VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

Department Overview

Art programs in the individual schools vary according to the facilities of the school, and the needs of the students. Senior high school introductory and advanced courses offer broad exploratory and/or specialized experiences to meet individual interests of students. All VAPA courses address the AUHSD Content and Performance Standards, the State Content and Performance Standards, and the Visual and Performing Arts State Framework. The courses are designed to encourage the development of Artistic Perception, Creative Expression, Historical and Cultural Context, Aesthetic Valuing, and Connections, Relations and Applications. Academic skills are reinforced throughout the curriculum. All art programs infuse exciting and emerging technology to aid in delivering the curriculum. The student may be required to pay for materials used to fabricate personal projects. This will be indicated in each course with the symbol ($$).

 


0110 ART 1
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


Beginning Art is a basic, exploratory course offered for students who have little or no previous art experience. Students are introduced to elements of art and principles of design through the manipulation of basic art media such as pencil, crayon, ink, paint, paper, wood, wire, and clay. Students will become aware of art influences in history, culture and its place in our society. ($$)



0110Q ART 1
7th - 8th
5.0 quarter credits
Recommendation: None.


Beginning Art is a basic, exploratory course offered for students who have little or no previous art experience. Students are introduced to elements of art and principles of design through the manipulation of basic art media such as pencil, crayon, ink, paint, paper, wood, wire, and clay. Students will become aware of art influences in history, culture and its place in our society. ($$)



0120 ART 2
8th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Art 1 or teacher recommendation.


In this course the student will concentrate on developing individual skills and techniques with two-dimensional media. Students will develop sensitivity through the study of cultural, historical, and aesthetic aspects of art. Emphasis is on learning the elements of design and how to organize them for good composition. Such projects as lettering, landscape and still-life painting, figure and perspective drawing, and abstract composition are presented. ($$)



0130 APPLIED ART
8th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Art 1, Art 2, or teacher recommendation.


Applied Art is designed primarily for the junior high school student desiring advanced art studies in both two and three-dimensional media. Layout and display may be included. Students will experience further growth in aesthetic appreciation and cultural awareness of art. Art may be combined with school service through poster design and school displays. ($$)



0170 3D DESIGN
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course in three-dimensional art is essentially a basic crafts course and may include ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, macramé, leather and related craft areas. It acquaints the student with basic materials used in three-dimensional activities including instruction in proper use, care, and cleaning of tools and equipment. Design, craftsmanship, and skill development are emphasized. ($$)



0180 EXPLORING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
7th - 8th
5.0 semester credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to provide basic knowledge of photographic techniques and offer studio and laboratory activities that allow students to express their own creativity. Students develop a working knowledge of camera controls and photo editing software. Through hands-on experiences shooting in the field and in studio, students will become proficient in photo composition, lighting techniques and post production. This course will include exposure to historic photographic events and photography careers as students learn to see photography as an art and a technology. ($$)



0230 VISUAL & PERFORMANCE ART SRVY
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Teacher recommendation.


This class will be a compendium of visual and/or performing arts courses which will introduce students to music, art, drama, and dance. Students will get fundamental instruction in each of the four areas with the idea that they can later decide which areas to pursue. Students will be exposed to both practical and performance opportunities in singing and/or playing instruments, ceramics, photography, drawing and painting, dance, and acting and basic elements of the theater. ($$)



0260 MULTIMEDIA ART
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course explores the many applications of technology to create multimedia productions. Students will use technology as a tool to facilitate critical thinking, organize information, and demonstrate learning. Equipment such as the computer, video camera, laser disc, CD Rom, scanner, Quick Cam, and the Internet will be used to produce research-based projects. Skill-based instruction will focus on desktop publishing, computer graphics, art programs, color theory, layout and design, sound mixing, video photography, and report of information writing. Emphasis will be placed on using multimedia as a tool to enhance presentations.



0490 ART ELECTIVE CREDIT
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation.


Elective credit for students who took an art elective course outside of the Anaheim Union High School District.



1420 DRAMA 1
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This class is an introductory drama course. Students will learn pantomime, improvisation, and monologues, as well as acting in commercials and performing in scenes. Students will learn the basics of theater vocabulary, stage movement, vocal development, characterization, memorization techniques, and play production.



1425 DRAMA 2
8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: A grade of "C" or better in Drama 1 or teacher recommendation.


This advanced drama course continues and builds upon skills acquired in Drama 1. This course provides experiences in acting before public audiences. Opportunities to direct, write, and act in class plays are provided. How to construct scenery, use lights and sound, and create other production effects is reviewed.



4010 CHORUS 1
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


Students will be instructed in basic musicianship and fundamental vocal techniques using introductory singing materials. This may be a performing group, in which case attendance at all rehearsals and performances will be required unless prior approval has been granted.



4020 CHORUS 2
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation.


This course is open to students with strong musical ability and interest. Students will continue instruction in musicianship and the vocal techniques of part-singing. A greater amount of vocal independence and musicianship is expected. This is a performing group, and attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required unless prior approval has been granted.



4025 BASS ENSEMBLE
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation.


This course is designed for specialized vocal groupings and is open to students with some musical ability and interest. Instruction is given in fundamental vocal techniques and basic musicianship using singing materials written for specific voices. This may be a performing group, and attendance at all rehearsals and performances will be required unless prior approval has been granted



4027 TREBLE ENSEMBLE
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation.


This course is designed for specialized vocal groupings and is open to students with some musical ability. Instruction is given in fundamental vocal techniques and basic musicianship using singing materials written for specific voices. This may be a performing group, and attendance at all rehearsals and performances will be required unless prior approval has been granted



4030 CHORUS 3
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation.


This course is open to students with previous performance experience or high musical aptitude and interest. Students will continue instruction in basic musicianship. Vocal independence will be developed through continuing mastery of the vocal techniques of part-singing. This is a performing group and attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required unless prior approval has been granted.



4050 BRASS 1
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course introduces the study of brass instruments with emphasis on proper embouchure, tone production, posture, and breath support. This course is limited to brass players only. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required unless prior approval has been granted by the school.



4060 WOODWIND 1
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course introduces the study of woodwind instruments with emphasis on proper embouchure, tone production, posture, and breath support. This course is limited to woodwind players only. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required unless prior approval has been granted by the school.



4070 BRASS 2
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Teacher recommendation.


This course continues the study of brass instruments with emphasis on proper tone production and techniques related to specific demands of brass instruments. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required unless prior approval has been granted by the school.



4080 WOODWIND 2
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation.


This course continues the study of woodwind instruments with emphasis on proper tone production and techniques related to specific demands of woodwind instruments. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required unless prior approval has been granted by the school.



4090 PERCUSSION 1
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course provides the study of all percussion instruments with emphasis on the development of rudiments, melodic playing, and tuning skills. This course is limited to percussion players only. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required unless prior approval has been granted by the school.



4100 BAND 1
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed for students who have had no previous musical training on a band instrument. Attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances unless prior approval has been granted.



4110 BAND 2
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Teacher recommendation.


In this course basic fundamentals are stressed. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required unless prior approval has been granted.



4120 BAND 3
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Teacher recommendation.


The course is open to those students who can adequately perform on an instrument and who have a good basic knowledge of music fundamentals. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required unless prior approval has been granted.



4130 JAZZ ENSEMBLE
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation.


This course is designed for the outstanding instrumental musician. Special attention will be given to the development of technical proficiency, improvisation, musical ability, and sight reading as applied to jazz and popular idiom. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required unless prior approval has been granted.



4140 LAB BAND
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Teacher recommendation.


This course is designed for the interested instrumental musician who has a desire to learn the jazz and popular idiom. Techniques and styles will be learned which will bridge the gap between this class and Jazz Band. Attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances unless prior approval has been granted.



4150 ORCHESTRA
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Teacher recommendation.


This group performs at festivals, school, and community concerts. This course is open to those students who can adequately perform on an orchestral instrument and have good basic knowledge of music fundamentals. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required unless prior approval has been granted.



4200 MUSIC APPRECIATION 1
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course introduces students to the world of music. It is a non-performing course which teaches music fundamentals and musicianship through various activities focusing on music from past to present. Students will understand music as it relates to history, culture, and other art disciplines. Keyboards and other instruments may be used.



4200Q MUSIC APPRECIATION 1
7th - 8th
2.5 quarter credits
Recommendation: None.


This course introduces students to the world of music. It is a non-performing course which teaches music fundamentals and musicianship through various activities focusing on music from past to present. Students will understand music as it relates to history, culture, and other art disciplines. Keyboards and other instruments may be used.



4210 MUSIC APPRECIATION 2
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Teacher recommendation.


This course continues the study of the world of music on an advanced level. It is a non-performing course which teaches advanced music fundamentals and musicianship through various activities focusing on music form past to present. Students will further understand music as it relates to history, culture, and other art disciplines. Keyboards and other instruments may be used.



4220 GUITAR 1
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is open to beginning students on guitar. Students learn to read music and tablature. The chromatic scale is used to teach all notes on fingerboard and all major, minor, seventh, and minor seventh chords in # and A positions. Repertoire of songs taught include single string lead and bass patterns as well as chord songs. A typical student masters five songs per quarter.



4230 GUITAR 2
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Teacher recommendation.


This course is a continuation of Guitar 1.



4250 EXPLORE MUSIC-INSTRUMENTAL
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


Students are introduced to the world of instrumental music through an exposure to a wide variety of music literature and activities. In addition to understanding the basic components of music, students will also learn to relate music to its historical and social setting.



4590 MUSIC ELECTIVE CR
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course code number will be used to designate credits for music courses not offered in the Anaheim Union High School District.


 

 

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