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Courses from the Fine Arts can be used to meet the 2 Elective Credits or the 4 Elective credit in a four course concentration (examples - 4 Bands, 4 Arts, 4 Music, etc)

Vocal Music Beginning (52302X0A) 1CR

Course Description: This course is designed to include two, three, and four part singing (SAB/SATB) as well as beginning vocal technique and score reading.

Vocal Music Intermediate (52312X0A) 1CR

Course Description: This course is designed for the more mature voice and well-developed vocal technique and tone quality. It includes four-part singing (SATB) and introductions to sight singing. Music ranges from “pop” to classical and from Renaissance to contemporary. Performances in the Fall and Spring Choral Concerts offer an opportunity to gain experience in public performances.

Vocal Music Proficient Fall (52325X0A) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt) / Vocal Music Proficient Spring (52325X0B) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Prerequisite: Vocal Music Beginning, Vocal Music Intermediate, Placement audition, and teacher recommendation
Students can take either Fall or Spring or both.

Vocal Music Advanced Fall (52335X0A) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt) / Vocal Music Advanced Spring (52335X0B) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Prerequisite: Vocal Music Beginning, Vocal Music Intermediate, Vocal Music Proficient, Placement audition, and teacher recommendation
Course Description: This limited group is required to have advanced choral/vocal techniques and sight singing abilities. These students represent the school in small ensemble competitions, community and school events, and individual competitions. This group performs publicly on a frequent basis. Auditions include a solo of the student’s choice, rhythm and pitch recall, and display of vocal range. Vocal Music Proficient addresses the competency goals and objectives of the NC SCOS for Vocal Music Proficient and provides additional extensions of these goals and objectives as a foundation for advanced proficiency in performance, conducting, listening, appreciation, history, analyzing, composing, the use of current technology, and research culminating in written reports.

Vocal Music Proficient Women (52325X0C) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Prerequisite:  Audition
Course Description: This course is designed for the more mature voice and well-developed vocal technique and tone quality. It includes three and four-part treble singing and focuses on sight singing abilities. Music ranges from “pop” to Classical and from Renaissance to Contemporary. This group will represent the school in competitions. Auditions include a solo of the student’s choice, rhythm and pitch recall (the student sings back what he/she has heard played on the piano), and display of vocal range. Performance at the Spring Choral Concerts offers an opportunity to gain experience in public performances.

Band Beginning Fall (52552X0A) 1CR / Band Beginning Spring (52552X0B) 1CR

Prerequisite:  Middle School Band
Course Description: This course concentrates on previous music experiences and is designed to develop the skills of performance to the highest possible level. The content of the course covers the literature of various style periods and instrumental form, development of a concept of interpretation, music reading, basic music theory, interpretative marking, and nomenclature found in band literature. Attendance at out-of-class rehearsals and performances, marching or concert, is viewed as the extension of the classroom and is required. Students registering for Band I must also register for Marching Band.

Band Intermediate Fall (52562X0A) 1CR / Band Intermediate Spring (52562X0B) 1CR

Prerequisite:  Band Beginning
Course Description: This course is designed for those students who have attained performance skills. The primary goal of this course is to develop a greater degree of music responsiveness through rehearsals and performances. Special emphasis is placed on continued development of performance skills, sight reading ability, and interpretive skills. Attendance at out-of-class rehearsals and performances, marching or concerts is viewed as an extension of the classroom and is required.

Marching Band (Fall Only) (52552X0M) .5CR Pass/Fail Not included in GPA

Prerequisite: All students registered for Band Beginning, Band Intermediate, Band Proficient, Band Advanced or Small Ensemble is REQUIRED to register for Marching Band.
Course Description: This course is designed for those schools that have after school marching rehearsals. Attendance at marching rehearsals, football games, parades, or marching contests is the main requirement for this course. (Exceptions are varsity athletes.) Marching rehearsals begin before the opening of school (1 or 2 weeks to be determined by the band director of each individual school). Those students chosen for flag squad or majorette are required to register for this course also. Class meetings for this course are after school rehearsals, football games, parades, or any other performance required by the band director. Contact hours for this semester course are the same as a regular class period.

Band Proficient Fall (52575X0A) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt) / Band Proficient Spring (52575X0B) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

 

Prerequisite:  Band Beginning, Band Intermediate, audition and teacher recommendation
Course Description: Band Proficient continues to build on the comprehensive music education students have received in Band Intermediate. Band Proficient addresses the competency goals and objectives of the NC SCOS for Band Proficient and provides additional extensions of these goals and objectives as a foundation for advanced proficiency in performance, conducting, listening, appreciation, history, analyzing, composing, the use of current technology, and research culminating in written reports.

Band Advanced Fall (52585X0A) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt) / Band Advanced Spring (52585X0A) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Prerequisite:  Band Beginning, Band Intermediate, Band Proficient, audition and teacher recommendation
Course Description: Band Advanced continues to build on the comprehensive music education students have received in Band Proficient. Band Advanced addresses the competency goals and objectives of the NC SCOS for Band Advanced and provides additional extensions of these goals and objectives as a foundation for advanced proficiency in performance, conducting, listening, appreciation, history, analyzing, composing, the use of current technology, and research culminating in written reports.

Small Ensemble Honors (52585X0S) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Prerequisite:  Audition
Course Description: This course is designed for band students interested in expanding their knowledge of music for specific instruments. These ensembles may include woodwind/brass trios, quartets, quintets, etc. Music ranging from classical to modern is performed. Performance for ensemble competitions and concerts is expected.

Orchestra [52425X0A Proficient/52435X0A Advanced] 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS-FAMIS
Grade Level: 9-12
Symphony Orchestra is offered to 9th-12th grade students with previous experience on an orchestral instrument (bowed strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, harp).  Educational emphasis is placed on the advancement of instrumental technique, ensemble rehearsal and performance, further development of music reading and comprehension skills, independent musicianship, style, and a deeper understanding of orchestral literature.  Literature will contain both Classical and Popular music.

Guitar Ensemble [52185X0G Proficient/52195X0G Advanced] 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS-FAMIS
Grade Level: 9-12
Acoustic Guitar Ensemble is a small group of acoustic guitars and bass. The literature includes compositions written for guitar ensembles and arrangements of pieces originally written for other settings, ranging from solo instruments to full orchestrations. The ensemble allows students to hone their individual skills while learning to rehearse and perform in a collaborative ensemble.  Musical styles will include classical, jazz, rock, popular, Spanish and flamenco, and other traditional guitar music. The ensemble will typically perform for smaller venues and special events, as well as work collaboratively with other school departments, such as providing music for dance performances.

Piano Proficiency [52185X0P Proficient] 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS-FAMIS
Grade Level: 9-12
Piano Proficiency is designed for students with previous music experience (vocal or instrumental) who desire to obtain basic piano skills.  The curriculum focuses on beginner to intermediate technique and literature. Although previous musical experience is not necessary for the course, the course is taught with the expectation that students have some previous music experience to draw from.

Guitar Proficiency [52185X0GP Proficient] 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS-FAMIS
Grade Level: 9-12
Guitar Proficiency is designed for students with previous music experience (vocal or instrumental) who desire to obtain basic guitar skills.  The curriculum focuses on beginner to intermediate technique and literature. Although previous musical experience is not necessary for the course, the course is taught with the expectation that students have some previous music experience to draw from.

AP Music Theory/Music Theory [5195X0ADV / 5F017X0A] 1CR (1 GPA Pt for AP)/(.5 GPA Pt for Adv)

Location:       SHS-FAMIS
Grade Level: 9-12
Any student may enroll in this course provided that they have submitted a FAMIS application.  No music audition required. Previous music experience is encouraged, but not required.
AP Music Theory is an advanced level course designed to engage students in learning activities that will help them to achieve the outcomes assessed by the College Board’s Advanced Placement Music Theory Examination. The AP Music Theory course is designed to develop a student’s ability to recognize, understand, and describe the basic materials and processes of music that are heard or presented in a score. These abilities will be developed through various listening, performance, written, creative, and analytical exercises. Although this course focuses on music of the Common Practice Period (1600 – 1900), materials and processes found in other styles and genres are also studied.
Students are encouraged to sit for the College Board’s Advanced Placement Music Theory Examination. Students who successfully complete the AP Music Theory Examination and plan to major in music in college may be able to enroll in an advanced music theory course, depending upon the individual college’s policy. 
AP Music Theory is a year-long course (2 semesters).  Students may elect to take only the 1st or 2nd semester of the course separately, called MUSIC THEORY I & II, for honors credit (not considered AP).

Rock Band [52575X0RB Proficient/52585X0RB Advanced] 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS-FAMIS
Grade Level: 9-12
Rock Band is a performing ensemble course in which students learn to rehearse and perform in a contemporary, popular music venue via a small band (typically 4-8 members).  Educational emphasis is placed on individual preparation, group communication and collaboration, creative exploration, music technology and stagecraft, small group leadership skills, and expanding students'  knowledge of the contemporary music industry. Styles studied and performed include any and all major popular genres (i.e., rock, pop, R&B) and their related sub-genres. Students must possess previous vocal and/or instrumental experience related to popular genres (solo voice, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, etc.).

String Quartet [52575X0SQ Proficient/52585X0SQ Advanced] 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS-FAMIS
Grade Level: 9-12
This course puts 9th-12th grade students with previous experience on bowed stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello, string bass) into a small ensemble (quartet, quintet, or larger ensemble).  Educational emphasis is placed on the advancement of instrumental technique, ensemble rehearsal and performance, further development of music reading and comprehension skills, independent musicianship, style, and a deeper understanding of string literature.  Literature will contain both Classical and Popular music. Performance opportunities focus on smaller, more intimate venues and occasions.

Jazz Combo [52575X0JE Proficient/52585X0JE Advanced] 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS-FAMIS
Grade Level: 9-12
Jazz Combo is a performing ensemble course in which students learn to rehearse and perform in a popular music venue via a small jazz combo band (typically 4-8 members).  Educational emphasis is placed on individual preparation, group communication and collaboration, creative exploration, music technology and stagecraft, small group leadership skills, and expanding students'  knowledge of the contemporary music industry. Styles studied and performed include any and all standard jazz genres. Students must possess previous vocal and/or instrumental experience related to popular genres (solo voice, acoustic and electric guitar, electric bass, acoustic string bass, drums, keyboards, etc.).

Music History [52205X0MH Advanced] 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS-FAMIS
Grade Level: 9-12
Music History is a fascinating, music listening-intensive course that introduces students to music of all styles and cultures throughout the history of the world, from the most mysterious, distant past to the music of today's progressive scene.  Music of world cultures (Asia, Africa, South America, etc.) will also be experienced extensively, both in listening, discussion, and in hands-on application. Students will become familiar with the history of ancient music, European music, popular music styles (jazz, blues, rock, urban, etc.), and music in movies and popular culture.  The curriculum is centered around individual and group projects, hands-on activities, concerts, exploratory field trips, and audio-visual experiences.

Electronic Digital Music [52185X0ED Proficient / 52195X0ED Advanced] 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS-FAMIS
Grade Level: 9-12
Digital Music is a course that is quite broad, and is designed for students with musical experience who want to become familiar with how music is made digitally, how the digital age has affected music, and the basics of the modern music industry.  Students will become familiar with software used for creating music both historically and modern. Students will also learn the basics of the music industry and how modern careers in music work. Additionally, students will study the basics of acoustics and sound, with an emphasis on hands-on experiences in sound engineering and technology.

Percussion Ensemble/Steel Drum Ensemble Honors (52585X0PS) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS-FAMIS
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite:  Audition
This performance ensemble is open to all students interested in learning about performance technique and the history of steel drumming through the performance of traditional and popular music of the Caribbean. Public performances will be scheduled in cooperation with the schools and local community.

Theatre Arts Beginning (53152X0A) 1CR

Course Description: This course introduces students to the fundamentals of theatre production. Areas of study include introduction to theatre history, different types of plays, basic play production, pantomime and body language, voice and diction, stage makeup, beginning acting, basic directing, and script writing. Students in this class have the opportunity to participate in class productions and to work on major productions throughout the year. It is recommended that students taking this course be able to accept the responsibility of rehearsals and public performances.

Theatre Arts Intermediate (53162X0A) 1CR

Prerequisite:  Theatre Arts Beginning
Course Description: In this course students continue their study of how plays are produced through an examination of theatre history as it relates to play production, intermediate acting and stage movement, stage dialects, intermediate directing and script writing, critiquing of plays as literature and as theatrical performances. Other areas of study include costume design and construction, publicity and promotion of theatrical events, and box office management. Students have an opportunity to work on various productions throughout the school year. It is required that students taking this course be able to accept the responsibility of rehearsals and public performances.

Theatre Arts Proficient Fall (53175X0A) / Theatre Arts Proficient Spring (53175X0B) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Prerequisite:  Theatre Arts Beginning, Theatre Arts Intermediate
Course Description: Theatre Arts Proficient involves additional in-depth application of theatre arts knowledge, skills, and processes. Attendance at after school rehearsals and performances is required.

Theatre Arts Advanced Fall (53185X0A) / Theatre Arts Advanced Spring (53185X0B) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Prerequisite:  Theatre Arts Beginning, Theatre Arts Intermediate, Theatre Arts Proficient and Audition
Course Description: Theatre Arts Advanced is an even more advanced continuation of Theatre Arts Proficient and will require students to become initiators of learning and accomplishment, as well as, demonstrate leadership and expertise in theatre arts. Attendance at after school rehearsals and performances is required.

Technical Theatre (53612X0TT) 1CR

Prerequisite:  Application
Course Description: Students should be interested in the technical aspects of theatrical production instead of, or in addition to, acting. Areas of student include directing, stage makeup, costume design and construction, theatre organization, management and operation, scenery design and set construction, theatrical lighting, and sound effects. Members of the class complete individual projects during the year and are responsible for backstage work on all drama productions. Students must be able to accept the responsibility of rehearsals and public performances. Students may take this course more than one time for credit.

Musical Theatre (53622X0M) 1CR

Prerequisite:  Audition
Course Description: This class is for any student who has a serious interest in musical theatre. Major areas of study include history of musical theatre, movement and choreography, vocal training at various levels, advanced acting techniques, technical studies, and production styles. Students may take this course more than one time for a unit of credit.

Playwriting [53635X0P Proficient/53645X0P Advanced] 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS-FAMIS
Grade Level: 11-12

Directing & Production [53635X0D Proficient/53645X0D Advanced] 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS-FAMIS
Grade Level: 11-12

Children’s Theatre [53635X0CT Proficient/53645X0CT Advanced] 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS-FAMIS
Grade Level: 11-12

Dance Beginning (51152X0A) 1CR

 Location:       SHS
Grade Level: 9-12
Application Only – no prior experience necessary
Course Description: Beginning level of dance with concentration in Modern technique. Students will learn basic body alignment and understand basic kinesthetic awareness. They will understand basic dance vocabulary and be able to implement vocabulary. Students will also have an opportunity to study jazz and lyrical techniques in this class.

Dance Intermediate (51162X0A) 1CR

Location:       SHS
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite:  Dance Beginning
Course Description: Advanced beginning level of dance with concentration in Modern technique. Students will learn basic body alignment and understand basic kinesthetic awareness. They will apply and implement dance vocabulary and students will create their own piece of choreography.

Dance Proficient (51175X0A) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: Dance Beginning, Dance Ballet Technique, Dance Intermediate Modern Dance, Dance Composition/History I, and/or Audition – prior experience necessary
Intermediate level of dance, dancers will have a solid base of modern technique and will be able to begin to self-correct basic dance techniques. Students will have a solid understanding of kinesthetic awareness and are able to implement dance vocabulary.

Dance Advanced (51185X0A) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Dance Beginning, Dance Ballet Technique, Dance Intermediate Modern Dance, Dance Proficient, Dance Composition/History I, and/or Audition – prior experience necessary
Students will work at an advance level of modern and ballet techniques. They are able to self-correct with confidence dance technique and vocabulary. Students will have a strong understanding of kinesthetic awareness.

Dance Modern Dance Intermediate (51162X0MD) 1CR

Location:       SHS
Prerequisite:  Dance Beginning, Dance Ballet Technique and/or Audition – prior experience necessary
Grade Level: 9-10
Course Description: Advance beginning level of dance, learning the concepts of Lester Horton. Students will be able to recognize Horton vocabulary and be able to implement Horton technique simple movement studies. Students will apply basic alignment, kinesthetic and vocabulary techniques to one’s own movement.

Modern Dance Proficient (51175X0MD) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location SHS-FAMIS

Modern Dance Advanced (51185X0MD) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location SHS-FAMIS

Ballet Proficient (51275X0DB) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location SHS-FAMIS

Ballet Advanced (51285X0DB) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location SHS-FAMIS

Ballet Point Proficient (51275X0BP) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS - FAMIS
Prerequisite: Dance Beginning, Dance Ballet Technique, Dance Intermediate Modern Dance, Dance Proficient, Dance Composition/History I, and/or Audition – prior experience necessary
Grade Level: 10-11
Course Description: Dancers will work on an intermediate level of ballet. They will learn basic point and partnering vocabulary. They will understand ballet technique and vocabulary and will be able to perform at an intermediate level of competency.

Ballet Point Advanced (51285X0BTP) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS-FAMIS
Prerequisite: Dance Beginning, Dance Ballet Technique, Dance Intermediate Modern Dance, Dance Proficient, Dance Composition/History I, Dance Advanced and/or Audition – prior experience necessary
Grade Level: 12
Course Description: Students will work on a senior project; this is a culmination of four years of study. They will apply proper dance technique using dance vocabularies and apply tools of composition in a year end piece. This class will also emphasize a strong advance level of dance technique and vocabulary.

Dance Composition 51275X0DC Proficient/51285X0DC Advanced 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location SHS-FAMIS

Movement & Dance for Musical Theatre 53635X0MD Proficient/53645X0MD Advanced 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS-FAMIS
Grade Level: 9-12
All actors need to learn how to move on stage.  This class teaches actors the basic dance skills needed for Musical Theatre Choreography.  Students will learn, basic steps, turns, jumps and students will learn basic dance Technique.  The students will also learn how to choreograph for Musical Theatre.

Art Beginning (54152X0A) 1CR

Course Description: This course introduces the beginning art student to the basic materials and techniques in the area of drawing, painting, graphics, and sculpture. Students will study Elements of Art. The major objectives are to develop basic skills in these areas, to emphasize creative ideas on paper, and to encourage appreciation of the visual arts. Art appreciation is fostered through class discussion, portfolios, and oral critiques. Media students may work with include: graphite pencil, conte, ink, charcoal, pastels, collage, cut paper design, water colors, acrylic, tempera, and color pencils.

Art Intermediate (54162X0A) 1CR

Prerequisite: Art Beginning
Course Description: This course stresses the areas of drawing, painting, graphics, and sculpture. The foundations of art are continued from Art I with a concentration on the principles of design. The major objectives of the course are to more fully develop the basic skills mastered in Art I. Art appreciation is fostered through class discussion and oral critiques. Media students may work with include: graphite pencil, conte, ink, charcoal, pastels, collage, cut paper design, water color, acrylic, tempera, and color pencils.

Art Proficient (54175X0H) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Prerequisite:  Art Intermediate, teacher recommendation and portfolio review
Course Description: This course places emphasis on artistic experience, art history, and development. Students study drawing, painting, sculpture, acrylics, and printmaking. Students interested in an art career should talk with their counselor about this course. Assignments and teacher expectations are designed to be much more challenging than Art Beginning and Art Intermediate. This course requires work outside the classroom and is designed for the serious art student. Art Proficient is an advanced level course and involves more in-depth knowledge of art processes, media, and history.

Art Advanced (54185X0H) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Prerequisite:  Art Proficient, Teacher Recommendation and Portfolio Review
Course Description: This course places emphasis on artistic experience, art history, and development. Art Advanced offers a more in-depth study of techniques in Art Beginning, Intermediate and Proficient. This course is designed as an extension of Art Proficient. Assignments and teacher expectations are designed to be much more challenging than Art Beginning, Intermediate and Proficient. This course requires work outside the classroom and is designed for the serious art student. Art Advanced is an advanced level course and involves more in-depth knowledge of art processes, media, and history.

Painting 101 (54612X0P) 1CR

Prerequisites: Art Beginning and Art Intermediate
Grade Level: 10-12
Course Description: This course introduces the concepts, materials, and techniques of painting. Experience the joys of painting as a means of expression with the introduction of painting methods using various materials such as acrylics, watercolors, oil paints, and newer media. Learn how to stretch and build your own canvas. Emphasis is placed on technique, color theory, originality of content, and development of personal style. Different art styles and techniques, as well as color theory and the principles of design will be explored. Historical and contemporary approaches will be studied through hands-on studio demonstration followed by concentrated student projects. Students at this level may want to purchase some of their own brushes and supplies.

Painting 102 (54622X0P) 1CR

Prerequisites: Painting 101
Grade Level: 10-12
Course Description: Continue the study of the concepts, materials, and techniques of painting- but with an emphasis on independent work on a more personal level. Students will concentrate on specific area of study with various painting media of their choice. Personal style is emphasized as well as producing college level portfolio works.

Drawing (54612X0A) 1CR

Prerequisite:  “C” or better in Art Beginning
Course Description: Students in Drawing will further develop observational skills and problem solving skills learned in Art I. Instruction will be focused on enhancing students’ understanding of the Elements and Principles of Art and Design while exploring a variety of dry media and techniques. Materials such as graphite, ink, charcoal, pastel and colored pencil will be used to foster a comprehensive understanding of the descriptive, formal and expressive possibilities of drawing and design. Students will research and critique artists and art movements of the past and present as well as engage in group and individual critiques.

Sculpture (54612X0S) 1CR

Prerequisite:  “C” or better in Art Beginning
Course Description: This is a studio course offering an in depth study of the Elements and Principles through the arrangement of materials in a Three Dimensional format. Students will create the following: realistic and free form, open and closed form, organic and inorganic form. We will experiment with processes such as assemblage, casting, carving, and modeling. Project materials will include wire, wood, plaster, stone, clay paper, polymer, and a variety of found objects.

Art V / Portfolio Advanced (54645X0A) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite:  Art Advanced and Portfolio Review
Course Description: This course is an advanced art class for serious art students. Students interested in continuing their art education at the college level should consider taking this course. It is designed as an in-depth study of techniques and media. Students are expected to create a body of work (portfolio). Students are expected to be responsible and must be able to work independently. Teachers will be available to help student obtain information about colleges and special programs.

AP Studio Art 2-D Design (5A027X0AP) or AP Studio Art 3-D Design (5A037X0AP) 1CR (1 GPA Pt) / Advanced 2-D Art (54185X0SD) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Advanced taken in the Fall.
AP taken in the Spring. (Register for both courses)
Course Description: This course is the 2nd for AP Studio Art. It should be taken in the spring to finish the College Board requirements, and prepare for the portfolio review. The course is based on the guidelines of the College Board and uses the syllabus for AP Studio Art. Students are required to submit a portfolio of at least 24 to 30 quality works for evaluation at the end of term. The AP exam for Studio Art is the submission of the portfolio.

AP Studio Art (5A047X0AP) 1CR (1 GPA Pt) / Advanced Studio Art (54185X0SA) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Advanced taken in the Fall.
AP taken in the Spring. (Register for both courses)
Course Description: This course is the 2nd for AP Studio Art. It should be taken in the spring to finish the College Board requirements, and prepare for the portfolio review. The course is based on the guidelines of the College Board and uses the syllabus for AP Studio Art. Students are required to submit a portfolio of at least 24 to 30 quality works for evaluation at the end of term. The AP exam for Studio Art is the submission of the portfolio.

Creative Crafts, Beginning (54612X0CC) 1CR

Course Description: This class is designed to expose the student to various processes, techniques and methods related to crafts. The student will not only explore art history as it relates to various crafts and cultures, but will also learn the process used to create different crafts. A variety of media will be used and combined to create projects. These projects may include but are not limited to seasonal crafts.

Clay / Ceramics Beginning (54612X0C) 1CR

 

Prerequisite: Art Beginning and teacher recommendation
Course Description: This course emphasizes the expressive content and communication qualities of the clay body. Students gain the knowledge and ability to hand build and wheel throw the clay body, with the emphasis on hand-built methods. Students will also acquire the skills necessary for firing, glazing, scoring, and displaying of clay sculpture.

Clay / Ceramics Intermediate (54622X0B) 1CR

 

Prerequisite:  Clay/Ceramics Beginning and Teacher Recommendation
Course Description: This course is designed for those students who have attained skills working with clay. It is an advanced course to follow Clay/Ceramics I. Student purchase of clay and glaze is required.

Clay / Ceramics Proficient (54635X0A) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Prerequisite:  Clay/Ceramics Intermediate and Teacher Recommendation
Course Description: This course is designed for the serious pottery student. The student will gain knowledge and ability to create both functional and decorative pottery, to understand the historical development of pottery, and to explore the process of mixing clay and glazes as well as kiln firing. Student purchase of clay and glaze is required.

Clay / Ceramics Advanced (54645X0A) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Prerequisite:  Clay/Ceramics Proficient and Teacher Recommendation
Course Description: This course is designed for the serious pottery student. The student will gain knowledge and ability to create both functional and decorative pottery, to understand the historical development of pottery, and to explore the process of mixing clay and glazes as well as kiln firing. Student purchase of clay and glaze is required.

Oil/Watercolor Advanced Painting (54645X0P) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       SHS-FAMIS
Grade Level: 10-12
In this class students will focus on the techniques, terms, and applications of Oil and Watercolor paint. Color Theory and Value be major elements of the focus within the artworks and the processes involved in using these mediums. While painting is something that all art classes teach, this class will focus on the seldom offered and advanced forms of oil and watercolor.

Photography Now & Then (54645X0PH) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Textiles & Fabrics (54645X0TF) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Metals & Fibers (54645X0MET) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)