Fine & Performing Arts / Photography

VISUAL ART 9

Develop your creativity in this dynamic project-based course. Advance your skills or learn new ones in drawing, painting, three-dimensional projects and more. This is an introductory course designed for students with an interest in Art.

ART STUDIO 10

It is recommended, but not necessary that students should have Visual & Performing Arts 8 and/or Visual Art 9 before enrolling in Art Studio 10. All students will review or be introduced to the elements and principles of design and encouraged to develop original imagery. This course is designed to expose students to various experiences in drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture. Emphasis will be placed on drawing from observation, memory, and imagination as well as refining technical skills.

ART STUDIO 11

Recommended: Any previous secondary art class.

This is a comprehensive course designed to facilitate a broad range of experiences in 2-D and 3-D visual arts. Students will create personally meaningful images and develop critical thinking skills. They will increase their level of sophistication, complexity and independence as they explore a range of art forms.  Instruction will be given in a variety of media including drawing, design, painting, sculpture and Art History.

ART STUDIO 12                                                 

Recommended: Art Studio 11

This course gives students experience with a wide variety of techniques and processes and will build on the skills acquired in Art Foundations 11. The focus will be on developing an awareness of the elements and principles of design, developing personal imagery, exploring various media and techniques and increasing an awareness of historical and cultural contexts. Instruction will be given in a variety of media including drawing, design, painting, sculpture and Art History. This is a project-based course and assignments completed in this course may form part of a developing student portfolio for use in future employment or further arts education at the post-secondary level.

STUDIO ARTS 3D 11

This course is designed to introduce students to the creation of three-dimensional art pieces. Students will develop their skills with three-dimensional media starting with basic hand building skills for clay gradually acquiring the skills to do more independent and advanced projects. Emphasis will be placed on the design and production of both functional and decorative objects using a variety of finishing materials (glazes, stains, paints etc.). Although clay will be the principal medium explored, other three-dimensional methods and materials such as paper maché and mixed media will also be introduced.

STUDIO ARTS 3D 12

Recommended: Studio Arts 3D 11

This course explores in greater depth the concepts and skills introduced in SA3D 11. Students will incorporate the elements and principles of design using a variety of materials which may include clay, metal, papier maché, collage and assemblage.

GRAPHIC ARTS 11

Recommended: Students have some art skills prior to this course

This course is designed for the student who wishes to explore skills necessary for a career in the graphic arts. Students will incorporate the elements and principles of design in their study of advertising layout, design personal logos, and create original packaging.  Instruction in printmaking will be given in a variety of techniques that may include linoleum, collagraphy, screen printing and dry point.

GRAPHIC ARTS 12

Recommended: Graphic Arts 11

This course explores in greater depth the concepts and skills introduced in Graphic Arts 11. Students will be working on more advanced projects for their portfolio. A sample of projects may include book cover design, book illustration, and logo design.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 11

This is an entry level course that will cover the traditional aspects of photography such as exposure, aperture, and shutter control, composition and lighting. Students will learn the difference between taking pictures and creating photographs through lectures, studio workshops, digital photo presentations and critiques.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 12

Prerequisite:  Digital Photo 11

This course is for those interested in pursuing a more advanced study of digital photography. Students will refine their technical abilities building on skills previously learned in Digital Photography 11. There will be a greater focus on photographic history, more challenging assignments and the creation of a strong final portfolio submission. Portraiture, product photography and documentary work will be but a few of the areas covered.

A personal DSLR camera would be an asset but not mandatory.

YEARBOOK PRODUCTION 10

This course is open to students in grade 10.  Students will be responsible for creating the LFMSS Yearbook.  In creating the book, students will learn computer graphic layout skills, photography skills, sales skills, and organizational skills.  Students may be asked to attend a weekend workshop in September as part of their course work. Students will have to attend, take photos of, and report on various events outside of the regular school day to meet the requirements of the course.

YEARBOOK PRODUCTION 11

This course is open to students in grades 11 and 12.  Students will be responsible for creating the LFMSS Yearbook.  In creating the book, students will learn computer graphic layout skills, photography skills, sales skills, and organizational skills.  Students may be asked to attend a weekend workshop in September as part of their course work. Students will have to attend, take photos of, and report on various events outside of the regular school day to meet the requirements of the course.

YEARBOOK PRODUCTION 12

Prerequisite:  Yearbook 11

Yearbook 12 students take on responsibility in assigned editorial leadership positions.  Editors oversee the publication’s operation: make key decisions in all yearbook domains regarding them, design, articles, photographs, and communicating ideas to teacher/advisor, editorial staff and yearbook staff.  Students learn the roles of editors, and become fluent with all areas of production; they learn how to assign tasks, and carry out assignments for deadlines and assist yearbook staff.  The positions demand very responsible, dedicated and organized leaders. Students may be asked to attend a weekend workshop in September as part of their course work. Students will have to attend, take photos of, and report on various events outside of the regular school day to meet the requirements of the course.

DRAMA 9                                  

If you enjoy an active and creative class, where you get the chance to work collaboratively with other students, then Drama 9 is for you! The common goal in Drama is to create a safe space for all to develop, explore and express their creativity and individuality through drama. In its various forms, drama exists to delight, entertain, challenge, and reveal to its audience insights into our shared human experience.

DRAMA 10                                                                      

If you enjoyed Drama 9, consider taking Drama 10 to further develop your dramatic skills, as well as your understanding of the possibilities of drama as a form of artistic expression. If you have not taken Drama 9, but are interested in the course, please speak to the teacher.

This course is designed as an extension of Drama 9.  Concepts studied in Drama 9 will be used as a basis for work in mime, improvisation and role-play, as well as character analysis, script work, voice and movement.

Drama 10 students will have the opportunity to enjoy leadership roles throughout the course, and will work with more complex roles and scripts as the year progresses. We will also explore some of the history of drama in various eras and cultures.

DRAMA 11/12                                                                                                              

This course is being offered to grade 11-12 students. There is no prerequisite.Drama 11/12 is an opportunity for students to develop their dramatic skills in a collaborative, creative, and supportive environment. We will explore a variety of dramatic forms (monologues, scene-work, one-act plays, etc.), as well as dramatic works from a variety of cultures, time periods, and artists. Students will also write, direct, and produce their own pieces in the context of our class, with the opportunity to perform for a larger audience in the latter half of the year. Topics and themes of interest to the group will be integrated into the course curriculum as appropriate.

With its emphasis on reflective, interpretive, and performance-based skills, Drama will be an asset to you in school, and in life. Most of all, it’s FUN!

DRAMA: FILM & TELEVISION 11/12

The film & television course will provide students with a basic understanding of the technology behind film as an information medium, and some of the ways in which it is created to achieve

its desired effect on an audience.  Upon completion, students should demonstrate a variety of production skills and techniques as it relates to producing a variety of video formats.

FINE ARTS: MUSIC

Building on the strength of the Elementary music training, the Langley Fundamental Music Department offers a full program of instrumental and choral music from Grade 7onwards. Following Band 7 we encourage students to continue their instrument or try the more exotic instruments available in the concert bands such as oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet, baritone sax, French horn and low brass.  Some courses are offered outside of the timetable, before or after school, but students are marked and receive credits and a report card as with any course. Being involved in a course outside of the regular timetable allows students to take a well-rounded program of band, choir and jazz courses. Extended day courses may be in addition to a full load, that is, students may take 9 or 10 courses rather than the normal 8 in a year.  Please check out our music website:  www.titansmusic.com

PERFORMING ENSEMBLES

All bands and choirs are performing ensembles which take part in a number of concerts and festivals during the school year. Students may also expect to take part in a yearly concert tour where they have the opportunity to travel and perform for audiences from outside their local community. Emphasis is on developing both group and individual performing skills to a high caliber while teaching students to become competent, independent and creative musicians in the future. Concert and festival participation are considered to be part of the commitment to this group.

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: CONCERT BAND 9

Intermediate Concert Band continues to build on the areas of instrumental development, musical elements and concepts, attitudes and disciplines introduced in Junior Concert Band (8).  This course is an important bridge to the very challenging music of the Senior Band.  Students will be involved in developing skills and performance disciplines on their instrument as well as doing music theory, listening, history and ear training.

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: CONCERT BAND 10-12

Recommended: A previous grade level of Concert Band or permission of the teacher

Senior Concert Band continues to build on the areas of instrumental development, musical elements and concepts, attitudes and disciplines developed in Grade 8 Band. Concert Band concentrates on the performance of Concert Band repertoire ranging from traditional repertoire to pop music. Students will be involved in developing skills and performance disciplines on their instrument as well as doing music theory, listening, history and ear training.

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: JAZZ BAND 9

Recommended: A previous grade level of band or permission of the teacher.

All students enrolled in this course must be enrolled in one of the Concert Band courses.  Junior Jazz Band concentrates on the performance of jazz repertoire (swing, Latin, blues, rock, funk, fusion styles, etc.) and jazz improvisation skills.  Students will direct their efforts in developing the skills and disciplines for performance in this idiom.

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: JAZZ BAND 10-12

Recommended:  A previous grade level of Jazz Band or permission of the teacher.

All students enrolled in this course must be enrolled in one of the Concert Band courses.   Senior Jazz Band concentrates on the performance of jazz repertoire (swing, Latin, blues, rock, funk, fusion styles, etc.) and jazz improvisation skills introduced in Junior Jazz Band.  Students will direct their efforts in developing the skills and disciplines for performance in this idiom.

CHORAL MUSIC: CONCERT CHOIR 9-12

Concert Choir is a course offered out of the regular timetable that focuses on the development of a student’s understanding of musical elements and concepts, attitudes and disciplines through participation in a vocal performing group. The repertoire will range from traditional choral literature through pop and show music. Students will be involved in developing skills and performance disciplines as a singer as well as learning music theory, listening, history and ear training.

Langley Fundamental Middle & Secondary

21250 42nd Ave, Langley
BC, V3A 8K6
Phone: 604 534 4779