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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Regional Arts Program


Program Overview
The regional programs offered by Father John Redmond CSS & RAC empowers students by providing an opportunity to develop and explore skills in a particular area of interest. All students may apply for the programs.


Downloads

​​RAP Brochure (2018-19 academic year) RAP-brochure-web-2017-18.pdfDownload PDF
​RAP Application Form and Inserts (2018-19 academic year) 2017-18-RAP-application_web.pdfDownload PDF


Dates to Remember (2018-19 Academic Year)

Regional Arts Program Applications Due – Friday November 17, 2017
Visual Arts and Drama Workshops – Saturday November 25, 2017
Regional Arts Program Auditions – Monday December 4, 2017
Acceptance Letters and Registration Packages Mailed – Early January, 2018
Registration Evening – Wednesday February 21​, 2018

Arts Courses

The following outlines the arts courses offered at Redmond CSS & RAC

​Grade 9 ​Grade 10 ​Grade 11 ​Grade 12
​Dance ​ATC102 ​ATC202 ​ATC3M2 ​ATC4M2
​Dance (production) ​ATP102 ​ATP202 ​ATP3M2 ​ATP4M2
​Drama ​ADA102 ​ADA202 ​ADA3M2 ​ADA4M2
​Drama (production) ​ADD102 ​ADD202 ​ADD3M2 ​ADD4M2
​Music ​AMU102 ​AMU202 ​AMU3M2 AMU4M2
​Music (band) ​AMI102 ​AMI202 ​AMI3M2 ​AMI4M2
​Music (strings) ​AMS102 ​AMS202 ​AMS3M2 ​AMS4M2
​Music (vocal) ​AMV102 ​AMV202 ​AMV3M2 ​AMV4M2
​Visual Arts ​AVI102 ​AVI202 ​AVI3M2 ​AVI4M2
​Visual Arts (Applied Design and Techniques) ​AWD102 ​AWD202 ​AWD3M2 ​AWD4M2​
 

Education Plan

​Grade 9 ​Grade 10 ​Grade 11 ​Grade 12
​1 ​English ​English ​English ​English
​2 ​Mathematics ​Mathematics ​Mathematics ​Religion
​3 ​Science ​Science ​Religion ​Arts**
​(Group 1)
​4 ​Canadian Geography​ ​​Canadian History ​(Group 3) ​Arts**
​5 ​French ​​Career Studies/Civics ​Arts**​ ​Option
​6 ​Religion ​​Physical Ed. ​Arts**​ ​Option
​7 ​Arts**​ ​Arts**​ ​Option
(Compulsory)
​8 ​Arts**​ ​Arts**​ ​Option ​(Group 2)​
 

Diploma Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma Requirements (OSSD)

Compulsory: 18 credits ​Optional: 12 credits
4x English (1 per grade) 
3x Mathematics (at least 1 in grade 11 or 12) 
2x Science 
1x French as a Second Language 
1x Canadian Geography 
1x Canadian History 
1x The Arts (Music, Visual Arts, Media Arts, Drama, Dance) 
1x Health and Physical Education
0.5x Career Studies 
0.5x Civics

Plus
1x Group 1: 1 credit in English or a third language, or Social Sciences and Humanities, or Canadian and World Studies 
1x Group 2: 1 credit in Health and Physical Education, or Business, or the Arts 
1x Group 3: 1 credit in Science (grade 11 or 12), or Technological Education (g​​​rade 9-12)
​Student seleced optional credits

Course Descriptions


Visual Arts Courses

​AWl102 Visual Arts Fundamentals 
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 media 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.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Regional Arts Program 
Co-requisite: AWD102

AWD102 Applied Design Techniques 
This course offers an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study. Emphasis will be placed on the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various media, through working with a wide range of materials, processes, techniques, and styles. They will learn and use methods of analysis and criticism, study the characteristics of particular historical art periods, and a selection of Canadian art and the art of other cultures. This course offers further exploration of topics covered in AVI102 with an emphasis on technique development. 

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Regional Arts Program 
Co-requisite: AVI102

Dance Courses

ATC102 Dance Fundamentals
This course emphasizes the basic movements of one or more world dance forms, and the scientific and safety principles related to dance. Students will create movement vocabulary for dance compositions, express themselves through movement, and investigate the historical and cultural development of dance. They will also learn about creative influence on dancers and choreographers, and the role of criticism in the art of dance.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Regional Arts Program
Co-requisite: ATP102

ATP102 Dance — Production
This course emphasizes the basic movements of one or more world dance forms, and the scientific and safety principles related to dance. Students will create movement vocabulary for dance compositions, express themselves through movement, and investigate the historical and cultural development of dance, They will also learn about creative influence on dancers and choreographers, and the role of criticism in the art of dance. This course offers further exploration of topics covered in ATC1O2 with an emphasis on technique development.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Regional Arts Program
Co-requisite: ATC102

Drama Courses

ADA102 Drama Fundamentals
This course emphasizes the active exploration of dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of authors, genres, and cultures. Students will construct, discuss, perform, and analyze drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Regional Arts Program 
Co-requisite: ADD102

ADD102 Drama Production Techniques
This course emphasizes the active exploration of dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of authors, genres, and cultures. Students will construct, discuss, perform, and analyse drama) and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them. This course offers further exploration of topics covered in ADA1O1 with an emphasis on technique development.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Regional Arts Program 
Co-requisite: ADA102

Music Courses

AMU102 Music Fundamentals
This course provides the theoretical components of music as they apply to performance for years 1, 2, and 3, and is aligned with the Royal Conservatory of Music course expectations at the Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. In Year 4, the sstudents will experience units dealing with Music History, World Music, Introductory Harmony, and Composition.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Regional Arts Program 
Co-requisite: AMI102 OR AMS102 OR AMV102

AMI102 Band Techniques OR 
AMS102 String Techniques OR 
AMV102 Vocal Techniques/Choral 
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. This course offers further exploration of topics covered in AMU102 with an emphasis on technique development.
 
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Regional Arts Program
Co-requisite: AMU102
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