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Course Pathway Chart

ATC2OI   Dance

This course emphasizes the development of students’ technique and creative skills relating to the elements of dance and the tools of composition in a variety of performance situations. Students will identify responsible personal and interpersonal practices related to dance processes and production, and will apply technologies and techniques throughout the process of creation to develop artistic scope in the dance arts.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10

ATC3MI   Dance

This course emphasizes the development of students’ artistry, improvisational and compositional skills, and technical proficiency in dance genres from around the world. Students will apply dance elements, techniques, and tools in a variety of ways, including performance situations; describe and model responsible practices related to the dance environment; and reflect on how the study of dance affects personal and artistic development.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ATC2OI – Dance

ATC3OI   Dance

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 11

ATC4MI    Dance

This course emphasizes the development of students’ technical proficiency, fluency in the language of movement in dance genres from around the world, and understanding of dance science. Students will explain the social, cultural, and historical contexts of dance; apply the creative process through the art of dance in a variety of ways; and exhibit an understanding of the purpose and possibilities of continuing engagement in the arts as a lifelong learner.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ATC3OI – Dance or ATC3MI – Dance

ADA2OI    Dramatic Arts

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10

ADA3MI    Dramatic Arts

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ADA2OI – Dramatic Arts

ADA4MI    Dramatic Arts

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 analyse how the knowledge and skills developed in drama are related to their personal skills, social awareness, and goals beyond secondary school.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ADA3MI – Dramatic Arts

AMI1OI   Instrumental Music

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 9

Guitar Music AMG2OI

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.
COURSE NOTE: This course is for beginners. AMI1OI is an excellent preparation course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10

AMI2OI   Music – Instrumental

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10

Music – Vocal/Choral AMV2OI

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10

AMG3MI   Guitar Music

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMG2OI – Guitar Music

AMI3MI   Music – Instrumental

This course develops students’ musical literacy through performance and the preparation and presentation of music productions. Students will perform works at a level consistent with previous experience. Independently and collaboratively, students will use current technology and the creative and critical analysis processes to plan, produce, present, and market musical productions. Students will respond to, reflect on, and analyse music from various genres and periods, and they will develop skills transferable to other aspects of their life and their careers.
COURSE NOTE: Students must have either grade 9 or grade 10 music – the full credit. Comprehensive grade 9 music is not sufficient.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMI1OI – Instrumental Music or AMI2OI – Music – Instrumental

AMG4MI   Guitar Music

This course continues to develop students’ artistic knowledge and skills through the performance of music. Students will perform and develop skills in finger picking and chord/melody playing. Students will appreciate, analyze and perform various kinds of music and technical exercises. Students will continue to develop musical theory components, interpretive skills and independent work.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMG3MI – Guitar Music

AMI4MI   Music – Instrumental

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 analyse how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMI3MI – Music – Instrumental

AVI2OI    Visual Arts

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.
COURSE NOTE: ALC1OI, Grade 9 Integrated Arts, is an excellent preparation course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10

AVI3MI    Visual Arts

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).
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AVI2OI – Visual Arts

AWD3MI     Visual Arts – Visual Design

This course serves as a technical introduction into the field of design as a preparation for AWD4MI. Students are expected to have good skills in drawing and painting before attempting this course. It is designed to provide information and hands on experience in the historical and design fields of illustration, lettering, advertising, trademarks, package design and computer graphics and graphic design. Design theory, history and illustration techniques will be integrated throughout the semester. Note: this course incorporates units in Graphics, Fashion, Interior and Architectural Design. Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10 (AVI1O or AVI2O) or Media Arts, Grade 10 (ASM2O)
COURSE NOTE: The grade 9 Comprehensive Art course does not prepare a student for this course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AVI2OI – Visual Arts

AVI4MI    Visual Arts

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AVI3MI – Visual Arts

AWD4MI    Visual Arts – Visual Design

This course is intended for the student who is considering a career in a design related field. Understanding the concepts and medium of visual communication is its goal. Units build on the concepts learned in AVD3M in the areas of illustration, typography, corporate trademarks, and package design. Projects involving the school and community will be encouraged. Technical proficiency as well as creative problem-solving should be evident in their expanded portfolio of assignments. This course incorporates units in Graphics, Fashion, Interior and Architectural Design. Prerequisite: Visual Arts – Applied Design, Grade 11 (AWD3M)
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AWD3MI – Visual Arts – Visual Design