Cultural Arts Department

ART

BEGINNING ART 
Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-12, Weight: S
Students will explore art with a variety of "hands on" activities in drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking, basketry, pottery and weaving.  While exploring each area in Art I, develop an understanding of art history.

INTERMEDIATE ART
Prerequisite: Art I, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S
Students will continue their study of art criticism, drawing, painting, pottery, fibers and improve skills in all areas of Art.

PROFICIENT ART III
Prerequisite: Art II, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: H
Specialize your art skills in selected areas and further your knowledge of art history and art criticism.  Students may continue studying in the following areas: drawing, pottery, sculpture, weaving, and media exploration.  Students will also explore and develop their own style of art.

ADVANCED ART
Prerequisite: Art III, Credit: 1, Grade: 12, Weight: H
Continue the specialized skills emphasized in Art III.  Work independently in a teacher-approved medium. Students will also explore and develop their own style of art.

HONORS STUDIO ART A
Prerequisite: Art I-IV, & Teacher Recommendation, Credit: 1, Grade:12, Weight: H
Students will continue their study of Art by participation in this independent study.  They will explore three different types of media, complete critical analysis of art works, maintain a daily journal, compile a portfolio and conduct research.  This course will be designed to meet the student's individual interests, under the supervision of the teacher.

HONORS STUDIO ART
Prerequisite: Honors Studio Art A & Teacher Recommendation, Credit: 1, Grade: 12, Weight: H
Students will complete their high school study of Art by participation in this independent study.  They will design their studies to meet individual interests in the field of Art. Also, complete research, critical analysis of art work, maintain a daily journal and compile a portfolio, while working under the supervision of the teacher.

3D VISUAL ARTS
Prerequisite: Art I, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S
Students will develop skills in pottery, sculpture, ceramics and other skills that were not covered in Art I.  They will make wheel-thrown and hand-built pieces of pottery. Students will also study origins of clay, kilns, firing processes, as well as lives of professional potters.

 

MUSIC

MARCHING BAND

Prerequisite: Band experience, audition or previous instrumental training, Credits: 1, Grades: 9-10 (Beginning)/11-12 (Intermediate), Weight: S (H, upon Director recommendation) - Fall Semester (1st period)

Students will continue instrumental music instruction and growth with an emphasis on musical performance. The Marching Band performs at all home football games and some selected away football games, competitions and festivals across North Carolina, local parades, and school and civic community functions. Students will also participate in Band Camp a few weeks before school starts to help prepare for the upcoming season. Students will have several opportunities to expand their leadership skills and musical skills both personally and collaboratively through this course.

CONCERT BAND

Prerequisite: Band experience, audition or previous instrumental training, Credits: 1, Grades: 9-10 (Beginning)/11-12 (Intermediate), Weight: S (H, upon Director recommendation) - Spring Semester

Students will continue to expand their musical understanding and technical skill development. Students will develop a basic understanding of music theory, history, and literature while exploring a broad range of wind band literature. Students will study instrumental music in depth including performing, sight reading, improvising, and notating and analyzing music. Students will perform two concerts during the semester and will participate in area performances including MPA Concert Festival as well as other performance festivals across North Carolina.

JAZZ BAND

Prerequisite: Band experience, audition or previous instrumental training, Credits: 1, Grades: 9-12, Weight: S (H, upon Director recommendation)

Must also be registered for Marching Band (Fall) or Concert Band (Spring) - Exceptions made at Director's request

Students will continue to expand their musical understanding and technical skill development. Students will expand into and study the history, theory, and literature of the areas of Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Swing, Funk, Fusion, Big Band, Be-bop, and other related styles. Students will study instrumental music in depth including performing, sight reading, improvising, and notating and analyzing music. Students will perform 1-2 concerts during the semester as well as at school and civic community functions.

 

MUSIC THEORY

Prerequisite: None, Credits: 1, Grades: 9-12, Weight: S 

Students will learn to recognize, understand, and describe basic elements, materials, and processes of music. Students will develop skills by listening to, reading, analyzing, writing, and performing a wide variety of music. Some skills learned will include: Identifying features of pitch, intervals, scales and keys, chords, meters, rhythms, and other musical concepts.

IB MUSIC

Prerequisite: Music Theory, Must have taken Band or Chorus classes (there are performance elements), Credits: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: IB/SL

Students will further develop their knowledge and potential as musicians, both personally and collaboratively. Involving aspects of history, composition, performance, and critical analysis of music, this course exposes students to forms, styles, and functions of music from a wide range of historical and socio-cultural contexts. Students create, participate in, and reflect upon music from their own background and those of others. They develop practical and communicative skills which provide them with the opportunity to engage in music for further study, as well as for lifetime enjoyment. 

 

 

CHORUS

BEGINNING CHORUS FOR VOICE
Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-12, Weight: S
Learn the basic skills of vocal techniques, musical interpretation, note reading and basic musicianship through a variety of styles.

INTERMEDIATE CHORUS FOR VOICE
Prerequisite: Chorus and Audition, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S
Continue to focus on skills of vocal techniques, musical interpretation, note reading and musicianship, through a variety of musical styles.

 

THEATRE

BEGINNING THEATRE ARTS

Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-12, Weight: S
Explore an introduction to the theatre with general background knowledge in pantomine, voice production, acting, directing and theatre history.  Also, gain actual acting experience.

INTERMEDIATE THEATRE ARTS
Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I & Audition, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S
Further your study of acting, directing and stage writing techniques.  Also, learn basic scenery design, set construction and principles of lighting in this performance-oriented course.

PROFICIENT THEATRE ARTS

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I & Audition, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S

Further your study of acting, directing and stage writing techniques.  Also, learn basic scenery design, set construction and principles of lighting in this performance-oriented course.

ADVANCED THEATRE ARTS

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I & Audition, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S

Further your study of acting, directing and stage writing techniques.  Also, learn basic scenery design, set construction and principles of lighting in this performance-oriented course.


BEGINNING TECHNICAL THEATRE
Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S
Focus your interest on stagecraft instead of performing.  Also, learn how to design and construct scenes, as well as, props.  In addition, learn hand and focus lights, as well as, designing sound.

INTERMEDIATE TECHNICAL THEATRE
Prerequisite: Technical Theatre I, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: S
Continue your study concerning "behind the scenes" skills of theatre production.

ADVANCED ACTING & PLAY PRODUCTION I HONORS
Prerequisite: Theatre I - II & Audition, Credit: 1, Grade: 12, Weight: H
Study method and natural acting through production of plays for the public.  Also, learn specific, technical aspects for the theatre. In addition, students will produce a portfolio of independent work.

 

IB THEATRE SL

 

 

IB THEATRE HL



 

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Reidsville, North Carolina 27320

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