At Bishop O’Byrne, we provide Music, Visual Arts, and Drama classes where students are encouraged to develop their social, intellectual, and artistic skills; as well as challenge their creativity to achieve artistic levels beyond their initial expectations. We nurture a safe learning environment based on respect for all learners and a desire to grow as artists.

Choir and Instrumental Band are performance-oriented courses. Students are given the opportunity to express themselves through many different types of music. They will continue to develop their music reading, playing, and/or singing skills. These courses will instill a lifelong appreciation of music. Students will participate in sectionals, workshops and public concerts.

In the Visual Art program, students are encouraged to develop their skills in drawing, sculpting, and painting. Students are asked to flex their creative muscles in everything they undertake, and assignments are given as challenges where students must use their higher level thinking skills to solve problems. There is an expectation in the Art room that students strive to achieve greatness, no matter the task. Student art works are proudly displayed throughout the school.

The Drama program is designed to acquire knowledge of self and others through participation in, and reflection on dramatic experience. We develop competency in communication through the exploration of various dramatic disciplines. This helps the student develop an appreciation of drama and theatre as a process and an art form. Students are also given opportunities to perform in public productions.

Art 10

3 or 5 credit

This course provides student with the opportunity to develop technical skills and exercise personal creativity through a wide variety of activities and projects such as painting, drawing, printmaking, clay, mixed media and sculpture. Students will also develop skills in the areas of art criticism and self-evaluation. Students will use sketchbooks to document their learning, and they will participate in the exhibition of their work at the end of term. Prerequisite: Students do not need to have previous art classes to register for Art 10.

Art 10 Honours

5 credit

THis course provides students with the opportunity to develop technical skills and exercise personal creativity through a wide variety of activities and projects such as painting, drawing, printmaking, clay, mixed media and sculpture. Stusents will also develop skills in the areas of art criticism and self- evaluation. Students will use sketchbooks to document their learning, and they will participate in the exhibition of their work at the end of term. This program introduces students to the skills that will be refined and developed in the International Baccalaureate Program. Students must be prepared to bring in previous work or a portfolio for admission and discussion with the teacher. A minimum mark of 80% in art 9 is required. If Art 9 was not taken, an interview with the teacher must take place.

Art 20

5 credit

This intermediate art course builds on the technical and conceptual elements explored in Art 10. Students will further develop their problem solving and critical thinking skills as they work to convey deeper meaning in their art. Both traditional and non-traditional media will be used. Students will use their sketchbooks to document their learning, and they will participate in the exhibition of their work at the end of term. Prerequisite: Art 10.

Art 20 IB

5 credit

This is the first course of a three semester program. This rigorous IB course builds on the technical and conceptual elements explored in Art 10H. Student will further develop their problem solving and critical thinking skills as they work to convey deeper meaning in their art. Both traditional and non-traditional media will be used. Student will use sketchbooks to document their learning and create a portfolio, and they will participate in the exhibition of their work at the end of term. Students should be aware of the time commitment that must be made to complete work. A minimum score of over 85% in Art 10 and/or instructor approval is required to take Art 20 IB.

Art 25 IB

5 credit

This course enables students to engage in both practical exploration and artistic production, and in independent contextual, visual and critical investigation. The course is designed to promote a higher level of creative thinking through exploration of ideas and perspectives of the global and cultural world around us. There will be an emphasis on the use of the visual arts journal, and student will participate in the exhibition of their work at the end of term. This is an extension of Art 20 IB and is an enrichment course offered to students. Prerequisite: Art 20 IB.

Art 30

5 credit

This advance level art course encourages students to develop their own personal style based on originality, technique, function and meaning. Students will continue to refine their skills and use of media. A strong art history component is present. There will be a focus on portfolio development through documentation of research, process, and progress. Students will use sketchbooks to document their learning and create a portfolio, and they will participate in the exhibition of their work at the end of term. Prerequisite: Art 20.

Art 30 IB

5 credit

Art 30 IB is the second course of a three semester program. This highly rigorous, advanced level IB art course encourages students to develop their own personal style based on originality, technique, function and meaning. Students will continue to refine their skills and use of media. A strong art history component is present. There will be a focus on portfolio development through documentation of research, process and progress. Students will use sketchbooks to document their learning, and they will participate in the exhibition of their work at the end of term. Students should be aware of the time commitment that must be made to complete work. Prerequisite: A minimum mark of 80% in Art 20 IB and/or instructor approval.

Art 31 IB

5 credit

Art 31 IB is the final course of a three semester program. This highly rigorous IB art course encourages students to experiment with a wide variety of different media and themes in order to gain a strong working knowledge of art. This course coincides with the completion of the IB final examination and exhibit in the Spring. A large part of the course focuses on development and use of the visual arts journal and creation of a student portfolio. Students should be aware of the time commitment that must be made to complete work. Prerequsiste: A minimum mark of 80% in Art 30 IB and/or instructor approval.

Choral Music 10

5 credit

This is a performance-oriented course gives students the opportunity to be exposed to many different styles of music. Students will develop their music reading skills, theoretical skills and singing skills. This course is intended to develop a lifelong appreciation of music. Students will participate in rehearsals, workshops, and concerts. Classes take place outside the regular schedule. Prerequisite: None.

Choral Music 20

5 credit

This performance-oriented course is a continuation from Choral Music 10. Students will be exposed to many different styles of music. The ywill continue to develop their music reading skills, theoretical skills and singing skills. This course is intended to develop a lifelong appreciation of music. Students will participate in rehearsals, workshops, and concerts. Classes take place outside the regular schedule. Prerequisite: Choral Music 10.

Choral Music 30

5 credit

This performance-oriented course is a continuation from Choral Music 20. Students will continue to be exposed to many different types of music. They will continue to develop their music reading skills, theoretical skills and singing skills. This course will open the door to a lifelong enjoyment and appreciation of music and the arts. Participation in rehearsals, workshops and concerts is a mandatory component of this course. Classes take place outside the schedule. Prerequisite Choral Music 20.

Choral Music 35

5 credit

This performance-oriented course offers students the opportunity to study choral music as a member of a vocal ensemble of similar or mixed voices. Students will have the opportunity to achieve a high degree of learning and performance excellence by experiencing the skills necessary to communicate the repertoire as the composer intended. Students participate in rehearsals, workshops, and concerts. Classes take place outside the schedule. Prerequisite: Choral Music 30.

Dance 15

5 credit

In this course rhythm and tempo meet movement and expression in a range of dance experiences. Independence and confidence are fostered in an encouraging, supportive atmosphere. Prerequisite: None.

Dance 25

5 credit

In this course rhythm and tempo meet movement and expression in a range of dance experiences. Students will be exposed to and be able to learn a variety of dance styles. Creativity and confidence are fostered in an encouraging, supportive atmosphere. Prerequisite: Dance 15.

Dance 35

5 credit

In this course students will learn and master a variety of dance styles. In addition, Dance 35 is a rigorous course which challenges the student of dance to create original choreography and teach this choreography to fellow dancers and perform these pieces before an audience. Prerequisite: Dance 25.

Drama 10

3 or 5 credit

This course is an introductory course in which students develop their acting skills through speech, movement, planned and spontaneous improvisation, technical theatre and theatre studies. Prerequisite: None.

Drama 20

5 credit

This course is a continuation of Drama 10 in which students will continue to refine their acting skills through speech, movement, planned and spontaneous improvisation, technical theatre, theatre studies and playwriting. Prerequisite Drama 10.

Drama 30

5 credit

This course is a specialist course in which the students will be responsible for directing their own one act play and all aspects of a theatrical production. Students will also continue to refine their acting skills. Prerequisite Drama 20.

Instrumental Music 10

5 credit

This is a performance-oriented course allows students to learn performance skills, music reading skills, aural skills, theoretical skills and playing skills through a selection of music. Students must have at least one years' experience on their instrument. Participation in rehearsals, workshops and concerts is a mandatory component of this course. Classes take place outside the schedule. Prerequisite: Instrumental Music 9.

Instrumental Music 20

5 credit

This is a performance-oriented course allows students to continue to learn performance skills, music reading skills, aural skills, theoretical skills and playing skills through a selection of music. Participation in rehearsals, workshops and concerts is a mandatory component of this course. Classes take place outside the schedule. Prerequisite: Instrumental Music 10.

Instrumental Music 30

5 credit

This is a performance-oriented course exposes students to many different types of music. Students will develop their music reading skills, aural skills, theoretical skills and playing skills. Participation in rehearsals, workshops and concerts is a mandatory component of this course. Classes take place outside the schedule. Prerequisite: Instrumental Music 20.

Musical Theatre 15

5 credit

Students are introduced to basic principles of acting and singing necessary for the development and production of a full main stage musical show. Part of the required 75 hours, students are expected to work a minimum 10-15 hours in production development (i.e.: assisting technicians with painting, set construction, lighting and sound set-up, etc.) in order to receive course credit. This course is offered only if a musical or main stage production will be taking place during the school year. Students are selected by audition/interview. No prerequisite required. This course does not appear on the registration sheet.

Musical Theatre 25

5 credit

Students build upon their acting and singing skills learned in Musical Theatre 15 by rehearsing and performing in supporting roles for a full main stage musical production. Part of the required 75 hours, students are expected to work a minimum of 10-15 hours in production development (i.e.: assisting technicians with painting, set construction, lighting and sound set-up, etc.) in order to receive course credit. This course is offered only if a musical or main stage production will be taking place during the school year. Students are selected by audition/interview. Students must contact the drama teacher in September is they are interested in this course. Prerequisite: Musical Theatre 15. This course does not appear on the registration sheet.

Musical Theatre 35

5 credit

Students build upon their acting and singing skills learned in Musical Theatre 15 and 25 by rehearsing and performing in lead and principal roles for a full main stage musical production. Part of the required 75 hours, students are expected to work a minimum of 10-15 hours in production development (i.e.: assisting technicians with painting, set construction, lighting and sound set-up, etc.) in order to receive course credit. This course is offered only if a musical production or main stage will be taking place during the school year. Students are selected by audition/interview. Students must contact the drama teacher in September is they are interested in this course. Prerequisite: Musical Theatre 25. This course does not appear on the registration sheet.

Technical Theatre 15

5 credit

Students are introduced to basic principals of set design and construction, costume design and construction, lighting design and application, sound design and application, stage management, and back stage work through rehearsals and performances of a full main stage musical production. Part of the required 75 hours, students are expected to work 10-15 hours in production development (i.e.: painting, set construction, lighting and sound set-up, etc.) in order to receive course credit. This course is offered only if a musical production or main stage will be taking place during the school year. Students are selected by audition/interview. Students must contact the drama teacher in September is they are interested in this course. Prerequisite: None. This course does not appear on the registration sheet.

Technical Theatre 25

5 credit

Students build upon their technical skills learned in Technical Theatre 15 with emphasis on greater responsibility for their area of expertise as they rehearse and perform a full main stage musical production. Part of the required 75 hours, students are expected to work 10-15 hours in production development (i.e.: painting, set construction, lighting and sound set-up, etc.) in order to receive course credit. This course is offered only if a musical production or main stage will be taking place during the school year. Students are selected by audition/interview. Students must contact the drama teacher in September is they are interested in this course. Prerequisite: Technical Theatre 15. This course does not appear on the registration sheet.

Technical Theatre 35

5 credit

Students continue to refine their technical skills learned in Technical Theatre 15 and 25, apply theory to production design, and mentor and peer tutor the Technical 15 and 25 students as they rehearse and perform a full main stage musical production.. Part of the required 75 hours, students are expected to work 10-15 hours in production development (i.e.: painting, set construction, lighting and sound set-up, etc.) in order to receive course credit. This course is offered only if a musical production or main stage will be taking place during the school year. Students are selected by audition/interview. Students must contact the drama teacher in September is they are interested in this course. Prerequisite: Technical Theatre 25. This course does not appear on the registration sheet.

Fine Arts

At Bishop O’Byrne, we provide Music, Visual Arts, and Drama classes where students are encouraged to develop their social, intellectual, and artistic skills; as well as challenge their creativity to achieve artistic levels beyond their initial expectations. We nurture a safe learning environment based on respect for all learners and a desire to grow as artists.

Choir and Instrumental Band are performance-oriented courses. Students are given the opportunity to express themselves through many different types of music. They will continue to develop their music reading, playing, and/or singing skills. These courses will instill a lifelong appreciation of music. Students will participate in sectionals, workshops and public concerts.

In the Visual Art program, students are encouraged to develop their skills in drawing, sculpting, and painting. Students are asked to flex their creative muscles in everything they undertake, and assignments are given as challenges where students must use their higher level thinking skills to solve problems. There is an expectation in the Art room that students strive to achieve greatness, no matter the task. Student art works are proudly displayed throughout the school.

The Drama program is designed to acquire knowledge of self and others through participation in, and reflection on dramatic experience. We develop competency in communication through the exploration of various dramatic disciplines. This helps the student develop an appreciation of drama and theatre as a process and an art form. Students are also given opportunities to perform in public productions.

Art 10

3 or 5 credit

This course provides student with the opportunity to develop technical skills and exercise personal creativity through a wide variety of activities and projects such as painting, drawing, printmaking, clay, mixed media and sculpture. Students will also develop skills in the areas of art criticism and self-evaluation. Students will use sketchbooks to document their learning, and they will participate in the exhibition of their work at the end of term. Prerequisite: Students do not need to have previous art classes to register for Art 10.

Art 10 Honours

5 credit

THis course provides students with the opportunity to develop technical skills and exercise personal creativity through a wide variety of activities and projects such as painting, drawing, printmaking, clay, mixed media and sculpture. Stusents will also develop skills in the areas of art criticism and self- evaluation. Students will use sketchbooks to document their learning, and they will participate in the exhibition of their work at the end of term. This program introduces students to the skills that will be refined and developed in the International Baccalaureate Program. Students must be prepared to bring in previous work or a portfolio for admission and discussion with the teacher. A minimum mark of 80% in art 9 is required. If Art 9 was not taken, an interview with the teacher must take place.

Art 20

5 credit

This intermediate art course builds on the technical and conceptual elements explored in Art 10. Students will further develop their problem solving and critical thinking skills as they work to convey deeper meaning in their art. Both traditional and non-traditional media will be used. Students will use their sketchbooks to document their learning, and they will participate in the exhibition of their work at the end of term. Prerequisite: Art 10.

Art 20 IB

5 credit

This is the first course of a three semester program. This rigorous IB course builds on the technical and conceptual elements explored in Art 10H. Student will further develop their problem solving and critical thinking skills as they work to convey deeper meaning in their art. Both traditional and non-traditional media will be used. Student will use sketchbooks to document their learning and create a portfolio, and they will participate in the exhibition of their work at the end of term. Students should be aware of the time commitment that must be made to complete work. A minimum score of over 85% in Art 10 and/or instructor approval is required to take Art 20 IB.

Art 25 IB

5 credit

This course enables students to engage in both practical exploration and artistic production, and in independent contextual, visual and critical investigation. The course is designed to promote a higher level of creative thinking through exploration of ideas and perspectives of the global and cultural world around us. There will be an emphasis on the use of the visual arts journal, and student will participate in the exhibition of their work at the end of term. This is an extension of Art 20 IB and is an enrichment course offered to students. Prerequisite: Art 20 IB.

Art 30

5 credit

This advance level art course encourages students to develop their own personal style based on originality, technique, function and meaning. Students will continue to refine their skills and use of media. A strong art history component is present. There will be a focus on portfolio development through documentation of research, process, and progress. Students will use sketchbooks to document their learning and create a portfolio, and they will participate in the exhibition of their work at the end of term. Prerequisite: Art 20.

Art 30 IB

5 credit

Art 30 IB is the second course of a three semester program. This highly rigorous, advanced level IB art course encourages students to develop their own personal style based on originality, technique, function and meaning. Students will continue to refine their skills and use of media. A strong art history component is present. There will be a focus on portfolio development through documentation of research, process and progress. Students will use sketchbooks to document their learning, and they will participate in the exhibition of their work at the end of term. Students should be aware of the time commitment that must be made to complete work. Prerequisite: A minimum mark of 80% in Art 20 IB and/or instructor approval.

Art 31 IB

5 credit

Art 31 IB is the final course of a three semester program. This highly rigorous IB art course encourages students to experiment with a wide variety of different media and themes in order to gain a strong working knowledge of art. This course coincides with the completion of the IB final examination and exhibit in the Spring. A large part of the course focuses on development and use of the visual arts journal and creation of a student portfolio. Students should be aware of the time commitment that must be made to complete work. Prerequsiste: A minimum mark of 80% in Art 30 IB and/or instructor approval.

Choral Music 10

5 credit

This is a performance-oriented course gives students the opportunity to be exposed to many different styles of music. Students will develop their music reading skills, theoretical skills and singing skills. This course is intended to develop a lifelong appreciation of music. Students will participate in rehearsals, workshops, and concerts. Classes take place outside the regular schedule. Prerequisite: None.

Choral Music 20

5 credit

This performance-oriented course is a continuation from Choral Music 10. Students will be exposed to many different styles of music. The ywill continue to develop their music reading skills, theoretical skills and singing skills. This course is intended to develop a lifelong appreciation of music. Students will participate in rehearsals, workshops, and concerts. Classes take place outside the regular schedule. Prerequisite: Choral Music 10.

Choral Music 30

5 credit

This performance-oriented course is a continuation from Choral Music 20. Students will continue to be exposed to many different types of music. They will continue to develop their music reading skills, theoretical skills and singing skills. This course will open the door to a lifelong enjoyment and appreciation of music and the arts. Participation in rehearsals, workshops and concerts is a mandatory component of this course. Classes take place outside the schedule. Prerequisite Choral Music 20.

Choral Music 35

5 credit

This performance-oriented course offers students the opportunity to study choral music as a member of a vocal ensemble of similar or mixed voices. Students will have the opportunity to achieve a high degree of learning and performance excellence by experiencing the skills necessary to communicate the repertoire as the composer intended. Students participate in rehearsals, workshops, and concerts. Classes take place outside the schedule. Prerequisite: Choral Music 30.

Dance 15

5 credit

In this course rhythm and tempo meet movement and expression in a range of dance experiences. Independence and confidence are fostered in an encouraging, supportive atmosphere. Prerequisite: None.

Dance 25

5 credit

In this course rhythm and tempo meet movement and expression in a range of dance experiences. Students will be exposed to and be able to learn a variety of dance styles. Creativity and confidence are fostered in an encouraging, supportive atmosphere. Prerequisite: Dance 15.

Dance 35

5 credit

In this course students will learn and master a variety of dance styles. In addition, Dance 35 is a rigorous course which challenges the student of dance to create original choreography and teach this choreography to fellow dancers and perform these pieces before an audience. Prerequisite: Dance 25.

Drama 10

3 or 5 credit

This course is an introductory course in which students develop their acting skills through speech, movement, planned and spontaneous improvisation, technical theatre and theatre studies. Prerequisite: None.

Drama 20

5 credit

This course is a continuation of Drama 10 in which students will continue to refine their acting skills through speech, movement, planned and spontaneous improvisation, technical theatre, theatre studies and playwriting. Prerequisite Drama 10.

Drama 30

5 credit

This course is a specialist course in which the students will be responsible for directing their own one act play and all aspects of a theatrical production. Students will also continue to refine their acting skills. Prerequisite Drama 20.

Instrumental Music 10

5 credit

This is a performance-oriented course allows students to learn performance skills, music reading skills, aural skills, theoretical skills and playing skills through a selection of music. Students must have at least one years' experience on their instrument. Participation in rehearsals, workshops and concerts is a mandatory component of this course. Classes take place outside the schedule. Prerequisite: Instrumental Music 9.

Instrumental Music 20

5 credit

This is a performance-oriented course allows students to continue to learn performance skills, music reading skills, aural skills, theoretical skills and playing skills through a selection of music. Participation in rehearsals, workshops and concerts is a mandatory component of this course. Classes take place outside the schedule. Prerequisite: Instrumental Music 10.

Instrumental Music 30

5 credit

This is a performance-oriented course exposes students to many different types of music. Students will develop their music reading skills, aural skills, theoretical skills and playing skills. Participation in rehearsals, workshops and concerts is a mandatory component of this course. Classes take place outside the schedule. Prerequisite: Instrumental Music 20.

Musical Theatre 15

5 credit

Students are introduced to basic principles of acting and singing necessary for the development and production of a full main stage musical show. Part of the required 75 hours, students are expected to work a minimum 10-15 hours in production development (i.e.: assisting technicians with painting, set construction, lighting and sound set-up, etc.) in order to receive course credit. This course is offered only if a musical or main stage production will be taking place during the school year. Students are selected by audition/interview. No prerequisite required. This course does not appear on the registration sheet.

Musical Theatre 25

5 credit

Students build upon their acting and singing skills learned in Musical Theatre 15 by rehearsing and performing in supporting roles for a full main stage musical production. Part of the required 75 hours, students are expected to work a minimum of 10-15 hours in production development (i.e.: assisting technicians with painting, set construction, lighting and sound set-up, etc.) in order to receive course credit. This course is offered only if a musical or main stage production will be taking place during the school year. Students are selected by audition/interview. Students must contact the drama teacher in September is they are interested in this course. Prerequisite: Musical Theatre 15. This course does not appear on the registration sheet.

Musical Theatre 35

5 credit

Students build upon their acting and singing skills learned in Musical Theatre 15 and 25 by rehearsing and performing in lead and principal roles for a full main stage musical production. Part of the required 75 hours, students are expected to work a minimum of 10-15 hours in production development (i.e.: assisting technicians with painting, set construction, lighting and sound set-up, etc.) in order to receive course credit. This course is offered only if a musical production or main stage will be taking place during the school year. Students are selected by audition/interview. Students must contact the drama teacher in September is they are interested in this course. Prerequisite: Musical Theatre 25. This course does not appear on the registration sheet.

Technical Theatre 15

5 credit

Students are introduced to basic principals of set design and construction, costume design and construction, lighting design and application, sound design and application, stage management, and back stage work through rehearsals and performances of a full main stage musical production. Part of the required 75 hours, students are expected to work 10-15 hours in production development (i.e.: painting, set construction, lighting and sound set-up, etc.) in order to receive course credit. This course is offered only if a musical production or main stage will be taking place during the school year. Students are selected by audition/interview. Students must contact the drama teacher in September is they are interested in this course. Prerequisite: None. This course does not appear on the registration sheet.

Technical Theatre 25

5 credit

Students build upon their technical skills learned in Technical Theatre 15 with emphasis on greater responsibility for their area of expertise as they rehearse and perform a full main stage musical production. Part of the required 75 hours, students are expected to work 10-15 hours in production development (i.e.: painting, set construction, lighting and sound set-up, etc.) in order to receive course credit. This course is offered only if a musical production or main stage will be taking place during the school year. Students are selected by audition/interview. Students must contact the drama teacher in September is they are interested in this course. Prerequisite: Technical Theatre 15. This course does not appear on the registration sheet.

Technical Theatre 35

5 credit

Students continue to refine their technical skills learned in Technical Theatre 15 and 25, apply theory to production design, and mentor and peer tutor the Technical 15 and 25 students as they rehearse and perform a full main stage musical production.. Part of the required 75 hours, students are expected to work 10-15 hours in production development (i.e.: painting, set construction, lighting and sound set-up, etc.) in order to receive course credit. This course is offered only if a musical production or main stage will be taking place during the school year. Students are selected by audition/interview. Students must contact the drama teacher in September is they are interested in this course. Prerequisite: Technical Theatre 25. This course does not appear on the registration sheet.