Fine Arts Courses


Acting

0400370 Acting I - 1 Credit, 10-12

Through improvisation, simple scripted scenes, performance projects, and/or practical application, students learn to identify what makes performances believable and explore the tools used to create, articulate, and execute them. Upon completion of this course, students have a strong foundation for future scene work, script analysis, and play production. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.


0400380 Acting 2 - 1 Credit, 10-12
Prerequisite: Acting 1

Students examine the various dimensions of characters through analysis, discussion, and classroom performance, working with scripts from a variety of time periods and cultures. They learn to break down a scene from a character’s point of view, and also learn to sustain a character and build the relationship between actor and audience. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.


0400390 Acting 3 - 1 Credit, 11-12
Prerequisite: Acting 2

Students focus on development of significant acting skills and knowledge of the actor’s literature, compiling a working actor’s portfolio for exhibition and/or the interview process. They research potential job opportunities in the film, television, game animation, and theatre industries, as well as scholarships and opportunities available at the university level.  An inquiry-based capstone project may be required. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.


04004000 Acting 4 - 1 Credit, 12
Prerequisite: Acting 3

Students create characters for theatrical and film/video productions through scene, character, and technical analysis. Through improvisation, script writing, and aesthetic creation and collaboration, actors refine their working knowledge and independent thought, articulating and justifying their creative choices. Students’ “critical eye” becomes more developed and significant mastery of artistic choices becomes evident. An inquiry-based capstone project may be required. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.


Dance

0300310 Dance Technique I - 1 Credit, 9-12
0300320 Dance Technique II - 1 Credit, 9-12
0300330 Dance Technique III - 1 Credit, 9-12
0300334 Dance Technique IV - 1 Credit, 9-12

These courses provide students with opportunities to acquire knowledge and skill in two or more styles of dance. Content techniques of two or more dance forms (Ballet, jazz, modern, theater, or tap), knowledge of dance terminology, and knowledge of basic choreography of movement sequences and acquisition of technique will be stressed. Uniforms are required for this course.


0300400 JV Dance - 1 Credit, 9-12
0300410 Varsity Dance - 1 Credit, 9-12
Prerequisite: Audition & Instructor Approval

The purpose of this course is to provide students with in-depth instruction and opportunities for performance, to further enhance and develop techniques. Students in this ensemble are required to attend several after school rehearsals/performances. Uniforms are required for this course.


Flag Corps — Color Guard

1305300 Eurhythmics I - 1 Credit, 912
1305310 Eurhythmics II - 1 Credit, 9-12
1305320 Eurhythmics III - 1 Credit, 9-12
1305330 Eurhythmics IV - 1 Credit, 9-12

Prerequisite: Audition & Instructor Recommendation

These courses provide instruction in the development of beginning level skills in the art of performing various body movements in rhythm using musical accompaniment. This course is intended ONLY for those students who wish to audition and participate in Flag Corps. STUDENTS SIGNING UP FOR THIS COURSE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FALL MARCHING SEASON AND THE JANUARY TO MAY WINTER GUARD. No class change after first semester.

Audition dates and times will be held in April and specific dates will be announced. Students wishing to tryout must attend both workshops as well as the final audition to be considered. Auditionees should wear dance or active wear suitable for dancing, wear their hair up, and be ready to learn combinations from Lyman Dance Staff and leadership. These students should also have room in their schedule for a Dance Team or Color Guard class block as this class is co-curricular. Once a student is accepted onto one of the teams, the financial and behavior commitments are presented and the students and parents have the opportunity to accept or deny the position with the signing of a contract. Any other questions should be directed to Mr. Porter’s office at 407-746-2000.


Instrumental Music

Band courses are designed to provide students with instruction in the application of musical and technical skills, as well as the development of aesthetic awareness, through the study, rehearsal and performance of varied band literature. After school rehearsals and performances are required. All band students MUST participate in the marching band to receive credit for these courses.

1302300 Band 1 - 1 Credit, 912
13023000D Band 1 Percussion - 1 Credit, 9-12
Prerequisite: Previous band experience is suggested.


1302310 Band 2 - 1 Credit, 10-12
13023100D Band 2 Percussion - 1 Credit, 10-12
Prerequisite: Band 1 or Band 1 Percussion


1302340 Band 5 Honors - 1 Credit, 11-12
13023400D Band 3 Honors Percussion - 1 Credit, 11-12
Prerequisite: Band 2 or Band 2 Percussion


130230 Band 6 Honors - 1 Credit, 12
13023400D Band 6 Honors Percussion - 1 Credit, 12
Prerequisite: Band 5 or Band 5 Percussion
 


1302500 Jazz Ensemble 1 - 1 Credit, 9-12
1302510 Jazz Ensemble 2 - 1 Credit, 0-12
Prerequisite: Instructor Recommendation


1301360 Musical Keyboard I - 1 Credit, 9-12
Prerequisite: None

This course will provide students with introductory experiences on the keyboard in performance skills and the interpretation of simple notation. The content should include the development of music fundamentals, keyboard performance, technique, and how to read music.


1301370 Musical Keyboard II - 1 Credit, 10-12
Prerequisite: Musical Keyboard I

This course continues to develop musical skills and knowledge learned in Musical Keyboard I.


1300330 AP Music Theory - 1 Credit, 10-12
Prerequisite: Minimum one year keyboard or instrument training and be able to read notes and rhythm

The objective of this course is to develop a student’s ability to recognize, understand, and describe the basic materials and processes of music through the activities of listening, performing, composing, and analyzing.


Repertory Theatre Company

0400320 Theatre 2
0400330 Theatre 3 Honors
0400340 Theatre 4 Honors

Prerequisite: Audition/Appointment only.
Auditions will be held in April in the theatre classroom.

These courses are designed for students with significant experience in theatre, and promotes depth of engagement and lifelong appreciation for theatre through a broad spectrum of teacher-assigned and self-directed study and performance. Students regularly reflect on aesthetics and issues related to and addressed through theatre, and create within various aspects of theatre in ways that are progressively more innovative. In keeping with the rigor expected in an accelerated setting, students assemble a portfolio that showcases a significant body of work representing personal vision and artistic growth over time; mastery of theatre skills and techniques in one or more areas; and evidence of significant oral and written analytical and problem-solving skills based on their structural, historical, and cultural knowledge.


Technical Theatre

0400410 Technical Theatre Design & Production 1 - 1 Credit, 9-12

Students focus on developing the basic tools and procedures for creating elements of technical theatre, including costumes, lighting, makeup, properties (props), publicity, scenery, and sound. Technical knowledge of safety procedures and demonstrated safe operation of theatre equipment, tools, and raw materials are central to success in this course. Students explore and learn to analyze dramatic scripts, seeking production solutions through historical, cultural, and geographic research. Students also learn the basics of standard conventions of design presentation and documentation; the organizational structure of theatre production and creative work in a collaborative environment; and the resulting artistic improvement. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend or participate in technical work, rehearsals, and/or performances beyond the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.


0400420 Technical Theatre Design & Production 2 - 1 Credit, 10-12
Prerequisite: Tech Design & Production 1

Students focus on the design and safe application of basic tools and procedures to create elements of technical theatre, including costumes, lighting, makeup, properties (props), publicity, scenery, and sound. Students develop assessment and problem-solving skills; the ability to connect selected literature to a variety of cultures, history, and other content areas. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend or participate in technical work, rehearsals, and/or performances beyond the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.


0400430 Technical Theatre Design & Production 3 - 1 Credit, 11-12
Prerequisite: Tech Design & Production 2

Students regularly reflect on aesthetics and issues related to and addressed through theatre, and create within various aspects of theatre. Student designers and technicians assemble a portfolio that showcases a body of work representing artistic growth over time; growing command of theatre skills and techniques in one or more areas; and evidence of significant oral and written analytical and problem-solving skills. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend or participate in technical work, rehearsals, and/or performances beyond the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.


0400440 Technical Theatre Design & Production 4 Honors - 1 Credit, 12
Prerequisite: Tech Design & Production 3

Students regularly reflect on aesthetics and issues related to and addressed through theatre, and create within various aspects of theatre in ways that are progressively more innovative. Students analyze increasingly more sophisticated theatre literature to inform the work of developing technical design and production pieces for one-acts or a larger production. Students assemble a portfolio that showcases an extensive body of work representing personal vision and artistic growth over time. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.


Visual Art

0101300 Two-Dimensional Art I - 1 Credit, 10-12
Prerequisite: None

This year-long, entry-level class promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of art as students experiment with the media and techniques used to create two-dimensional (2-D) artworks, including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and more. Students regularly reflect on aesthetics and issues related to art and anchor the structural elements of art and organizational principles of design, experimenting with them as they create.


0101330 Three-Dimensional Studio Art 1 - 1 Credit, 9-12
Prerequisite: None

Students explore how space, mass, balance, and form combine to create aesthetic forms or utilitarian products and structures. Instruction may include, but is not limited to, content in green or industrial design, sculpture, ceramics, or building arts. Media may include, but are not limited to, clay, wood, plaster, and paper maché with consideration of the workability, durability, cost, and toxicity of the media used. Instructional focus will be on ceramics and/or pottery.


0100300 AP Art History - 1 Credit, 10-12
Prerequisite: None

This course will provide students with the benefit of an understanding and enjoyment of painting, sculpture, architecture and other art forms within historical and cultural contexts. Students will examine the major forms of artistic expression of the past as well as those of our time and of a variety of cultures. This course does require a high degree of commitment by those students seriously interested in advanced placement and/or college credit. Based on the results of the Advanced Placement exam, college credit may be awarded by participating colleges and universities.


0109310 Portfolio I - 1 Credit, 10-12
0109320 Portfolio II - 1 Credit, 10-12
Prerequisite: Art 2D or Art 3D

These courses are designed for the advanced student who may pursue art in college or as a career. Students will produce a body of work that shows growth in content, technique, and process. They will produce and maintain a personal sketchbook/journal that illustrates an exploration and evaluation of ideas, techniques, and imagery that can be applied to their work.


0109350 AP Art/2D Design Portfolio - 1 Credit, 11-12
0109360 AP Art/3D Design Portfolio - 1 Credit, 11-12
0104300 AP Art/Drawing Portfolio - 1 Credit, 11-12

Prerequisite: Drawing I, Art 2D/3D, Portfolio, Ceramics I/II or Portfolio I

These courses are designed for the serious student who plans to take art at the college level. Students may take only one AP Studio Art class per year. Based on the results of the AP exam, college credit may be awarded by participating colleges and universities.

  • Drawing Portfolio is designed to address a very broad interpretation of drawing issues and media. Painting, printmaking, abstraction, observational, inventive and mixed media are works that can be included in this portfolio.
  • 2D Design Portfolio is designed to address a very broad interpretation of 2D design issues. Students are asked to demonstrate proficiency in 2D design using a multitude of art forms such as graphic design, typography, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, illustration, etc.
  • 3D Design Portfolio is intended to address a broad interpretation of sculptural issues in depth and space. Students will be expected to work with additive, subtractive, and/or fabrication processes. They need to address issues such as mass, volume, form, plane, light, and texture. Students could include traditional sculptures, architectural models, apparel, ceramics, 3D fiber arts, or metal work in this portfolio.

Vocal Music

1303300 Chorus " First Image" - 1 Credit, 9-12
Prerequisite: None; no experience needed

Students are responsible for a few after-school rehearsals and performances. Uniforms are required for this course.


1303310 Chorus 2 - 1 Credit, 10-12
1303320 Chorus 3 - 1 Credit, 10-12
1303340 Chorus 5 Honors - 1 Credit, 10-12
1303350 Chorus 6 Honors - 1 Credit, 10-12
Prerequisite: Previous Level Chorus

Chorus 2-6 provides students with instruction in the development of musicianship and varied choral literature. Students in these groups are responsible for after-school rehearsals/ performances. UNIFORMS are required for this course.


1303370 Chorus High/Low 2 - 1 Credit, 10-12
1303380 Chorus High/Low 3 - 1 Credit, 10-12
1303390 Chorus High/Low 4 - 1 Credit, 10-12
Prerequisite: Audition Only

Calliope, an intermediate-advanced women’s chorus/show choir, provides students the opportunity to develop proper vocal technique and sing a variety of literature. Students will be responsible for several after school rehearsals/performances. Uniforms are required for this course.