Fine Arts

Courses

  • Course # Course Grade Level AAC Credit
    Theatre Arts
    0750 Theatre Arts 1 9-12   1
    0751 Theatre Arts 2 9-12   1
    0752 Theatre Arts 3 9-12   1
    0753 Theatre Arts 4 9-12   1
    0758 Theatre Arts 5 9-12   1
    0760 Theatre Production 1 9-12   1
    0761 Theatre Production 2 9-12   1
    0762 Theatre Production 3 9-12   1
    0763 Theatre Production 4 9-12   1
    0770 Technical Theatre 1 9-12   1
    0771 Technical Theatre 2 9-12   1
    0772 Technical Theatre 3 9-12   1
    0773 Technical Theatre 4 9-12   1
    Choir
    0720 Choir 1 9-12   1
    0721 Choir 2 9-12   1
    0722 Choir 3 9-12   1
    0723 Choir 4  9-12   1
    0717 Choir 4 9-12   1
    0724 Advanced Placment Music Theory 9-12 AAC 1
    Band
    0700 Marching Band 1 9-12   1
    0701 Marching Band 2 9-12   1
    0702 Marching Band 3 9-12   1
    0703 Marching Band 4 9-12   1
    0715 Marching Band 5 9-12   1
    0710 Jazz Band 1 9-12   1
    0711 Jazz Band 2 9-12   1
    0712 Jazz Band 3 9-12   1
    0713 Jazz Band 4 9-12   1
    0801 Intrusmental Ensemble Methods - Brass 1 9-12   1
    0802 Intrusmental Ensemble Methods - Brass 2 9-12   1
    0803 Intrusmental Ensemble Methods - Brass 3 9-12   1
    0804 Intrusmental Ensemble Methods - Brass 4 9-12   1
    0805 Intrusmental Ensemble Methods - Woodwinds 1 9-12   1
    0806 Intrusmental Ensemble Methods - Woodwinds 2 9-12   1
    0807 Intrusmental Ensemble Methods - Woodwinds 3 9-12   1
    0808 Intrusmental Ensemble Methods - Woodwinds 4 9-12   1
    Art
    0730 Art 1 9-12   1
    0731 Art 2 Drawing 9-12   1
    0736 Art 2 Painting 9-12   1
    0732 Art 2 Print Design 9-12   1
    0734 Art 2 Ceramics 9-12   1
    0742 Art 2 Photo 9-12   1
    0740 Art 2 Fibers 9-12   1
    0737 Honors Art 3 Drawing 10-12 AAC 1
    0733 Honors Art 3 Print Design 10-12 AAC 1
    0745 Art 3 Ceramics 10-12   1
    0738 Art 3 Photo 10-12   1
    0725 Art 3 Fibers 10-12   1
    0743 Honors Art 3 Painting 10-12 AAC 1
    0739 Advanced Placement Art 4 Drawing 11-12 AAC 1
    0741 Advanced Placement Art 4 Two-Dimensional Design Portfolio 11-12 AAC 1
    0727 Art 4 Ceramics 11-12   1
    0748 Art 4 Advanced Photography 11-12 AAC 1
    9364 Floral Design 10-12   1
    Dance
    0780 Drill Team 1 9-12   1
    0785 Drill Team 2 9-12   1
    0790 Drill Team 3 9-12   1
    0795 Drill Team 4 9-12   1
    0798 Drill Team 5 9-12   1
    0782 Dance 1 9-12   1
    0787 Dance 2 9-12   1
    0792 Dance 3 9-12   1
    0797 Dance 4 9-12   1

Course Descriptions

  • Theatre Arts:

    Theatre Arts 1 (0750)
    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: None

    Foundation

    This overview course introduces students to the basic concepts of theatre and creative expression including pantomime, improvisation, voice and diction, analysis of script and characters, theatre safety, interdependence of technical theatre, acting, theatre appreciation, and audience etiquette. Emphasis is on basic acting skills.

    Theatre Arts 2 (0751)
    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 1

    Arts & Humanities

    This course analyzes the multiple components and skills that comprise a theatrical production, and provides for continued development of acting and production skills. It concentrates on the process and methods of theatre production. Students will audition, rehearse, and perform in public.

    Theatre Arts 3 (0752)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: Theatre Arts 1, Theatre Arts 2

    Arts & Humanities

    This course includes detailed study of theatrical styles, script and character analysis, playwriting, directing, and emphasizes career opportunities available in theatre arts. Evaluations of production styles and techniques will be made. Focus is on performance. Students will be required to audition, rehearse, and perform in a major production. Rehearsals are held during class time and after school.

    Theatre Arts 4 (0753)
    1 Credit – Grade 9-12
    Prerequisites: Theatre Arts 1, Theatre Arts 2, Theatre Arts 3

    Arts & Humanities

    The course provides an in-depth look at all aspects of theatrical production, with an emphasis on directing, script and character analysis, and theatrical evaluation. Focus is on the production of classical and contemporary material. Students will be required to audition, rehearse, and perform in a major production. Rehearsals are held during class time and after school. A limit of 1 AAC can be earned for fidelity for 4 years successful completion in grades 9-12.

    Theatre Production 1, 2, 3, and 4 (0760, 0761, 0762, 0763)
    1 Credit – Grades 09-12
    Prerequisites: Appropriate corresponding level of course

    Foundation Arts & Humanities

    Students will produce a major production for public performance and competition. Rehearsals are held during class time and after school. Students must audition and must participate in the UIL One-Act Play competition. A limit of 1 AAC can be earned for fidelity for 4 years successful completion in grades 9-12.

    Technical Theatre 1 (0770)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: None

    Foundation

    Students will gain hands-on experience in technical theatre including: building scenery and props, costumes, makeup, lighting, rigging, and theatre safety. Students will build sets for major productions during class. 

    Technical Theatre 2 (0771)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Technical Theatre 1

    Arts & Humanities

    Students will gain hands-on experience in technical theatre including: building scenery and props, costumes, makeup, lighting, rigging, and theatre safety. Students will build sets for major productions. 

    Technical Theatre 3 (0772)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Technical Theatre Arts 1 and 2

    Arts & Humanities

    Students will gain hands-on experience in technical theatre including: building scenery and props, costumes, makeup, lighting, rigging, and theatre safety. Students will build sets for major productions.

    Technical Theatre 4 (0773)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Technical Theatre Arts 1, 2 and 3

    Arts & Humanities

    Students will gain hands-on experience in technical theatre including: building scenery and props, costumes, makeup, lighting, rigging, and theatre safety. Students will build sets for major productions. A limit of 1 AAC can be earned for fidelity for 4 years successful completion in grades 9-12. 

    Choir:

    Choir 1 (0720)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: None

    Foundation

    Choir 1 provides music instruction in the care and development of the voice and the production and control of tone. Students are prepared for advancement into concert, a cappella, or chamber chorus. Attendance at all performances is required.

    Choir 2 (Concert) (0721)
    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: Choir 1

    Arts & Humanities

    Choir courses offer instruction for those students who wish to improve their vocal skills and techniques for participation in a cappella and chamber chorus. This course will enrich the student’s aesthetic experience by deepening music knowledge base. 

    Choir 3 (0722)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12
    Prerequisites: Choir 1 and Choir 2

    Arts & Humanities

    This course provides students with advanced vocal training and performance. The students are required to have a juried recital, participate in TMEA, and UIL, attend all concerts and write critiques, write papers on assigned composers, and perform in all choral concerts. 

    Choir 4 (0723)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12
    Prerequisites: Choir 1, Choir 2, and Choir 3

    Arts & Humanities

    This course provides students with advanced vocal training and performance. The students are required to have a juried recital, participate in TMEA, and UIL, attend all concerts and write critiques, write papers on assigned composers, and perform in all choral concerts. A limit of 1 AAC can be earned for fidelity for 4 years successful completion in grades 9-12. 

     

    Choir 5 (0717)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12

    Prerequisites: Choir 1, Choir 2, Choir 3, and Choir 4

     

    Arts & Humanities

     

    This course provides students with advanced vocal training and performance. The students are required to have a juried recital, participate in TMEA, and UIL, attend all concerts and write critiques, write papers on assigned composers, and perform in all choral concerts. A limit of 1 AAC can be earned for fidelity for 4 years successful completion in grades 9-12.

    Advanced Placement Music Theory (0724)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12
    Prerequisites: Choir 1 and Choir 2

    AAC Advanced Placement Arts & Humanities Multidisciplinary

    The course includes a study of all aspects of music: reading music, rhythms, performance, composing, and critical listening. It targets choir students who plan to major in music in college. Students work to be prepared for the AP Music Theory Test. 

    AP students must either take the AP exam (for possible college credit for a score of 3 or higher--fee required) or an AP-Level Final Exam (no fee, but no college credit).

    Band:

    Marching Band/Instrumental Ensemble 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (0700, 0701, 0702, 0703, 0715)
    1 Credit (Fine Arts or PE) - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: Appropriate corresponding level of course

    Foundation Arts & Humanities

    Encourages music education and appreciation through participation in the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, solos, ensembles, and All Region Band. Qualities of social, mental and moral discipline are necessary for a successful band program. Assignment to Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Percussion (0706) is based on performance. A limit of 1 AAC can be earned for fidelity for 4 years in grades 9-12. 

    Jazz Band (1, 2,3) (0710. 0711, 0712)

    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: Audition required*, Current enrollment in Band 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5

    Arts & Humanities

    This is a year-long course designed to teach the basic concepts of jazz styles and improvisation used in both combo and big band settings. Performances include special functions, concerts throughout the year, and competition both for the individual students and the band as a whole. Must be concurrently enrolled in band I, II, III, IV, or V. *Exceptions to band enrollment may be made by special audition for the following: rhythm guitar, electric or string bass and piano. 

    Instrumental Ensemble Methods: Brass (1, 2, 3, 4) (0800, 0801)

    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: Audition required*, Current enrollment in Band 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5

    Arts & Humanities

    This course is offered to the student with previous brass experience, currently enrolled in an approved band ensemble course. Concentration will be on the development of the individual student skills with experiences in small ensemble participation and the development of knowledge of brass literature. 

    Instrumental Ensemble Methods: Woodwind (1, 2, 3, 4) (0805, 0806)

    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: Audition required*, Current enrollment in Band 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5

     

    Arts & Humanities

     

    This course is offered to the student with previous woodwind experience, currently enrolled in an approved band ensemble course. Concentration will be on the development of the individual student skills with experiences in small ensemble participation and the development of knowledge of woodwind literature. 

     

    Art:

    Art 1 (0730)
    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: None

    Foundation Arts & Humanities

    Art 1 provides basic art instruction to emphasize the fundamentals of art and to develop skills in art. It offers opportunities to illustrate ideas for artwork from direct observation, experiences and imagination using art element and principles. It includes effective use of art media and tools in design, drawing, printmaking, printing, and sculpture. It also includes culture heritage and opportunities to use critical evaluation through art. Students will explore art careers and vocational opportunities in art. 

    Art 2 Drawing (0731)
    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: Art 1

    Arts & Humanities

    This course provides advanced art instruction in 2-dimensional art developing skills in drawing techniques that may apply to art elements and principles of design. The course provides for a variety of art media and tools. Emphasis will be put upon creating a portfolio which demonstrates skills developed in the drawing field.

    Art 2 Painting (0736)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12

    Prerequisite: Art 1

    Arts & Humanities

    This course provides advanced art instruction in 2-dimensional art developing skills in painting techniques that may apply to art elements and principles of design. The course provides for a variety of art media and tools. Emphasis will be put upon creating a portfolio which demonstrates skills developed in the painting field of study.

    Art 2 Print Design (0732)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Art 1

    Arts & Humanities

    This course provides basic art instruction to emphasize the fundamentals of design and to develop skills in various media and techniques that apply to the principles of design. Emphasis will be upon creating a portfolio focused on design schemes. Careers in fashion, advertising, interior, and exterior design will be explored.

    Art 2 Ceramics (0734)
    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Art 1

    Arts & Humanities

    Ceramics introduces students to basic materials and processes in ceramic construction. Students are introduced to hand-built and thrown ceramic techniques. Students create original designs by incorporating the elements and principles of art into their personal ceramic projects. History and careers will be explored.

    Art 2 Photo (0742)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12

    Prerequisites: Art 1

    Arts & Humanities

    Introduces the aesthetic and technical theories and techniques of digital photography. Topics include camera and lens operation, exposure, white balance, composition, lighting, creativity, image editing software and printing. Course requires SD memory cards.

     

    Art 2 Fibers (0740) 
    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Art 1

    Arts & Humanities

    Course Description: Designed to introduce the student to the materials and techniques of weaving, fabric collage, batik and other experimental processes.  Students will create works that focus on the transition between two and three-dimensional artworks.  Fiber and textile processes may include: weaving, fabric printing, papermaking, basketry, batik, and mixed media.  Cultural, historic, and aesthetic aspects of these processes will be incorporated, as well as experiences in art criticism.  Students will explore fiber as a design form.

    Honors Art 3 Drawing (0737)
    1 Credit - Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Art 2 Drawing

    AAC Arts & Humanities

    This advanced course provides instruction in the 2-dimensional process of drawing. The course explores a variety of tools, media, techniques and theories. You will also be required to participate in weekly critiques. The styles and subject matters are design to prepare students in assembling a portfolio for entering the senior level course.

    Honors Art 3 Print Design (0733)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Art 2 Design

    AAC Arts & Humanities

    This advanced course provides instruction in the principles of design and development of the media and techniques used in commercial art. Emphasis will be on creating a portfolio focused on design schemes. Careers in illustration, advertising, interior and exterior design will be explored. Additional focus will be given to the construction of model making. The projects are designed to prepare students in assembling a portfolio for entering the senior level course.

    Art 3 Ceramics (0745)
    1 Credit - Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Art 2 Ceramics

    Arts & Humanities

    This advanced course provides instruction in ceramics techniques which include throwing and hand built works.  Students will create original designs that incorporate the elements of art and principles of design.  Emphasis will be upon creating a portfolio focused on individual studies and work, to progress to the AP level.   History and careers will also be explored. Additional supplies will be required.

    Art 3 Photo (0738)
    1 Credit - Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Art 2 Photo

    Arts & Humanities

    Continues the study of aesthetic and technical theories and techniques of digital photography. Topics include intermediate level exposure, composition, lighting, creativity and image editing and correction techniques, introduction to black and white film and darkroom printing. Students begin to develop a personal photographic style. Course requires SD memory cards. A digital SLR camera is recommended. A 35mm film camera is also recommended, though film cameras are available for check out.

    Art 3 Fibers (0725) 
    1 Credit - Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Art 2 Fibers

    Arts & Humanities

    Course Description: Designed to introduce the student to the materials and techniques of weaving, fabric collage, batik and other experimental processes.  Students will create works that focus on the transition between two and three-dimensional artworks.  Fiber and textile processes may include: weaving, fabric printing, papermaking, basketry, batik, and mixed media.  Cultural, historic, and aesthetic aspects of these processes will be incorporated, as well as experiences in art criticism.  Students will explore fiber as a design form.

    Honors Art 3 Painting (0743)
    1 Credit - Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Art 2 Painting

    AAC Arts & Humanities

    This advanced course provides instruction in the 2-dimensional process of painting. The course explores a variety of tools, media, techniques and theories. You will be required to participate in weekly critiques. The styles and subject matters are designed to prepare students in assembling a portfolio for entering the senior level course.

    Advanced Placement Art 4 Drawing (0739)
    1 Credit - Grades 11-12
    Prerequisites: Art 3 Drawing

    AAC Advanced Placement Arts & Humanities Multidisciplinary

    AP Art 4 Drawing provides an opportunity for students to prepare a drawing portfolio while working both in and out of the classroom. Students experiment with a variety of media and their works are judged on the quality, concentration and breadth of presentation. This course is equivalent to freshman college-level courses in General Art, and students take the Advanced Placement examination

    Advanced Placement Art 4 Two-Dimensional Design Portfolio (0741)
    1 Credit – Grades 11-12

    Prerequisites: Art 3 Painting or Art 3 Design

    AAC Advanced Placement Arts & Humanities Multidisciplinary

    This course provides students an opportunity to prepare a portfolio while working in and out of classroom. Students work on the quality, concentration, and breadth of presentation. This course is equivalent to freshman college level courses in general art and fundamental design. Students are encouraged to submit their advanced placement portfolio to the College Board for evaluation.

    Art 4 Ceramics (0727)
    1 Credit - Grades 11-12 
    Prerequisite: Art 3 Ceramics

    Arts & Humanities

    This advanced course provides instruction in ceramics techniques which include throwing and hand built works.  Students will create original designs that incorporate the elements of art and principles of design.  Emphasis will be upon creating a portfolio focused on individual studies and work, to progress to the AP level.   History and careers will also be explored. Additional supplies will be required.

    Art 4 Advanced Photography (0748)

    1 Credit – Grades 11-12

    Prerequisites: Art 3 Photo

     

    AAC Arts & Humanities

     

    For the student who has chosen to use photography as a form of creative expression. Students further refine their aesthetic and technical skills while developing a personal style. Students are directed toward personal projects that result in a portfolio of coherent images. Course requires a digital SLR camera.

    Floral Design (9365)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12

    Prerequisites: None

     *FINE ARTS CREDIT OPTION

    Business Certification

    Bloom where you are planted! Start your semester with homecoming mum designs and learn how to make a profit with your talents. Discover art within natural elements and use your talent to create beautiful floral arrangements. This class teaches a variety of floral skills and horticulture development while applying artistic design. Texas State Floral Certification may be offered.

    Dance:

    Dance 1-5 (Drill Team-Stowaways) (0780, 0785, 0790, 0795, 0798)
    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: Audition for placement; courses are taken in sequence.

    Foundation Arts & Humanities

    The student will develop an awareness of the body’s movement and apply fitness principles to dance. Choreographic processes will be used to demonstrate an understanding of cultural, historical, and artistic diversity. Performance is required. A limit of 1 AAC can be earned for fidelity for 4 years in grades 9-12.  

     

    Dance I (0782)

    1 Credit – Grades 9-12

    Prerequisites: None

     

    Foundation

     

    This class is designed to teach students the basic technique and skills in Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Jazz, Modern and Choreography.  In each dance form studied, students will learn dance routines and create various dance choreography in group assignments.  Students are introduced to basic dance vocabulary, technique/movement, and history of the various dance forms taught in this class.  There is a performance opportunity in the Spring semester. Students are required to dress out and participate very day.

     

    Dance II (0787)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12

    Prerequisites: Dance I

     

    Arts & Humanities

     

    This class is designed to further students understanding of basic technique and skills, as well as, introduce an intermediate skill level in proper dance forms in Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Jazz, Modern and Choreography.  In each dance form studied, students will learn dance routines and create various dance choreography in group assignments.  Students are introduced to more complex dance vocabulary, technique and expand their knowledge of the history of the various dance forms taught in this class. There is a performance opportunity in the Spring semester. Students are required to dress out and participate very day.
     

    Dance III and IV (0792 and 0797)

    1 Credit – Grades 9-12

    Prerequisites: Dance II or Dance III

     

    Arts & Humanities

     

    Intermediate and advanced dancers are welcome to take Dance III or IV for more advanced technique. This class is designed to further students understanding of technique and skills in an intermediate and advanced skill level in proper dance forms in Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Jazz, Modern, and Choreography. In each dance form studied, students will learn dance routines and create various dance choreography in group assignments. Students are introduced to higher level dance vocabulary, technique, and expand/deepen their knowledge of the history of the various dance forms taught in this class. There is a performance opportunity in the Spring semester. Students are required to dress out and participate very day.