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Drama ADA2O1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Guitar Music AMG2O1
This course emphasizes performance of music at an intermediate level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill. Student learning will include participating in creative activities and listening perceptively. Students will also be required to develop a thorough understanding of the language of music, including the elements, terminology, and history. This is a beginner guitar class that focuses on chord playing and melody picking. You will need a guitar for home practice; school guitars are provided for in class use.
COURSE NOTE: This is a beginner guitar class that focuses on chord playing and melody picking. You will need a guitar for home practice; school guitars are provided for in class use.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Visual Arts AVI2O1
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
Drama
Drama ADA1O1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Drama ADA2O1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Drama ADA3M1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ADA2O1 - Drama or ADA1O1 - Drama
Drama ADA4M1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ADA3M1 - Drama
Music
Instrumental Music-Band (Beginner) AMI1OB
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.
COURSE NOTE: ****Students with 2 or more years of experience on a brass, woodwind or percussion instrument with the elementary school instrumental music program may go directly into the experienced grade 9 program- select AMI10E. See below. See Mr. Gaines or Mrs. Barber for more information.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Instrumental Music-Band (Experienced) AMI1OE
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.
COURSE NOTE: ****Students with 2 or more years of experience on a brass, woodwind or percussion instrument with the elementary school instrumental music program may select this course. See Mr. Gaines or Mrs. Barber for more information.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Music Repertoire AMR1O1
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.
COURSE NOTE: This class runs after regular school hours. Students must join marching band plus one other ensemble to be eligible for this credit. Concerts, parades, and performances are an integral part of this class. Students must also have a music credit in their timetable during the year.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Music - Vocal/Choral AMV1O1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Guitar Music AMG2O1
This course emphasizes performance of music at an intermediate level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill. Student learning will include participating in creative activities and listening perceptively. Students will also be required to develop a thorough understanding of the language of music, including the elements, terminology, and history. This is a beginner guitar class that focuses on chord playing and melody picking. You will need a guitar for home practice; school guitars are provided for in class use.
COURSE NOTE: This is a beginner guitar class that focuses on chord playing and melody picking. You will need a guitar for home practice; school guitars are provided for in class use.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Instrumental Music-Band AMI2O1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: AMI1OB - Instrumental Music-Band (Beginner) or AMI1OE - Instrumental Music-Band (Experienced)
Music Repertoire AMR2O1
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.
COURSE NOTE: This class runs after regular school hours. Students must join marching band plus one other ensemble to be eligible for this credit. Concerts, parades, and performances are an integral part of this class. Students must also have a music credit in their timetable during the year.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: AMI1OB - Instrumental Music-Band (Beginner) or AMI1OE - Instrumental Music-Band (Experienced) or AMV2O1 - Music - Vocal/Choral
Music - Vocal/Choral AMV2O1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Guitar Music AMG3O1
The grade 11 guitar credit at E L Crossley is a continuation from the prerequisite (or equivalent) grade 10 beginner guitar class. We focus the performance on three main areas of study - Classical, Blues and Jazz are all introduced. Within each area there are solo and ensemble pieces for study and evaluation. There is a songwriting/composition unit, a history of the Blues unit and music theory becomes more advanced.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMG2O1 - Guitar Music
Instrumental Music-Band AMI3M1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMI2O1 - Instrumental Music-Band
Music Repertoire AMR3M1
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.
COURSE NOTE: This class runs after regular school hours. Students must join marching band plus one other ensemble to be eligible for this credit. Concerts, parades, and performances are an integral part of this class. Students must also have a music credit in their timetable during the year.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMR2O1 - Music Repertoire
Music - Vocal/Choral AMV3M1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMV2O1 - Music - Vocal/Choral
Guitar Music AMG4M1
The grade 12 guitar credit at E L Crossley is an advanced class that has grade 11 (AMG3M) as a prerequisite. Students will encounter more complex classical and jazz performance pieces. They will perform several chamber concerts throughout the semester from the Rennaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary genres. These will include solo, duet, trio, quartet and full ensemble pieces. There continues to be composition/songwriting, theory, and jazz history in the class.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMG3O1 - Guitar Music
Instrumental Music-Band AMI4M1
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.
COURSE NOTE: There are solo, ensemble (large and small), history, theory and ethnomusicology within this class.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMI3M1 - Instrumental Music-Band
Music Repertoire AMR4M1
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.
COURSE NOTE: This class runs after regular school hours. Students must join marching band plus one other ensemble to be eligible for this credit. Concerts, parades, and performances are an integral part of this class. Students must also have a music credit in their timetable during the year.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
Music - Vocal/Choral AMV4M1
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.
COURSE NOTE: There are solo, ensemble (large and small), history, theory and ethnomusicology within this class.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMV3M1 - Music - Vocal/Choral
Visual Arts
Visual Arts AVI1O1
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.
COURSE NOTE: Students may choose to purchase a good quality sketch book from an art store or the school.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Visual Arts AVI2O1
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
Visual Arts AVI3M1
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: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AVI1O1 - Visual Arts or AVI2O1 - Visual Arts
Visual Arts AVI4M1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AVI3M1 - Visual Arts