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Experiences in the arts – dance, drama, media arts, music, and the visual arts – play a valuable role in the education of all students. Through participation in the arts, students can develop their creativity, learn about their own identity, and develop self-awareness, self-confidence, and a sense of well-being. Since artistic activities involve intense engagement, students experience a sense of wonder and joy when learning through the arts, which can motivate them to participate more fully in cultural life and in other educational opportunities.

 

Grade

Course Code

Course name​

9

ADA1O

DRAMATIC ARTS

9

AMR1O

REPERTOIRE JUNIOR BAND

9

AMU1O

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

9

AMV1O

MUSIC VOCAL/CHORAL

9

AVI1O

VISUAL ARTS

10

ADA2O

DRAMATIC ARTS

10

ADA2OF

FRENCH IMMERSION - DRAMATIC ARTS

10

AMG2O

INTRODUCTION TO ACOUSTIC GUITAR

10

AMR2O

REPERTOIRE JUNIOR BAND

10

AMU2O

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

10

AMV2O

MUSIC-VOCAL/CHORAL

10

AVI2O

VISUAL ARTS

11

ADA3M

DRAMA

11

AMU3M

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

11

AMV3M

MUSIC - VOCAL/CHORAL

11

AVI3M

VISUAL ARTS

11

AMR3M

REPERTOIRE SENIOR BAND

11

ASM3O

MEDIA ARTS

11

AWQ3O

VISUAL ARTS - PHOTOGRAPHY

12

ADA4M

DRAMATIC ARTS

12

AMR4M

REPERTOIRE SENIOR BAND

12

AMU4M

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

12

AMV4M

MUSIC-VOCAL/CHORAL

12

AVI4M

VISUAL ARTS

12

AWQ4M

VISUAL ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Gr9. ADA1O Dramatic Arts: 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.

Gr9. AMR1O Repertoire Junior Band: 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 taken in addition to a regular 8 credit schedule and is taught on specific weekday mornings. Please choose this as your first alternate course.

Gr9. AMU1O Instrumental Music: 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.

Gr9. AMV1O Music Vocal/Choral: 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.

Gr9. AVI1O Visual Arts: 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. COURSE NOTE: There is a $20.00 enhancement fee for this course.

Gr10. ADA2O Dramatic Arts: 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.

Gr10.ADA2OF French Immersion- Dramatic Arts: 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.

Gr10. AMG2O Introduction to Acoustic Guitar: 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.

Gr10. AMR2O Repertoire JR Band: 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: This course is taken in addition to a regular 8 credit schedule and is taught on specific weekday mornings. Please choose this as your first alternate course. 

Gr10. AMU2O Instrumental Music: 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.

Gr10. AMV2O Music-Vocal/Choral: 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.

Gr10 AVI2O Visual Arts: 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. Recommended to have AVI1O. COURSE NOTE: There is a $20.00 enhancement fee for this course.

https://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/arts910curr2010.pdf

Gr11 ADA3M Drama: 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.

Gr11. AMU3M Instrumental Music: 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.

Gr11. AMV3M Music-Vocal/Choral: 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.

Gr11. AVI3M Visual Arts: 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). COURSE NOTE: There is a $20.00 enhancement fee for this course. 

Gr11. AMR3M Repertoire Senior Band: 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: This course is taken in addition to a regular 8 credit schedule and is taught on specific weekday mornings. Please choose this course as your first alternate course.

Gr11. ASM3O Media Arts: 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.

Gr11. AWQ3O Visual Arts- Photography: Through discussion, practical demonstrations and creative assignments, students will develop a better understanding of digital photography and imaging basics while improving their design and compositional skills with the camera. This course will focus on the use of Photoshop as a now essential tool in the photographic arts. Topics will include scanning, retouching, colour correction, and filtering techniques. Students will also examine historical and cultural contexts of digital photographic arts. Students are required to provide a digital camera. COURSE NOTE: There is a $20.00 enhancement fee for this course

Gr12 ADA4M Dramatic Arts: 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.

Gr12 AMR4M Repertoire Senior Band: 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: This course is taken in addition to a regular 8 credit schedule and is taught on specific weekday mornings. Please choose this as your first alternate course.

Gr12.AMU4M Instrumental Music: 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.

Gr12. AMV4M Music-Vocal/Choral: 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.

Gr12. AVI4M Visual Arts: 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.

COURSE NOTE: There is a $20.00 enhancement fee for this course.

Gr12. AWQ4M Visual Arts Photography: 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.

COURSE NOTE: There is a $20.00 enhancement fee for this course.

https://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/arts1112curr2010.pdf