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Arts

Department Head: Mr. P. Goyeau
Media: Mr. Leopold, Ms. Pajulio

Music: Mr. Goyeau
Visual Arts: Ms. Gignac
Dramatic Arts: Mrs. Sexsmith

DRAMA

ADA 2O: Dramatic Arts: Open
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.

ADA 3O: DRAMATIC ARTS, Open

Prerequisite: Dramatic Arts, Grade 9 or 10 Open

This course requires students to create and to present dramatic works. Students will do research on and study such types of contemporary theatre as docudrama and forum theatre. They will interpret and present works in a variety of dramatic forms; create and script original works; analyse and reflect on dramatic works; and develop their communication skills and other skills useful in a variety of careers.

 

ADA 4O: DRAMATIC ARTS, Open
Prerequisite: Grade 11 Dramatic Arts, University/College or Open

This course requires students to create and present a variety of dramatic works. Students will present works by Canadian and other playwrights, and develop original material based on personal narratives, local community issues, or global concerns. They will have hands-on experiences with various aspects of dramatic arts productions, including performance, set design, lighting, costumes, stage and technical management, and marketing. Students will also explore possible careers related to the dramatic arts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEDIA ARTS

ASM 2O: MEDIA ARTS, Open
This course will develop students’ artistic knowledge and skills by introducing them to current media arts technologies and processes. Student learning will include the analysis, appreciation, and production of media art, using a variety of traditional techniques (e.g., photography, film, photocopy art, video, analog sound recording) and emergent technologies (e.g., computer, digital camera, scanner, multimedia, animation).
 
ASM 3O: MEDIA ARTS, Open
Prerequisite: Any Grade 9 or 10 arts courses or Grade 10 Media arts.
This course emphasizes the development of the knowledge and skills required for the production of media art works (e.g., robosculpture, photocopy art, computer animation with synthesized sound). Students will develop an appreciation of the history of media arts through analysing specific works, and will create media art works using a variety of technologies (e.g., digital camera, photo-imaging software, computer-modelling software, synthesizer, videotape, multi-track sound recording). N.B. Students who have not successfully completed ASM 2O are advised against taking this course.
 
ASM 4O: MEDIA ARTS, Open
Prerequisite: Grade 11 Visual Arts, University/College or Open, or Grade 11 Media Arts, Open.
This course emphasizes the development of the knowledge and skills required for the production of interactive media art forms (e.g., interactive art installations, interactive videos, simulations, network art). Students will analyse and evaluate media art works, and will create their own works using a variety of technologies and processes (e.g., computer graphics, photo-imaging, digital video production techniques, electroacoustics). Students will maintain a portfolio of their media art works. N.B. Students who have not successfully completed ASM 3O are advised against taking this course.
MUSIC
 
AMU 1O: MUSIC, Open
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.
 
AMG 2O: MUSIC - GUITAR, Open
This course emphasizes performance 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.
 
AMI 2O: INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC – BAND, Open
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.
 
AMG 3O: MUSIC - GUITAR, Open
Prerequisite: Guitar, Grade 10, Open.
This course develops students' artistic knowledge and skills through the performance of music and the preparation of music productions. Students will perform appropriate works, particularly works in contemporary popular styles. Independently and in groups, they will also plan, market, and produce music productions, making use of appropriate technology, and will evaluate the results.
 
AMI 3O: INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC - BAND, Open
Prerequisite: Music, Grade 9 or 10, Open.
This course develops students’ artistic knowledge and skills through the performance of music and the preparation of music productions. Students will perform appropriate works, particularly works in contemporary popular styles. Independently and in groups, they will also plan, market, and produce music productions, making use of appropriate technology, and will evaluate the results.
 
AMI 4M: INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC – BAND, Open
Prerequisite: Grade 11 Music, University/College or Open.
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. They will also complete complex creative projects.
 VISUAL ARTS
 
AVI 1O: VISUAL ARTS, Open
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. Every student is encouraged to purchase the following supplies: sketch pad, colour pencils, small paint brushes, etc.
 
AVI 2O: VISUAL ARTS, Open
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 are encouraged to purchase their own paint brushes (3).
 
AVI 3O: VISUAL ARTS, Open
Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open.
This course focuses on studio activities in one or more of the visual arts. Students will create art works that explore a wide range of subject matter, and will evaluate art works, providing grounds for their aesthetic judgements. They will also examine historical and cultural contexts of Western art (including Canadian art) and art from various world cultures to support their study of specific media.
 
AVI 4M: VISUAL ARTS, Open
Prerequisite: Grade 11 Visual Arts, University/College or Open.
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.