides students with opportunities to further develop their skills and knowledge in visual arts.  Students will explore a range of subject matter through studio activities, and will consolidate their practical skills.  Students will also analyze art woks and study aspects of Western art history, as well as art forms Canada and other parts of the world.  Aboriginal art is a key component of the course.

Prerequisite:  Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open

 

Visual Arts                                                                     AVI 3O                                                                       1 Credit

Grade 11 Open

This course focuses on studio activities in one or more of the visual arts. Students will create art works that explore a wide range of subject matter, and will evaluate art works, providing grounds for their aesthetic judgments. They will also examine historical and cultural contexts study of Western art (including Canadian art) and art from various world cultures to support their study of specific media. Aboriginal art is a key component of the course.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 and 10, Open

 

Visual Arts                                                                     AVI 4M                                                                       1 Credit

Grade 12 University/College

This course focuses on the refinement of students’ skills and knowledge in visual arts. Students will analyse art forms; use theories of art in analysing and producing art; and increase their understanding of stylistic changes in modern and contemporary Western art, Canadian art, and art forms from various parts of the world. Students will produce a body of work demonstrating a personal approach. Aboriginal art and art forms are emphasized.

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

 

Aboriginal Art                                                                AWA 3O                                                                    1 Credit

Grade 11 Open

This course will allow students to further their techniques and skills on creating traditional Aboriginal art and regalia.

Prerequisite: Aboriginal Art, Grade 10, Open

 

 

Exploring the Arts

 

 

Exploring the Arts                                                        AEA4O                                                                       1 Credit

Grade 12 Open

This course emphasizes the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills related to the creation, interpretation, and production of works involving dance, drama, media arts, music, and/or visual arts. Students will study, evaluate, create, and promote art works and productions, and will use a variety of established and experimental techniques and various technologies in individual or group projects (e.g., the presentation of a theatrical scene or an art exhibit on a website.)

Prerequisite: Any Grade 9 or 10 course in the arts

 

 

Media Arts

 

 

Media Arts                                                                     ASM 3O                                                                      1 Credit

Grade 11 Open

This course emphasizes the development of the knowledge and skills required for the production of media art works (e.g., robo sculpture, photocopy art, computer animation with synthesized sound).

Prerequisite: Media Arts, Grade 10, Open

 

Media Arts                                                                     ASM 4O                                                                     1 Credit

Grade 12 Open

This course emphasizes the development of the knowledge and skills required for the production of media art works (e.g., robosculpture, photocopy art, computer animation with synthesized sound).

Prerequisite: Media Arts, Grade 11, Open

 

Music

 

Guitar- Music                                                                AMG3O                                                                      1 Credit

Grade 11 Open

This course emphasizes the study of the elements of music through the use of the guitar.

Prerequisite: Guitar Music, Grade 10 Open

 

Guitar- Music                                                                AMG4O                                                                       1 Credit

Grade 12 Open

This course emphasizes the study of the elements of music through the use of the guitar.

Prerequisite: Music-Guitar, Grade 11 Open

 

Keyboard – Music                                                       AMK 3O                                                                     1 Credit

Grade 11 Open

This course emphasizes the study of the elements of music through the use of the keyboard.

Prerequisite: Music – Keyboard, Grade 10, Open

 

Keyboard – Music                                                      AMK 4O                                                                       1 Credit

Grade 12 Open

This course emphasizes the study of the elements of music through the use of the keyboard.

Prerequisite: Music – Keyboard, Grade 11, Open

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