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Dance
Dance ATC1O
This course gives students the opportunity to explore their technical and compositional skills by applying the elements of dance and the tools of composition in a variety of performance situations. Students will generate movement through structured and unstructured improvisation, demonstrate an understanding of safe practices with regard to themselves and others in the dance environment, and identify the function and significance of dance within the global community.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Dance ATC2O
This course emphasizes the development of students’ technique and creative skills relating to the elements of dance and the tools of composition in a variety of performance situations. Students will identify responsible personal and interpersonal practices related to dance processes and production, and will apply technologies and techniques throughout the process of creation to develop artistic scope in the dance arts.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Dramatic Arts
Dramatic Arts 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Dramatic Arts 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Dramatic Arts 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ADA1O - Dramatic Arts or ADA2O - Dramatic Arts
Drama Production ADD3M
The Drama Production course is designed to give students an opportunity to learn all areas of theatrical production: creative, technical, and administrative.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ADA1O - Dramatic Arts or ADA2O - Dramatic Arts
Dramatic Arts 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ADA3M - Dramatic Arts
Music
Music-Instrumental (Introduction) AMI1OA
This course emphasizes the performance of music at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will participate in creative activities that teach them to listen with understanding. They will also learn correct musical terminology and its appropriate use, as related to concert band. This course is for students with no musical experience. Students will learn to play an instrument, read, listen, analyze and compose music at the beginner level.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Music-Instrumental (Experienced) AMI1OB
This course emphasizes the performance of music at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will participate in creative activities that teach them to listen with understanding. They will also learn correct musical terminology and its appropriate use, as related to concert band. This course is for students with no musical experience. Students will learn to play an instrument, read, listen, analyze and compose music at the beginner level.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Guitar AMG2O
This course develops students artistic knowledge and skills through the introductory teaching of guitar.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Music-Instrumental AMI2O
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 listening perceptively. Students will also be required to develop a thorough understanding of the language of music, including the elements, terminology, and history. This course helps students to meet the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each person to become an effective communicator who uses and integrates the Catholic faith tradition, in the critical analysis of the arts, media technology, and information systems to enhance the quality of life.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Music-Vocal AMV2O
This course emphasizes performance of vocal music at an introductory 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 an understanding of the language of music, including the elements, terminology, and history.
This course is pending on NCDSB approval.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Music for Creating AMC3M
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. The course focuses on Music for Creating.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
Music - Instrumental AMI3M
This course emphasizes the appreciation, analysis, and performance of various kinds of music, including baroque and classical music, popular music, and Canadian and non-Western music. Students will perform technical exercises and appropriate repertoire, complete detailed creative activities and analyze and evaluate live and recorded performances. They will continue to increase their understanding of the elements of music while developing their technical and imaginative abilities.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMI2O - Music-Instrumental
Instrumental Music AMI4M
This course emphasizes the appreciation, analysis, and performance of music from the romantic period and from the twentieth century, including jazz, popular music, art music, and Canadian and non-Western music. Students will concentrate on developing interpretive skills and the ability to work independently. They will also complete complex creative projects.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMI3M - Music - Instrumental
Visual Arts
Visual Arts 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Expressions of Aboriginal Cultures NAC1O
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
Visual Arts 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Visual Arts 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).
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AVI1O - Visual Arts or AVI2O - Visual Arts
Film and Video AWR3M
This course explores the history and genre of films by giving students the opportunities to examine various techniques used by past and present filmmakers. Students will develop analytical and interpretative skills through skills through research, large and small group projects, independent projects, written and oral presentation. Students will learn to respect and understand the history, cultural heritage and pluralism of today's contemporary society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
Visual Arts 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AVI3M - Visual Arts
Film/Video AWR4M
This course is a further extension of AWR 3O. It continues to explore the history and genre of films by giving students the opportunities to examine various techniques used by past and present filmmakers. Students will develop analytical and interpretative skills through skills through research, large and small group projects, independent projects, written and oral presentation. Students will learn to respect and understand the history, cultural heritage and pluralism of today's contemporary society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: any 9 or 11 Visual Arts or grade 11 Communications Technology