Fine Arts - Grade 12
ADA4M1 - Dramatic Arts - 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 analysing 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
AEA4O1 - Exploring the Arts - This course emphasizes the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills related to the creation, interpretation, and production of works involving dance, drama, media arts, music, and/or visual arts. Students will study, evaluate, create, and promote art works and productions, and will use a variety of established and experimental techniques and various technologies in individual or group projects (e.g., the presentation of a theatrical scene or an art exhibit on a website.) Students will be required to rehearse after school as performance time approaches. Course culminates in the presentation of a show before a paying audience. Commitment and extra-curricular involvement is required. A previous drama course is recommended. Prerequisite: Any Grade 9 or 10 course in the arts
AMG4M1 - Instrumental Music - Guitar - This course, highlighting guitar, emphasizes the appreciation, analysis and performance of music from the romantic period and the twentieth century including rock, art music, blues/jazz, popular music, and Canadian and non-western music. Students will concentrate on developing interpretive skills, the ability to work independently and in a band. They will also complete complex creative projects, research ethno-musicology and write music. Prerequisite: Music, Grade 11. This course is not offered in 2014-2015.
AMU4M1 - Instrumental Music - This course emphasizes the appreciation, analysis, and performance of music from the romantic period and the twentieth 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
AVI4M1 - Visual Arts - This course focuses on the refinement of students’ skills and knowledge in visual arts. Students will analyse art forms; use theories in 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 through an independent study unit requiring the demonstration of skills in a variety of media unified by a common theme. Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or Open.
ASM4M1 - Media Arts - Students explore the use of technology to create art. Photography and digital video using cinematic conventions are major areas of study. This course emphasizes the development of knowledge and skills required for the production of interactive media art forms (e.g., interactive art installations, interactive videos, simulations, network art). Students will analyze and evaluate media art works, and will create their own works using a variety of technologies and processes (e.g., computer graphics, photo-imaging, digital video production techniques, electro-acoustics). Students will maintain a portfolio of their media art works. Prerequisite: Any grade eleven course in the arts.
ATC4M1 - Dance - This course emphasizes the development of technical proficiency and the creation and presentation of complex compositions. Students will acquire increasingly difficult technical skills; assume leadership as dancers, choreographers, and production personnel; analyse and evaluate dance performances; and study historical and cultural aspects of dance, especially of dance in Canada. Prerequisite: Dance, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or Open