Course Catalog - Fine Arts

Fine Arts: Visual Arts, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Dance, & Theater Arts

PR: Prerequisite   |   CR: Credit for Course   |   SEM: Semesters   |   LC: Local Credit


Art

Art I (9-12) #6941

High School Art I is Concept-based. Curriculum units include drawing, painting, printmaking, three dimensional art, fiber, digital art and media, and compositions of mixed media. Students work toward mastery level in originality and creativity. No prior art experience is required to be eligible for this course.

PR: None

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Art II (9-12) #6946

High School Art II is Concept-based and is designed to build on the experience of the Curriculum units of Art I. Assignments and student problem solving are more complex in drawing, painting, printmaking, three dimensional art, fiber, digital art and media, and compositions of mixed media. Artists, artist styles, and periods of art history become a focus, as does extensive creativity, imagery, individualization, and gallery display.

PR: Art I/MS Art 3/ Student Portfolio

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Art III (10-11) #6947

High School Art III is Concept-based and provides for opportunities in creative expression on a more advanced level than those of Art I and Art II. Emphasis continues to be placed on understanding and recognition of artists, artist styles, and periods of art history. The significance and value of created art is accentuated along with extended creativity and portfolio development.

PR: Art II/Student Portfolio

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Art IV (11-12) #6948

High School Art IV is Concept-based and is an advanced course designed to expand on the experiences and skills developed in Art I, Art II, and Art III. Rigorous assignments and student problem solving are individualized to accommodate students’ desires to further explore media and ideas of their own choice. Student portfolios and gallery experiences are developed extensively.

PR: Art III/Student Portfolio

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

 

Art III, Drawing (10-12) #6953

High School Art III Drawing is Concept-based and is designed to build on the experiences of the Curriculum units of previous art courses. Assignments and student problem solving are more complex with concentration in drawing, drawing types, drawing techniques, and the various draw-ing media. Drawing as used by artists, as used in artist styles, and as observed in periods of art history become a focus. Extensive creativity, imagery, individualization, and gallery display in the drawing media are the expectations.

PR: Art II

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Art III, Painting (10-12) #6973

High School Art III Painting is Concept-based and is designed to build on the experiences of the Curriculum units of previous art courses. Assignments and student problem solving are more complex with concentration in painting, painting styles, painting techniques and the various paint media. Painting artists, painting artist styles, and periods of art history involved with painting become a focus. Extensive creativity, imagery, individualization, and gallery display in the painting media are the expectations.

PR: Art II

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Art III, Sculpture (10-12) #6963

High School Art III Sculpture is Concept-based and is designed to build on the experiences of the Curriculum units of previous art courses. Assignments and student problem solving are more complex with concentration in sculpture, sculpture types, sculpture techniques and the various sculpture media. Sculpture artists, sculpture artist styles, and periods of art history involved with sculpture become a focus. Extensive creativity, imagery, individualization, and gallery display in the sculpture media are the expectations.

PR: Art II

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Art III, Ceramics (10-12) #6993

High School Art III Ceramics is Concept-based and is designed to build on the experiences of the Curriculum units of previous art courses. Assignments and student problem solving are more complex with concentration in ceramics, ceramics types, ceramic building methods-including wheel throwing, glazing techniques and the various clay and glaze media. Ceramic artists, ceramic artist styles and purposes, and periods of art history involved with ceramics become a focus. Extensive creativity, imagery, individualization, and gallery display in the ceramic media are the expectations.

PR: Art II

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Art III, Digital Art and Media (10-12) #6983

High School Art III Digital Art and Media is Concept-based and is designed to build on the experiences of the Curriculum units of previous art courses. Assignments and student problem solving are more complex with concentration in digital art and media, digital art and media types, digital art and media creation methods, and digital art and media various software usage. Digital art and media artists, digital art and media artist styles, and periods of art history involved with digital art and media become a focus. Extensive creativity, imagery, individualization, and gallery display in digital art and media are the expectations.

PR: Art II

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Art IV, Drawing (11-12) #6955

High School Art IV Drawing is Concept-based and is designed to build on the experiences of the Curriculum units of Art III Drawing. Assignments and student problem solving are extremely complex requiring considerable concentration to achieve the high level of competency expected. Expanding both depth and breadth in drawing, drawing types, drawing techniques, and various drawing media is a portfolio requirement Drawing as used by artists, as used in artist styles, and as observed in periods of art history becomes a springboard for personal inspiration for more extensive creativity, imagery, and individualization. Frequent gallery displays in the various drawing media are required.

PR: Art III, Drawing II

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Art IV, Painting (11-12) #6974

High School Art IV Painting is Concept-based and is designed to build on the experiences of the Curriculum units of Art III Painting. Assignments and student problem solving are extremely complex requiring considerable concentration to achieve the high level of competency expected. Expanding both depth and breadth in painting, painting styles, painting techniques and the various paint media is a portfolio requirement. Painting artists, painting artist styles, and periods of art history involved with painting become a springboard for personal inspiration for more extensive creativity, imagery, and individualization. Frequent gallery displays in the various painting media are required...

PR: Art III, Painting II

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Art IV, Sculpture (11-12) #6964

High School Art IV Sculpture is Concept-based and is designed to build on the experiences of the Curriculum units of Art III Sculpture. Assignments and student problem solving are extremely complex requiring considerable concentration to achieve the high level of competency expected. Expanding both depth and breadth in sculpture, sculpture types, sculpture techniques and the various sculpture media is a portfolio requirement. Sculpture artists, sculpture artist styles, and periods of art history involved with sculpture become a springboard for personal inspiration for more extensive creativity, imagery, and individualization. Frequent gallery displays showcasing various sculpture are required.

PR: Art III, Sculpture II

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Art IV, Ceramics (11-12) #6994

High School Art IV Ceramics is Concept-based and is designed to build on the experiences of the Curriculum units of Art III Ceramics. Assignments and student problem solving are extremely complex requiring considerable concentration to achieve the high level of competency expected. Expanding both depth and breadth in ceramics, ceramics types, ceramic building methods-including wheel throwing, glazing techniques and the various clay and glaze media is a portfolio requirement. Ceramic artists, ceramic artist styles and purposes, and periods of art history involved with ceramics become a springboard for personal inspiration for more extensive creativity, imagery, and individualization. Frequent gallery displays showcasing various ceramics are required.

PR: Art III, Ceramics II

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Art IV, Digital Art and Media (11-12) #6984

High School Art IV Digital Art and Media is Concept-based and is designed to build on the experiences of the Curriculum units of Art III Digital Art and Media. Assignments and student problem solving are extremely complex requiring considerable concentration to achieve the high level of competency expected. Expanding both depth and breadth in digital art and media, digital art and media types, digital art and media creation methods, and digital art and media various software usage is a portfolio requirement. Digital art and media artists, digital art and media artist styles, and periods of art history involved with digital art and media become a springboard for personal inspiration for more extensive creativity, imagery, and individualization. Frequent gallery displays showcasing various digital art and media are required.

PR: Art III, Digital Art and Media

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Advanced Placement

 

Art History AP (10-12) #6985

AP Art History challenges students to an understanding and knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts. Students examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression. AP Art History provides students an independent track of study that is rigorous and academically challenging. Students complete course with the AP Art History exam. Course availability depends upon teacher certification in AP Art History

PR: Core/Art/Student Portfolio/Student Interest

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Art Drawing Portfolio AP (10-12) #6944

AP Portfolio, Studio Art Drawing enables students to develop in-depth personal styles and themes in original creation of drawing artworks. Portfolio students address three components within a basic three-section structure: Quality Section, Concentration Section, and Breadth Section. Students are required to show competence in high levels of commitment and rigor throughout the created body of artwork. Students complete course with submission of digital AP portfolio in Studio Art Drawing. Course availability depends upon teacher certification.

PR: Art/Student Portfolio/ Student Interest

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Art 2-D Design Portfolio AP (10-12) #6988

AP Portfolio, 2-D Design enables students to develop in-depth personal styles and themes in original creation of 2-D Design artworks. Portfolio students address three components within a basic three-section structure: Quality Section, Concentration Section, and Breadth Section. Students are required to show competence in high levels of commitment and rigor throughout the created body of artwork. Students complete course with submission of digital AP portfolio in 2-D Design. Course availability depends upon teacher certification.

PR: Art/Student Portfolio/ Student Interest

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Art 3-D Design Portfolio AP (10-12) #6989

AP Portfolio, 3-D Design enables students to develop in-depth personal styles and themes in original creation of 3-D Design artworks. Portfolio students address three components within a basic three-section structure: Quality Section, Concentration Section, and Breadth Section. Students are required to show competence in high levels of commitment and rigor throughout the created body of artwork. Students complete course with submission of digital AP portfolio in 3-D Design. Course availability depends upon teacher certification.

PR: Art/Student Portfolio/ Student Interest

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Dual Credit

 

Art Appreciation D (9-12) – MARSHALL, STEVENS, AND WARREN HS ONLY #6995

Students take Dual Credit Art Appreciation on their high school campus. Dual Credit Art Appreciation students work in various art media to explore the purposes and process-es in the visual arts including evaluation of multiple select-ed works. Content is college level and college paced. Students are required to show competence in high levels of commitment and rigor throughout the year of study.

PR: Student Interest

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Band

 

Prep Band I-IV (9-12) #6131

This course is designed for students who are learning to play a band instrument for the first time OR for students that are in the early stages of learning to play an instrument. Little or no prior experience is required for this course. Campus band director will assess student skill ability for this class. Basic music fundamentals include tone, rhythm, and technique development. Students are eligible to participate in campus concert performances and UIL performance assessments and will perform music literature from various music genres. Enrollment in this course constitutes some agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular requirements.

PR: Audition/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Concert Band I (9-12) #6121

Concert Band II (10-12) #6122

Concert Band III (11-12) #6123

Concert Band IV (12) #6124

This course is designed to build upon student skills for playing a band instrument acquired from previous courses of study. Increased performance skills will include increased music notation, technical ability, music expression, and increased precision regarding basic fundamentals for performance. All genres of music will be performed. This course includes development of skills applied to indoor concerts as well as the fall seasonal marching band performances. Minimum of 4 hours weekly outside the school day are required for rehearsals to adequately address performance requirements for the course. UIL performance assessments and student eligibility for Texas All-State Ensembles are included in this course work. Scholarship opportunities are available. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular requirements.

PR: Audition/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Symphonic Band I (9-12) #6101

Symphonic Band II (10-12) #6102

Symphonic Band III (11-12) #6103

Symphonic Band IV (12) #6104

This course is designed for students to develop a mastery level for playing a band instrument acquired from previous courses of study. Students will acquire advanced skills needed to perform very complex music literature. Students will develop strong leadership skills, evoke high levels of expression, and perform literature of all genres and ensemble instrumentation. This course includes development of skills applied to indoor concerts as well as the fall seasonal marching band performances. Minimum of 4 hours weekly outside the school day are required for rehearsals to adequately address performance requirements for the course. UIL performance assessments and student eligibility for Texas All-State Ensembles are included in this course work. Scholarship opportunities are numerable. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular requirements.

PR: Audition/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Band Flags I (9-12) #6855

Band Flags II (10-12) #6866

Band Flags III (11-12) #6867

Band Flags IV (12) #6868

(These courses are not available at Health Careers H.S.)

This course is designed for students interested in developing skills used in color guard units that perform with marching bands AND skills used for development of indoor winterguard presentations. Students will develop ability to perform all genres of dance and will have the opportunity to perform in both ensemble and solo settings during the fall and spring semesters. Students receive fine arts and PE credit for this course.

PR: Audition/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR (PE and/or Fine Arts Credit)

 

Jazz Band I (9-12) NOT AVAILABLE AT HCHS #6141

Jazz Band II (10-12) NOT AVAILABLE AT HCHS #6142

Jazz Band III (11-12) NOT AVAILABLE AT HCHS #6143

Jazz Band IV (12) NOT AVAILABLE AT HCHS #6144

This course is designed as an enrichment opportunity for students to apply instrumental music skills to the jazz medium. Students will study jazz history, learn to improvise, and perform jazz literature of all styles. With the exception of rhythm section instruments required for the jazz course (piano, bass, rhythm guitar, and trapset), all students must be a concurrent member of the Prep, Con-cert, or Symphonic Band. Sound music fundamentals are a prerequisite for success in this course. Texas All-State Ensembles and large scholarship opportunities are included in this course work. Students will perform extensively in public venues. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular requirements.

PR: Audition/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Instrumental Ensemble I (9-12) #6310

Instrumental Ensemble II (10-12) #6312

Instrumental Ensemble III (11-12) #6313

Instrumental Ensemble IV (12) #6314

This series of courses are designed for students interested in developing extensive detailed performance applications on a specific music instrument. Students work independently at their own pace, in small ensemble settings of unique instrumentation (i.e. brass choirs, woodwind choirs, etc) and apply skills developed in concert, recital, and other various performance venues. Student audio portfolios are created, university audition recitals are developed, and audition preparations for Texas all-state are all part of the curriculum. In addition, students desiring to learn to play more than one instrument can be enrolled in this class for individualized instruction. Each course builds upon the student’s skill level developed in previous courses of study.

PR: Audition/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Guitar I (9-12) #6381

Guitar II (10-12) #6382

Guitar III (11-12) #6384

Guitar IV (12) #6385

(Brennan and Stevens only)

This series of courses are designed for students interested in learning to play guitar. Each course builds upon skills learned in the previous course(s) of study. No prior experience is required for this course. Course is available only on those campuses where a certified instructor is as-signed. Campus music instructor will assess student skill ability for each class. Basic music fundamentals include music notation, rhythm, counting, and guitar performance applications. Students will study and rehearse music of all styles. Opportunity for concert performances is included with each course. Enrollment in this course constitutes some agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular requirements.

PR: Audition/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Choir

 

Choir I Treble (9-12) #6451

Choir II Treble (10-12) #6452

Choir III Treble (11-12) #6453

Choir IV Treble (12) #6454

This course develops skills in proper vocal production and music reading. Students learn to improve their singing voice, sight-reading and ensemble skills through performance participation. Choral literature will include all genres of vocal music written for the treble voice. Each level of this course, will build on the foundation of the previous course. Students will develop in confidence and collaborative skills through performance opportunities in solo, small and larger vocal ensembles. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular requirements.

PR: Audition/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Choir I Advanced Treble (9-12) #6461

Choir II Advanced Treble (10-12) #6462

Choir III Advanced Treble (11-12) #6463

Choir IV Advanced Treble (12) #6464

This course develops the most advanced treble musicians and gives students the opportunity to improve their skills in vocal production, sight-reading, and ensemble participation. Choral literature will include secular and sacred music from all times and periods of music in the treble range. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular requirements.

PR: Audition/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Choir I Tenor Bass (9-12) #6501

Choir II Tenor Bass (10-12) #6502

Choir III Tenor Bass (11-12) #6503

Choir IV Tenor Bass (12) #6504

This course develops skills in proper vocal production and music reading. Students learn to improve their singing voice, sight-reading, and ensemble skills through performance participation. Choral literature will include all genres of vocal music written for their tenor bass voice range. Each level of this course, will build on the foundation of the previous course. Students will develop confidence and collaborative skills through performance opportunities in solo, small and large vocal ensembles. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular requirements.

PR: Audition/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Choir I Mixed (9-12) #6431

Choir II Mixed (10-12) #6432

Choir III Mixed (11-12) #6433

Choir IV Mixed (12) #6434

This course develops the most advanced choral musicians and gives students the opportunity to improve their skills in vocal production, sight-reading, and ensemble participation. Choral literature will include secular and sacred music from all times and periods of music for all vocal ranges. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular requirements.

PR: Auditions/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Vocal Ensembles I (9-12) #6511

Vocal Ensembles II (10-12) #6512

Vocal Ensembles III (11-12) #6513

Vocal Ensembles IV (12) #6514

This course develops additional skills of advanced students with strong music fundamentals. Students will explore non-traditional ensemble techniques and literature of all styles. Size and composition of each group is designed to meet the requirements of the music being studied. Ensembles will consist of madrigals, vocal jazz, show choirs and other contemporary music genres.

PR: Concurrent enrollment in choir/Audition/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Dance

 

Principles of Dance I (9-12) #6811

Principles of Dance II (10-12) #6812

Principles of Dance III (11-12) #6813

Principles of Dance IV (12) #6814

Principles of Dance I is designed to introduce students to various mediums of dance, including ballet, modern dance, tap, jazz, musical theatre, and world dance forms. Emphasis is on the development of technical and mind/body coordination skills, physical strength, and creativity. Instruction focuses on training the student to combine and coordinate all the elements of dance performance when set to music. Principles of Dance I is a general dance survey course and forms the foundation for Principles of Dance II, III, IV. Each level of dance instruction builds on the foundation of knowledge and skills established at prior levels. Each course will enhance student confidence, poise, collaborative skills through solo and ensemble performances. Dance students will have multiple opportunities to perform in campus dance recitals, city/state venues, and musicals. Level numbers represent achievement levels, not student grade level. No prior dance training is required to enroll in Principles of Dance Level I.

PR for Level I: None

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Ballet I (9-12) #6821

Ballet II (10-12) #6822

Ballet III (11-12) #6823

Ballet IV (12) #6824

(These courses offered at Brandeis H.S. only)

This course will develop self-discipline and healthy bodies while applying ballet etiquette and dance safety. Students recognize major ballet works, styles, and ballet artists in history. Students will learn how to execute ballet technique, use ballet vocabulary, and perform barre exercises and center combinations. Students will present and evaluate classical and contemporary ballet performances and will explore technology and applications to ballet and movement. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular requirements.

PR: Audition

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Modern Dance I (9-12) #6831

Modern Dance II (10-12) #6832

Modern Dance III (11-12) #6833

Modern Dance IV (12) #6834

(These courses offered at Brennan H.S. only.)

This course will develop the students’ ability to recognize major modern/contemporary dance works, styles, and dance artists in history. Students will execute modern/contemporary dance technique, use modern/contemporary vocabulary, and perform memorized movement exercises, combinations, and created movement sequences or studies. Students will apply modern/ contemporary dance etiquette and dance safety and will explore technology applications for modern/contemporary dance movement. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular requirements.

PR: Audition

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Jazz Dance I (9-12) #6835

Jazz Dance II (10-12) #6836

Jazz Dance III (11-12) #6837

Jazz Dance IV (12) #6838

(These courses offered at Stevens H.S. only.)

This course will develop the students’ ability to recognize major jazz dance works, styles, and dance artists in history. Students will execute jazz dance technique, use jazz dance vocabulary, and perform memorized movement exercises, combinations, and created movement sequences or studies. Students will apply jazz dance etiquette and dance safety and will explore technology applications for jazz dance movement. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular requirements.

PR: Audition

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Hip Hop Dance I (9-12) #6871

Hip Hop Dance II (10-12) #6872

Hip Hop Dance III (11-12) #6873

Hip Hop Dance IV (12) #6874

(These courses offered at John Jay H.S. only.)

This course will develop the students’ ability to recognize major hip hop dance works, styles, and dance artists in history. Students will execute hip hop dance technique, use hip hop vocabulary, and perform memorized movement exercises, combinations, and created movement sequences or studies. Students will apply hip hop dance etiquette, dance safety and will explore technology applications for hip hop dance movement. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular requirements.

PR: Audition

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Mariachi

 

Mariachi I Prep (9-12) #6351

Mariachi II Prep (10-12) #6352

Mariachi III Prep (11-12) #6353

Mariachi IV Prep (12) #6354

(These courses offered at Holmes & Jay H.S. only.)

This course is designed for students who want to learn to play an instrument used in mariachi. Little or no prior experience is required for this course. Instruments taught in this class include guitar, vihuela, and guitar-ron. Trumpet, violin, and vocal students that are beginners are encouraged to enroll in a prep band or choir class to learn the basic music fundamentals. Campus orchestra director will assess student skill ability. Basic music fundamentals include music reading, rhythm, and technique development needed for each instrument. Stage presence, student confidence, and performance preparation are emphasized. Students are eligible to participate in some campus concert venues. Music of all mariachi genres is explored. Enrollment in this course constitutes some agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular requirements.

PR: Audition/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Mariachi I Intermediate (9-12) #6355

Mariachi II Intermediate (10-12 #6356

Mariachi III Intermediate (11-12) #6357

Mariachi IV Intermediate (12) #6358

(These courses offered at Holmes & Jay H.S. only.)

This course is designed for students to build upon the mariachi fundamentals learned previously and to develop further performance techniques used in mariachi literature. Students will increase technical, musical, and expressive elements needed to perform more challenging literature in a variety of mariachi styles. Guitar, vihuela, guitarron, trumpet, violin, and vocal students rehearse collaboratively with increased public performances to be included. Some sectional rehearsal time is required outside the school day. The history of mariachi and connections to Folkloric Music are explored more extensively. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular requirements.

PR: Audition/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Mariachi I Advanced (9-12) #6359

Mariachi II Advanced (10-12) #6360

Mariachi III Advanced (11-12) #6361

Mariachi IV Advanced (12) #6362

(These courses offered at Holmes & Jay H.S. only.)

This course is designed for students that want to develop a mastery level of performance ability in mariachi. Students will apply advanced technical, musical, and lyrical applications to challenging mariachi literature of all styles. Guitar, vihuela, guitarron, trumpet, violin, and vocal students rehearse collaboratively with heavy emphasis on public performances. Extensive collaboration with Folkloric Music and Dance are explored. A minimum of 2 hours per week of time is required outside the school day for sectionals, rehearsals, and public performances. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular requirements.

PR: Audition/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Orchestra

 

Orchestra I Prep (9-12) #6231

Orchestra II Prep (10-12) #6232

Orchestra III Prep (11-12) #6233

Orchestra IV Prep (12) #6234

This course is designed for students who are learning to play a string instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass) for the first time OR for students that are in the early stages of learning to play an instrument. Little or no prior experience is required for this course. Campus orchestra director will assess student skill ability for this class. Basic music fundamentals include tone, rhythm, and technique development. Students are eligible to participate in campus concert performances and UIL performance assessments and will perform music literature from various music genres. Enrollment in this course constitutes some agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular requirements.

PR: Audition/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Orchestra I Concert (9-12) #6235

Orchestra II Concert (10-12) #6236

Orchestra III Concert (11-12) #6237

Orchestra IV Concert (12) #6238

This course is designed to build upon student skills for playing a string instrument acquired from previous courses of study. Increased performance skills will include increased music notation, technical ability, music expression, and increased precision regarding basic fundamentals for performance. All genres of music will be performed. Performance opportunities are numerous and varied. The course will require some rehearsal time outside of the school day to prepare for various concerts. UIL performance assessments and student eligibility for Texas All-State Ensembles are included in this course work. Students are eligible for selection to perform in campus full orchestra ensembles. Scholarship opportunities are available. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular requirements.

PR: Audition/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Orchestra I Symphonic (9-12) #6239

Orchestra II Symphonic (10-12) #6240

Orchestra III Symphonic (11-12) #6241

Orchestra IV Symphonic (12) #6242

This course is designed for students to develop a mastery level for playing a string instrument acquired from previous courses of study. Students will acquire advanced skills needed to perform very complex music literature. Students will develop strong leadership skills, evoke high levels of expression, and perform literature of all genres and ensemble instrumentation. The course will require some rehearsal time outside of the school day to prepare for various concerts. UIL performance assessments and student eligibility for Texas All-State Ensembles are included in this course work. Students are eligible for selection to perform in campus full orchestra ensemble concerts. Scholarship opportunities are numerous. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular requirements.

PR: Audition/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Music I, Orchestra I 6243 NC: 21st Century Strings

Music II, Orchestra II Gr 10,11,12 6244 NC: 21st Century Strings

Music III, Orchestra III Gr 11,12 6245 NC: 21st Century Strings

Music IV, Orchestra IV Gr 12

21st Century Strings (9-12) #6243

21st Century Strings (10-12) #6244

21st Century Strings (11-12) #6245

21st Century Strings (12) #6246

This course is designed for students to explore performance techniques required for 21st Century String music. This course expands the standard orchestra curriculum and literature to include jazz, blues, world, fiddle, rock, and pop and enables students to apply electric instrument applications. Improvisation and stage performance skills are emphasized. The course is highly performance based. Student prerequisites include a strong working knowledge on their instrument and concurrent enrolled in Orchestra I, II, III, or IV. (offered at Jay HS only in 2020)

PR: Audition/Rubric

SEM:2 CR: 1


Band, Choir, Orchestra

 

Music Appreciation I (9-12) #6540

Music Appreciation IA (9-12) #6548

Music Appreciation IB (9-12) #6549

This course is designed for students interested in studying the history of music, major time periods in which music developed as an art form, and the composers that impacted music literature of the world. Students will listen to, identify, and analyze major music compositions and trace the impact of such compositions through the development of world cultures. Students will also connect the creation and evolution of music instrument construction to various cultures around the world. No prior music knowledge is required to enroll in this course.

PR: NONE

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Music Theory I (9-12) #6531

Music Theory II (10-12) #6532

Music Theory AP (9-12) #6537

This series of courses are designed for students interested in developing music notation writing skills and composition skills. Students will develop an understanding of basic music theory construction of melodic and harmonic lines of music as well as chord construction. Each course builds upon skills developed in previous courses. Students analyze and compose lines of music. Piano keyboard skills are used for theory applications. Applied Music Theory is offered on campuses where a certified AP Music Theory Instructor is available. Students completing Music Theory I are eligible for AP Music Theory OR music instructors can recommend students with strong music backgrounds for AP Music Theory without completion of prior Music Theory courses. Student compositions are performed by various ensembles. Scholarship awards are available for recognized compositions. Students are eligible to acquire college credit through the College Board AP Music Theory Exam process.

PR: Teacher Recommendation/Rubric

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Theatre

 

Theatre Arts I (9-12) #6631

Theatre Arts I is offered to students who are new to high school theatre. Theatre Arts I students will learn an appreciation for Theatre as an art form while examining both the acting and technical aspects of theatre. The interdependence of theatrical elements, the collaborative process, and creative problem solving skills will be employed as students begin to identify the impact of theatre on contemporary society, relate historical and cultural influences on theatre, appreciate theatre as a reflection of life, give and receive constructive criticism, and identify career opportunities in the Theatrical Arts.

PR: None

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Theatre Arts II (10-12) #6632

Theatre Arts II is offered to students who have successfully completed Theatre Arts I and want to continue to build upon the skills learned in that course. Through the demonstration of the ability to analyze scripts for technical and character building elements, students will identify as a creative part of an ensemble and collaborative production team. In order to evaluate the use of artistic elements in a production, Theatre Arts II students are required to participate in a theatrical production. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular requirements.

PR: Theatre Arts I

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Theatre Arts III (11-12) #6633

Theatre Arts III is a continuation of study from Theatre Arts II. Students will explore advanced techniques in safely employing vocal, physical, and emotional expression and will evaluate the effects of creative expression on an audience. Through activities such as writing effective dialogue, casting and directing duet scenes, and integrating other areas of art or media into performances, students will demonstrate responsibility and artistic discipline. Students enrolled in Theatre Arts III are required to participate in a theatrical production. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular requirements.

PR: Theatre Arts II

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Theatre Arts IV (12) #6634

Theatre Arts IV is the culmination of the study of Theatre Arts in high school. Students will continue to build upon the skills acquired in Theatre Arts I-III. In Theatre Arts IV students will apply expertise in voice, movement, emotional expression, character development, and script analysis. Students will demonstrate responsibility and artistic discipline through the activity of casting and directing a short play. Students will evaluate a selected career in Theatre Arts and develop a resume and portfolio of theatrical experience. Theatre IV students are required to participate in a theatrical production. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular requirements.

PR: Theatre Arts III

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Technical Theatre I (9-12) #6641

Technical Theatre I is a course for students new to Technical Theatre. Students will be introduced to the safe use of scenery, lighting, costumes, sound, makeup, and props to effectively enhance theatrical productions. Through the design process, students will gain an appreciation for Theatrical Design as an art form and will recognize them-selves as a creative part of a production team. Technical Theatre I students will learn to evaluate live theatre recognize the impact of live theatre on contemporary society. Technical Theatre I is a project based course that will require students to practice the safe use of shop tools and materials.

PR: None

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Technical Theatre II (10-12) #6642

Technical Theatre II is offered to students who have successfully completed Technical Theatre I and want to continue to build upon the skills learned in that course. Students will learn the principles of design, principles of composition, and color theory as they begin to analyze dramatic scripts and apply the design process. Advanced techniques in the building of scenery, costumes, and props and the execution of lighting and sound will be examined. Students will gain an appreciation for world cultures and their contributions to Theatre Arts. Career opportunities in Technical Theatre will be explored while students begin to prepared resumes and portfolios of their theatrical design experiences. Technical Theatre II is a project based course that will require students to practice the safe use of shop tools and materials.

PR: Technical Theatre I

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Technical Theatre III (11-12) #6643

Technical Theatre III is a continuation of study from Technical Theatre II. Students will explore advanced techniques in scenery construction, costume construction, makeup application, lighting design, sound design, and theatrical marketing. Students will demonstrate the design process by working as a member of a collaborative design team in designing technical elements for theatrical productions. Technical Theatre III is a project based course that will require students to practice the safe use of shop tools and materials.

PR: Technical Theatre II

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Technical Theatre IV (12) #6644

Technical Theatre IV is the culmination of the study of Technical Theatre Arts in high school. Students will enhance the skills obtained in Technical Theatre I-III. Technical Theatre IV students will model the design process by designing the technical elements for a theatrical production. Students will demonstrate leadership skills by supervising the creation of their artistic designs in scenery, costumes, lighting, and sound giving students an appreciation for the full production process. Students will focus on a specific career in Technical Theatre and complete a resume and portfolio of their theatrical design experiences. Technical Theatre IV is a project based course that will require students to practice the safe use of shop tools and materials.

PR: Technical Theatre III

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Theatre Production I (9-12) #6651

Theatre Production II (10-12) #6652

Theatre Production III (11-12) #6653

Theatre Production IV (12) #6654

Theatre Production provides students with practical hands-on experiences in acting and stagecraft through the preparation and public performances of plays. This curricular laboratory for the exploration, development, and synthesis of all the elements of theatre supplements other theatre and technical theatre courses by providing opportunities for the integration and implementation of ideas, skills, and techniques acquired in those classes. This course requires a commitment of time outside the academic school day. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular requirements. This course is offered at some NISD high schools.

PR: Audition

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Musical Theatre I (9-12) #6671

Musical Theatre II (10-12) #6672

Musical Theatre III (11-12) #6673

Musical Theatre IV (12) #6674

Musical Theatre will expose students to a wide range of onstage performance disciplines, including acting performance, vocal performance, and dance performance. Students will receive comprehensive and rigorous instruction in varied styles of musical theatre, with special attention to the top principles of stage movement, vocal technique, choreography, acting, and characterization. Musical Theatre students are required to participate in theatrical productions. Enrollment in this course constitutes agreement to fulfill all curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular requirements. "Not offered at all campuses. Must have approval from the Fine Arts Office"

PR: None

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

OnRamps Arts and Entertainment Technologies #6986

This course presents a broad overview of digital media technologies, software, and applications along with the fundamental concepts of digital representations of images and signals. Students study an assortment of entertainment concepts or experiences, discover the underlying technology involved, and learn how this technology is delivered to the participant. In pursuit of answers to such questions, students also consider the cultural, philosophical, ethical, and practical aspects of entertainment technology.