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Course List with Brief Descriptions and Flow Chart of Courses 412
Course List with Brief Descriptions and Flow Chart of Courses

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Visual Arts: AVI101
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.
Credit: 1   Type: Open  Grade: 9
 
Visual Arts - Digital Media: AWS101
This is one of the required courses for the ACAM Program. Students will think, collaborate, compose and create with images, sounds and graphics using industry standard multimedia technologies and software. Students will learn how to use the computer as an expressive tool for designing a creative solution to a design problem. Developing expertise as an effective visual communicator will be the focus of this course and will include an introduction to digital photography, storyboarding, animation, and much more. The study of current trends and developments in new media will support all studio projects.
Credit: 1   Type: Open   Grade: 9
COURSE NOTE: If you select this elective course AWS1O; you must also take the elective course TGJ1O1 - Exploring Communications Technology.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take TGJ1O1 - Exploring Communications Technology.
 
Visual Arts: AVI201
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.
Credit: 1   Type: Open   Grade: 10
 
Visual Arts - Digital Photography: AWQ201
This course is an introduction to the photographic arts and is a blending of scientific and artistic concepts. The emphasis is on developing new technological and design skills as well as strategies for critical analysis. Students will learn manual 35mm SLR operations, skills of wet processing and the creation of photographic enlargements. The early development of photography will be studied in class including photograms and pinhole photography.
Credit: 1   Type: Open   Grade: 10

 
Visual Arts - Applied Design: AWD3M1
This course provides students with opportunities to further develop their skills and knowledge in visual arts to prepare for college or university studies. Students will explore a range of subject matter through two and three-dimensional studio activities such as glass-fusion jewellry, logo and brochure design and graphic design and advertising. Students will invent or revise existing products and discover original ways to advertise them. Whether pursuing further studies in business or the arts, this course will give students the creative edge in their future careers, teaching students how to "think outside of the box". Students will learn to see like a designer as well as analyse art works and study related aspects of Western, Canadian and art history from other parts of the world.
Credit: 1   Type: University/College   Grade: 11
PREREQUISITE: AVI1O1 - Visual Arts or AVI2O1 - Visual Arts
 
Visual Arts: AWM3M1
This course provides students with opportunities to further develop their skills and knowledge in visual arts to prepare for college or university studies. Students will explore a range of subject matter through studio activities, and will consolidate their practical skills in drawing and painting. Students will develop the ability to see, interpret and render, using a range of classical drawing, painting and printmaking techniques using a variety of media. Students will also analyse art works and study aspects of Western art history, as well as art forms from Canada and other parts of the world.
Credit: 1   Type: University College   Grade: 11
PREREQUISITE: AVI1O1 - Visual Arts or AVI2O1 - Visual Arts
 
Visual Arts - Digital Photography: AWQ3M1
This course builds on the skills acquired in introductory photography and further challenges students to work in a variety of photographic genres. The emphasis continues to be on technical quality and the development of personal responses and innovative imagery. Students will examine the concepts of and middle period of photographic history and apply a full range of analytical criteria to photographic works. The emphasis is on professional standards and applications.
Credit: 1   Type: University/College   Grade: 11
PREREQUISITE: AWQ2O1 - Visual Arts - Digital Photography
 
Visual Arts - Applied Design: AWD4M1
This course is a continuation of Applied Design grade 11, and focuses on the refinement of students' skills and knowledge in visual arts to prepare for college or university studies. During the ISP unit, students have the opportunity to explore areas of interest such as (but not limited to) architecture, industrial design, advertising, jewellry and fashion design, graphic design, animation, and cartooning. Students will analyse art forms; use theories of art in analysing and producing art; and increase their understanding of stylistic changes in Canadian art, and art forms from various parts of the world. Students will produce a body of two/three dimensional work while developing a personal approach to graphic and applied design for their portfolio.
Credit: 1   Type: University/College   Grade: 12
COURSE NOTE: Highly recommended: AWD3M1
PREREQUISITE: Visual Arts, grade 11
 
Visual Arts: AWM4M1
This course focuses on the refinement of students' skills and knowledge in visual arts from grade 11 to prepare for college or university studies. Students will analyse art forms, use theories of art in analysing and producing art, and increase their understanding of stylistic changes in Western art, Canadian (including Native Canadian) art, and art forms from various parts of the world. Students will produce a body of two-dimensional work in various media demonstrating a personal approach in drawing, painting and printmaking while developing a varied and professional quality portfolio.
Credit: 1   Type: University/College   Grade: 12
COURSE NOTE: Highly recommended: AWM3M1
PREREQUISITE: Visual Arts, grade 11
 
Visual Arts - Digital Photography: AWQ4M1
This course further builds on established technological and design skills and introduces a number of advanced approaches and techniques. The emphasis is on the development of personal strategies and the development of a professional portfolio. A study of Modern and Contemporary photography will help to ground and inspire student work. A digital component will also be included in the course. This course fully prepares students for post secondary study in the creative arts or use of photographic and artistic skills in various careers.
Credit: 1   Type: University/College   Grade: 12
PREREQUISITE: AWQ3M1 - Visual Arts - Digital Photography
 

Please note:  Courses may not all be available at Thornlea Secondary School, and may vary based on student interest, staffing and funding.  To access courses not currently available please discuss with Guidance.
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                            (Source: The Ontario Arts Curriculum 2010)

The above course diagram is a chart of pathways offered at Thornlea.  By taking an Art course in grade 9 and 10, students open up many rich and exciting opportunities in Art.  For a more extensive list of our courses, please refer to the course section of the webpage above.
 
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