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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
Portfolio Preparation AWD4M
The objective of this course is to prepare students for post-secondary studies in programs such as Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Photography, Animation, Graphic Design, Architectural Design etc. This course focuses on portfolio preparation. Students will pursue studio projects in the medium of their choice in order to produce a cohesive body of work. Students will apply the elements of art and principles of design throughout the creative process while building their portfolio.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AVI3M - Visual Arts or AWI3O - Visual Arts-Fashion Design or AWQ3M - Photography
Dance
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
Dance ATC3M
This course emphasizes the development of students’ artistry, improvisational and compositional skills, and technical proficiency in dance genres from around the world. Students will apply dance elements, techniques, and tools in a variety of ways, including performance situations; describe and model responsible practices related to the dance environment; and reflect on how the study of dance affects personal and artistic development.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ATC2O - Dance
Dramatic Arts
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: 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 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Music-Instrumental 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.
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Music-Guitar AMG3M
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 continue to advance their understanding of theoretical elements. Emphasis will be on learning how to successfully read music and tablature and to apply related technical exercises to the guitar. Creative activities will involve some composition and analysis of the elements of music. Students will continue to advance their performance skills on the guitar in solo and small group settings.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMU1O - Music or AMU2O - Music-Instrumental
Guitar Music AMG3O
This course emphasizes the development of musical literacy through appreciation, analysis, and performance of guitar music, through the study of commercial, traditional and contemporary music. Students will apply the creative process through technical exercises and varied repertoire of their choosing. Students will concentrate on developing analysis skills while listening to and responding to live and recorded performances, and gain interpretive skills and the ability to work independently. They will study the function of music in society and the impact of music on their community. They will be introduced to basic theoretical aspects of guitar tablature and chords and notation. Students of any musical ability are welcome.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
Music 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMU1O - Music or AMU2O - Music-Instrumental
Music-Vocal AMV3M
This course emphasizes the appreciation, analysis, and performance of various kinds of vocal music. Students will perform vocally in styles ranging from popular to jazz and classical. Students will continue to advance their understanding of theoretical elements. Emphasis will be on learning how to successfully read music and to apply related technical exercises to the voice. Creative activities will involve some composition and analysis of the elements of music. Students will continue to advance their performance skills.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMV2O - Music-Vocal
Music Guitar AMG4M
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: AMG3M - Music-Guitar or AMU3M - Music or AMG3O - Guitar Music
Music-Instrumental 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMU3M - Music
Music - Vocal/Choral AMV4M
This course emphasizes the appreciation, analysis and performance of music at an advanced level in different styles including jazz and classical from the romantic and twentieth century time periods. Advanced theoretical elements will be used for compositional and performance applications. Applications involving audio recording and sequencing will be involved using music computer workstations. Students will perform material on their instrument in solo and group situations appropriate to this level.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMV3M - Music-Vocal
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
Visual Arts-Fashion Design AWI3O
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. Students will learn about the world of Fashion Design, develop their industrial sewing skills, study the fashion curve and develop a personal wardrobe plan.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
Photography AWQ3M
This course focuses on studio activities in one or more of the visual arts. Students will create art works that explore a wide range of subject matter, and will evaluate art works using specific criteria. They will also examine historical and cultural contexts of Western art (including Canadian art) and art from various world cultures to support their study of specific media. Students will develop an understanding of self-expression in photography, dark room techniques, and history of photography. **Students must have access to a 35 mm camera.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
Film/Video AWR3O
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: OpenGRADE: 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
Portfolio Preparation AWD4M
The objective of this course is to prepare students for post-secondary studies in programs such as Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Photography, Animation, Graphic Design, Architectural Design etc. This course focuses on portfolio preparation. Students will pursue studio projects in the medium of their choice in order to produce a cohesive body of work. Students will apply the elements of art and principles of design throughout the creative process while building their portfolio.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AVI3M - Visual Arts or AWI3O - Visual Arts-Fashion Design or AWQ3M - Photography
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: AWR3O - Film/Video or ENG3U - English or ENG3C - English