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This is a fast paced introductory course. In first term, students will develop their skills and have a great time through theatre games, improvisations and scene work. In second term, the focus shifts to encompass play building, scripted scene work and characterization. Beginning Drama 10 has proven to be a very popular course over the years. Students have fun and learn a lot. Bring energy! Final performance for the public at the end of semester. Some out of class rehearsals are required.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Drama, Musical Theatre & Film GRADE: 9-10

This program is for students who have taken Drama 10 and are looking to advance their skills. It moves easily from theatre games, mime and improvisation to the “heart of acting” character work. Students will also have the opportunity to create their own scenes and short plays. This challenging, enjoyable course leads to a wide variety of options for Grade 11. Final performance for the public occurs at the end of the semester. Some out of class rehearsals are required.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Drama, Musical Theatre & Film GRADE: 9-10 PREREQUISITE: Drama 10

This course is designed as an introductory course into the wonderful world of Musical Theatre. Students will explore the components of Musical Theatre and most aspects of production and performance techniques. Singing ability is not a requirement for this course, but time will be spent on vocal training. This is a project-based course. Juniors will work with senior students to develop a quality performance for the public at the end of the semester. Please Note: This is a course that requires commitment for successful completion. After school rehearsals in May and part of June are mandatory. Students enrolled in this course will also receive additional credit for Vocal Music 10 (YVPA-0EVM).
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Drama, Musical Theatre & Film GRADE: 9-10 COREQUISITE: Vocal Music 10 (YVPA-0EVM)

This course is designed for students with a keen interest in Musical Theatre. All aspects of this genre on the stage and behind the scenes are explored. This is a project-based course. Seniors will work together to develop a quality performance for the public at the end of the semester. Please Note: This is a course that requires commitment for successful completion. After school rehearsals in May and part of June are mandatory. COURSE NOTE: Students enrolled in this course will also receive additional credit for Vocal Music 11 (YVPA-1EVM). CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Drama, Musical Theatre & Film GRADE: 11-12 COREQUISITE: Vocal Music 11 (YVPA-1EVM)

This course is designed for students with a keen interest in Musical Theatre, and those who are considering a career in theatre. All aspects of this genre on the stage and behind the scenes are explored. This is a project-based course. Seniors will work together to develop a quality performance for the public at the end of the semester. Please Note: This is a course that requires commitment for successful completion. After school rehearsals in May and part of June are mandatory. COURSE NOTE: Students enrolled in this course will also receive additional credit for Vocal Music 12 (YVPA-2EVM).
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Drama, Musical Theatre & Film GRADE: 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Musical Theatre 11 or Theatre Company 11 COREQUISITE: Vocal Music 12 (YVPA-2EVM)

This is a great introductory course to take if you are interested in the art of film making. Basic concepts from pre-production to post-production of short films will be covered through many hands-on team projects.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Drama, Musical Theatre & Film GRADE: 9-10

If you ever dreamed of making movies or if you have ever wondered what it would be like to make movies, this is your chance to explore the incredible, powerful world of film-making. This course will introduce young film makers to camera techniques, film script writing, acting for the camera and editing. It will take students step by step through the process that creates a film from an idea.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Drama, Musical Theatre & Film GRADE: 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Recommended: Drama 10, Film 10, or permission of instructor

MDFT-12 FILM 12 This course is designed for serious narrative filmmakers who have taken Film 11 or have equivalent experience. All aspects of the film making process are developed further. There is an opportunity for senior students to take on leadership roles and develop longer, more in depth stories all through this media
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Drama, Musical Theatre & Film GRADE: 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Film 11

If you've been bitten by the acting bug in Drama 10, this course is for you. Continue to hone acting skills while becoming part of a theatre company by building a production from conception to final performance for a public audience at the end of semester. Some extra rehearsals will be required.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Drama, Musical Theatre & Film GRADE: 11-12

This advanced Acting Program draws from the same resources the professionals use and is an exciting, challenging course for students whether they are planning to continue in post-secondary theatre studies or not. Continue to hone acting skills while becoming part of a theatre company by building a production from conception to final performance for a public audience at the end of semester. Some extra rehearsals will be required.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Drama, Musical Theatre & Film GRADE: 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Theatre Company 11 or Musical Theatre 11

This course will introduce students to the guitar. Topics explored will include: tuning, notes in first position, chords and strumming patterns. Students will also learn about music notation and the elements of music, and listen to and analyze musical performances. Students will have the chance to research the life, career and music of a legendary guitarist. Students will need to provide their own acoustic guitar, case, extra strings and picks for their use on a daily basis.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: MUSIC GRADE: 9-12

This course is an ensemble of brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments that performs a variety of musical styles. Strings students are also welcome. Classes focus on technique, cultural and historical context, creativity, and general musicianship. This course is open to all students, regardless of music experience. Rehearsals take place before/ after school. In addition to an instrument (many rentals available through the school), home practice is required as part of this class.
This course takes place outside the timetable.
CREDIT: 0 TYPE: Extra Credit / Outside Timetable GRADE: 9

This course is an ensemble of brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments that performs a variety of musical styles. Strings students are also welcome. Classes focus on technique, cultural and historical context, creativity, and general musicianship. This course is open to all students, regardless of music experience. Rehearsals take place before/ after school. In addition to an instrument (many rentals available through the school), home practice is required as part of this class.
COURSE NOTE: Students will also be registered in (and receive credit for) Symphony 10 (YVPA-0CSYM)
This course takes place outside the timetable.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Extra Credit / Outside Timetable GRADE: 10

This is a Year Long course. Student will learn instrumental Jazz through the performance of ‘Big Band’ arrangements of a variety of jazz styles including swing, funk, Latin and ballads. Vocalists. guitar, piano, bass, drums and winds welcome Students are encouraged to listen to recordings, copy the great players and ultimately develop their reading and improvising ‘chops’ on their instrument. Some high-energy music can be heard during this class! Participation in performances is required at times throughout the year. Assessment: Written work, playing tests, practice records, performance and participation. Final Examination: None Material Cost: Instrument rental (some instruments are available through the school). Students must purchase any other supplies such as reeds, valve oil, sticks, etc. Recommended Pre-requisite: Minimum 2 years band experience, private instruction or permission of the instructor. It is strongly recommended that students also be registered in Concert Band.
COURSE NOTE: This course takes place outside the timetable.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Extra Credit / Outside Timetable GRADE: 9-10

Concert Band is an ensemble of brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments that performs a variety of musical styles. Strings students are also welcome. Classes focus on technique, cultural and historical context, creativity, and general musicianship. This course is open to all students, regardless of music experience. Rehearsals take place after/before school. In addition to an instrument (many rentals available through the school), home practice is required as part of this class.
COURSE NOTE: Students will also be registered in (and receive credit for) Symphony 11 (YVPA-1CSYM)
This course takes place outside the timetable.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Extra Credit / Outside Timetable GRADE: 10-12

This is a Year Long course. Student will learn instrumental Jazz through the performance of ‘Big Band’ arrangements of a variety of jazz styles including swing, funk, Latin and ballads. Vocalists. guitar, piano, bass, drums and winds welcome. Students are encouraged to listen to recordings, copy the great players and ultimately develop their reading and improvising ‘chops’ on their instrument. Some high-energy music can be heard during this class! Participation in performances is required at times throughout the year. Assessment: Written work, playing tests, practice records, performance and participation. Final Examination: None. Material Cost: Instrument rental (some instruments are available through the school). Students must purchase any other supplies such as reeds, valve oil, sticks etc.
COURSE NOTE: This course takes place outside the timetable.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Extra Credit / Outside Timetable GRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 3 years band experience (including Concert Band 10) or private instruction or permission of the instructor. It is strongly recommended that students also be registered in Concert Band.

This is a Year Long course. Student will learn instrumental Jazz through the performance of ‘Big Band’ arrangements of a variety of jazz styles including swing, funk, Latin and ballads. Vocalists. guitar, piano, bass, drums and winds welcome. Students are encouraged to listen to recordings, copy the great players and ultimately develop their reading and improvising ‘chops’ on their instrument. Some high-energy music can be heard during this class! Participation in performances is required at times throughout the year. Assessment: Written work, playing tests, practice records, performance and participation. Final Examination: None
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Drama, Musical Theatre & Film GRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 3 years band experience (including Concert Band 10) or private instruction or permission of the instructor. It is strongly recommended that students also be registered in Concert Band.

Concert Band is an ensemble of brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments that performs a variety of musical styles. Strings students are also welcome. Classes focus on technique, cultural and historical context, creativity, and general musicianship. This course is open to all students, regardless of music experience. Rehearsals take place after/before school. This is a dual-credit course. In addition to an instrument (many rentals available through the school), home practice is required as part of this class.
COURSE NOTE: Students will also be registered in (and receive credit for) Symphony 12 (YVPA-2CSYM)
Band courses take place outside the timetable.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Extra Credit / Outside Timetable GRADE: 11-12