Prerequisite Chart for Visual Arts
NAC 1OE Integrated Arts (Open)
This course integrates two or more of the arts (drama, music, and visual arts), giving students the opportunity to produce and present art works created individually or collaboratively. Students will examine Aboriginal cultures in Canada through an exploration of art forms; painting, sculpture, storytelling, dance, and music, created by Aboriginal artists. Students will learn to identify Aboriginal art forms and describe relationships between the art forms and Aboriginal traditions, philosophy and culture. Students will also create their own art forms to express their understanding of Aboriginal identity, relationships, and sovereignty.
AVI 2OE Visual Arts (Open)
This course enables students to develop their skills in producing and presenting art by introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic exploration and experimentation. Students will apply the elements and principles of design when exploring the creative process. Students will use the critical analysis process to reflect on and interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.
AVI 3ME Visual Arts (University/College Preparation)
This course enables students to further develop their knowledge and skills in visual arts. Students will use the creative process to explore a wide range of themes through studio work that may include drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking, as well as the creation of collage, multimedia works, and works using emergent technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process when evaluating their own work and the work of others. The course may be delivered as a comprehensive program or through a program focused on a particular art form (e.g. photography, video, computer graphics, and information design).
Prerequisite: Grade 9 Integrated Arts or Grade 10 Visual Arts, Open
AVI 4ME Visual Arts (University/College Preparation)
This course focuses on enabling students to refine their use of the creative process when creating and presenting two- and three-dimensional art works using a variety of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process to deconstruct art works and explore connections between art and society. The studio program enables students to explore a range of materials, processes, and techniques that can be applied in their own art production. Students will also make connections between various works of art in personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural contexts.
Prerequisite: Grade 11 Visual Arts, University/College Preparation or Open