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Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Drama, and Media Studies

Visual Arts. Department Head: Reg Young. The primary focus of any good art program is to open students' eyes to a wide range of studio techniques, critical discussion methods, and pertinent art history topics that will guide their own creation. In South Carleton's Art Department, beginning with the grade nine course looking at fundamental creation, theory, and analysis, and building on such a foundation through grade ten and eleven art, we strive to teach students how to appreciate art. We hope to expand upon what students already know and continually develop their visual vocabulary and perceptual interest from within both their own community and the greater world around them.

Music. Department Head: Sheri Eady. The music program at South Carleton is vibrant and energetic. Instrumental Music is offered from grade 9 through grade 12. Introduction to Guitar is offered at the grade 10 level, with a grade 11 guitar course offered every second year. The Music classes are performance based where students will learn appreciation, analysis and performance of various kinds of music. South Carleton also offers Junior and Senior Concert Bands for credit. These courses are taught outside of the regular timetable and rehearse 2 times per week. Students can also participate in the Jazz Ensemble, Percussion ensemble and the Guitar Ensemble, which offer plenty of opportunities for musicians to perform. Read more on the Band website.

Dance. Department Head: Steve Smith. South Carleton's Dance program is the second largest dance program in the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. Courses are offered in dance from grade 9 through grade 12. Students study jazz, tap, hiphop, rhythmics, lyrical, and modern dance. Each semester, students participate in a dance show where their work from the term is showcased. A strong emphasis is placed on performance and technique in this program. The dance program encourages confidence, discipline, physical fitness, leadership, and teamwork in a fun and energetic atmosphere.

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Drama. Department Head: Melanie White. The Drama program gives students the opportunity to explore contemporary issues and traditional values through the application of creativity and stagecraft. Theatre games, rehearsal exercises, and performance form the core student activities. The dichotomous role of theatre - both celebration and catalyst - is promoted and reflected by the class assignments and projects. The emphasis in ADA1O is on problem solving, innovation, and the communication of ideas through a mixture of small group work and ensemble pieces. In ADD2O, ADD3M and ADD4M the emphasis is on performance and reaching out to a broader audience. Rehearsals are scheduled during class time, at lunch hours, and after school. Drama students are expected to attend and critique all school performances. The program successfully prepares students for college and university theatre courses. South Carleton graduates have continued their interest in theatre both professionally and in community theatre.

For a detailed description of individual courses, please select the course outline below or refer to the OCDSB Course Guide.

Course Outlines

Grade 9

ADA1O

AMU1O

ATC1O

AVI1O


Grade 10

ADD2O

AMG2O

AMU2O

ATC2O

AVI2O

Grade 11

ADD3M

AMG3O

AMU3M

ATC3M

AVI3M

AWR3M

Grade 12

ADD4M

AMU4M

ATC4M

AVI4M



All Grades

AMR1O, 2O, 3O, 4M

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