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Art Studies 

Art History

This course will provide a sequential study of art history from prehistoric art to contemporary art. Instruction will include a variety of activities such as viewing slides and prints, writing, discussion, analyzing works of art and critiques. The elements of art and principles of design will be addressed and their historical development will be stressed. Students will be exposed to many world cultures through a variety of periods in art history. Portfolio development, correct oral and written communication, as they relate to the visual arts, will be integral in all aspects of this course. Vocational opportunities and requirements will be analyzed.

Grade Placement:10-12

This course is worth 1 credit.

AP Studio Art

These courses are designed to address drawing, design, and three dimensional and compositional skills, visual vocabulary and the study of different cultures through the history and appreciation of art. Students assemble a body of work in a portfolio that will be submitted for critical analysis and have the option of submitting one of three different portfolios: Drawing, 2-D Design, or 3-D Design, for the Advanced Placement exam in Studio Art.

Grade Placement:10-12
Prerequisites: Art I or Teacher Approval

This course is worth 1 credit.

 

AP History of Art

This course will offer an in-depth exploration of the history of art from ancient times to the present. Through reading, research, slides, videos, and museum visits, students will view significant artworks from around the world. Students will develop writing skills in the description, analysis, and comparison of these artworks. This course will prepare students for the AP Art History exam.

Grade Placement:11-12
Prerequisites: Art History Recommended

This course is worth 1 credit.

 

Music Theory I

This full year course includes the basic fundamentals of musicianship, theory, musical materials, basic terminology, ear training and sight-singing procedures. It also integrates interval studies and identification with simple melodic and harmonic dictation. A basic knowledge of the piano keyboard is recommended.

Grade Placement:10-12
Prerequisites: Teacher Approval

This course is worth 1 credit.

Music History & Literature

This full year course consists of the study and analysis of several periods of music from primitive to modern. It is designed to enable the student to become familiar with the styles of various historical periods, countries, and composers. Students will gain an understanding of and appreciation for the great musical literature of the world, which are used to teach the styles, forms, and periods of history.

Grade Placement: 9-12

This course is worth 1 credit.

AP Music Theory

The purpose of this course is to develop music skills and provide information that will lead to an understanding of the practice of music, especially for those considering a music major or minor in college. Students learn terminology, notation skills, harmonization through dictation, basic composition and analysis of the melodic line, ear-training and sight-singing skills. Students must be an active member of choir, band or orchestra or have basic performance skills in voice or an instrument. This course prepares students for the AP Music Theory exam.

Grade Placement:10-12
Prerequisites: Basic Theory, Music Theory I or placement test or Teacher Approval

This course is worth 1 credit.

 
 
 

Burum, Carrie Rochelle
Teaches: Â Music Theory, AP Music Theory

Room: Band
Email: 
cburum@aisd.net
Phone: 682-867-7057
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Hogan, James
Teaches: Music History & Literature

Room: 108
Email:
jhogan@aisd.net
Phone: 682-867-6996
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 here.

Reeder, Susan Leslie
Teaches: AP Studio Art D, AP Studio Art 2, AP Studio Art 3

Room:107
Email:
sreeder@aisd.net
Phone:682-867-6998
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here.

 

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