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Instrumental Music-Beginner AMI1O1
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 course is for students with no previous music background.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
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
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
Dance ATC4M.
This course emphasizes the development of students’ technical proficiency, fluency in the language of movement in dance genres from around the world, and understanding of dance science. Students will explain the social, cultural, and historical contexts of dance; apply the creative process through the art of dance in a variety of ways; and exhibit an understanding of the purpose and possibilities of continuing engagement in the arts as a lifelong learner.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ATC3M. - Dance
Drama
Drama 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
Drama 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
Drama 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. - Drama or ADA2O. - Drama
Drama 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. - Drama
Media Arts
Media Arts ASM2O.
This course enables students to create media art works by exploring new media, emerging technologies such as digital animation, and a variety of traditional art forms such as film, photography, video, and visual arts. Students will acquire communications skills that are transferable beyond the media arts classroom and develop an understanding of responsible practices related to the creative process. Students will develop the skills necessary to create and interpret media art works.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Music
Music - Instrumental AMI1O.
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 wishing to take AMR1O Band must select it as "Other Credit" at the bottom by selecting "Outside the Timetable" as a discipline.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Instrumental Music-Beginner AMI1O1
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 course is for students with no previous music background.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Music - Guitar AMG2O.
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Music - Instrumental AMI2O.
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: Students wishing to take AMR2O Band must select it as "Other Credit" at the bottom by selecting "Outside the Timetable" as a discipline.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: AMI2O. - Music - Instrumental
Music - Guitar AMG3M.
Guitar
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
Music - Instrumental AMI3M.
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: Students wishing to take AMR3M Band must select it as "Other Credit" at the bottom by selecting "Outside the Timetable" as a discipline.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMI2O. - Music - Instrumental
Music - Instrumental AMI4M.
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: Students wishing to take AMR4M Band must select it as "Other Credit" at the bottom by selecting "Outside the Timetable" as a discipline.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMI3M. - Music - Instrumental
Outside the Timetable
These full year courses may be offered in the morning or after school.
Music - Repertoire AMR1O.
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 must select AMI1O (Instrumental Music) also in grade nine
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Music - Repertoire AMR2O.
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: Students must also select AMI2O
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: AMR1O. - Music - Repertoire
Music - Repertoire AMR3M.
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: Students must also select AMI3M for grade 11
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMR1O. - Music - Repertoire or AMI2O. - Music - Instrumental or AMR2O. - Music - Repertoire or AMI1O. - Music - Instrumental
Music - Repertoire AMR4M.
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: Students must also select AMI4M
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMR3M. - Music - Repertoire
Personal and Fitness Activities PAF4O1
This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on physical fitness. Students will develop individual fitness plans to improve or to maintain a high level of fitness. Regular work-outs will include an emphasis on weight training and cardiovascular training. This course will also focus on designing training programs for specific sport development - preseason, season and post-season training. In addition, students will be given opportunities to refine their decision-making, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view of enhancing their mental health and their relationships with others.
COURSE NOTE: This course will be offered outside the timetable in the morning.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 12
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
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
Ceramics AWC2O.
No description available
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
Ceramics AWC3M.
No description available
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
Yearbook - Information/Consumer Design AWE3M.
No description available
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
Photography AWQ3M.
This course builds on the skills acquired in introductory photography and further challenges students to work in a variety of photographic genres. The emphasis continues to be on technical quality and the development of personal responses and innovative imagery. Students will examine the concepts of and middle period of photographic history and apply a full range of analytical criteria to photographic works. The emphasis is on professional standards and applications.
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
Ceramics AWC4M.
No description available
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AWC3M. - Ceramics
Yearbook - Information/Consumer Design AWE4M.
No description available
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AWE3M. - Yearbook - Information/Consumer Design
Drawing - Life Drawing AWL4M.
No description available
COURSE NOTE: Offered every other year
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG2D. - English or ENG2P. - English
Drawing and Painting - Portfolio AWM4M.
No description available
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AVI3M. - Visual Arts
Photography AWQ4M.
This course further builds on established technological and design skills and introduces a number of advanced approaches and techniques. The emphasis is on the development of personal strategies and the development of a professional portfolio. A study of Modern and Contemporary photography will help to ground and inspire student work. A digital component will also be included in the course. This course fully prepares students for post secondary study in the creative arts or use of photographic and artistic skills in various careers.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AWQ3M. - Photography