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Arts Canterbury is a District-wide Arts Program that gives students the opportunity to do an in-depth study of one of Dance (Modern Technique and Classical Ballet), Drama, Literary Arts, Music (Wind, Stringed Instruments or Vocal), or Visual Arts. The following courses are for students who have been accepted into the Arts Program by audition. Students are required to take the full package of courses listed for their particular arts area. For more information on specific arts programs, contact the arts coordinator at Canterbury High School, (613) 731-1191, ext. 302 or visit the school’s website at www. canterburyhs.ocdsb.ca.

Dance
Dance — Ballet ATB1OK
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. This Arts Canterbury course focuses on classical ballet technique. It is taken in conjunction with ATM (modern dance).
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ATM1OK - Dance — Modern
Dance — Modern ATM1OK
This course emphasizes the basic movements of one or more world dance forms, and the scientific and safety principles related to dance. Students will create movement vocabulary for dance compositions, express themselves through movement, and investigate the historical and cultural development of dance. They will also learn about creative influences on dancers and choreographers, and the role of criticism in the art of dance. This Arts Canterbury course focuses on modern technique. It is taken in conjunction with ATB (classical ballet).
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ATB1OK - Dance — Ballet
Dance — Ballet ATB2OK
This course requires students to develop their dance skills and learn the theoretical basis for working with anatomical structure in executing dance movements. Student learning will include the processes that form the basis for creating dance; the historical development of dance; students’ own aesthetic appreciation of dance as they participate in dance class, rehearsals, and performances; and the specialized vocabulary of dance criticism. This Arts Canterbury course focuses on classical ballet technique. It is taken in conjunction with ATM (modern dance).
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ATB1OK - Dance — Ballet or ATM1OK - Dance — Modern
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ATM2OK - Dance — Modern
Dance — Modern ATM2OK
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.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ATM1OK - Dance — Modern or ATB1OK - Dance — Ballet
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ATB2OK - Dance — Ballet
Dance — Ballet ATB3MK
This course emphasizes the development of technical, composition, and presentation skills in one or more world dance forms. Students will acquire and refine dance skills; compose and present increasingly complex dance worls; interpret and evaluate a variety of dance presentations; and study the historical developent of various dance forms and the function of dance in specific cultures. Arts Canterbusry course focuses on classical ballet technique. It is taken in conjunction with ATM (modern dance).
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ATB2OK - Dance — Ballet or ATM2OK - Dance — Modern
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ATM3MK - Dance — Modern
Dance — Modern ATM3MK
This course emphasizes the development of technical, composition, and presentation skills in one or more world dance forms. Students will acquire and refine dance skills; compose and present increasingly complex dance worls; interpret and evaluate a variety of dance presentations; and study the historical developent of various dance forms and the function of dance in specific cultures. This Arts Canterbury course focuses on modern technique. It is taken in conjunction with ATB (classical ballet).
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ATB2OK - Dance — Ballet or ATM2OK - Dance — Modern
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ATB3MK - Dance — Ballet
Dance — Ballet ATB4MK
This course emphasizes the development of technical proficiency and the creation and presentation of complex compositions. Students will acquire increasingly difficult technical skills; assume leadership as dancers, choreographers; analyse and evaluate dance performances; and study historical and cultural aspects of dance, especially of dance in Canada. Arts Canterbusry course focuses on classical ballet technique. It is taken in conjunction with ATM (modern dance).
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ATM3MK - Dance — Modern or ATB3MK - Dance — Ballet
Dance — Performance and Composition (Company) ATD4MK
This Arts Canterbury course emphasizes the development of the creation and presentation of complex compositions. Students will concentrate on developing interpretive skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively. The work of guest and peer choreographers will be analyzed and interpreted. Technical aspects of a performance production will be learned. The intent of this course is to allow students to experience all aspects of a repertory dance company in preparation for post-secondary dance experiences. It is taken in conjunction with ATB4MK (classical ballet) and ATM4MK (Modern Dance).
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ATB3MK - Dance — Ballet or ATM3MK - Dance — Modern
Dance — Modern ATM4MK
This course emphasizes the development of technical proficiency and the creation and presentation of complex compositions. Students will acquire increasingly difficult technical skills; assume leadership as dancers, choreographers; analyze and evaluate dance performances; and study historical and cultural aspects of dance, especially of dance in Canada. This Arts Canterbury course focuses on modern technique. It is taken in conjunction with ATB (classical ballet).
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ATB3MK - Dance — Ballet or ATM3MK - Dance — Modern
Drama
Dramatic Arts ADA1OK
This course emphasizes the active exploration of dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of authors, genres, and cultures. Students will construct, discuss, perform, 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
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ADD1OK - Drama - Production
Drama - Production ADD1OK
110 hours

This course emphasizes the active exploration of dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of authors, genres, and cultures. Students will construct, discuss, perform, and analyse drama, & then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
PREREQUISITE: Audition required.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ADA1OK - Dramatic Arts
Dramatic Arts ADA2OK
This course requires students to actively explore dramatic forms and techniques, using their own ideas and concerns as well as sources selected from a wide range of authors, genres, and cultures. Student learning will include identifying and using the principles of space, time, voice, and movement in creating, sustaining, and communicating authentic roles within a drama. Students will assume responsibility for decisions made in the creation and presentation of the drama and will analyse and reflect on the experience.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ADA1OK - Dramatic Arts or ADD1OK - Drama - Production
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ADD2OK - Drama - Production
Drama - Production ADD2OK
110 hours

This course requires students to actively explore dramatic forms and techniques, using their own ideas and concerns as well as sources selected from a wide range of authors, genres, and cultures. Student learning will include identifying and using the principles of space, time, voice, and movement in creating, sustaining, and communicating authentic roles within the physical theatre model. The students will assume responsibility in the creation and presentation of the drama and will analyze and reflect on the experience.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ADA1OK and ADD1OK
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ADA2OK - Dramatic Arts
Dramatic Arts ADA3MK
This course requires students to create and to perform dramatic presentations. Students will analyse, interpret, and perform works of drama from various cultures, including western plays from around 1900. Students will also do research on different acting styles and conventions for their presentations, create original works, and analyse the functions of playwright, director, actor, producer, designer, technician, and audience.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ADA2OK and ADD2OK
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ADD3MK - Drama - Production
Drama - Production ADD3MK
110 hours

This course requires students to actively explore dramatic forms and techniques, using their own ideas and concerns as well as sources selected from a wide range of authors, genres, and cultures. Student learning will include identifying and using the principles of space, time, voice, and movement in creating, sustaining, and communicating authentic roles within the physical theatre model. The students will assume responsibility in the creation and presentation of the drama and will analyze and reflect on the experience.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ADA2OK - Dramatic Arts or ADD2OK - Drama - Production
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ADA3MK - Dramatic Arts
Dramatic Arts ADA4MK
This course requires students to experiment with forms and conventions in dramatic literature and to create/adapt and present dramatic works. Students will do research on dramatic forms, conventions, themes, and theories of acting and directing from different historical periods and apply their knowledge of these in analysing and interpreting dramatic literature, including Canadian works and works from various cultures in the late twentieth century. Students will also examine the significance of dramatic arts in various cultures.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ADA3MK - Dramatic Arts or ADD3MK - Drama - Production
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ADD4MK - Drama - Production
Drama Community (OPRO Grad Show) ADC4MK
110 hours

This course is designed to give students the experience of producing and performing in a major dramatic production. Building on their previous drama training, this course will put into practice the students’ knowledge of how to plan, design and build the production from concept to clean-up.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ADA3MK and ADD4MK
Drama - Production ADD4MK
110 hours
This course requires students to experiment with forms and conventions in dramatic literature, and to create/adapt and perform dramatic presentations. Students will do research on dramatic forms, conventions, themes, and theories of acting and directing from different historical periods, and apply their knowledge of these in analysis and interpreting dramatic literature, including Canadian works and works from various cultures in the late twentieth century. Students will also examine the significance of dramatic arts in various cultures. Students will analyze, interpret, and perform works of drama from various cultures, including Western plays from around 1900 and beyond. Students will also do research on different acting styles and conventions for their presentations, create original works, and analyse the functions of playwright, director, actor, producer, designer, technician, and audience.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ADA3AK/ADD3MK
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ADA4MK - Dramatic Arts
Literary Arts
Literary - Integrated Arts ALC1OK
110 hours

This course examines the similarities and differences between dramatic arts, music and visual arts. Students will learn a specialized arts vocabulary, investigate traditional concepts, stylistic elements, and principles unique to the various arts, as well as apply these principles to writing.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ENG1DK - Literary Arts — English
Literary Arts — English ENG1DK
This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ALC1OK - Literary - Integrated Arts
Literary Arts — English ENG2DK
This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ALC1OK - Literary - Integrated Arts or ENG1DK - Literary Arts — English
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EPS3OK - Literary — Presentation and Speaking
Literary — Presentation and Speaking EPS3OK
This course emphasizes the knowledge and skills required to plan and make effective presentations and to speak effectively in both formal and informal contexts, using such forms as reports, speeches, debates, panel discussions, storytelling, recitations, interviews, and multimedia presentations. Students will research and analyse the content and characteristics of convincing speeches and the techniques of effective speakers; design and rehearse presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences; select and use visual and technological aids to enhance their message; and assess the effectiveness of their own and others’ presentations.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ALC1OK - Literary - Integrated Arts or ENG1DK - Literary Arts — English
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ENG2DK - Literary Arts — English
Literary - Media Studies EMS3OK
This course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable students to understand media communication in the twenty-fi rst century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through analysing the forms and messages of a variety of media works and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works, students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DK - Literary Arts — English or EPS3OK - Literary — Presentation and Speaking
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ETC3MK - Literary - Canadian Literature
Literary - Canadian Literature ETC3MK
110 hours

This course emphasizes the study and analysis of literary texts by Canadian authors for students with a special interest in Canadian literature. Students will study the themes, forms, and stylistic elements of a variety of literary texts representative of various time periods and of the diverse cultures and regions of Canada, and will respond personally, critically, and creatively to them.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DK - Literary Arts — English or EPS3OK - Literary — Presentation and Speaking
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EMS3OK - Literary - Media Studies
Literary — Studies in Literature ETS4UK
This course is for students with a special interest in literature and literary criticism. The course may focus on themes, genres, time periods, or countries. Students will analyse a range of forms and stylistic elements of literary texts and respond personally, critically, and creatively to them. They will also assess critical interpretations, write analytical essays, and complete an independent study project.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: EMS3OK - Literary - Media Studies or ETC3MK - Literary - Canadian Literature
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EWC4UK - Literary — Writer’s Craft
Literary — Writer’s Craft EWC4UK
This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will analyse models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to produce a range of works; identify and use techniques required for specialized forms of writing; and identify effective ways to improve the quality of their writing. They will also complete a major paper as part of a creative or analytical independent study project, and investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: EMS3OK - Literary - Media Studies or ETC3MK - Literary - Canadian Literature
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ETS4UK - Literary — Studies in Literature
Music
Music - Creating AMC1OK
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 content will stress a deeper focus on the theory and history behind the creation of music, thus providing students with greater opportunity to develop their skills at analysing, creating, and writing their own music.
This course is taken in conjunction with one of AMI/AMS/AMV 1OK and is part of the Grade 9 Arts Canterbury Music curriculum.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AMI1OK - Music - Winds
If you take this course, you must also take AMS1OK - Music - Strings
If you take this course, you must also take AMV1OK - Music - Vocal
Music - Winds AMI1OK
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music for winds and percussion instruments at a level consistent with previous experience and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will develop music 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. This course focuses on the student’s chosen instrument and his/her ability and it is taken in conjunction with AMR 10K and AMCOW and is part of the Gr. 9 Arts Canterbury curriculum.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
PREREQUISITE: Audition.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AMC1OK - Music - Creating
Music - Strings AMS1OK
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music for stringed instruments at a level consistent with previous experience and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will develop music literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Student 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. This course focuses on the student’s chosen instrument and his/her ability; it is taken in conjunction with AMR 10K and AMCOW and is part of the Gr. 9 Arts Canterbury curriculum.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
PREREQUISITE: Audition.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AMC1OK - Music - Creating
Music - Vocal AMV1OK
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of Vocal music at a level consistent with previous experience and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will develop music literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Student 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. This course focuses on the student’s chosen instrument and his/her ability; it is taken in conjunction with AMR 10K and AMCOW and is part of the Gr. 9 Arts Canterbury curriculum.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
PREREQUISITE: Audition.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AMC1OK - Music - Creating
Music - Creating AMC2OK
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 content will stress a deeper focus on the theory and history behind the creation of music, thus providing students with greater opportunity to develop their skills at analysing, creating, and writing their own music.
This course is taken in conjunction with one of AMI/V/S 2OK and is part of the Gr. 10 Arts Canterbury Music curriculum.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: AMC1OK - Music - Creating
Music - Winds AMI2OK
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music for winds and percussion instruments 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. This course focuses on the student’s chosen instrument and his/her ability; it is taken in conjunction with AME 20, and AMC 20X and is part of the Gr. 10 Arts Canterbury Music curriculum.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: AMI1OK - Music - Winds
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AMC2OK - Music - Creating
Music - Strings AMS2OK
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music for stringed instruments 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. This course focuses on the student’s chosen instrument and his/her ability; it is taken in conjunction with AME 20, and AMC 20X and is part of the Gr. 10 Arts Canterbury Music curriculum.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: AMS1OK - Music - Strings
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AMC2OK - Music - Creating
Music - Vocal AMV2OK
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of Vocal 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. This course focuses on the student’s chosen instrument and his/her ability; it is taken in conjunction with AME 20, and AMC 20X and is part of the Gr. 10 Arts Canterbury curriculum.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: AMV1OK - Music - Vocal
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AMC2OK - Music - Creating
Music - Creating AMC3MK
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. Course content will stress a deeper focus on the theory and history behind the creation of music, thus providing students with greater opportunity to develop their skills at analysing, creating, and writing their own music.

This course is taken in conjunction with AMI/V/S 3M and AMR 3M and is part of the Grade 11 Arts Canterbury Music curriculum.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMC2OK
Music - Winds AMI3MK
This course provides students with opportunities to develop their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music for winds and percussion instruments, 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. This course is taken in conjunction with AMC3M and AMR 3M and is part of the Grade 11 Arts Canterbury Music curriculum.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMI2OK - Music - Winds
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AMC3MK - Music - Creating
Music - Strings AMS3MK
This course provides students with opportunities to develop their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music for stringed instruments, 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. This course is taken in conjunction with AMC3M and AMR 3M and is part of the Grade 11 Arts Canterbury Music curriculum.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMS2OK - Music - Strings
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AMC3MK - Music - Creating
Music - Vocal AMV3MK
This course provides students with opportunities to develop their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of vocal 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. This course is taken in conjunction with AMC3MK and AMR3MK and is part of the Grade 11 Arts Canterbury Music curriculum.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMV2OK - Music - Vocal
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AMC3MK - Music - Creating
Music - Creating AMC4MK
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 content will stress a deeper focus on the theory and history behind the creation of music, thus providing students with greater opportunity to develop their skills at analysing, creating, and writing their own music.
This course is taken in conjunction with AMI/V/S 4M and AMR 4M and is part of the Grade 12 Arts Canterbury Music curriculum
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMC3MK - Music - Creating
Music - Winds AMI4MK
This course enables students to enhance their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music for winds and percussion instruments. 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. This course is taken in conjunction with AMC3M and AMR 3M and is part of the Grade 12 Arts Canterbury Music curriculum.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMI3MK - Music - Winds
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AMC4MK - Music - Creating
Music - Repertoire (Band/Choir) AMR4MK
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. This course focuses on developing theoretical and analytical skills necessary to create music. This course focuses on performance of the student’s chosen instrument / voice in a large ensemble setting.
This course is taken in conjunction with one of AMI/S/V 4MK and AMC4MK and is part of the Arts Canterbury Music Curriculum.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMI3MK - Music - Winds or AMS3MK - Music - Strings or AMV3MK - Music - Vocal
Music - Strings AMS4MK
This course enables students to enhance their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music for stringed instruments. 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. This course is taken in conjunction with AMC3M and AMR 3M and is part of the Grade 12 Arts Canterbury Music curriculum.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMS3MK - Music - Strings
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AMC4MK - Music - Creating
Music - Vocal AMV4MK
This course enables students to enhance their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of vocal 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. This course is taken in conjunction with AMC3M and AMR3M and is part of the Grade 12 Arts Canterbury Music curriculum.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMV3MK - Music - Vocal
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AMC4MK - Music - Creating
Visual Arts
Visual Arts AVI1OK
This course is split into 2 parts.

Part 1:
55 hours
This course offers 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 through working with a range of materials, processes, techniques, and styles. They will learn and use methods of analysis and criticism and will study the characteristics of particular historical art periods and a selection of Canadian art and the art of other cultures.

Part 2:
55 hours
This course unit offers an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study. Students will become familiar with the principles and elements of design and how these are the essential building blocks for appreciation , application , and analysis in all visual arts disciplines . The expressive qualities of various materials through working with a range of processes , techniques and styles will be explored .This half of the course will focus on developing basic drawing skills using line and tone , basic perspective , application of the principles and elements of design , analytical drawing and design studies.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AWC2OW - Visual Arts - Ceramics
If you take this course, you must also take AWO2OW - Visual Arts - Printmaking
Visual Arts - Ceramics AWC2OW
55 hours

This course emphasizes learning skill building through practice: building on what students know: and introducing them to new ideas, and processes for artistic thinking and experimentation. The course will try to give students a thorough analysis and understanding of: (A, CERAMICS), a variety of hand building techniques. It will incorporate additional carving techniques such as imprinting and texturing to support the concepts and ideas expressed in individual assignments throughout the course; (B, Illustration), a variety of working processes in the production of illustrative works of art, stressing draftsmanship and awareness of form and context in the development of a concept for 2 dimensional works; and (C, Art History) of a variety of movements form the Early Christian/ Gothic eras through the Renaissance ending at the Baroque movements throughout Europe.
* Mastery of craftsmanship and sensitivity to the materials is a large component of this introductory, (review), course, stressing image building and aesthetic awareness through intensive research, brain storming processes/ concept webs and creative problem solving.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AVI1OK - Visual Arts
If you take this course, you must also take AWO2OW - Visual Arts - Printmaking
Visual Arts - Printmaking AWO2OW
55 hours

This course emphasizes learning through practice; building on what students know; and introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic thinking and experimentation. Student learning will include the refined application of the elements and principles of design, incorporating the creative and design processes, and the relationship between form and content.
Students will also learn about the connections between works of art and their historical contexts. Course objectives will be achieved through a program focused on Printmaking.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AVI1OK - Visual Arts
If you take this course, you must also take AWC2OW - Visual Arts - Ceramics
Visual Arts AVI2OK
110hours

This course emphasizes learning through practice; building on what students know, and introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic thinking and experimentation. Student learning will include the refined application of the elements and principles of design, incorporating the creative and design processes, and the relationship between form and context.
Students will also learn about the connections between works of art and their historical contexts.
Students will be introduced to the following areas of study in this course; A) The development of technical skill and aesthetic problem solving in the area of traditional painting techniques , with the additional inquiry into the development of symbolic narratives within portrait painting, B) The development of observational sensitivity in the areas of life drawing and life painting, C) The introduction into various Photographic techniques, through the creation of photogrammes, pin hole cameras, traditional darkroom exploration and digital photo illustration, and D) Development of traditional drawing and rendering techniques.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: AVI1OK - Visual Arts
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AWC2OX - Visual Arts - Ceramics
If you take this course, you must also take AWO2OX - Visual Arts - Printmaking
Visual Arts - Ceramics AWC2OX
55 hours

This course emphasizes learning skill building through practice: building on what students know: and introducing them to new ideas, and processes for artistic thinking and experimentation. The course will try to give students a thorough analysis and understanding of: (A, CERAMICS), a variety of hand building techniques. It will incorporate additional carving techniques such as imprinting and texturing to support the concepts and ideas expressed in individual assignments throughout the course; B), Illustration), a variety of working processes in the production of illustrative works of art, stressing draftsmanship and awareness of form and context in the development of a concept for 2 dimensional works; and C), Figurative paper-mache sculpture exploring 3 dimensional forms in space.
* Mastery of craftsmanship and sensitivity to the materials is a large component of this introductory, (review), course, stressing image building and aesthetic awareness through intensive research, brain storming processes/ concept webs and creative problem solving.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: AWC2OW - Visual Arts - Ceramics
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AWO2OX - Visual Arts - Printmaking
If you take this course, you must also take AVI2OK - Visual Arts
Visual Arts - Printmaking AWO2OX
55 hours

This course emphasizes learning through practice; building on what students know; and introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic thinking and experimentation. Student learning will include the refined application of the elements and principles of design, incorporating the creative and design processes, and the relationship between form and content.
Students will also learn about the connections between works of art and their historical contexts. Course objectives may be achieved either through a comprehensive program or through a program focused on a particular art form (e.g., drawing, painting.
Students will develop an understanding of intaglio printmaking techniques – drypoint, etching, chine colle, aquatint, hard and soft ground and the safe use of nitric acid. A series of drawings based on a Magic Realism theme will form the subject for the printmaking course with the use of cast shadow or silhouette as one aspect of the composition. Three plates will be produced creating a series. Each image will be independent but reflect the imagery of the other two plates. Preparatory work in pen and ink will be prepared for each plate. Students will be introduced to the processes through Plexiglas plates as well as zinc and copper plates. The use of lino processes that were taught in part 1 of this credit will be incorporated.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: AWO2OW - Visual Arts - Printmaking
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AWC2OX - Visual Arts - Ceramics
Visual Arts AVI3MK
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.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AVI2OK - Visual Arts
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AWD3MK - Visual Arts - Ceramics/Photography
Visual Arts - Ceramics/Photography AWD3MK
No description available
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AVI2OK - Visual Arts or AWC2OX - Visual Arts - Ceramics or AWO2OX - Visual Arts - Printmaking
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AVI3MK - Visual Arts
Visual Arts AVI4MK
110 hours

This course focuses on the refinement of students skills and knowledge in visual arts. Students will analyse art forms; use theories of art in analysing and producing art; and increase their understanding of stylistic changes in modern and contemporary Western art, Canadian (including Native Canadian) art, and art forms from various parts of the world. Students will produce a body of work demonstrating a personal approach.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AVI3MK - Visual Arts
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AWD4MK - Visual Arts - Ceramics/Photography
Visual Arts - Ceramics/Photography AWD4MK
No description available
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AVI3MK - Visual Arts or AWD3MK - Visual Arts - Ceramics/Photography
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AVI4MK - Visual Arts
Visual Arts - Portfolio AWM4MK
110 hours

This course emphasizes learning through practice: building on what students know; and introducing them to new ideas/concepts and processes for artistic thinking/experimentation and execution of works. This course will give students a thorough analysis and understanding of portfolio requirements for a variety of post-secondary institutions in both Canada and aboard. The working applications will be incorporated into a series of works to reinforce and strengthen the student’s present portfolio. Students will learn through a series of workshops and lectures incorporating definition, discussion, practice, evaluation, and historical comparison. Thoughtful application of principles of design are reviewed and discussed throughout the course, (by critiquing historical and contemporary exemplars. Students will be expected to build on past experiences in creation/application skills and image building maturity to create portfolio pieces for their post – secondary portfolios. Mastery of craftsmanship and sensitivity to materials combined with maturity of iconography is a major component of this course. Aesthetic awareness in relationship to chosen material application is also stressed through intensive research, brainstorming, and creative problem solving.

A series of projects will be designed to isolate building techniques to support the individual concepts students wish to explore and express, (with teachers direction and guidance). Preparatory work and image building in response to image and concept research will be integral to the entire creative process and final product.
COURSE NOTE: The student must be registered in Arts Canterbury to register in this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12