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NAC 1OE   Integrated Arts (Open)

This course integrates two or more of the arts (drama, music, and visual arts), giving students the opportunity to produce and present art works created individually or collaboratively. Students will examine Aboriginal cultures in Canada through an exploration of art forms; painting, sculpture, storytelling, 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 

ADA 2OE   Dramatic Arts (Open)

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

ADA 3ME  Dramatic Arts (University/College Preparation)

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

ADA 4ME  Dramatic Arts (University/College Preparation)

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 text 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 analyse how the knowledge and skills developed in drama are related to their personal skills, social awareness, and goals beyond secondary school.  Prerequisite: Dramatic Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or Open

AVI 2OE    Visual Arts (Open)

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

AVI 3ME   Visual Arts (University/College Preparation)

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 emergent 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, and information design) Prerequisite:  Grade 9 Integrated Arts or Grade 10 Visual Arts, Open

AVI 4ME   Visual Arts (University/College Preparation)

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:  Grade 11 Visual Arts, University/College Preparation or Open

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