10 Units Required

ART 1

CSU/UC Approved (“f”)

In this class, we attempt to understand the basic language of art, the function of aesthetics, the role of art criticism, as well as the elements of art and the principles of design. Through the uses of various media, this course is designed to give the first year art students the basic techniques in drawing, painting, print making, collage, sculpture, and mixed media.

ART 2

CSU/UC Approved (“f”)

This is a second year art course designed to give the student a more in-depth training in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. In addition, we attempt to explore a wide range of artists and artistic styles in art history.

ART 3

CSU/UC Approved (“f”)

This third year art course designed to give the art student a more advanced training in drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. The course encourages students to observe objects closely, not only for their aesthetic beauty, but also for what the object reveals about the society, time, and culture that produced it.

ART 4

CSU/UC Approved (“f”)

This course is designed to give the fourth year art students advanced techniques in drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also build a portfolio throughout the year to prepare for entrance to Art College, if desired.

AP ART HISTORY

CSU/UC Approved (“f”)

The AP Art History course explores such topics as the nature of art, its uses, its meaning, art making, and responses to art. Through investigation of diverse artistic traditions of culture from prehistory to the present, the course fosters in-depth and holistic understanding of the history of art from a global perspective. Students learn and apply skills of visual, contextual, and comparative analysis to engage with a  variety of art forms, constructing understanding of individual works and interconnections of art-making processes and products throughout history.

AP STUDIO ART: 2-D Design

CSU/UC Approved (“f”)

The AP Studio Art Course through College Board is not based on a written exam; instead, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. The course will focus on a sustained investigation and completion of all three aspects required for the development of a portfolio. 1. Breadth 2. Concentration 3. Quality. Each student will learn a variety of concepts and approaches in 2D Design so that the student is able to demonstrate a range of abilities and versatility with technique, materials, problem-solving and study of the elements of art and principles of design.​

CHOIR

CSU/UC Approved (“f”)

This is an introductory vocal instruction course, introducing the student to proper vocal technique. Issues from airflow and proper breathing to diaphragmatic support and proper tonal placement, will be taught through specific vocal exercises and beloved American songs. This training will culminate in the form of concerts and recitals throughout the school year. Students may also perform throughout the school year at various venues in the community, such as church services, chapel services, youth events, and special holiday performances.

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

CSU/UC Approved (“f”)

This is the Instrumental performance group. This class will focus on the music theory and performance concepts, and students will acquire a basic knowledge of the theology of hymnody and its place in worship. Students may also perform throughout the school year at various venues in the community, such as church services, chapel services, youth events, and special holiday performances.

ADVANCED MUSIC

CSU/UC Approved (“f”)

The purpose of this course is to learn to compose and arrange music and to orchestrate a small group. The course will increase the student’s ability in understanding music theory, forms, and structures that are necessary to pursue a career in music or to continue music in higher education. Students may also perform throughout the school year at various venues in the community, such as church services, chapel services, youth events, and special holiday performances.

DRAMA

CSU/UC Approved (“f”)

This course is a study in the different philosophies and techniques used in the theater as a performing art. This class will identify and study acting as a craft, and demonstrate knowledge gained through performance. This class is designed to give students an introduction to the theater and stage, as well as facilitate students as they define and refine their acting abilities. Students will study various forms of theater (comedy, tragedy, musical, mystery, etc.), styles of acting, and performance as an art form.

ADVANCED DRAMA

CSU/UC Approved (“f”)

This course is a continuation of the study of the philosophies and techniques in the theater. This course will intensify the student’s study of this performing art in areas such as acting styles, directing, theater design, and the production business.

Prerequisite: Students must have previously taken drama.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

CSU/UC Approved (“f”)

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the history, theory and written skills of visual storytelling through the use of the technology of video production. Student will be given instruction in the history and theories behind good visual storytelling and hands on practice using the skills and technology learned to create their own videos. The course is project driven but will include many readings about style and history and written work of analysis and criticism. It is designed to spark creative and critical thinking in the completion and analysis of the course projects.