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Drama

Drama

ADA1O1 Drama, Grade 9 (Open)

This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of sources and cultures. Students will use the elements of drama to examine situations and issues that are relevant to their lives. Students will create, perform, discuss, and analyse drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.
Prerequisite: None

ADA2O1 Drama, Grade 10 (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. Students enrolled in this course will tour an original production to local elementary schools.
Prerequisite: None

ADA3M1 Drama, Grade 11 (University/College)

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: Dramatic Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open, Music Theatre ADB2O1

ADA4M1 Drama, Grade 12 (University/College)

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, Music Theatre ADB3O1

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Offered 2017/18. Click here to download the flowchart (pdf).

Drama in the Community

Drama in the Community

ADC 3M1 (Drama in the Community)
ESP 301 (Presentation and Speaking Skills)
ADC 4M1 (Drama in the Community)
EWC 4C1 (Writer's Craft)


This course is ideal for students interested in a total Drama experience. Based on the Ministry of Education’s Character Development expectations, participants will create and perform two plays aimed at students in the intermediate and senior level grades. These will be toured to elementary and secondary schools in The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. 

Students in this two credit package program will:

  • Participate in trips to live theatre productions
  • Gain knowledge of acting, play writing and specific social issues through workshops and guest speakers
  • Study examples of established plays dealing with social issues, play writing, public speaking and performance styles, as well as theatre technology
  • Experience the challenge of taking productions “on the road”‚Äč

Admissions

  • This course is open to students in grade 11 or 12 at the College or University level
  • Students must have a grade 9 or 10 Drama or Musical Theatre Credit and a 2D or 2P English Credit
  • Drama in the Community runs through Semester 2, in years alternating with Musical Theatre
  • Applications available in Guidance

 

ESP3O1 Presentation and Speaking Skills, Grade 11 (Open)

This course emphasizes the knowledge and skills required to plan and make effective presentations and to speak effectively in both formal and informal contexts, using such forms s reports, speeches, debates, panel discussions, storytelling, recitations, interviews and multimedia presentations. Students will research and analyze the content and characteristics of convincing speeches and the techniques of effective speakers; design and rehearse presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences; select and use visual and technological aids to enhance their message and assess the effectiveness of their own and others’ presentations.
Prerequisites: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

EWC4C1 The Writer’s Craft, Grade 12 (College)

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will investigate models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to write a variety of works; and make considered decisions for improving the quality of their writing. They will also complete a creative or analytical independent study project and investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers.

Prerequisite: English Grade 11, College

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Music

Music

AMI1O1 Instrumental Music, Grade 9 (Open)

This course emphasizes the creation and performance of instrumental 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. This course focuses on instrumental music and students will perform on a traditional band instrument.
Prerequisite: None

AMV1O1 Music, Grade 9 (Open) Vocal

This course emphasizes the creation and performance of vocal 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. No previous singing experience is required.
Prerequisite: None

AMI2O1 Instrumental Music, Grade 10 (Open) 

This course emphasizes the creation and performance of instrumental 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. This course focuses on instrumental music and students will perform on a traditional band instrument.
Prerequisite: None

AMV2O1 Music, Grade 10 (Open) Vocal

This course emphasizes the creation and performance of vocal 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.
Prerequisite: None

AMG2O1 Music, Grade 10 (Open) Guitar

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. No previous guitar experience is required.
Prerequisite: None

AMI3M1 Instrumental Music, Grade 11 (University/College)

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. This course focuses on instrumental music and students will perform on a traditional band instrument.
Prerequisite: Music, Grade 9 or 10, Open

AMV3O1 Music, Grade 11 (Open) Vocal

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.
Prerequisite: None

AMG3O1 Music, Grade 11 (Open) Guitar

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.
Recommendations: Grade 10 Guitar

AMI4M1 Instrumental Music, Grade 12 (University/College) 

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 analyze how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. This course focuses on instrumental music and students will perform on a traditional band instrument.
Prerequisite: Music, Grade 11, University/College

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Offered 2017/18. Click here to download the flowchart (pdf).

Music Theatre

Music Theatre

ADB2O1/3O1/4M1  .  AMT2O1/3O1/4M1  .  Grade 10/11/12 Music Theatre, Open (2 credits) - See course description for ADB2O1/3O1/4M1, AMT2O1/3O1/4M1

The course descriptions are found under the appropriate code and grade level. Students will gain practical experience in all aspects of production, including those on stage and behind the scenes. The cast will perform a musical for audiences at Moira. The cast will perform for elementary, secondary and community audiences. Note: Music Theatre will run alternate years with Drama in the Community. Musical Theatre will be offered in the 2016/17 school year.
Prerequisite: Audition

AWJ3M1 Stage Design, Grade 11 (Open)

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 will be delivered with a focused art form, stage design.
Prerequisite: None

AWJ4M1 Stage Design, Grade 12 (University/College)

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. The course will be delivered with a focused art form, stage design.
Prerequisite: Stage Design, Grade 11

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Visual Arts

Visual Arts

AVI1O1 Grade 9 Visual Arts (Open)

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.
Prerequisite: None

NAC1O1  Expression of FMNI Culture, Grade 9 (Open)

This course explores various First Nations, Métis, and Inuit art forms (media arts, music, dance, drama, storytelling, visual art, installation and performance art, clothing design, and architectural design), giving students the opportunity to create, present, and analyse integrated art works infused with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives. Students will examine relationships between art forms and individual and cultural identities, histories, and values. Students will demonstrate innovation as they learn and apply art-related concepts, styles, and conventions and acquire skills that are transferable beyond the classroom. Students will use the creative process and responsible practices to explore solutions to integrated arts challenges.
Prerequisite: None

AVI2O1 Visual Arts, Grade 10 (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

AVI3M1 Visual Arts, Grade 11 (University/College)

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: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open

AVI301 Visual Arts, Grade 11 (Open)

This course focuses on studio activities in the visual arts, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, collage, and/or multimedia art. Students will use the creative process to create art works that reflect a wide range of subjects and will evaluate works using the critical analysis process. Students will also explore works of art within a personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural context.
Prerequisite: None

AWO3M1 Printmaking, Grade 11 (University/College)

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 will be delivered with a focused art form, printmaking.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9, 10 or 11 Open

AWJ3M1 Stage Design, Grade 11 (Open)

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 will be delivered with a focused art form, stage design.
Prerequisite: None

AWJ4M1 Stage Design, Grade 12 (University/College)

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. The course will be delivered with a focused art form, stage design.
Prerequisite: Stage Design, Grade 11

AWO4M1 Printmaking, Grade 12 (University/College)

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. The course will be delivered with a focused art form, printmaking.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

AVI4M1 Visual Arts, Grade 12 (University/College)

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: Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or Printmaking Grade 11, University/College Preparation (with permission of instructor)

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