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Arts

 
 

ADA1O 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.

Prerequisite: None

ADA2O 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

ADA3M Dramatic Arts, 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, producer, designer, technician, and audience.

Prerequisite: Dramatic Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open

ADA4M Dramatic Arts, 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.

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


 

Music

AMU1O Music, Grade 9 (Open)

(No Previous Musical Experience Required)

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.

Students will have the opportunity to explore various ways of making music including vocal, guitar and percussion in a fun ensemble setting. This open course is designed to accommodate students from a variety of musical backgrounds, including those with little or no formal training.

Prerequisite: None

 

Vocal

AMV2O Music, Grade 10 (Open) Vocal

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. This course will focus on the vocal performance of music.

Prerequisite: None

 

AMV3O Music, Grade 11 (Open) Vocal

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. This course will focus on the vocal performance of music.

Prerequisite: None

 

AMV3M Music, Grade 11 (University/College) Vocal

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. This course will focus on the vocal performance of music.

Prerequisite: Music, Grade 9 or 10, Open

 

AMV4M Music, Grade 12 (University/College) Vocal

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. This course will focus on the vocal performance of music.

Prerequisite: Music, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

 

Guitar

AMG2O Music, Grade 10 (Open) Guitar

This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent withprevious 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. This course will focus on the musical performance of guitar.

Prerequisite: None    

 

AMG3O Music, Grade 11 (Open) Guitar

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. This course will focus on the musical performance of guitar.

Prerequisite: None

 

AMG3M Music, Grade 11 (University/College) Guitar

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. This course will focus on the musical performance of guitar.

Prerequisite: Music, Grade 9 or 10, Open

 

AMG4M Music, Grade 12 (University/College) Guitar

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. This course will focus on the musical performance of guitar.

Prerequisite: Music, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

 

Ensemble

 

AMU2O Music, Grade 10 (Open) Ensemble

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. This course will focus on live performance in a dynamic environment.

Prerequisite: None

 

AMU3O Music, Grade 11 (Open) Ensemble

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. This course will focus on live performance in a dynamic environment.

Prerequisite: None

 

AMU3M Music, Grade 11 (University/College) Ensemble

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. This course will focus on live performance in a dynamic environment.

Prerequisite: Music, Grade 9 or 10, Open

 

AMU4M Music, Grade 12 (University/College) Ensemble

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. This course will focus on live performance in a dynamic environment.

Prerequisite: Music, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

 

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NAC1O Expressing Aboriginal Cultures, Grade 9 (Open)

This course examines Aboriginal cultures in Canada through an exploration of art forms – painting, sculpture, storytelling, dance, and music – created by Aboriginal artists. Students will learn to identify Aboriginal art forms and describe relationships between the art forms and Aboriginal traditions, philosophy, and culture. Students will also create their own art forms to express their understanding of Aboriginal identity, relationships, and sovereignty.

Note:  This course may be used to meet the compulsory credit requirement for the arts.
Prerequisite: None.

AVI2O 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

AVI3M Visual Arts, 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 analyse art works and study aspects of Western art history, as well as art forms from Canada and other parts of the world.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open

AWC3O Visual Arts, Grade 11 (Open) Ceramics

This course focuses on hands-on studio activities in visual arts (ceramics). Students will create clay art works that explore a wide range of subject matter and will evaluate art works, providing grounds for their aesthetic judgements. They will also examine historical and cultural contexts of Western art (including Canadian art) and art from various world cultures to support their study of specific media.

Prerequisite: None

AWQ3O Photography, Grade 11 (Open)

This course focuses on studio activities on 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.

Prerequisite: None

AVI4M Visual Arts, 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 (including Native Canadian) art, and art forms from various parts of the world. Students will produce a body of work demonstrating a personal approach.

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

 

AVI4E Visual Arts, Grade 12 (Open) Ceramics

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, jewelry design, and/or web design. This particular course will have a great focus on the medium of ceramics.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 11, Open   

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