Upper School Course Guide
Course Descriptions

The Arts

Visual Arts

List of 4 items.

  • Visual Arts, Grade 9, Open

    AVI10
    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

    AVI20
    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 Preparation

    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 12, University / College Preparation

    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

Media Arts

List of 1 items.

  • Media Arts, Grade 12, University / College Preparation

    ASM4M
    This course emphasizes the refinement of media arts skills through the creation of a thematic body of work by applying traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques such as multimedia, computer animation, installation art, and performance art. Students will develop works that express their views on contemporary issues and will create portfolios suitable for use in either career or post-secondary education applications. Students will critically analyze the role of media artists in shaping audience perceptions of identity, culture, and community values.
    Prerequisite: Media Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

Drama

List of 4 items.

  • Dramatic Arts, Grade 9, Open

    ADA10
    This course emphasizes the active exploration of dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of authors, genres and cultures. Students will construct, discuss, perform, and analyze drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them
    Prerequisite: None
  • Dramatic Arts, Grade 10, Open

    ADA20
    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 Preparation

    ADA3M
    This course requires students to create and perform in dramatic presentations. Students will analyze, 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 analyze the functions of playwrights, directors, actors, designers, technicians, and audiences.
    Prerequisite: Drama, Grade 9 or 10, Open
  • Drama, Grade 12, University / College Preparation

    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 analyze 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

Music

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  • Music, Grade 9, Open

    AMU1O
    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

    AMU20
    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 Preparation

    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 analyzing 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 12, University/College Preparation

    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 analyze how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers
    Prerequisite: Music, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

Upper School Arts Faculty

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Godric Latimer Kim

    Mrs. Godric Latimer Kim 

    Head of Performing and Visual Arts
    416-449-2556 ext 295
  • Photo of Carson McGregor

    Mr. Carson McGregor 

    Upper School Faculty
    416-449-2556 ext 450
  • Photo of Jody Roberts

    Ms. Jody Roberts 

    Upper School Faculty
    x266
  • Photo of Harold Timmermans

    Mr. Harold Timmermans 

    Upper School Faculty
    416-449-2556 ext 250