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STUDIO ART 10                                                                                                                            MVAG-10

Grade 9 students are eligible to register for this course

 

Students will learn the strategies of image development and explore a variety of media and techniques in order to develop their problem-solving skills and creative expression.  Art movements and contemporary issues will be introduced as students are working on their projects.  Students will keep a Visual Journal/Sketchbook to record their progress in image making.  Students will also begin to develop their own visual expression in 2D and 3D.

 


STUDIO ART 11                                                                                                                      MAF--11STA

 

Students will learn more advanced ways to develop images while improving their artistic expression.  The development of their own "voice" for a more personal visual expression will be explored.  Students can begin to develop pieces for inclusion in their Art Portfolio.

 

STUDIO ART 12                                                                                                                                                                                  MAF--12STA

 

In this course the students will work in a more in-depth way to create art pieces that express their personal views and beliefs of the world.  They are encouraged to expand their skills and take risks so that they develop their personal voice.

 

ART FOUNDATIONS 11/12                                                                             MAF--11INT/MAF--12INT

 

This is an introductory course for students who have never taken art.  The elements and principles of Art and Design will be taught and students will use a variety of media and techniques to explore their creative expression.

 

ART CAREERS 11/12                                                                                                                    YSEVC1B

 

The focus of this course is to help students who wish to pursue a career in the visual arts to produce a balanced and varied portfolio.  Students will have the opportunity to work on independent projects to help them to develop a sense of direction and self-motivation which is particularly important for those who wish to build a portfolio of work and/or pursue a career in art.  The portfolio will consist of 10-15 pieces of artwork.  The Visual Journal will count as one of the pieces.

                                                                                                     

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 10/11/12                                                    MVAC-10/MSACS11/MSACS12

 

This course is designed for those students who wish to express their creativity by making 3-dimensional forms.  Students will explore sculptural methods and surface treatments.  Students will keep a Visual Journal/Sketchbook in which they will record their thoughts, ideas for projects, and musings about 3D art.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 10                                                                                                               YVPA-0KPHO

Leads to: Photo 11, Photo & Digital Media Development 11 or Annual Production 11

 

This introductory course provides a working knowledge of black and white film photography. Students learn to use manual SLR cameras, process black and white film and use the darkroom to make prints. This is a hands-on project-based course. Students may also learn some basic Photoshop skills to digitize and retouch their photographs. Creativity and exploration are emphasized along with technical skills. Film cameras are available for loan.  Materials fee:  $20.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 11                                                                                                               YVPA-1PPHO

Leads to: Photo 12 or Annual Production 11

 

Photography 11 is a balance of creative expression and increasing technical skill in photography. This course is for students new to photography and for those who have taken Photography 10 and want to develop more advanced skills. New students will learn to use 35 mm SLR film cameras, black and white film processing, darkroom printing and may learn basic Photoshop for digitizing and retouching prints from film. Film cameras are available for short term loan. Students in their second year of photography may use digital SLR cameras for photo projects if they wish.  Materials fee:  $20 for first year students; $30 for second year students.

 


PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL MEDIA DEVELOPMENT 11                                                          MFNAS11

Leads to: Photo 12 or Annual Production 11

 

The emphasis in this course is digital photography and learning Photoshop to improve your photos through technical and creative projects. You need no prior experience with photography or Photoshop for this course. Students who have taken Photo 10 or 11 will build on their experience and have the option of working in film as well as digital formats. A limited number of DSLR and film cameras are available for short-term loan. This course is available for either FINE ARTS or APPLIED SKILLS credit.  A fee for printing costs may be applied ($5-$10).

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 12                                                                                                               YVPA-2NPHO

Prerequisite: Photo 10, Photo 11, Photo & Digital Media Development 11, or the equivalent with permission from the teacher

Leads to:  Annual Production 11

 

Photography 12 continues an exploration of photography as creative communication and personal expression. Students may work in either digital or film formats. Projects are intended to challenge the experienced student photographer. Students are assisted in building a portfolio if they wish to pursue post-secondary studies in photography or design. This course particularly suits motivated students who work well independently. A limited number of DSLR and film cameras are available for loan.  Materials fee:  $30

 

GRAPHICS 10                                                                                                                        YVPA-0DGRA

Leads to: Graphics 11 or Annual Production 11

 

In this course students learn graphic design as well as Adobe CS4 Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign while working on a variety of creative projects. No Prior experience is necessary.  Projects include comic strips, logos, business cards, magazines, typography, packaging, and some school publications. Materials fee:  $5 to cover printing costs will apply.

 

GRAPHICS 11                                                                                                                                                                                    YVPA-1GGRA

Leads to: Graphics 12 or Annual Production 11

 

This course is open to first-time graphics students and those returning from Graphics 10. First year students learn graphic design fundamentals and Adobe CS4 Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign while working on a variety of creative projects. No prior experience is necessary.  First year projects include comic strips, logos, packaging and some school publications. Returning students will work on more advanced projects such as street banners, shopping bags and more advanced layouts, as well as school publications, including the Graduation 2014 program.  The course allows returning students to work on projects suitable to build their art/design school portfolios.  Materials fee:  $5 to cover printing costs will apply.

 

GRAPHICS 12                                                                                                                         YVPA-2DGRA

Prerequisite: Completion of either Graphics 10 or Graphics 11

 

In this course students use their prior experience to create advanced projects in design. Students are encouraged to develop an individual style. Projects include school publications, including the Graduation 2014. The course allows students to work on projects suitable to build their art/design school portfolios.  A $5 fee to cover printing costs will apply.

 

ANNUAL PRODUCTION 11                                                                                                            YCCT-1C

Prerequisite:  Graphics 10 or Photography 10 Recommended

 

Students who take Annual Production will produce Templeton's yearbook.  Students with some of the practical skills including layout design, photography, marketing, writing, drawing, organization, fundraising, problem solving, decision making and teamwork skills, and/or familiarity with Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign are encouraged to enroll.  Evaluation is based on quality and quantity of work, participation and attitude. This course is limited to one block.

 

 

ANNUAL PRODUCTION 12                                                                                                            YCCT-2C

Prerequisite:  Annual Production 11

 

Students who take Annual Production will produce Templeton's yearbook.  Students with prior experience in Annual Production 11 are encouraged to take leadership roles in layout, design, writing, photography, marketing or as Co-Editors for the entire team.  Evaluation is based on quality and quantity of work, participation and attitude. This course is limited to one block.

 

ANIMATION & GAMING 10                                                                                                          YCCT-0A

 

Do you like to watch movies or play computer games?  Learn to make your own cartoons and video games.  Develop skills in classical, stop motion, and digital animation.  Learn how to design and create your own computer game.  Work as part of a team on a variety of exciting projects.  Bring together your enjoyment of art and computers in one fun class, while learning valuable computing and project management skills.

This course is open to Grade 9 and 10 students and provides you with a solid skill foundation in creating animations that will provide the motion to characters and objects used in both traditional animated stories and interactive entertainment applications (video games), as well as the opportunity to develop your understanding and application of the design process in a computer graphics environment and gaining a understanding of animation history, planning, principles, and the application of the industry's production pipeline to create movie-ready and game-ready animation.

Developing a diverse skill set, you will be working in a production studio environment, exploring storytelling, game levels, game play, project management, research and documentation skills and the work flow for creating a game design document.  You will gather and develop reference materials to explore and support your ability to develop a traditional and an interactive story-telling environment.  Throughout this course you will develop communication skills that enable teams to communicate effectively via the Internet.  Projects increase in complexity and challenge as the course progresses and, culminate with you, as part of a team, applying your knowledge to plan and create either an animated movie or a game on your own.

 

ANIMATION & GAMING 11                                                                                                          YCCT-1A

Prerequisite:  Animation & Gaming 10 is suggested, but not required

 

This course is open to both returning grade 10 students and new grade 11s.  New students will be introduced to the skills and concepts necessary in creating animations that provide the motion to characters and objects used in both traditional animated stories and interactive entertainment applications (video games).  Returning students will have the chance to create more advanced animated short movies (integrating sound and multiple camera angles) and/or work to develop their own mini-game.

 

ANIMATION & GAMING 12                                                                                                          YCCT-2A

Prerequisite:  Animation & Gaming 11

 

This course is open to both returning grade 11 students and new grade 12s.  New students will be introduced to the skills and concepts necessary in creating animations that provide the motion to characters and objects used in both traditional animated stories and interactive entertainment applications (video games).  Returning students will have the chance to create more advanced animated short movies (integrating sound and multiple camera angles) and/or work to develop their own mini-game. 

ANIMATION & GAMING 12G - Digital Modelling & Design                                                         YCCT-2G

Prerequisite:  Animation & Gaming 12

 

This course is open only to returning grade 12 students (although it can be taken concurrently with ANIMATION & GAMING 12 with permission by the instructor).  Students in this course will be able to pick a specific project or area of focus upon which to focus their efforts.

 

 

JOURNALISM FOR THE 21st CENTURY                                                                                          YCCT-0D

 

If you have a cell phone, then you have all the technology you need to photograph, record, text and tweet about your life, current events, and the world around you.  As a Journalism student you will be on the staff of a monthly on-line magazine, where you will publish pictures, articles, video, and audio.  Learn how to use Twitter, Facebook, Tumbler, YouTube, and other social media as professional tools.  Cell phones and social media are giving youth around the world a stronger voice, and shaping world event and the way we talk about them.  Be part of this exciting trend.  (Note:  a cell phone is NOT required for this course.)

 

This course teaches you the fundamentals of publishing for print, radio, and television, with an emphasis on clear and concise communication, and the professional standards by which the quality of all news is measured, namely:  fairness, accuracy, context and the pursuit of truth.  You will also learn about the genres, roles, media and impact of journalism.  You will learn about gathering and preparing news stories, reporting ethically, preparing editorials, writing features, preparing photos, and evaluating media channels and advertising.  This course will also ask you to apply your understanding of journalism to one particular media channel - BlogSpot, Twitter, Facebook, Tumbler, or YouTube, for example.  You will also have an opportunity to choose one aspect of journalism and explore it in more depth.

 

BROADCASTING FOR THE 21st CENTURY                                                                                                YCCT-1D

Prerequisite:  Journalism 11

 

This course is open to both returning grade 10 students and new grade 11s.  New students will be introduced to the fundamentals of publishing for print, radio, and television, with an emphasis on clear and concise communication, and the professional standards by which the quality of all news is measured.  Returning students will have the chance to
delve more deeply into radio and television as a medium.  You will also take on editorial roles within "Once A Titan",  the online magazine that documents life at Templeton and the Templeton community.

 

PUBLISHING FOR THE 21st CENTURY                                                                                           YCCT-2D

Prerequisite:  Journalism 11

 

This course is open to both returning grade 11 students and new grade 12s.  New students will be introduced to the fundamentals of publishing for print, radio, and television, with an emphasis on clear and concise communication, and the professional standards by which the quality of all news is measured.  Returning students will have the chance to
delve more deeply into radio and television as a medium.  You will also take on a Senior Editorial roles within "Once A Titan".

 

DIGITAL JOURNALISM FOR THE 21st CENTURY                                                                                     YCCT-2E

Prerequisite:  Journalism 12

 

This course is open only to returning grade 12 students (although it can be taken concurrently with YCCT12D with permission by the instructor).  This is your chance to develop a portfolio of your work and interests.  Students in this course will be able to pick a specific project or area of interest upon which to focus their efforts.



CHOIR 8-12                                                                                                  MMU--08CHO, MMU--09CHO

Lunch                                                                                MMCC-10CHO, MCMCC11CHO, MCMCC12CHO

                                                                                                                                                                                   

Do you like to sing?  Learn to sing well and sing with others!  Find your voice and develop confidence.  Students will sing in groups and may choose to sing solos.  Learn to sing all types of genres, from pop and classical to R&B.  Choir students may travel within or away from Vancouver.  This course is also open to piano players of Royal Conservatory (Grade 6 and up) who would like to play accompaniment to the choir.  This course is open to all grades.

 

 


BEGINNERS BAND 8-12                                                                                                         MMU--08BBA

                                                                        MMU--09BBA, MMCB-10BBA, MIMCB11BBA, MIMCB12BBA

 

This course is for anyone in any grade who has not played an instrument before.  Play your choice of wind instrument, brass instrument, drums or electric bass.  This course will introduce the basics of music theory and notation.  Students must buy or rent an instrument from a music store or from the school.  This course will involve a number of performances, including an annual overnight retreat or festival.  Evaluation is based on participation and attitude, attendance at rehearsals and concerts, and individual assessment during class.

 

ADVANCED BAND 8-12 MMU--08CBA, MMU--09CBA, MMCB-10CBA, MIMCB11CBA, MIMCB12CBA

Prerequisite:  Beginners' band or elementary band

 

If you have participated in band at a secondary or elementary level and wish to continue, take this course.  This course will involve a number of performances, and also includes an annual overnight retreat or festival.  Evaluation is based on participation and attitude, attendance at rehearsals and concerts, and individual assessment during class.

 

JAZZ BAND 10-12                                                                                    MMJB-10, MIMJB11, MIMJB12

Off Timetable

 

This course is offered as an early morning block (prior to the first bell) and an after school class.  Students will learn blues, jazz, Latin and reggae styles, with a focus on the blues scale and improvisation.  Open to any instrument and levels including piano, electric bass, electric guitar, and drums.  This course will involve a number of performances, and also includes an annual overnight retreat or festival.

 

PIANO 10-12                                                                                              YVPA-0B, YVPA-1B, YVAP-2B

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Learn to play piano!  Work through the course material at your own speed.  This course does not require having a piano at home and is open to all skill levels and grades.  Students select repertoire/pieces they wish to learn from classical to pop, while studies in song-writing and improvisation are encouraged, but optional.  Coaching is available for students preparing for RCMT examinations in piano, theory, keyboard harmony, and history.

 

MUSIC 10:  GUITAR                                                                                                                      MMGR-10

BEGINNER GUITAR 9-12                                                                                                                                          

 

This course will appeal to students who wish to learn an instrument, but may not necessarily have musical experience.  Guitar I offers students the opportunity to learn basic techniques, chords and songs.  Music styles will include classical, blues, and rock.  Students will also learn some of today's most popular songs.

 

GUITAR 11/12                                                                                                               MIMG11, MIMG12

INTERMEDIATE GUITAR 9-12                                                                                                                                

Prerequisite:  Guitar I or prior approval of teacher

 

Students who have completed Guitar I, or are experience guitarists, will be able to improve their skills with this course.  A more intense focus on the different genres of guitar will be included in this course, which will expand students' capabilities.  Students will be provided with the opportunity to study and perform their own musical preferences.  Students who wish to perform at concerts will be able to do so either as a solo or in a group.

 

DRAMA 9 (Junior Acting)                                                                                                                      MDR--09

                                                     

Students will build on the skills learned in Drama 8.  Further work in improvisation, play writing, and play reading will occur.  Students will perform on a regular day-to-day basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRAMA 10: GENERAL                                                                                                                   MDRG-10

 

Drama 10 deals more intensively with techniques in improvisation and scene study.  Students will tackle different forms of dramatic and comedic works that they will rehearse and present on a regular basis to invited audiences.

 

DRAMA/FILM PLANNING 10                                                                                                MPLAN10-DR

 

See page 7 for course description. 

 

THEATRE PERFORMANCE 11:  ACTING                                                                                      MTPA-11

 

Acting 11 builds upon the skills developed in junior theatre.  Various acting styles will be explored.  Television and film acting techniques will also be dealt with.

 

THEATRE PERFORMANCE 12:  ACTING                                                                                      MTPA-12

Prerequisite:  MTPA-11 Recommended

 

Acting 12 continues to develop the acting skills, refining techniques for enjoyment and possible preparation for the ambitious student who has desires to pursue a professional career.

 

THEATRE PERFORMANCE 12:  DIRECTING & SCRIPTWRITING                                              MTPDS12

Prerequisite:  MTPA-11 Recommended

 

This is a course in directing and scriptwriting.  Students taking Directing and Scriptwriting 12 produce and direct small productions, using junior acting students.

 

THEATRE PRODUCTION 11                                                                                                         MTPR-11

 

Sets, lighting and stage design form the basic subject content of this course.  Students should be prepared to work on drama productions.  Aptitude for either art or carpentry skills are useful.

 

THEATRE PRODUCTION 12:  TECHNICAL THEATRE                                                              MTPRT-12

Prerequisite:  MTPA-11 Recommended

 

Theatre Production 12 is a continuation of Theatre Production 11 with an emphasis on design of full sets for department productions.

 

FILM 10

VISUAL ARTS 10:  MEDIA ARTS                                                                                                      MVAM-10

Open to students in Grades 9 and 10

 

This course provides an exciting and motivating introduction into the world of television and film.  This is a terrific opportunity for students who have a desire to learn how to operate digital video cameras and editing computers, and to create short films that will be showcased for invited audiences.

 

FILM 11

VISUAL ARTS:  MEDIA ARTS 11                                                                                                     MVAMT11

 

This course provides an exciting and motivating introduction into the world of television production which will take place in our newly equipped video assembly centre.  Many areas of production will be covered:  camera operations, storyboarding/scripting, editing, audio, lighting, hosting, interviewing and directing.  Career Preparation students will be given first priority when enrolling.  Projects will include rock videos, commercials, short dramas, and public service announcements.  Much of the evaluation will be practical and ongoing throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

FILM 12

VISUAL ARTS:  MEDIA ARTS 12                                                                                                     MVAMT12

 

Vancouver has been a major hotbed for film and television during the past five years.  This course is designed for students who are interested in acting for film and television and in production behind the scenes.  Students are encouraged to be enrolled in Acting 11 or 12 simultaneously.  Instruction will include Television and Film Industry, aspects of production and personnel, auditioning for TV, film and commercials, how to get into the business, writing your own TV ads, monologues and scenes, performance and camera operation.

 

THEATRE CRITICISM 11                                                                                                                YLE--1B

BA LETTERS ENGLISH 11A

 

Sign up and experience the best live entertainment Vancouver has to offer.  Students will see more than 20 college, university, and professional theatrical stage productions in well-known and popular venues like the Arts Club, Firehall, Studio 58, Vancouver Playhouse, and Queen Elizabeth Theatre.  Students must be enrolled in Grade 11 and have the option of taking Theatre Criticism 11 as one of their required eight courses on timetable.  Another option available is to take Theatre Criticism as a ninth course, off timetable.  The class attends performances in the evening twice a month, and meets a lunch time every Thursday for reflection and discussion.  Actors, directors, designers, and artists from all disciplines of the Entertainment Industry are invited to speak to the group once a month.  Come and enjoy yourself while learning how to raise your critical standards.

 

THEATRE CRITICSM 12                                                                                                                  YLE--2E

BA LETTERS ENGLISH 12A

 

Sign up and experience the best live entertainment Vancouver has to offer.  Students will see more than 20 college, university, and professional theatrical stage productions in well-known and popular venues like the Arts Club, Firehall, Studio 58, Vancouver Playhouse, and Queen Elizabeth Theatre.  Students must be enrolled in Grade 11 and have the option of taking Theatre Criticism 11 as one of their required eight courses on timetable.  Another option available is to take Theatre Criticism as a ninth course, off timetable.  The class attends performances in the evening twice a month, and meets a lunch time every Thursday for reflection and discussion.  Actors, directors, designers, and artists from all disciplines of the Entertainment Industry are invited to speak to the group once a month.  Come and enjoy yourself while learning how to raise your critical standards.​