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Welcome to St. Joan of Arc's Arts Department.
 
The word “Arts” is one that is immensely rich in meaning and its value is greatly appreciated in our school community. The creativity, style, expression, compassion and unique artistic approach is very obvious in our 5 Arts Disciplines.
 
Two years ago we launched our Drum Line program. What began as an extra-curricular activity quickly morphed into a viable credit-bearing subject. But the Drum LIne is so much more. The students participate in numerous fall and spring parades, are seen at key sporting events, and are a popular feature at our grade eight outreach. As well, we are anticipating offering a true vocal music course in 2014-15 to our grade nine classes. 
 
The annual musical, which takes place in the spring, is a opportunity to mesh all of the disciplines, working together to create something very special. 
 
*Drama *Music *Photography *Visual Arts *Yearbook
 
St. Joan of Arc Arts - We have it all for you!
 
 
Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
Visual Arts
 Visual Arts
Visual Arts
Visual Arts
Dramatic Arts
Dramatic Arts
Photography I
Year Book
Music - Band​
Music - Band
Dramatic Arts
Photography II
Music - Vocal​ Music - Vocal​
Music - Band
Dramatic Arts
Music -Drumline​
Dramatic Arts - Play Writing
Music - Drumline
Music - Vocal
 
Visual Arts
 
VISUAL ARTS
Including Photography (Open) AVI 1O1    Grade 9
Credit Value: 1
This course offers an overview of the 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.
Prerequisite: None
 
VISUAL ARTS
Including Photography (Open) AVI 201    Grade 10
Credit Value: 1
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
(University/College Prep) AVI 3M1    Grade 11
Credit Value: 1
This course provides students 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 art forms from Canada and other parts of the world. 
Prerequisite:  Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10 open
 
VISUAL ARTS
(University/College Prep) AVI 4M1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
This course focuses on the refinement of students’ skills and knowledge in the 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
 
YEAR BOOK
(University/College Prep) AWD 4M1/AWE 4M1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 2 Arts
This course is designed for students who want to explore the publishing field in a business environment. Students will obtain hands-on experience in the production of school publications from early discussion stages to the final publication-including the school yearbook!  Computers will be used for page layout and graphic design. Students will master publication skills such as writing, editing, interviewing, and other business related skills. The teacher involved will interview those students interested in enrolling.
Prerequisite: 1 Computer course and 1 Visual Arts course.  Interview needed.
 
PHOTOGRAPHY I
(University/College Prep) AWQ 3M1    Grade 11
Credit Value: 1
This course provides students opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge in visual arts/photography.  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 art forms from Canada and other parts of the world.  Students are introduced to the fundamentals of photographic and lens based imaging.
Prerequisite: Any Gr. 9 or 10 course in the Arts
 
PHOTOGRAPHY II
(University/College Prep) AWQ 4M1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
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.
A portfolio of photographic works will be built, involving lens and digital media, film processing and advanced darkroom techniques.
Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 course in the Arts
Recommended: AWQ 3M1
 
Dramatic Arts
 
DRAMATIC ARTS
(Open) ADA 101    Grade 9
Credit Value: 1
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, analyze drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form and the world around them.
Prerequisite: None
 
DRAMATIC ARTS
(Open) ADA 201    Grade 10
Credit Value: 1
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
(University/College Prep) ADA 3M1    Grade 11
Credit Value: 1
This course requires students to create and perform dramatic presentations.  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, producer, designer, technician, and audience. 
Prerequisite: Dramatic Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open
 
DRAMATIC ARTS
(University/College Prep) ADA 4M1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
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 twentieth century.  Students will also examine the significance of Dramatic Arts in various cultures.
Prerequisite: Dramatic Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
 
Music
 
MUSIC
(Open) AMU 101    Grade 9
Credit Value: 1
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.
Prerequisite: None
 
MUSIC
(Open) AMU 201    Grade 10
Credit Value: 1
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:  AMU 1O1 or equivalent
 
MUSIC
(Open) AMU 3M1    Grade 11
Credit Value: 1
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
(University/College Prep) AMU 4M1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
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 interpretive skills and the ability to work independently. They will also complete complex creative projects.
Prerequisite: Music, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or Open
 
MUSIC THEATRE
(University/College Prep) ADB 4M1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
The major emphasis of this course will be the study and performance of ensembles and solos from musical theatre. All aspects of theatre including dance, drama, singing and set design will be studied. Students will demonstrate the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills related to the creation, interpretation, and production of works by their involvement in the presentation of a production at the end of the semester.
Prerequisite: Any grade 9 or 10 course in the arts and an interview with instructor
 
NOTE: Students wishing to continue to study in one of these areas after high school will need to prepare a portfolio and/ or audition material and should consult with the subject teacher and department head.

 

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