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AP Music Theory

Course No: 6592
Subject: Fine Arts
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Semester
Course Type: AP/Honors, Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: F
Prerequisite: Prior training and experience in vocal or instrumental music (optional) AND music theory (mandatory). A Fundamentals of Music Theory entrance exam will be administered the first week of classes to determine eligibility in the course.
Criteria for Enrollment: Students who sign up for this class will be contacted by the instructor to take an entrance exam in order to qualify for the course.
Fulfillments: One semester of Fine Arts graduation requirement

Advanced Placement (AP) Music Theory is a fast-paced course including a substantial amount of homework in preparation for the AP music theory exam in May.  This course prepares students to complete college level work in the areas of reading and analyzing notated music and aural training.  Particular emphasis will be placed upon developing listening skills, sight-singing ability and knowledge of rhythm, melody, harmony, form and other compositional devices.

 Class receives honors weighting in SI weighted GPA and UC/CSU GPA calculations

*This class will be offered pending adequate enrollment.

**This course meets during the regular school day, periods 1-7, during fall OR spring semester.

Art and Architecture 1A

Course No: 6100
Subject: Fine Arts
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Semester
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: F
Prerequisite: None
Criteria for Enrollment: None
Fulfillments: One semester of Fine Arts graduation requirement

Designed to offer students the chance to learn about the art of architectural design in society and its effect on our sense of culture.  Particularly interesting for students who plan to major in architecture and/or design of any kind, the class will provide field trips, involvement with our rich cultural environment, and an introduction to “hands-on” skills involving design and composition.  Coursework will include short papers, a non-written final project, and opportunity for original creative expression.  Students do not need to have experience in drawing in order to take this course.

Art and Architecture 1B

Course No: 6105
Subject: Fine Arts
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Semester
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: F
Prerequisite: Art and Architecture 1A
Criteria for Enrollment: None
Fulfillments: One semester of Fine Arts graduation requirement

Art and Architecture 1B is a follow-up course to Art and Architecture 1A and is designed as a continuing study of the wealth of artistic expression manifested in the architecture, sculpture, painting and artifacts of traditional cultures and modern architectural expressions.  An exploration of earth-friendly, sustainable and green architectural techniques will compliment the hands-on approach to building practices and inspire new thinking about shelter and cultural values.  Studio assignments in architectural design, drawing and mixed-media architectural structures created from original student designs, will compliment our study of how particular architects and cultures have used architecture as an expression to image themselves, their culture, and their God.

Art and Nature Intensive

Subject: Fine Arts
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Semester
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: F
Prerequisite: Art and Architecture 1A, Studio Art A, or Sculpture A and/or approval of instructor
Criteria for Enrollment: None
Fulfillments: One semester of Fine Arts graduation requirement

Instructor: Katie Wolf

A weekend workshop that utilizes a “hands-on” exploration of earth-friendly techniques to demonstrate respect for resources and creative problem-solving.  A variety of individual and collaborative assignments will be presented in a manner that challenges the student to experience  growth in awareness of  the  creative  process,  Nature as master designer, and creating a community of gratitude.  A pristine natural environment on the edge of a wilderness area is the setting for the workshop retreat.  Aspects will include:

      • all weather campsites
      • bathroom facilities with hot showers
      • nature trails
      • a campfire circle gathering area
      • personal private meditation sites
      • architectural demonstration structures
      • a sculpture garden
      • meals provided
      • workshop materials provided

PLEASE NOTE:

1)  Three pre-weekend evening meetings will be held.

2)  One post-weekend evening meeting will be held

3)  This class does NOT meet during regular school day.  As with other 8th period classes, it does not qualify the student for a study hall.

4)  No textbook is required, but additional fees will be incurred.

*This class will be offered pending adequate enrollment.

**This course is offered outside of the 9:00 am – 2:45 pm school day. Length: Friday evening through Sunday evening – one weekend, plus four evening meetings.

 

Alternate Course Titles for this course (it fulfills all of these):

    • Art and Nature Intensive: Art and Architecture 1B (8W) [6106]
    • Art and Nature Intensive: Studio Art B (8W) [6126]
    • Art and Nature Intensive: Sculpture B (8W) [6156]

Mixed Chorus A

Course No: 6551
Subject: Fine Arts, Performing Arts
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Semester
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: F
Prerequisite: Audition
Criteria for Enrollment: Enrollment is via roster submitted by instructor. Students should not list this course on their Schedule Request Forms.

This course is open to all sophomores, juniors and seniors.  Students will be introduced to good practice procedures for choral rehearsal and to an awareness of different styles of choral music.  Student achievement will involve study of sight-singing, notation, phrasing, rhythm, harmony and musical terminology.  Students will be expected to spend additional hours beyond the regular class time.  Students are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances. Ensembles will perform at concerts and choral festivals.

 

This course is offered outside of the 9:00 am – 2:45 pm school day. Meets 1 evening per week, plus performances.

 

One Semester; offered after school/evenings ONLY

First Semester Taken:  Mixed Chorus A (6551)

Second Semester Taken:  Mixed Chorus B (6552)

Mixed Chorus B

Course No: 6552
Subject: Fine Arts, Performing Arts
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Semester
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: F
Prerequisite: Audition
Criteria for Enrollment: Enrollment is via roster submitted by instructor. Students should not list this course on their Schedule Request Forms.

This course is open to all sophomores, juniors and seniors.  Students will be introduced to good practice procedures for choral rehearsal and to an awareness of different styles of choral music.  Student achievement will involve study of sight-singing, notation, phrasing, rhythm, harmony and musical terminology.  Students will be expected to spend additional hours beyond the regular class time.  Students are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances. Ensembles will perform at concerts and choral festivals.

 

This course is offered outside of the 9:00 am – 2:45 pm school day. Meets 1 evening per week, plus performances.

 

One Semester; offered after school/evenings ONLY

First Semester Taken:  Mixed Chorus A (6551)

Second Semester Taken:  Mixed Chorus B (6552)

Mixed Chorus C

Course No: 9853
Subject: Fine Arts, Performing Arts
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Semester
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: F
Prerequisite: Audition and co-enrollment in Mixed Chorus A, B, or C
Criteria for Enrollment: Enrollment is via roster submitted by instructor. Students should not list this course on their Schedule Request Forms.

This course is open to all sophomores, juniors and seniors who have completed Mixed Chorus A/B.  Students will be introduced to good practice procedures for choral rehearsal and to an awareness of different styles of choral music.  Student achievement will involve study of sight-singing, notation, phrasing, rhythm, harmony and musical terminology.  Students will be expected to spend additional hours beyond the regular class time.  Students are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances. Ensembles will perform at concerts and choral festivals.

 

This course is offered outside of the 9:00 am – 2:45 pm school day. Meets 1 evening per week, plus performances.

 

One Semester; offered after school/evenings ONLY

First Semester Taken:  Mixed Chorus A (6551)

Second Semester Taken:  Mixed Chorus B (6552)

Subsequent Semesters Taken: Mixed Chorus C (9853)

Multimedia Design 1A

Course No: 6710
Subject: Fine Arts, Technology & Engineering
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Semester
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: F
Prerequisite: None
Criteria for Enrollment: Interest in developing computer multimedia and design skills through creative web, print, and animation projects.
Fulfillments: One semester of Fine Arts graduation requirement and UC Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) requirement

This is an introductory computer art and design course with a focus on 2D and 3D graphics, sound and video-editing software.  Coursework includes a variety of design projects created with software programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Procreate, Logic, FL Studio, Garageband, Soundtrap, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, TinkerCAD, OnShape, and Blender.  The learning of traditional art and design principles will be integrated into students’ creative work and the course will culminate with a digital portfolio.

Multimedia Design 1B

Course No: 6720
Subject: Fine Arts, Technology & Engineering
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Semester
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: F
Prerequisite: Multimedia Design 1A
Criteria for Enrollment: Interest in developing computer multimedia and design skills through creative web, print animation, music, and video projects.
Fulfillments: One semester of Fine Arts graduation requirement and UC Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) requirement

This class further develops skills learned in Multimedia Design 1A with a focus on utilizing 2D and 3D graphics, sound and video-editing software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Procreate, Logic, FL Studio, Garageband, Soundtrap, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, TinkerCAD, OnShape, and Blender.  The development of effective narrative structures will be emphasized so that students learn to use the various media to create intentional works with meaning.  Particular attention will be paid to the design process and students’ conscious development of their own creative process.  Sample projects include stop motions, animations, music videos, special effects, and student documentary films.  Student work will culminate with a digital portfolio.

Music Appreciation A: Survey of Western Music

Course No: 6500
Subject: Fine Arts
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Semester
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: F
Prerequisite: None
Criteria for Enrollment: None
Fulfillments: One semester of Fine Arts graduation requirement

Music Appreciation A is designed for non-musicians and develops the art of perceptive listening and performance in musical composition through experiential activities. Lectures and experiential learning will cover the instruments of the orchestra, composers, performance practice, musical composition techniques, major compositions of the era, baroque, classical, romantic and 20th century eras, and Broadway musicals.  Students will have practice in playing instruments, creating, listening to, analyzing, and describing music. They will evolve specific criteria for making informed critical evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of performances and compositions.  Students will identify, explain and perform stylistic features of a given musical work. This is an introductory level course, meeting three times per week with extensive participation in musical activities, class projects, demonstrations and live performances.