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Below you will find a selection of Student Information Sheets (SIS) related to a variety of courses in the ARTS.  Please click on the link to view the file as a PDF.

Grade 9 and 10 – Instrumental Music – AMU1OI AMU2OI

Grade 10 – Guitar – AMG2OI
Grade 11 – Guitar – AMG3OI
Grade 12 – Guitar – AMG4MI

Grade 9 – Drama – ADA1OI
Grade 10 – Drama – ADA2OI
Grade 11 – Drama – ADA3MI
Grade 11 – Drama – Open – ADA3OI
Grade 12 – Drama – ADA4MI

Grade 9 – Visual Arts – AVI1OI
Grade 10 – Visual Arts – AVI2OI
Grade 11 – Visual Arts – AVI3MI
Grade 11 – Visual Arts – Fashion and Textile Design – AWI3MI
Grade 11 – Visual Arts – Arts and Crafts – AWA3OI
Grade 12 – Visual Arts – AVI4MI

Please find below a flow chart and course descriptions for all the courses in the Arts.


 

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Dramatic Arts
Drama – Arts ADA1OI
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
Drama – Arts ADA2OI
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
Dramatic Arts ADA3MI
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: ADA1OI – Drama – Arts or ADA2OI – Drama – Arts
Drama ADA3OI
This course requires students to engage in dramatic processes and the presentation of dramatic works, and emphasizes the application of drama skills in other contexts and opportunities. Students will interpret and present works in a variety of dramatic forms, create and script original works, and critically analyse the processes involved in producing drama works. Students will develop a variety of skills related to collaboration and the presentation of drama works.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: This is a great course for students who need their Arts credit for their OSSD.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
Dramatic Arts ADA4MI
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: ADA3MI – Dramatic Arts or ADA3OI – Drama
Media
Media Arts ASM2OI
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 techniques and emergent technologies .Student projects may include computer-based activities such as creating videos, editing photos, working with audio, cartooning, developing animations, and designing web pages.
COURSE NOTE: Students who have taken TGJ2OI Communication Technology cannot take the ASM2OI course. They are identical courses.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: TGJ2OI – Communications Technology is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Music
Music – Instrumental AMU1OI
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. Performance skills will be practiced on a selected concert band instrument.   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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 9
Guitar – Music AMG2OI
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: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
Music – Instrumental AMU2OI
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. Performance skills will be practiced on a selected concert band instrument.  They will also explore the function of music in society with reference to the self, communities, and cultures.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
Music – Instrumental AMU3MI
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: AMI1OI – Music – Instrumental or AMI2OI – Music – Instrumental
Guitar – Music AMG3OI
Students will perform and develop skills acquired in previous guitar classes. Special emphasis will be given to develop finger picking and chord/melody playing. Students will perform appropriate works in contemporary popular styles and will include medium to advanced repertoire and the study of many leading guitar players. Students will also compose and record original music, making use of appropriate technology. Recommended: Guitar, Grade 10 (AMG2OI)
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: AMG2OI (Grade 10 Guitar) is highly recommended before taking AMG3OI. You may be asked to perform an audition if you do not have AMG2OI. Talk to Mr. Coates about this.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
Music – Vocal AMV3OI
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 present musical pieces. 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: Please contact Mr. Coates or Mrs. Lehmann if you have any questions.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
Guitar – Music AMG4MI
This course continues to develop students’ artistic knowledge and skills through the performance of music. Students will perform and develop skills in finger picking and chord/melody playing. Students will appreciate, analyze and perform various kinds of music and technical exercises. Students will continue to develop musical theory components, interpretive skills and independent work.
COURSE NOTE: There are additional Grade 12 Guitar/Music credits that can be attained. Please talk to Mr. Coates.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMG3OI – Guitar – Music
Music – Instrumental AMU4MI
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. Preparation for application, audition, and the study of music at the post-secondary level will be addressed.  Students will analyse how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMI3MI – Music – Instrumental
Music – Vocal/Choral AMV4MI
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: NEW COURSE!! This is the extension of the Grade 11 Vocal Music course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMV3OI – Music – Vocal
Visual Arts
Visual Arts AVI1OI
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
Visual Arts AVI2OI
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
Visual Arts AVI3MI
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: AVI1OI – Visual Arts or AVI2OI – Visual Arts
Visual Arts – Fashion & Textile Design AWI3M
This course provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of elements and principles of design to the world of fashion. Students will study the fashion curve and learn about effective wardrobe planning. Sewing skills will be learned through an industrial sewing approach which will result in a creation of a sample book. students will also produce various garments or other sewn items.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AVI1OI – Visual Arts or AVI2OI – Visual Arts
Photography – Visual Arts AWQ3MI
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.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: If you have already taken TGP3MI (Tech Photography) then you cannot take AWQ3MI. They are identical courses.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AVI2OI – Visual Arts or AVI1OI – Visual Arts or ASM2OI – Media Arts
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: TGP3MI – Photography & Digital Imaging is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Visual Arts – Crafts AWA3OI
This course provides students with continued focus on the crafts of various cultures with greater emphasis on student directed artwork. Students will work toward creating a portfolio that displays their work. Possible media includes clay, metal, paper, glass and fabric. Recommended: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10 (AVI1O or AVI2O)
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: This is a great projects based course for students who need their Arts credit for their OSSD.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
Visual Arts AVI4MI
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: NOTE: This is a great course to assist you in developing a Portfolio for College or University.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AVI3MI – Visual Arts
Photography-Visual Arts AWQ4MI
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: NOTE: If you have already completed TGP4MI (Grade 12 Tech Photography) you cannot take the AWQ4MI. These two courses are identical.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AWQ3MI – Photography – Visual Arts or TGP3MI – Photography & Digital Imaging
TGP4MI – Photography & Digital Imaging – Communications Technology is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.