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Arts

Drama - ADA101

Looking for a course that encourages your creativity? That doesn't require you to sit at a desk all day? That provides you with many skills that you can use throughout all of high school? Then take GRADE 9 DRAMA!!!
This introductory Drama course is a great starting point for any student who wants to use his or her imagination, meet new friends, and for the student who wants to gain greater confidence and self-awareness. Students will be able to experience the elements of theatre in a fun and exciting way, while working in a safe and non-threatening environment. Topics include improvisation, tableau, movement, script-writing and scene studies. Students are also provided numerous opportunities to participate in field trips and other extra-curricular activities during the course of the semester.


COURSE NOTE:One or two trips are planned for the semester.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:Open GRADE:9
 

Drama - ADA201

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. A great course for students who didn't take grade 9 drama or who would like to build on their performance skills. Emphasis is in on developing works that are based on the ideas of the class.

COURSE NOTE:One or two field trips are planned for the semester.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:Open GRADE:10
 

Drama - ADA3M1

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. We often take 1 or 2 field trips in the semester.

CREDIT:1 TYPE:University/College GRADE:11
PREREQUISITE:ADA1O1 - DramaorADA2O1 - Drama
 

Drama in the Community - ADC301

This course will provide students with an opportunity to look at the methods behind writing, rehearsing, producing and performing a theatrical production. This course goes beyond the ADA 3M1 class, as it has a more "hands-on" approach; it is an excellent choice for any drama students who want to get a more in-depth experience in theatre production.

COURSE NOTE:We often take 1 or 2 field trips in the semester. If you do not have the prerequisite and have a high degree of interest in this course, please see Ms. Risko.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:Open GRADE:11
PREREQUISITE:ADA1O1 - DramaorADA2O1 - DramaorADA3M1 - Drama
 

Drama - ADA4M1

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.

COURSE NOTE:We often take 1 or 2 field trips in the semester.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:University/College GRADE:12
PREREQUISITE:ADA3M1 - DramaorADC3O1 - Drama in the Community
 

Music, Beginning Instrumental - AMI1O1

This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with learning an instrument 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

Music - AMI2O1

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 - AMI3M1

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 analysing 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:University/College GRADE:11


Music - AMI4M1

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 career

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CREDIT:1 TYPE:University/College GRADE:12
 

Music, Keyboard - AMK201

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, Keyboard - AMK3O1

We pick up right where we left off at the end of Grade 10 Keyboarding class. Students learn more advanced repertoire as we explore several music styles, from the 'classics' to current 'pop' trends. Students are given the opportunity to work more independently, and are offered more liberty to choose the repertoire they will learn in class. AMK 3O1 is also open to those students who already have piano experience, and do not need to take Grade 10 Keyboarding.

CREDIT:1 TYPE:Open GRADE:11
   

Music, Vocal - AMV2O1

 

Governor Simcoe is excited to re-introduce the vocal music program! This course is ideal for grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 students who enjoy singing and learning performance skills.

CREDIT:1 TYPE:Open GRADE:10


Music, Vocal - AMV3M1

 Governor Simcoe is excited to re-introduce the vocal music program! This course is ideal for grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 students who enjoy singing and learning performance skills.

CREDIT:1 TYPE:Open GRADE:11


Visual Arts - AVI1O1

This course is exploratory in nature, offering an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study. Students will become familiar with the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various materials by using a range of media, processes, techniques, and styles. Students will use the creative and critical analysis processes and will interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.

CREDIT:1 TYPE:Open GRADE:9
 

Visual Arts - AVI2O1

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.

CREDIT:1 TYPE:Open GRADE:10
 

Visual Arts - AVI3M1

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:University/College GRADE:11
PREREQUISITE:AVI1O1 - Visual ArtsorAVI2O1 - Visual Arts
 

Exploring and Creating the Arts - AEA4O1

This course offers students the opportunity to explore connections between dance, drama, media arts, music, and/or visual arts. Students will use the creative process individually and/or collaboratively to produce integrated art works that draw on various disciplines, and they will critically analyse art works and determine how interpreting these works affects their own development. Students will develop responsible practices that are transferable beyond the classroom. They will explore solutions to integrated arts challenges and discover that art is everywhere, influencing and reflecting society.

CREDIT:1 TYPE:Open GRADE:12
 

Visual Arts - AVI4M1

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:University/College GRADE:12
PREREQUISITE:AVI3M1 - Visual Arts