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creativity

The Baldwin County School District has been selected as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the country.  Our Academy of Arts, Entertainment and Communication provides our students with a way to express their natural creativity while learning skills that will lead to great careers when they graduate.

Visual Arts

Theater

Fine Arts Course Offerings

2019-2020

 

VISUAL ARTS Pathway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visual Art Comprehensive I (50.02110)

 

Introduces art history, art criticism, aesthetic judgment, and studio production. Emphasizes the ability to understand and use elements and principles of design through a variety of media, processes, and visual resources. Explores master artworks for historical and cultural significance.

 

Visual Art Comprehensive II (50. 02120)

 

Enhances level-one skills in art history, art criticism, aesthetic judgment, and studio production. Emphasizes and reinforces knowledge and application of the design elements and their relationship to the principles of design. Explores different two- and three-dimensional art media and processes. Investigates master artworks to increase awareness and to examine the role of art and the artist in past and contemporary societies.

Prerequisite(s) - Visual Art Comprehensive I

 

Visual Art Comprehensive III (50.02130)

 

Required course before taking AP Studio Art: 2-D Design. Enhances level-two skills in art history, art criticism, aesthetic judgment, and studio production. Provides practice in applying design elements and principles of design. Provides focus on different two- and three-dimensional art media and processes and master artworks. Stresses idea development through production and creativity and through the study of master artists and developing personal artistic voice.

Prerequisite(s) - Visual Art Comprehensive I and II

 

Pottery I (50.04110)

Introduces the characteristics of clay and design in clay using various techniques of construction and decoration. Emphasizes hand building and introduces other forming techniques, surface decoration, and glaze applications. Covers styles of ceramic works from Western and non-Western cultures.

Prerequisite(s) - Visual Art Comprehensive I

 

Pottery II (50.04120)

 

Enhances level-one skills and provides opportunities to apply design techniques in clay through hand building and/or throwing on the potter's wheel. Introduces formulation of basic glazes and kiln firing; stresses evaluation of clay forms through art criticism

Prerequisite(s) - Pottery I

 

 

Drawing I (50.03110)

 

Explores a variety of drawing techniques and media. Emphasizes development of basic drawing skills and critical analysis skills for responding to master drawings. Examines solutions to drawing problems through student drawings and those of other artists. Covers Western and non-Western cultures.

Prerequisite(s) - Visual Art Comprehensive I

 

Photography I (50.07110)

 Introduces photography as an art form. Covers the historical development of photography and photographic design and its cultural influences. Emphasizes the basics of exposing and processing photographs by introducing traditional and digital photography. Stresses appropriate processing techniques and safe use of photographic materials and equipment.

Prerequisite(s) - Visual Art Comprehensive I

 

AP Studio Art: 2-D Design (50.08130)

 

 Learn to use 2-D design principles to organize an image on a picture plane in order to communicate content. Demonstrate mastery through any two-dimensional medium or process, such as graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, fashion design, fashion illustration, painting and printmaking. Develop technical skills and familiarize yourself with the functions of visual elements as you create an individual portfolio of work for evaluation at the end of the course.

Prerequisite(s) - Visual Art Comprehensive III

 

BAND Pathway

 

Intermediate Band I (53.03710)

 

This performance-based class provides opportunities for 9th grade performers to increase performance skills and precision on a wind instrument. Participation in concert performances outside of regular class hours is expected.

For 9th grade wind students fall semester only, with teacher approval

 

Intermediate Band II (53.03720)

 

This performance-based class enhances level-one skills and provides further opportunities for 9th grade wind performers to develop reading techniques and increase performance skills. Participation in concert performances outside of regular class hours is expected.

For 9th grade wind students spring semester only, with teacher approval

 

Intermediate Band III (53.03730)

 

This performance-based class enhances level-two skills and provides further opportunities for 10th grade wind performers to build independence and leadership within the ensemble. Participation in concert performances outside of regular class hours is expected.

For 10th grade wind students fall semester only, with teacher approval

 

Intermediate Band IV (53.03740)

 

This performance-based class enhances level-three skills and provides further opportunities for 10th grade wind performers to increase performance skills and precision, and build independence and leadership skills within the ensemble. Participation in concert performances outside of regular class hours is expected.

For 10th grade wind students spring semester only, with teacher approval

 

Advanced Band I (53.03810)

 

This performance-based class provides opportunities for 11th grade performers to increase, develop and refine performance skills and precision on a wind instrument. Participation in concert performances outside of regular class hours is expected.

For 11th grade wind students fall semester only, with teacher approval

 

Advanced Band II (53.03820)

 

 This performance-based class enhances level-one skills and provides further opportunities for 11th grade performers to develop and refine performance skills and precision on a wind instrument. Participation in concert performances outside of regular class hours is expected.

For 11th grade wind students fall semester only, with teacher approval

 

Advanced Band III (53.03830)

 

This performance-based class enhances level-two skills and provides further opportunities for 12th grade wind performers to develop and refine performance skills and precision on a specific instrument. Participation in concert performances outside of regular class hours is expected.

For 12th grade wind students fall semester only, with teacher approval

 

Advanced Band IV (53.03840)

 

 This performance-based class enhances level-three skills and provides further opportunities for 12th grade wind performers to develop and refine performance skills and precision on a wind or percussion instrument. Participation in concert performances outside of regular class hours is expected.

For 12th grade wind students fall semester only, with teacher approval

 

Intermediate Percussion I (53.07510)

 

This performance-based class provides opportunities for 9th grade performers to increase performance skills and precision on a percussion instrument. Participation in concert performances outside of regular class hours is expected.

For 9th grade percussion students fall semester only, with teacher approval

 

Intermediate Percussion II (53.07520)

 

This performance-based class enhances level-one skills and provides further opportunities for 9th grade percussion performers to develop reading techniques and increase performance skills. Participation in concert performances outside of regular class hours is expected.

For 9th grade percussion students spring semester only, with teacher approval

 

Intermediate Percussion III (53.07530)

 

This performance-based class enhances level-two skills and provides further opportunities for 10th grade percussion performers to build independence and leadership within the ensemble. Participation in concert performances outside of regular class hours is expected.

For 10th grade percussion students fall semester only, with teacher approval

 

Intermediate Percussion IV (53.07540)

 

This performance-based class enhances level-three skills and provides further opportunities for 10th grade percussion performers to increase performance skills and precision, and build independence and leadership skills within the ensemble. Participation in concert performances outside of regular class hours is expected.

For 10th grade percussion students spring semester only, with teacher approval

 

Advanced Percussion I (53.07610)

 

This performance-based class provides opportunities for 11th grade performers to increase, develop and refine performance skills and precision on a percussion instrument. Participation in concert performances outside of regular class hours is expected.

For 11th grade percussion students fall semester only, with teacher approval

 

Advanced Percussion II (53.07620)

 

This performance-based class enhances level-one skills and provides further opportunities for 11th grade performers to develop and refine performance skills and precision on a percussion instrument. Participation in concert performances outside of regular class hours is expected.

For 11th grade percussion students fall semester only, with teacher approval

 

Advanced Percussion III (53.07630)

 

This performance-based class enhances level-two skills and provides further opportunities for 12th grade percussion performers to develop and refine performance skills and precision on a specific instrument. Participation in concert performances outside of regular class hours is expected.

For 12th grade percussion students fall semester only, with teacher approval

 

Advanced Percussion IV (53.07640)

 

This performance-based class enhances level-three skills and provides further opportunities for 12th grade wind performers to develop and refine performance skills and precision on a wind or percussion instrument. Participation in concert performances outside of regular class hours is expected.

For 12th grade wind students fall semester only, with teacher approval

 

CHORUS Pathway

Intermediate Chorus I (54.02210)

 

Provides intermediate-level performers opportunities to increase performance skills and knowledge in mixed choral singing. Covers performance and production, analysis and theoretical studies, historical and cultural contributions and influences, creative aspects of music, and appreciation of music.

 

Intermediate Chorus II (54.02220)

 

Enhances level-one skills and provides intermediate-level performers further opportunities to increase performance skills and knowledge in mixed choral singing. Covers performance and production, analysis and theoretical studies, historical and cultural contributions and influences, creative aspects of music, and appreciation of music.

  • Prerequisite(s) - Intermediate Chorus 1

 

Intermediate Chorus III (54.02230)

 

Enhances level-two skills and provides intermediate-level performers further opportunities to increase performance skills and knowledge in mixed choral singing. Covers performance and production, analysis and theoretical studies, historical and cultural contributions and influences, creative aspects of music, and appreciation of music.

  • Prerequisite(s) - Intermediate Chorus 1, Intermediate Chorus 2

 

Intermediate Chorus IV (54.02270)

 

Enhances level-three skills and provides intermediate-level performers further opportunities to increase performance skills and knowledge in mixed choral singing. Covers performance and production, analysis and theoretical studies, historical and cultural contributions and influences, creative aspects of music, and appreciation of music.

  • Prerequisite(s) - Intermediate Chorus 1, Intermediate Chorus 2, Intermediate Chorus 3

 

Advanced Chorus I (54.02310)

 

Provides advanced-level performers opportunities to increase performance skills and knowledge in mixed choral singing. Covers performance and production, analysis and theoretical studies, historical and cultural contributions and influences, creative aspects of music, and appreciation of music. Organizes objectives for self-paced progress through all four levels. Stresses individual progress and group experiences.

  • Prerequisite(s) - audition and teacher recommendation

 

Advanced Chorus II (54.02320)

 

Enhances level-one skills and provides advanced-level performers further opportunities to increase performance skills and knowledge in mixed choral singing. Covers performance and production, analysis and theoretical studies, historical and cultural contributions and influences, creative aspects of music, and appreciation of music.

  • Prerequisite(s) - audition and teacher recommendation

 

Advanced Chorus III (54.02330)

 

Enhances level-two skills and provides advanced-level performers further opportunities to increase performance skills and knowledge in mixed choral singing. Covers performance and production, analysis and theoretical studies, historical and cultural contributions and influences, creative aspects of music, and appreciation of music.

  • Prerequisite(s) - audition and teacher recommendation

 

Advanced Chorus IV (54.02340)

 

Enhances level-three skills and provides advanced-level performers further opportunities to increase performance skills and knowledge in mixed choral singing. Covers performance and production, analysis and theoretical studies, historical and cultural contributions and influences, creative aspects of music, and appreciation of music.

  • Prerequisite(s) - audition and teacher recommendation

 

DANCE Pathway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dance 1 (51.05300)

 

Introduces students to basic dance knowledge in order to develop coordination, flexibility, and strength while acquiring technical skills in preparation for further dance study. Students explore the role of dance in various cultures, and observe and critique dance performances using specified criteria and appropriate dance terminology.

 

Dance 2 (51.05400)

 

Enhances previous course. Further develops knowledge and skills in various dance forms with an emphasis on technical instruction in ballet, jazz, and modern techniques, public performance techniques, and choreographic concepts. Students study dance analysis, dance history, and movement sciences as they relate to injury prevention and technical training.

  • Prerequisite(s) - Dance 1

 

Dance 3 (51.05500)

 

Enhances previous course. Offers a comprehensive understanding of the elements of movement and dance technique. Areas of concentration include choreography, dance analysis, dance history, and movement science with an emphasis on intermediate technical instruction in ballet, jazz, and modern techniques.

  • Prerequisite(s) - Dance 1, Dance 2

 

Dance 4 (51.05600)

 

Enhances previous course. Refines knowledge of the elements of movement, dance history, and dance analysis, and hones skills in choreography and performance techniques, focusing on artistry and individuality.

  • Prerequisite(s) - Dance 1, Dance 2, Dance 3

 

Performance Ensemble I (51.06800)

 

Focuses on utilizing pre-professional ballet and contemporary techniques with an emphasis on presenting faculty and student generated works in varied settings (e.g. traditional stages, site-specific works, younger audiences, assisted living communities). The goal of the class is to increase dance awareness to the public by performing for the extended community at large. The group will function as a self-governing entity with preparation for a professional dance occupation as a member of a dance company.

  • Prerequisite(s) - Dance 1 or teacher recommendation

 

Performance Ensemble II (51.06810)

 

Enhances previous course. Focuses on managerial and leadership skills with an emphasis on choreographing student generated works to be presented in varied settings (e.g. traditional stages, site-specific works, younger audiences, assisted living communities). Class familiarizes students with logistics and time management, becoming leaders/directors of the performance ensemble class, and prepares students for a professional dance occupation as director of a dance company.

  • Prerequisite(s) - Performance Ensemble I

 

Advanced Repertory Dance I (51.06300)

 

This is an intermediate-level dance technique class. Students explore and strengthen intermediate-level dance skills within the traditional format of a technique-based dance class including, but not limited to, ballet, modern, and jazz. Students learn choreography from historical dance works by dance pioneers (e.g. Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, George Balanchine, Lester Horton, Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, Twyla Tharp).

  • Prerequisite(s) - Dance 1 or teacher recommendation

 

Advanced Repertory Dance II (51.06310)

 

This is an advanced-level dance technique class that enhances previous coursework. Students explore and strengthen advanced-level dance skills within the traditional format of a technique-based dance class including, but not limited to, ballet, modern, and jazz. Students learn choreography from historical dance works by dance pioneers (e.g. Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, George Balanchine, Lester Horton, Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, Twyla Tharp).

  • Prerequisite(s) - Advanced Repertory Dance I

 

 

THEATER Pathway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fundamentals of Theatre I (52-02100)

 

This course serves as an introduction to the theatre arts. Students investigate theatre as a whole by exploring the techniques and origins of a wide variety of theatre arts in various cultures and periods.

 

Fundamentals of Theatre II (52.02200)

 

Enhances level-one skills by producing specific theatre styles in depth with performance opportunities.  

  • Prerequisite(s) - Fundamentals of Theatre I

 

Acting I (52.06100)

 

Introduces the acting process and the role of the actor in various styles/methods with a focus on scene study. Stresses developing imagination, observation, concentration powers, and self-discipline. Includes developing physical and vocal control while transmitting emotions, convictions, and ideas; enhances self-confidence and self-awareness. Theatre is used as a means to encourage cooperative learning, team work, organization, and leadership skills. The class allows all students the opportunity to perform on a regular basis.

  • Prerequisite(s) - Fundamentals of Theatre 1 & 2 OR teacher recommendation

 

Acting II (52.06200)

 

Enhances level-one skills with emphasis on classical and historical scene study.  

  • Prerequisite(s) - Acting 1

 

Advanced Drama I (52.05100)

 

Studies the artistic, technical, management, and performance elements of a live theatre production. As a part of the planning, rehearsal, and performance, students assume positions of responsibility and demonstrate basic knowledge and skills in acting, directing, artistic criticism, script analysis, staging, character creation, vocal techniques, and physical movement. Students recognize the responsibilities of the producer, director, actors, designers, technicians, and managers through collaboration in the creation of a theatre performance.   

  • Prerequisite(s) - Fundamentals of Theatre 1 & 2, Acting 1, and/or teacher recommendation

 

Musical Theatre I (52.03100)

 

Introduces the style and characteristic elements of musical theater. Explores the mechanics of production, staging, voice, and dance. Explores the career opportunities available in musical theatre and offers opportunity for performance.

  • Prerequisite(s) - Any theatre or chorus class

 

Musical Theatre II (52.03200)  

 

Enhances level-one skills with a focus on production and provides opportunities for performance  

  • Prerequisite(s) - Musical Theatre I

 

Technical Theatre I (52.04100)

 

This introductory course explores the definition, design, and use of technical elements associated with theatre sets, props, costumes, makeup, lights, and sound.

  • Prerequisite(s) - Fundamentals of Theatre 1 & 2

 

Technical Theatre II (52.04200)

 

Enhances level-one skills and introduces aspects of student design, creation of lighting, sound, properties, costumes, and make-up design while offering opportunities to apply skills in these areas  

  • Prerequisite(s) - Technical Theatre I

 
 
 
 
 

Baldwin High School

155 Hwy 49W,

Milledgeville, GA 31061

478 453-6429

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