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    Welcome to the Visual

     

    & Performing Arts Department

     

    Dancing

    Courses Offered

    Color Guard
    Grades: 9 -12              Credits: 5 (One Semester)
    Prerequisites:  Students must audition for the class.
    This course is for male and female students who are interested in marching with the North County Condor Band as a shield, flag, or banner carrier. Extra-curricular activities will be required. Dance, drill or aerobic experience is helpful to join this class. There is an expense for outfits and fundraisers are encouraged to help with the cost.  There is after school practice as needed.  Donations for uniforms and supplies accepted.

    Orchestra
    Grades: 9 -12              Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)                UC/CSU: Yes (fulfills F requirement)
    Prerequisites:  Experience on a band instrument
    This course meets the F requirement for UC admission.  Performances are required.  Voluntary Donation for Transportation and Instruments.  Fundraising Mandatory.

    Jazz Band
    Grades: 9 -12              Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisites:  Experience on a band instrument and instructor approval
    A performing class designed to expose and familiarize students with jazz music, and to acquaint them with techniques and styles of playing jazz.  Voluntary Donation for Transportation and Instruments.  Fundraising Mandatory.

    Dance 1
    Grades: 9 -12              Credits: 5 (One Semester)                   UC/CSU: Yes (fulfills F requirement)
    Prerequisites:  None
    This course meets the VAPA requirement for UC admission. This course will allow students to learn the basic movements, positions, and steps of ballet, modern jazz, lyrical, fad and folk dancing. Students will learn dance history, criticism, terminology and choreography.

    Dance 2
    Grades: 9 -12              Credits: 5 (One Semester)                   UC/CSU: Yes (fulfills F requirement)

    Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or higher in Dance I or teacher recommendation
    This course meets the VAPA requirements for UC admission. This is an accelerated program, which continues from Dance I. This class will be in a show each term. Donations accepted for costumes.  Mandatory fundraisers are provided to help pay the cost of costumes.

    Dance 3
    Grades: 9 -12              Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)                UC/CSU: (fulfills F and G requirement)

    Prerequisites:  By audition only
    This course meets the VAPA requirements for UC admission.  A medical examination and academic eligibility are required. Students taking this class will perform at field shows, festivals, schools, and tours. They also create, build the set and choreograph for two shows. Some before and after-school rehearsals are mandatory for this course. Students will perform in public and gain self-confidence. Donations accepted for costumes.  Mandatory fundraisers are provided to help pay the cost of costumes.

    Ceramics 1
    Grades: 9 -12              Credits: 5 (One Semester)                   UC/CSU: Yes (fulfills F requirement)

    Prerequisites:  None
    This course meets the VAPA requirements for UC admission. This course is not repeatable. This is an introductory course covering "hand-built" methods of ceramic construction. In addition, works of ceramic art will be examined and discussed in terms of their history, their social and cultural influence, and the elements and principles of design they employ. Donations for supplies accepted.

    Ceramics 2
    Grades: 9 -12              Credits: 5 (One Semester)                   UC/CSU: Yes (fulfills F requirement)

    Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or higher in Ceramics I or teacher recommendation
    This course meets the VAPA requirements for UC admission. It is an advanced course that will review the fundamentals taught in Ceramics I. The potter's wheel will be emphasized. Firing techniques, kiln management, and high-fire glaze formulation are incorporated in this course. Donations for supplies accepted.

    Drawing and Painting 1
    Grades: 9 -12              Credits: 5 (One Semester)                   UC/CSU: Yes (fulfills F requirement)
    Prerequisites:  None
    This course meets the VAPA requirements for UC admission. This class is not repeatable. This is our introductory art course. Students will learn art history, art criticism drawing, and painting techniques. Students will be prepared for the next level of art classes.  Donations for supplies accepted.

    Drawing and Painting 2
    Grades: 9-12               Credits: 5 (One Semester)                   UC/CSU: Yes (fulfills F requirement)

    Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or higher in Drawing and Painting I or teacher recommendation
    This course meets the VPA requirements for UC admission. The emphasis is more academic and the studio work is advanced. Art History and art criticism are important components.  Donations for supplies accepted.

    Photo 1
    Grades: 9-12               Credits: 5 (One Semester)                   UC/CSU: Yes (fulfills F requirement)

    Prerequisites:  None.
    Photography I is a visual arts class; emphasis is on approaching the world of photography as a means of artistic expression. Students will study the masters of traditional and digital photography and learn to understand and evaluate photography as a creative art form. Through photography and the creative process, students will explore the elements of art, principles of design, composition, analog (wet) and digital photography equipment, digital darkroom techniques, lighting, and a variety of methods, techniques, and processes used in fine art photography.

    Photo 2
    Grades: 9-12               Credits: 5 (One Semester)                   UC/CSU: Yes (fulfills F requirement)

    Prerequisites:  C or better in Photo I or teacher recommendation.
    This is an intermediate class for students with Photography I skills. Students are introduced to advanced camera and darkroom techniques. The emphasis is on the continued exploration of artistic expression using photographic processes as a means of personal communication. In addition to the technical aspects of image making, students will also be concerned with aesthetic, formal, and conceptual qualities of photographs and how one speaks with them. Students will sue critiques to delve into the “reading” of images, looking at concept and content and explore the basics of visual literacy.