The graduation requirements for Arts and Applied Design, Skills and Technology are:
a Arts or Applied Design, Skills and Technology 10, 11, or 12 (4 credits)
*All courses are worth 4 credits unless otherwise specified.
Music Music courses may be offered after school based on student interest, need, and availability. CHOIR 10/ 11/ 12 (MMUCH10/ MMUCH11/ MMUCH12) Love to sing? Want to learn how to sing? Want to experiment with all our voices can do in a safe and judgement free space? Choir is the course for you! We will be working with many different genres of music to develop our technique as both individual singers and choir members. Small ensemble and individual study of choral music and vocal techniques. Course includes a varied repertoire of music for study and performance. BEGINNER ROCK BAND (MMUCM10BEG) In grade 10, 11, or 12 and wish you had learned how to rock already? Beginner Rock band is the course for you, no experience necessary! Students will develop skills on drums, electric bass, electric guitar, keyboards, and/ or vocals in a rock band setting. You will also learn how to set up the gear needed to perform in a live show and have various performance opportunities throughout the course. ROCK BAND 10/ 11/ 12 (MMUCM10/ MMUCM11/ MMUCM12) In grade 10, 11, or 12 and want to continue rocking? This course is designed for students with instrumental or vocal experience. We will continue to work on developing our skills in drums, electric bass, electric guitar, keyboards, and vocals. There will be various live performances in and out of school. JAZZ BAND 10/ 11/ 12 (MMUJB10/ MMUJB11/ MMUJB12) Students focus on large combo, and individual instrumental music study on brass, woodwind, percussion, string, and keyboard instruments. Learning is within the jazz idiom and includes a varied repertoire of music for study and performance. Performing Arts DRAMA 10/ 11/ 12 (MDRM-10/ MDRM-11/ MDRM-12) Through games, activities, collaboration, and performance students will develop skills using the actor’s voice and speech, the actor’s environment, personal acting methods, improvisation, characterization (developing a character unlike yourself), and performance preparation. Willingness to work with others and try new things is essential in this course. MUSICAL THEATRE 10 (MMUTH10/ MMUTH11/ MMUTH12) This course is designed as an introductory course into the wonderful world of Musical Theatre. Students will explore the components of Musical Theatre including music, acting, and choreography with other aspects of theater production. Singing ability is not a requirement for this course, but time will be spent on vocal training. This is a project-based course. Students will be required to attend and run performances outside of regular school hours. Visual Arts ART STUDIO 10/ 11/ 12 (MVAST-10/ MVAST-11/ MVAST-12) In Art Studio 10, students move beyond basic techniques and media, and explore a broad spectrum of new materials, technologies, and processes in various ways. Students continue to develop skills in both 2D and 3D media, and learn about image development through sharing traditions, perspectives, worldviews, and stories. In Art Studio 11, students focus on refining techniques and media while continuing to explore a broad spectrum of new materials, technologies, and processes in various ways. They will learn about reflecting the interconnectedness of the individual, community, history and society through art making. Students will also begin exploring art related careers. In Art Studio 12, they will explore how art making reveals insights into the human experience and has the power to effect change. Students will also begin exploring opportunities and career pathways of professional artists. PHOTOGRAPHY 10/ 11/ 12 (MVAPH10/ MVAPH11/ MVAPH12) Students focus on photographic materials, technologies, and processes in new (digital), traditional (darkroom) and/or alternative ways (cyanotypes). Using light and optics to capture images, students will learn about photographic processes as they relate to sharing traditions, perspectives, worldviews, and stories. In Photography 11, they will learn about reflecting the interconnectedness of the individual, community, history, and society through photography. Students will also begin exploring photographic related careers. In Photography 12, they will explore how photography reveals insights into the human experience and has the power to effect change. Students will also begin exploring opportunities and career pathways of professional photographers.