CCH Arts

The Department of Fine Arts at CCH offers a vibrant context for learning, creative action and innovation. Students taking any of our Fine Arts courses begin to develop a well-rounded perspective, develop problem solving abilities and critical - thinking skills. We have courses in instrumental music (strings and band) as well as vocal music, both ranging from grade 9 to 12. Furthermore, we have numerous courses in drama, visual arts, and dance. Our commitment to integrating the theoretical aspects of each course into real life opportunities sets us apart from other schools.
 

Dance, Grade 9, Open (ATC1O) 0.5 credit
This course gives students the opportunity to explore their technical and compositional skills by applying the elements of dance and the tools of composition in a variety of performance situations. Students will generate movement through structured and unstructured improvisation, demonstrate an understanding of safe practices with regard to themselves and others in the dance environment, and identify the function and significance of dance within the global community.
Dance, Grade 10, Open (ATC2O)

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.
Dance, Grade 11, University/College (ATC3M)
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. Prerequisite: Dance, Grade 9 or 10, Open
Dance, Grade 11, Open (ATC3O)
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.
Prerequisite: None

Dance, Grade 12, University/College (ATC4M)
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.
Prerequisite: Dance, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
Dance, Grade 12, Workplace (ATC4E)
This course enables students to develop performance and interpersonal skills through the study of dance. Students will apply the elements of dance and the tools of composition to
develop a physical vocabulary that can be used to create and communicate through dance. Students will research and explain how physical, intellectual, and artistic skills developed in the
dance arts are transferable to a wide range of careers and workplace environments. They will develop an understanding of practices associated with healthy living, the benefits of self-discipline, and the importance of continuing engagement in the arts.
Prerequisite: Dance, Grade 11, Open 

Drama, Grade 9, Open (ADA1O) 0.5 credit
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 analyses drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an
understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.
Prerequisite: None
Drama, Grade 10, Open (ADA2O)
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.
Prerequisite: None

Drama, Grade 11, University/College (ADA3M)
This course requires students to create and perform in dramatic presentations. Students will analyses, 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 analyses the functions of playwrights, directors, actors, designers,
technicians, and audiences.
Prerequisite: Drama, Grade 9 or 10, Open
Drama, Grade 11, Open (ADA3O)
This course requires students to engage in dramatic processes and the presentation of dramatic works, and emphasizes the application of drama skills in other contexts and
opportunities. Students will interpret and present works in a variety of dramatic forms, create and script original works, and critically analyses the processes involved in producing drama
works. Students will develop a variety of skills related to collaboration and the presentation of drama works.
Prerequisite: None
Drama, Grade 12, University/College (ADA4M)
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 analyses how the knowledge and skills developed in drama are related to their personal skills, social awareness, and goals beyond secondary school.
Prerequisite: Drama, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
Drama, Grade 12, Workplace (ADA4E)
This course requires students to create, present, and analyses a variety of dramatic works relevant to the workplace. Students will build trust and collaborative skills and develop self-confidence through hands-on experience and project-based learning in drama activities. Students will also explore skills related to the study of drama that can be applied in the
workplace.
Prerequisite: Drama, Grade 11, Open

Music, Grade 9, Open (AMU1O) 0.5 credit

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.
Prerequisite: None


Music, Grade 10, Open (AMU2O)
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.
Prerequisite: None


Music, Grade 11, University/College (AMU3M)
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.
Prerequisite: Music, Grade 9 or 10, Open

 

Music, Grade 11, Open (AMU 30)

 

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

 

Music, Grade 12, University/College (AMU4M)
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.
Prerequisite: Music, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

 

 

Visual Arts, Grade 9, Open (AVI1O) 0.5 credit
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


Visual Arts, Grade 10, Open (AVI2O)
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

Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College (AVI3M)
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).
Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open

 

Visual Arts, Grade 11, Open (AVI3O)
This course focuses on studio activities in one or more of the visual arts, including 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


Visual Arts, Grade 12, University/College (AVI4M)
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