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C – Computer
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Canyon Ridge High School

Twin Falls High School

Art

Digital Art and Design I

1 – TFHS – 9/10/11/12
HUM

This course is offered to students who are interested in the field of Digital Art. Emphasis will be placed on effective use of the element and principles of design as well as the ethics faced using digital media. Students will develop an understanding of how to create the appropriate file structures for print and digital distribution. Students will get hands on experience using various forms of software used to assist in the creation of digital artwork such as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Students will get experience creating vector logos, photo corrections, and photo manipulations.

Digital Art and Design II

2 – TFHS – 10/11/12
HUM
Digital Art & Design I & Instructor Permission

A course designed to build upon the students knowledge from Digital Art I. Emphasis will still be placed on effective use of the element and principles of design as well as the ethics faced using digital media. Students will continue to develop an understanding of how to create the appropriate file structures for print and digital distribution. Students will get hands on experience using various forms of software used to assist in the creation of digital artwork such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier, and After Effects. Students will get experience creating vector logos, photo corrections, and photo manipulations as well as experience with Video / Sound Editing and basic video animation. Full Year enrollment required.

Digital Art and Design III

2 – TFHS – 11/12
HUM
Digital Art & Design II & Instructor Permission

A course designed to build upon the students knowledge from Digital Art II. Emphasis continued be placed on effective use of the element and principles of design as well as the ethics faced using digital media. Students will gain an understanding of how digital art effects everyday life. Greater emphasis will be placed on video editing, special effects and various forms of animation. Students will get experience creating their own scripted projects, market them and create portfolio pieces. Full Year enrollment required.

Digital Art and Design IV

2 – TFHS – 11/12
HUM
Digital Art & Design III & Instructor Permission

A course designed to build upon the students’ knowledge from Digital Art III. Emphasis continued be placed on effective use of the element and principles of design as well as the ethics faced using digital media. Students will gain an understanding of how digital art effects everyday life. Greater emphasis will be placed on video editing, special effects and various forms of animation. Students will get experience creating their own scripted projects, market them and create portfolio pieces, , as well as working with client-based projects and development of functional portfolio. Full Year enrollment required.

Drawing and Painting I

1 – CRHS/TFHS – 9/10/11/12
HUM

Drawing and Painting is a semester course designed to introduce students to the basic tools and techniques that will ignite their creativity and build a foundation for future artistic discovery. A variety of drawings and paintings will be completed using various drawing and painting mediums. The basic elements of art, design and color theory will be emphasized, while developing the skills of creative expression.

Drawing and Painting II

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 10/11/12
HUM
C or higher in Drawing & Painting I & Instructor Approval

Drawing and painting II is a rigorous year long course created for students committed to creating an in-depth professional quality portfolio of 20 pieces or more, creating designing and managing a student showcase, as well as participating in public art. In your finished portfolio mastery of drawing and painting will be demonstrated through a wide range of approaches and media, Light and shade, line quality rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation and the illusion of depth. Advanced projects will be completed using various drawing and painting mediums. Full Year enrollment required.

Studio Art III

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 11/12
HUM
Instructor Approval

Studio Art III is a year-long course for committed artists that are excited about a career in the arts, and desire to create a college ready or professional portfolio containing a minimum of 20 pieces. This class follows the completion of Drawing and Painting II, and allows more freedom but requires greater expectations in quality, concentration, and breadth of work. This course will encourage personal artistic direction while demanding a focus on advanced techniques and processes. Students will also create and design a student showcase.

Studio Art IV

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 12
HUM
Instructor Approval

Studio Art IV is a year-long student driven course for students who are planning on continuing in the arts throughout their college and post education careers. This class follows the completion of Studio Art III Emphasis will be placed on mastering their understanding of drawing and painting techniques in order to develop a robust portfolio as well as to be better prepared for college level art courses. Students will be required to enter juried shows and contests as well as to have a student showcase or online portfolio.

Pottery I

1 – CRHS/TFHS – 9/10/11/12
HUM

Pottery I is a course in which students will be introduced to clay and three-dimensional art forms. Basic hand construction, methods of pinching, coiling and slab will be taught and utilized in sculptural form. Decorating and glazing methods will be explored. Experience Clay and Beginning Sculpture textbooks will be utilized.

Pottery II

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 10/11/12
HUM
C or higher in Pottery I & Instructor Approval

Pottery II is an extension of the pottery I course with emphasis placed on individual interpretations and creative outcomes drawn from an assignment list. Three dimensional projects will include sculpture as well as a variety of traditional shapes and functional forms in a variety of mediums. Wheel throwing will be introduced.

Pottery III

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 11/12
HUM
Instructor Approval
Pottery III is a further extension of the Pottery II course in which students create and complete an intense assignment list. Experimentation will be encouraged, as will works of depth and complexity. Students may explore an area of concentration or attempt a variety of self-generated projects.

Pottery IV

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 12
HUM
Instructor Approval

Pottery IV is an advanced study in ceramics methods, practices, concepts and history with directed guidance toward producing independent, professional work. The development of methods for realizing self-directed practices, and the commitment to rigorous work practice are expected. Students will be challenged to define their own formal aesthetic and individual goals with the support and input of fellow students and the instructor with the intention of developing new techniques and to reinforce current skills. Full Year enrollment required.

Art History

2 – CRHS – 11/12
HUM – DC (CSI: ARTS 101)
Pottery 1, D/P 1, or Digital Art 1 & Instructor Permission

General education in the humanities develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable one to value, reflect upon, and gain an understanding of the arts, philosophy, and cultural diversity. This course would be aligned with Humanities General education at CSI (Art History 101) and is offered as a dual credit course. Hands-on activities align this class with Idaho Fine Arts Standards. Full Year enrollment required.

Music

Concert Choir

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 9/10/11/12
HUM
CRHS requires audition

Concert Choir is a performing group. It includes the study and performance of musical literature from renaissance through contemporary. The choir has four music department concerts. Performances function as major class examinations. Members of the Concert Choir have the opportunity to participate in District 4 Honor Clinic and to audition for All-State and All-Northwest choirs. Attendance at performances is required. Boys and girls 9th – 12th grade may enroll in Concert Choir. This class will help satisfy the academic humanities graduation requirement.

Women's Chorus

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 9/10/11/12
HUM
CRHS Requires audition

Women’s Chorus(Dolce Serenada/Bella Voce) is a performing group. It includes the study and performance of musical literature from renaissance through contemporary. The Women’s Chorus has four music department concerts. Performances function as major class examinations. Members of Women’s Chorus have the opportunity to participate in District 4 Honor Clinic and to audition for All-State and All-Northwest Choirs. Attendance at performances is required and membership is open to freshman, sophomore, junior and senior girls. This class will help satisfy the academic humanities graduation requirement.

Advanced Choir

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 9 (CRHS only)/10/11/12
HUM
Teacher Permission/Audition

Chamber Singers/Divina Voce is a select SATB choir that studies and performs musical literature from renaissance through contemporary. This group participates in four music department concerts. Performances function as major class examinations. Members have the opportunity to participate in District 4 Honor Clinic and to audition for All-State and All-Northwest Choirs. Attendance at performance is required and membership is by audition only. In addition to the four music department concerts, Advanced Choir often performs throughout the community. Membership is open to boys & girls 10-12 . This class will help satisfy the academic humanities graduation requirement.

Jive

2 – TFHS – 10/11/12
E
Teacher Permission/Audition

TFHS Jive is a show choir of 20-30 singers that performs Musical Theater, Pop, Jazz, and other modern styles. Solo opportunities are a big part of Jive. Auditions will take place the week immediately following Jive Night in April for the following school year. Outside rehearsals will involve one night a week throughout the year for staging and choreography practice. In addition to performing at the four school choir concerts, Jive presents a Winter Showcase in late January and Jive Night in April. During the week of these shows evening rehearsals take place each night. Members of Jive have the opportunity to participate in District 4 Honor Clinic and to audition for All-State and All-Northwest Choirs. A fee of $150 is required, but all attire, outfits, music, etc. are included.

Synergy

2 – CRHS – 10/11/12
E
Teacher Permission/Audition

CRHS Synergy is a Show Choir that performs Musical Theater, Pop, Jazz, and other modern styles. Solo opportunities are a part of Synergy, too. Several outside (mostly early AM, and a few Saturday AM) rehearsals will be scheduled and are mandatory. In addition to performing at the school choir concerts, Synergy presents a Winter Showcase and Synergy Night in April. Members of Synergy have the opportunity to participate in District 4 Honor Clinic and to audition for All-State and All-Northwest Choirs. A fee is required for music and outfits.

Orchestra

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 9/10/11/12
HUM
Teacher Permission & Intermediate Orchestra

Orchestra is a performing group that consists of orchestral strings: violin, viola, cello, and string bass. Music of many historical periods and styles will be studied, discussed and performed. The historical/cultural context of music performed will be discussed and critical thinking/evaluation skills concerning music will be developed. Performances function as major class examinations and concert attendance is required. The Orchestra performs five concerts per school year. Members of the Orchestra have the opportunity to audition for All State and All-Northwest orchestras, as well as District and State Solo Festival/Contest. This class will help satisfy the academic humanities graduation requirement.

Symphony Band/Concert Band

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 10/11/12
HUM
Teacher Permission/Advanced or Intermediate Band

Symphony/Concert Band is a performing group that consists of student musicians who enjoy playing wind and percussion instruments. Music of all styles and periods is rehearsed and performed by this group. Performances function as major class examinations and concert attendance is required. Many performances take place in the evening. Members function not only as a concert band, but also as the Marching Band and the Pep Band. Selected members make up the Jazz Band. Members of the Band have the opportunity to audition for All-State and All-Northwest Bands, participate in District Honor Band, and perform in Solo/Ensemble Festival and State Solo Contest. This class will help satisfy the academic humanities graduation requirement.

Wind Ensemble

2 – TFHS – 9/10/11/12
Hum
Teacher Permission/Audition

Wind Ensemble is an auditioned performing group that consists of 30-50 student musicians who enjoy playing wind and percussion instruments.  Music of all styles and periods is rehearsed and performed by this group.  Performances function as major class examinations and concert attendance is required. Many performances take place in the evening.  Members function not only as a concert band, but also as the Marching Band and the Pep Band.  Selected members make up the Jazz Band.  Members of the Band have the opportunity to audition for All-State and All-Northwest Bands, participate in District Honor Band, and perform in Solo/Ensemble Festival and State Solo Contest.  This class will help satisfy the academic humanities graduation requirement.

Theatre

Theatre I

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 9/10/11/12
HUM

Theatre I will introduce students to the creative world of theatre and performance. Throughout the semester students will gain experience in improvisation, directing, playwriting, design, and choreography. Students may also audition for the competitive drama team in the Fall. Theatre I students serve as backstage crew and staff for the annual fundraiser, Dessert Theater, and will be required to spend one week of evening rehearsals & performances. Students will be required to attend two live theatre productions per semester and evaluate them in writing. Theatre I students will wrap up the year with the Intro Show, a public performance of original scenes and projects.

Theatre II

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 10/11/12
HUM
C or higher in Theatre I & Audition

Theatre II is a continuation of the study of theatre and the application of the skills learned in Theatre I. Students audition for placement on the competitive drama team and compete in the district and state competitions held in the Fall. Theatre II actors then perform in Dessert Theater and produce a show in the spring for the general public. Students also serve as build and stage crews for the two other main stage shows. All Theatre II students will be required to spend the necessary hours outside of the school day for evening rehearsals and performances for each show. Students will be required to attend two live theatre productions per semester and evaluate them in writing.

Theatre III

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 11/12
HUM
B or higher in Theatre II & Audition

Theatre III is the main stage performance class. Theatre III students audition for placement on the competitive drama team and compete in the district and state competitions held in the Fall. Students will perform in Dessert Theater and audition for individual roles for the two main stage productions. Advanced students will be required to spend MANY hours outside of the school day for build, load-in and evening rehearsals and performances for each show. Students will be required to attend two live theatre productions per semester and evaluate them in writing.

Studio-5 Films

1 – TFHS – 10/11/12
HUM

STUDIO-5 Films: From Concept to Screen is a pilot class for students to engage in the art of filmmaking and to experience the work and detail that is necessary in creating award winning short films. This class is designed with a variety of activities appropriate for different interests, learning styles, and intellectual abilities. Students will principally be engaged in preparing short films to be entered in Idaho’s Kiwanis Teen Film Festival for scholarships and recognition. Students will select a competition film category, create scripts, storyboards, pre-production documents and fill crew assignments. Student will ultimately cast, film and edit their short films before the April submission deadline.

Production and Design I/II/III

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 10/11/12
HUM
C or higher in Theatre I or II & Instructor Approval

Production & Design I/II/III students have a unique opportunity to design, build, and offer technical support for all stage productions of the drama department. Students accepted into Production & Design will spend MANY REQUIRED HOURS outside of the school day designing, advertising, constructing, and operating the shows. Students audition for district and state drama competition in the areas of makeup, scene/lighting design, costume design, and property design/construction. P&D students may also hire on as theatre staff for the school’s auditorium for district and community events. Students will be required to attend two live theatre productions per semester and evaluate them in writing.

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