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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: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE:9


Instrumental-Music with Experience


AMI1OY
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 intended for students who have some instrumental experience.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE:9


Instrumental-Music with No Experience


AMI1OZ
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course is intended for students who have no or very little instrumental music experience
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE:9


Repertoire-Band


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: In order to take the Repertoire Band credit in the early mornings, you must also take AMI1OY or Z as well.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE:9


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: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE:9


Vocal Music/Choral                                               AMV1O

This course emphasizes the performance of music at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skills 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.

CREDIT: 1                TYPE: Open                                        GRADE: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: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE:10

Vocal Music/Choral                                               AMV2O

This course emphasizes the 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: 1                TYPE: Open                                      GRADE:10


Guitar-Music










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.
COURSE NOTE: Grade 9 students are not allowed to take this course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE:10


Music Instrumental


AMI2O
This course enphasizes performance of music at an intermediate level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill. Student learning will include participating in creative acttivities 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: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE:10


Repertoire-Band


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: In order to take AMR2O you must take AMI2O at the same time.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE:10
PREREQUISITE: AMR1O - Repertoire-Band


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: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE:10


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: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: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: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE:11
PREREQUISITE: ADA1O - Dramatic Arts or ADA2O - Dramatic Arts


Guitar-Music


AMG3M
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE:11
PREREQUISITE: AMG2O - Guitar-Music


Instrumental-Music


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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE:11
PREREQUISITE: AMI1OY - Instrumental-Music with Experience or AMI2O - Music


Instrumental
Music Repertoire-Band 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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE:11
PREREQUISITE: AMR2O - Repertoire-Band


Vocal/Choral Music
This course emphasizes the appreciation, analysis, and performance of music from the romantic period and the twentieth century, including art music, jazz, popular music, and Canadian and non-Western music. Students will concentrate on developing interpretive skills and the ability to work independently.  The focus of this course will be on performance, further theory, and leadership development.  Students in this class are also required to be in the school concert choir.  
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE:11
PREREQUISITE: AMV2O-Vocal Music, Grade 10, Open


Media Arts

AMV3M












ASM3M
This course enables students to create media art works using available and emerging technologies such as computer animation, digital imaging, and video, and a variety of media. Students will explore the elements and principles of media arts, the connections between contemporary media art works and traditional art forms, and the importance of using responsible practices when engaged in the creative process. Students will develop the skills necessary to create and interpret media art works.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE:11
PREREQUISITE: ASM2O - Media Arts


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: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE:11
PREREQUISITE: AVI1O - Visual Arts or AVI2O - Visual 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: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE:12
PREREQUISITE: ADA3M - Dramatic Arts


Guitar-Music


AMG4M
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE:12
PREREQUISITE: AMG3M - Guitar-Music


Instrumental-Music


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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE:12
PREREQUISITE: AMI3M - Instrumental-Music


Music Repertoire-Band


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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE:12
PREREQUISITE: AMR3M - Music Repertoire-Band


Media Arts


ASM4M
This course emphasizes the refinement of media arts skills through the creation of a thematic body of work by applying traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques such as multimedia, computer animation, installation art, and performance art. Students will develop works that express their views on contemporary issues and will create portfolios suitable for use in either career or postsecondary education applications. Students will critically analyse the role of media artists in shaping audience perceptions of identity, culture, and community values.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE:12
PREREQUISITE: ASM3M - Media Arts


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: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE:12
PREREQUISITE: AVI3M - Visual Arts​ 
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