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The Arts


Drama


Drama, Grade 9, Open (ADA1O)

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


Drama, Grade 10, Open (ADA2O)

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


Drama, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (ADA3M)

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: Drama, Grade 9 or 10, Open


Drama, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (ADA4M) 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: Drama, Grade 11, University/College Preparation


Music


Music, Grade 9, Open (AMU1O)

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.

Prerequisite: None


Music, Grade 10, Open (AMU2O)

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


Vocal, Grade 10, (AMV2O)

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


Music, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (AMU3M)

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


Vocal, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (AMV3M)

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: AMU1O1, AMU2O1, or AMV2O1


Rock Ensemble, Grade 11, Open (AME3O)

This course emphasizes the performance of music in the context of a Rock ensemble at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, imagination and understanding of the role of rock music in today’s society. This course is intended to develop in students an understanding and appreciation of music through the application of practical skills and creative work. Students will interact as part of a small ensemble while performing, listening, arranging and analyzing repertoire that can be found in a wide range of popular styles, both from the past and in the present. This course will also provide students with an opportunity to evaluate the function of music in society, particularly in the popular and rock music genres

Prerequisite: None


Music, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (AMU4M) 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


Vocal, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (AMV4M)

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: AMV3M1


Rock Ensemble, Grade 11, Open (AME4M)

This course emphasizes the performance of music in the context of a Rock ensemble at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, imagination and understanding of the role of rock music in today’s society. This course is intended to develop in students an understanding and appreciation of music through the application of practical skills and creative work. Students will interact as part of a small ensemble while performing, listening, arranging and analyzing repertoire that can be found in a wide range of popular styles, both from the past and in the present. This course will also provide students with an opportunity to evaluate the function of music in society, particularly in the popular and rock music genres

Prerequisite: AME3O1


Visual Arts


Visual Arts, Grade 9, Open (AVI1O)

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.

Prerequisite: None


Visual Arts, Grade 10, Open (AVI2O)

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


Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (AVI3M)

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: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open


Intro to Photography and Design, Grade 11, Open (AWQ3O)

This course focuses on studio activities in photography. 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 photographic works within a personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural context

Prerequisite: None


Visual Arts, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (AVI4M)

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


Photography, Grade 12, University / College Preparation (AWQ4M)

This course focuses on the refinement of students’ skills and knowledge in the photographic arts. Students will work with both traditional and digital photographic art forms; use theories of art to analyse and produce photographic art; and increase their understanding of stylistic changes in modern and contemporary photographic art, Canadian art, and photographic art forms from various parts of the world. The emphasis of the course will be based upon students creating their own extended body of work on personally developed themes.

Prerquisite: AWQ3O1