Fine Arts

The fine and performing arts are for everyone, whether you choose to explore and develop a new interest or specialize in a current interest. Participation in the arts enhances your creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. 


Film & Media Art 15/25/35                        Fee: None           Introductory Video

  • Create films and media arts experiences for the purpose of building technical proficiency, a sense of personal identity as an artist, expression, and a developing disciplinary theory
  • Respond to and investigate a wide variety of films and media art


Art 10/ 10 AP                                           Fee:  $65             Introductory Video

Art 10 is a course where no previous art experience is required, but a desire to learn and an enthusiastic attitude are expected. Students will have the opportunity to create a variety of assignments that explore elements of visual art and principles of design. Skills in a variety of disciplines such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, metalsmithing, and printmaking are developed in a supportive and collaborative environment. Projects are designed to allow students to start to explore their own sense of personal expression.

Art 10 PreAP covers the same curriculum as Art 10 with more room for students to modify projects. This course is designed to prepare students for submitting a portfolio at the grade 12 level for assessment by the College Board, with the possibility of gaining post-secondary credit.


Choral Music                                                                       Introductory Video

Students will develop their abilities through performances, listening to others and creating their own songs. Individually and with group members, they will explore the human voice. Students will understand how musical skills are developed, discover great musicians throughout history and see how the elements of music are put together to create masterpieces.


Instrumental Music                                                             Introductory Video

Students will become a better musician and deepen their understanding of music. They will listen to others, read music and interpret or perform music to communicate thoughts and feelings. They will see how musical skills are developed, appreciate great musicians and see how the elements of music are put together to create masterpieces.


Drama 10                                                  Fee: None           Introductory Video

Drama is about exploring theatre and drama in many forms, which includes performance, acting, improv, technical design and production, touring, and attending festivals and professional productions. Students can enroll in courses in the timetable or audition for courses outside of the regular timetable.

Drama 10, 20 and 30 are 5-credit courses that are taken within the regular timetable, and are designed to be enjoyable and challenging. Students will develop the skills to confidently present in front of a group, learn and engage with complex text, and become strong leaders in a variety of group settings. Drama 10 is designed to give students a chance to collaborate creatively with other students and to take artistic risks in a supportive and positive environment. Students will focus on the development of performance skills; based on participation, collaboration and a genuine willingness to take risks, no previous drama experience is required.


Fine and Performing Arts Includes

  • Visual Arts: Art, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Sculpting, Professional Development in the Arts (PDA)
  • Drama: Drama, Advance Acting & Touring Theatre, Directing, Film & Media Arts, Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre, PDA
  • Music: Instrumental Music, Band, Chamber, Instrumental Jazz, PDA
  • Choral Music: Choral Music, Chamber Ensemble, Choir, Vocal Jazz, PDA
  • General Music: General Music

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