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Arts

 
 
 

 

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

 

Repertoire

AMR2O Music, Grade 10 (Open) Repertoire

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 repertoire and performance.

Prerequisite: None

 

AMR3M Music, Grade 11 (University/College) Repertoire

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 repertoire and performance.

Prerequisite: Music, Grade 9 or 10, Open

 

AMR4M Music, Grade 12 (University/College) Repertoire

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 repertoire and performance.

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    

 

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

 

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 Expressions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Cultures, Grade 9 (Open)

This course explores various arts disciplines (dance, drama, installation and performance art, media arts, music, storytelling, utilitarian or functional art, visual arts), giving students the opportunity to create, present, and analyse art works, including integrated art works/ productions, that explore or reflect First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives and cultures. Students will examine the interconnected relationships between art forms and individual and cultural identities, histories, values, protocols, and ways of knowing and being. They will demonstrate innovation as they learn and apply art-related concepts, methods, and conventions, and acquire skills that are transferable beyond the classroom. 

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 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. This course has a focus in ceramics and students will have the opportunity to try a variety of clay techniques and make many functional and decorative ceramic objects.

Prerequisite: None

AWQ3M Photography, Grade 11 (University/College)

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). This is a focus course for photography.

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 course has a focus in ceramics and students will have the opportunity to try a variety of clay techniques and make many functional and decorative ceramic objects.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 11, Open   

AWQ4M1 Photography, Grade 12 (University/College)

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.  This course is a focus course for photography.

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

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