Drama 10 - 5 Credits (One semester)

[Drama 10_5cr]
Prerequisite: None
In this introductory course, students look at various forms of physical and contemporary theatre styles as a form of self-expression and self-reflection. High energy theatre games, the magic world of masque and clown, the bloody and political
work of Greek theatre and much more is explored in this class. Students partake in workshops with professional theatre artists, attend plays as a class, and learn about group work, leadership skills, and just how their voice as a young artist will emerge.

Technical Theatre 15 - 5 Credits

[Technical Theatre 15]
Students learn about all the backstage ‘magic’ in theatres and during theatre productions. Lighting, sound design, set design and construction, hair and make-up design, publicity, and stage management are covered. Students work directly on the December production, and the various other productions throughout the year in this hands-on learning environment. This is the perfect course for those who love to be involved in theatrical productions, but not necessarily as performers. This course is also a great companion course to any of the Drama courses and can help develop an actor with knowledge of the complete theatre process.

Advanced Acting 25 - 5 Credits

[Advanced Acting 25]
Prerequisite: Successful audition
Upon a successful audition for the December production, students are immersed in a full theatrical production as a performer. Participants are expected to attend after school rehearsals, memorize lines, immerse themselves in their character and perform the production with the rest of the cast. Past productions include: Hamlet, Cabaret, Wild
Abandon, and The Penelopiad. Auditions for this course are in early September. Students do not need to be enrolled in another drama class or have previous experience to audition.

Film and Media Art

Film Studies is designed to be enjoyable and challenging to students with an interest in film. Film Studies 15-25 will engage students in a comprehensive analysis of the history and evolution of the technical and artistic aspects of filmmaking. They will develop a critical appreciation of film to become informed consumers of film.

Film and Media Art 15 - 5 Credits

Prerequisite: None
This course is designed to introduce students to three areas of film study. In the first part, central concepts of film will be explored such as mise en scene, sound, lighting, camera shots, angles and movement. The second part of the course will continue to work with these concepts, as well as delving more deeply into theoretical issues including concepts of genre, pre-production/production and post-production, roles of filmmakers and Canada’s influence in film. The third part of the course focuses on the application of basic film making concepts and techniques through filming and editing. Students will also create an original script and storyboard for a short film, and produce it on DVD.

Film and Media Art 25 & 35 - 5 Credits each

Prerequisite: Film and Media Art 15
This course builds upon the skills and techniques acquired in Film and Media Art 15. The emphasis of Film and Media Art 25 and 35 will be placed on further developing social, cultural, historical and technical forces impacted and reflected by film. Students will be challenged to master critical, analytical and technical aspects of filmmaking. They will also create an original script and storyboard for a short film, and produce it on DVD.


Drama

Drama 10 - 5 Credits (One semester)

[Drama 10_5cr]
Prerequisite: None
In this introductory course, students look at various forms of physical and contemporary theatre styles as a form of self-expression and self-reflection. High energy theatre games, the magic world of masque and clown, the bloody and political
work of Greek theatre and much more is explored in this class. Students partake in workshops with professional theatre artists, attend plays as a class, and learn about group work, leadership skills, and just how their voice as a young artist will emerge.

Technical Theatre 15 - 5 Credits

[Technical Theatre 15]
Students learn about all the backstage ‘magic’ in theatres and during theatre productions. Lighting, sound design, set design and construction, hair and make-up design, publicity, and stage management are covered. Students work directly on the December production, and the various other productions throughout the year in this hands-on learning environment. This is the perfect course for those who love to be involved in theatrical productions, but not necessarily as performers. This course is also a great companion course to any of the Drama courses and can help develop an actor with knowledge of the complete theatre process.

Advanced Acting 25 - 5 Credits

[Advanced Acting 25]
Prerequisite: Successful audition
Upon a successful audition for the December production, students are immersed in a full theatrical production as a performer. Participants are expected to attend after school rehearsals, memorize lines, immerse themselves in their character and perform the production with the rest of the cast. Past productions include: Hamlet, Cabaret, Wild
Abandon, and The Penelopiad. Auditions for this course are in early September. Students do not need to be enrolled in another drama class or have previous experience to audition.

Film and Media Art

Film Studies is designed to be enjoyable and challenging to students with an interest in film. Film Studies 15-25 will engage students in a comprehensive analysis of the history and evolution of the technical and artistic aspects of filmmaking. They will develop a critical appreciation of film to become informed consumers of film.

Film and Media Art 15 - 5 Credits

Prerequisite: None
This course is designed to introduce students to three areas of film study. In the first part, central concepts of film will be explored such as mise en scene, sound, lighting, camera shots, angles and movement. The second part of the course will continue to work with these concepts, as well as delving more deeply into theoretical issues including concepts of genre, pre-production/production and post-production, roles of filmmakers and Canada’s influence in film. The third part of the course focuses on the application of basic film making concepts and techniques through filming and editing. Students will also create an original script and storyboard for a short film, and produce it on DVD.

Film and Media Art 25 & 35 - 5 Credits each

Prerequisite: Film and Media Art 15
This course builds upon the skills and techniques acquired in Film and Media Art 15. The emphasis of Film and Media Art 25 and 35 will be placed on further developing social, cultural, historical and technical forces impacted and reflected by film. Students will be challenged to master critical, analytical and technical aspects of filmmaking. They will also create an original script and storyboard for a short film, and produce it on DVD.


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