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Toronto Catholic District School Board

The Arts
 
 
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Course Desciptions
 
Comprehensive Arts, Grade 9, Open (ALC 1O)
 
This course integrates three or more of the arts (dance, dramatic arts, music and visual arts) and examines the similarities and differences among these subjects. Students will learn specialized arts vocabulary while investigating traditional concepts, stylistic elements, and principles unique to the various arts, as well as applications of new technologies. Prerequisite: None
 
Dramatic Arts, Grade 10, Open (ADA 2O)
 
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 analyze and reflect on the experience. Prerequisite: None
 
Dramatic Arts, Grade 11, Open (ADA 3O)
 
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, analyze and reflect on dramatic works, and develop their communication skills and other skills useful in a variety of careers. Prerequisite: Dramatic Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open
 
Dramatic Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (ADA 3M)
 
This course requires students to put together and perform dramatic presentations that deal with a variety of issues from the past and present. Students will analyze, interpret, and perform works of drama from various cultures, including Western plays from around 1900. Students will also do research on different acting styles and conventions for their presentations, create original works, and analyze the functions of playwright, director, actor, technician and audience. Prerequisite: Dramatic Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open
 
Dramatic Arts, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (ADA 4M)
 
This course requires students to experiment with forms and conventions in dramatic literature, and to create/adapt and present dramatic works. Students will do research on dramatic forms, conventions, themes, and theories of acting and directing from different historical periods, and apply their knowledge of these in analyzing and interpreting dramatic literature, including Canadian works and works from various cultures in the late 20th century. Students will also examine the significance of dramatic arts in various cultures. Prerequisite: Dramatic Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or Open
 
Music, Grade 10, Open (AMI 2O1)
 
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. Prerequisite: None
 
Music, Grade 11, Open (AMI 3O1)
 
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. Prerequisite: Music, Grade 9 or 10, Open
 
Music, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (AMI 3M1)
 
This course emphasizes the appreciation, analysis, and performance of various kinds of music, including baroque and classical music, popular music, and Canadian and non-Western music. Students will perform technical exercises and appropriate repertoire, complete detailed creative activities, and analyze and evaluate live and recorded performances. They will continue to increase their understanding of the elements of music while developing their technical and imaginative abilities. Prerequisite: Music, Grade 9 or 10, Open
 
Music, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (AMI 4M1)
 
This course emphasizes the appreciation, analysis, and performance of music from the romantic period and the 20th century, including art music, jazz, popular music, and Canadian and non-Western music. Students will concentrate on developing interpretative skills and the ability to work independently. They will also complete complex creative projects. Prerequisite: Music, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or Open
 
Visual Arts, Grade 10, Open (AVI 2O)
 
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). Prerequisite: None
 
Visual Arts, Grade 11, Open (AVI 3O)
 
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 using specific criteria. 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. Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open
 
Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (AVI 3M)
 
This course provides students with opportunities to further develop their skills and knowledge in visual arts. Students will explore a range of subject matter through studio activities, and will consolidate their practical skills. Students will also analyze art works and study aspects of Western art history, as well as Canadian art forms and art forms from various parts of the world. Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open
 
Visual Arts, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (AVI 4M)
 
This course focuses on the refinement of students’ skills and knowledge in visual arts. Students will analyze art forms, use theories of art in analyzing 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. Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or Open