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Toronto Catholic District School Board

​The Arts

 

Dance

Dance, Grade 11, Open  ATC3O

 This course emphasizes the development of students’ movement vocabulary relating to dance genres from around the world, and of their understanding of the elements of dance and the tools of composition in a variety of performance situations. Students will research and  explain how physical, intellectual, and artistic skills developed in dance can be applied in a wide range of careers. They will apply tools and techniques throughout the process of creation and  presentation, and reflect on how studies in the dance arts affect personal identity.  Prerequisite: None

 

 Drama

Drama, Grade 9, Open ADA1O

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 analyze drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them. Prerequisite: None
 

Drama, Grade 10, Open ADA2O

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. Prerequisite: None

 

Drama, Grade 11, University/College Preparation  ADA3M

This course requires students to create and perform in dramatic presentations. Students will analyze, 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 analyze the functions of playwrights, directors, actors, designers, technicians, and audiences. Prerequisite: Drama, Grade 9 or 10, Open

  

Drama, Grade 11, Open  ADA3O

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 analyze the processes involved in producing drama works.  Students will develop a variety of skills related to collaboration and the presentation of  drama works. Prerequisite: None

 

Drama, Grade 12, University/College Preparation ADA4M

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 analyze how the knowledge and skills developed in drama are related to their personal skills, social awareness, and goals beyond secondary school.   Prerequisite: Drama, Grade 11, University/College preparation

 

Drama, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation   ADA4E

 This course requires students to create, present, and analyze a variety of dramatic works relevant to the workplace. Students will build trust and collaborative skills and develop self-confidence through hands-on experience and project-based learning in drama activities. Students will also explore skills related to the study of drama that can be applied in the workplace. Prerequisite: Drama, Grade 11, Open

 

Media Arts

Media Arts, Grade 11, Open  ASM3O

This course enables students to create media art works using available and emerging  technologies such as computer animation, digital imaging, and video, and a variety of media. Students will explore the elements and principles of media arts, the connections between contemporary media art works and traditional art forms, and the importance of using responsible practices when engaged in the creative process. Students will develop the skills necessary to create and interpret media art works Prerequisite: None

 

Music

Music, Grade 9, Open AMU1O

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. 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. Prerequisite: None
 

Music, Grade 10, Open AMU2O

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. They will also explore the function of music in society with reference to the self, communities, and cultures.  Prerequisite: None

 

Music, Grade 11, University/College Preparation   AMU3M

This course provides students with opportunities to develop their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music, including traditional,  commercial, and art music. Students will apply the creative process when performing appropriate  technical exercises and repertoire and will employ the critical analysis processes when reflecting on,  responding to, and analyzing live and recorded performances. Students will consider the  function of music in society and the impact of music on individuals and communities. They will explore how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. 

Prerequisite: Music, Grade 9 or 10, Open

 

Music, Grade 12, University/College Preparation  AMU4M

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 analyze how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers.

Prerequisite: Music, Grade 11, University/College preparation

 

Visual Arts

Expressing Aboriginal Cultures, Grade 9, Open  NAC1O

This course examines Aboriginal cultures in Canada through an exploration of art forms – painting, sculpture, story telling, dance, and music – created by Aboriginal artists. Students will learn to identify Aboriginal art forms and describe relationships between the art forms and Aboriginal traditions, philosophy, and culture. Students will also create their own art forms  to express their understanding of Aboriginal identity, relationships, and sovereignty.

Prerequisite: None

 

Visual Arts, Grade 10, Open  AVI2O

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. Prerequisite: None

 

 

Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation AVI3M

 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).

Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open

 

Visual Arts, Grade 11, Open AVI3O

This course focuses on studio activities in one or more of the visual arts, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, collage, and/or multimedia art. Students will use the creative process to create art works that reflect a wide range of subjects and will evaluate works using the critical analysis process. Students will also explore works of art within a personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural context. Prerequisite: None

 

Visual Arts, Grade 12, University/College Preparation AVI4M

 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.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College preparation