Group 6: The Arts

    • Music SL/HL 
    • Visual Arts SL/HL 

            

     Music HL

     Music HL - Solo

    Course Descriptions
    IB MUSIC SL/HL YEAR 1(IB1563/IB1553)
    Grade - 11
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Final Assessment - School Exam & Performance Journal
    Prerequisite - Music Fundamentals I
    Teacher -  Mrs. Tracy DeRagon

    IB Music SL/HL is designed to increase understanding of music in the western and world cultures. Students who are looking to further their knowledge of music and/or study music at the college level will benefit from this course of study. Students will be involved in studying music theory, composition, and music history as well as preparing for solo and group performances. Students will be responsible for projects based on composition, comparison of musical pieces from the western culture and those of other cultures such as Eastern/Asian, and African/ South American. Projects comparing and contrasting musical pieces from different cultures are preparation for the IB External Examination, which takes place in May of the second year of IB Music. Discussions of how music affects our world; and how our world is affected by music will be a big part of this class. All students will be expected to keep a running log of their experiences in music, including daily involvement and performances. Students in the first year of this two year course will begin to prepare for the Internal Assessment of the IB Exam - one of either Group Performance or Solo Performance, and Creating,  which will involve composition. It is suggested that students in the solo performance component have private instruction on voice or their chosen instrument. Students in the group performance component of this class must be enrolled in a school performance group. Assessments for year 1 will be based on the projects assigned, and a local final exam. 

    IB MUSIC SL/HL YEAR 2 (IB1564/IB1556) 
    Grade - 12
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Final Assessment - IB Assessments, final project and performance journal
    Prerequisite - IB Music SL/HL year 1 or Music Fundamentals II
    Teacher - Mrs. Tracy DeRagon

    IB Music SL/HL is the second year of IB Music and is designed to prepare students for the Internal and External Assessments. Further study of Music Theory and Music History will take place, as well as more intense study of world music. This course will offer in-depth, college level analysis of western classical and non-western world music. The following IB requirements will be met: Musical Investigation (a written work of 1,200 to 1,500 words), performance requirements - solo performance for HL, or solo or group performance for SL and creating composition, and preparation for the exam in May. 

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     Visual Arts SL

    IB VISUAL ARTS SL/HL, YEAR 1(IB1550/IB1554)
    Grade - 11
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Final Assessment - Formal portfolio of artwork & Visual Arts Investigative Workbook
    Prerequisite - Successful completion Drawing & Painting I
    Teacher - Mr Tim Eckler

    IB Visual Arts will allow students to develop a comprehensive portfolio of student work. Students can expect to work with a variety of artistic mediums including, drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, digital media and sculpture. This work will showcase and relate to many forms of art in their many social, cultural and historical contexts, while encouraging a global view of the art world around them. In addition, students will enhance their study and creation of art through the research and writing of art history. Student growth will also be evident through a detailed use of the Visual Arts Investigative Workbook. This workbook will serve as a personal record of knowledge and growth as students will develop their ideas, techniques, visual organization, and most importantly a written record of their self- reflection. Student work will conclude with an external review of their well developed portfolio of artwork, Investigative Workbook and a final interview with an IB examiner. In this interview, students can expect to fully explain the development of their inspiration, ideas, process and final work. 

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    IB VISUAL ARTS SL/HL, YEAR 2 (IB1551/IB1555)
    Grade - 12
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Final Assessment Investigative workbook - IB Assessments, formal portfolio of artwork & Visual Arts
    Prerequisite - Successful Completion of IB Visual Arts Year 1
    Teacher - Mr Tim Eckler

    IB Visual Arts SL/HL is the second year of IB Visual Arts and will allow students to continue higher level development of a competitive portfolio of advanced student artwork. Students can expect in depth work with a variety of artistic mediums and look to refine their ideas and processes from their work in the SL course. Students will continue to showcase and relate to many forms of art in numerous social, cultural and historical contexts, while encouraging a global view of the art world  around them. In addition, students will continue to enhance their study and creation of art through the research and writing of art history. Student growth will advance from Year 1 and be evident through a detailed use of the Visual Arts Investigative Workbook. This workbook will serve as a personal record of knowledge and growth as students will develop their ideas, techniques, visual organization, and most importantly a written record of their self reflection. Student work will conclude with an external review of their well developed portfolio of artwork, Investigative Workbook and a final interview with an IB examiner. In this interview, students can expect to fully explain the development of their inspiration, ideas, process and final work

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