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Visual Arts AVI1OI
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: NAC1OI - Expressions of Aboriginal Cultures is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
AVI2OX - Visual Arts (Introductory) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Expressions of Aboriginal Cultures NAC1OI
This course explores various First Nations, Métis, and Inuit art forms (media arts, music, dance, drama, storytelling, visual art, installation and performance art, clothing design, and architectural design), giving students the opportunity to create, present, and analyse integrated art works infused with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives. Students will examine relationships between art forms and individual and cultural identities, histories, and values. Students will demonstrate innovation as they learn and apply art-related concepts, styles, and conventions 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: AVI1OI - Visual Arts is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
AVI2OX - Visual Arts (Introductory) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Media Arts ASM2OI
This course enables students to create media art works by exploring new media, emerging technologies such as digital animation, and a variety of traditional art forms such as film, photography, video, and visual arts. Students will acquire communications skills that are transferable beyond the media arts classroom and develop an understanding of responsible practices related to the creative process. Students will develop the skills necessary to create and interpret media art works.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Visual Arts AVI2OI
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: AVI1OI - Visual Arts
Visual Arts (Introductory) AVI2OX
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course is designed for those students who did not take Visual Arts in Grade 9. (AVI1OI)
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: AVI1OI - Visual Arts is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
NAC1OI - Expressions of Aboriginal Cultures is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Visual Arts - Crafts AWA2OI
This practical hands-on course provides students with the opportunity to explore crafts by using a wide variety of materials (e.g., wood, ceramics, textiles and stained glass).
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Media Arts ASM3MI
This course focuses on the development of media arts skills through the production of art works involving traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques such as new media, computer animation, and web environments. Students will explore the evolution of media arts as an extension of traditional art forms, use the creative process to produce effective media art works, and critically analyse the unique characteristics of this art form. Students will examine the role of media artists in shaping audience perceptions of identity, culture, and values.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: College/UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ASM2OI - Media Arts
Visual Arts AVI3MI
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).
CREDIT: 1TYPE: College/UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AVI1OI - Visual Arts or AVI2OX - Visual Arts (Introductory) or NAC1OI - Expressions of Aboriginal Cultures
Visual Arts - Applied Design AWD3MI
This course serves as a technical introduction into the field of design as a preparation for AWD4MI. Students are expected to have good skills in drawing and painting before attempting this course. It is designed to provide information and hands on experience in the historical and design fields of illustration, lettering, advertising, trademarks, package design and computer graphics and graphic design. Design theory, history and illustration techniques will be integrated throughout the semester.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: College/UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AVI1OI - Visual Arts or AVI2OX - Visual Arts (Introductory) or NAC1OI - Expressions of Aboriginal Cultures
Visual Arts - Crafts AWA3OI
This course provides students with continued focus on the crafts of various cultures with greater emphasis on student directed artwork. Students will work toward creating a portfolio that displays their work. Possible media includes clay, metal, paper, glass and fabric.
COURSE NOTE: Recommended: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10 (AVI1O or AVI2O) or Crafts, Grade 10 (AWA2O)
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
Visual Arts - Non-Traditional Art AWT3OI
This hands-on course is designed to explore new and emergent art forms with a specific focus on youth culture and expression. Based on the foundational skills of drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking, students will explore and transfer these media and techniques into contemporary forms of expression such as skateboard art, silk screening and digital media.
COURSE NOTE: It is recommended that students enroling in this course have also taken grade 9 or 10 visual or media arts (AVI1OI or AVI2OX or ASM2OI or AWA2OI)
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
Applied Journalism/Yearbook IDC3OY
This course enables students to gain a deeper understanding of the theories and concepts linked to the publishing industry as they work to produce the St. Mary’s High School yearbook. Students will develop practical skills in the following areas: theoretical practices and terminology, photography and image manipulation, graphic design and layout, research, the writing of copy, computer skills and applications using industry-standard software and hardware, as well as marketing methods. Through team-based activities, students will develop essential inter-personal skills including time management, organization and accountability. These learned skills are directly applicable to a career in graphic design or journalism. Excellent attendance and a commitment to a minimum of one hour per week outside of class time is essential for success.
COURSE NOTE: Students are interviewed before acceptance into this course.
NOTE: This is an interdisciplinary studies course and may not be used to fulfill the compulsory arts credit requirement.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
Applied Journalism/Yearbook IDC4UY
This course enables students to gain a deeper understanding of the theories and concepts linked to the publishing industry as they work to produce the St. Mary’s High School yearbook. Students will develop practical skills in the following areas: theoretical practices and terminology, photography and image manipulation, graphic design and layout, research, the writing of copy, computer skills and applications using industry-standard software and hardware, as well as marketing methods. Through team-based activities, students will develop essential inter-personal skills including time management, organization and accountability. These learned skills are directly applicable to a career in graphic design or journalism. Excellent attendance and a commitment to a minimum of one hour per week outside of class time is essential for success.
COURSE NOTE: Students are interviewed before acceptance into this course.
NOTE: This is an interdisciplinary studies course and may not be used to fulfill the compulsory arts credit requirement.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any gr. 9 or 10 visual or media art or IDC3OY. ENG3U recommended.
Media Arts ASM4MI
This course emphasizes the refinement of media arts skills through the creation of a thematic body of work by applying traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques such as multimedia, computer animation, installation art, and performance art. Students will develop works that express their views on contemporary issues and will create portfolios suitable for use in either career or postsecondary education applications. Students will critically analyse the role of media artists in shaping audience perceptions of identity, culture, and community values.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: College/UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ASM3MI - Media Arts
Visual Arts AVI4MI
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. Emphasis is placed on the areas of drawing and painting through work with figure drawing, portraiture, pen and ink drawing, and acrylic paint as well as some work in sculpture and printmaking.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: College/UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AVI3MI - Visual Arts
Visual Arts - Applied Design AWD4MI
This course is intended for the student who is considering a career in a design related field. Understanding the concepts and medium of visual communication is its goal. Units build on the concepts learned in AVD3M in the areas of illustration, typography, corporate trademarks, and package design. Projects involving the school and community will be encouraged. Technical proficiency as well as creative problem-solving should be evident in their expanded portfolio of assignments.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: College/UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AWD3MI - Visual Arts - Applied Design
Visual Arts - Crafts AVI4EI
This course will provide students with the opportunity to explore, in greater depth, the particular media and techniques of specific crafts as they relate to exploration of personal expression. There will be a greater emphasis on student selection of media and independent exploration as students work towards creating and showing a body of personal works.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ASM3MI - Media Arts or AVI3MI - Visual Arts or AWA3OI - Visual Arts - Crafts or AWD3MI - Visual Arts - Applied Design or AWT3OI - Visual Arts - Non-Traditional Art