Art Courses

ENCORE ARTS COURSES THAT START WITH THE LETTER “A”

COURSE: Acting I
COURSE NUMBER: 661
A-G: Fine Arts, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts / Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance, Theatre, Cirque, Vocal Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2
DESCRIPTION: This course is an introduction to the basic elements of acting technique and stage presence. Students train in exercises to develop concentration, imagination and life observation. Improvisations will encourage physical freedom and a sense of truth. This beginning work will teach stage craft, “moment to moment” spontaneity and a specific approach to researching and rehearsing a contemporary scene and monologue. After school rehearsals and performance days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

COURSE: Acting I I
COURSE NUMBER: 6611
A-G: Fine Arts (Acting), Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Acting I. Level 3
DESCRIPTION: Characterization. Acting II is a continuation of self-discovery and script analysis using the basic elements of the Stanislavski system, focused more directly toward developing the skills necessary to create characterization in monologues and scenes from contemporary plays. Students will look deeper into Greek Theatre and Shakespeare as well as begin to develop an audition repertoire. After school rehearsals and performance days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

COURSE: Acting III
COURSE NUMBER: 6612
A-G: Fine Arts (Acting), Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Acting I & II. Level 4
DESCRIPTION: This course introduces Shakespeare, and reaches deeper into the evolution of theater. This is the third year of the acting program. After school rehearsals and performance days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

COURSE: Advanced Choreography
COURSE NUMBER: 43012
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 4
DESCRIPTION: This course builds on the foundation created in Beginning Choreography. Students will begin to create performance pieces for the stage, rallies, and film. Students will work cooperatively to build dance pieces as cooperative works and also in the director capacity. After school rehearsals and performance days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

COURSE: Aerialist I & II
COURSE NUMBER: 6784 & 6008
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Cirque Acrobatics
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 1
DESCRIPTION:

COURSE: Applied Arts
COURSE NUMBER: 1625
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts / Music Arts / Visual & Technical Arts / Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: None
PREREQUISITE: None
DESCRIPTION: This introductory arts elective course allows students who have yet to choose a Conservatory to discover career opportunities as well as viable career paths within the arts related fields will including the arts and entertainment industry. Students work both independently and collaboratively in groups on projects and assignments that will provide each student with hands-on experience in careers that incorporate the conservatories available at Encore.

COURSE: Art I
COURSE NUMBER: 159
A-G: Elective/Fine Arts, 10 credits
HOUSES: Visual & Technical Arts CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts, Technical Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level I
DESCRIPTION: This is an introductory course to the visual arts. The content covers a variety of concepts and drawing media, painting and color theory, three-dimensional design, pottery, calligraphy and techniques in perspective. Students learn about art history and visual art careers.

COURSE: Art II
COURSE NUMBER: 163
A-G: Elective/Fine Arts, 10 credits
HOUSES: Visual & Technical Arts CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts, Technical Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Art I. Level II
DESCRIPTION: Building on the foundation of Art I, this is a more in depth survey of 2D and 3D art. Media includes graphite, charcoal, pastels, color pencil, acrylic, watercolor, and ink techniques. Three-dimensional curriculum include ceramics, foam sculpture, along with recycled sculpture materials.

COURSE: Art III
COURSE NUMBER: 161
A-G: Fine Arts/Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Visual & Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts, Technical Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Art I&II. Level 3.
DESCRIPTION: This course will use their prior knowledge in the previous courses to investigate more thoroughly two-dimensional and three-dimensional projects.

COURSE: Art LAB
COURSE NUMBER: 1621
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Visual & Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts, Technical Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 4.
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to have students work on intricate projects in art that require extensive time for creation. Students work in both 2D and 3D work. After school days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

COURSE: Arts Appreciation
COURSE NUMBER: 1626
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Visual & Technical Arts, Performing Arts, Music Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: None
PREREQUISITE: None
DESCRIPTION: This course is a survey of all arts conservatories offered at Encore. Project based skills are taught to help students become more knowledgeable about the conservatories offered and which ones might fit the needs of each person. This is hands on opportunity to explore genres within all houses.

COURSE: Associated Student Body
COURSE NUMBER: 691 (HS), 6911 (JR)
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts
PREREQUISITE: Interview or election
DESCRIPTION: This course is student body that plans campus activities. After school days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

ENCORE ARTS COURSES THAT START WITH THE LETTER “B”

COURSE: Ballet & Lyrical II
COURSE NUMBER: 422
A-G: Fine Arts, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2
DESCRIPTION: Intermediate ballet: The fundamentals and principals of classical ballet with an emphasis on technique. The continual development of coordination, musicality, self-esteem, self-discipline, foot and ankle strength, artistic expression, flexibility, and core strength. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: spell, understand, define, and execute ballet vocabulary terms; perform movement to a defined musical phrase with high performance quality and expression; increase and refine ballet technique. This course includes 75% ballet technique and 25% lyrical technique. After school rehearsals and performance days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

COURSE: Ballet & Lyrical III
COURSE NUMBER: 423
A-G: Fine Arts, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 3
DESCRIPTION: Intermediate/Advanced ballet: The fundamentals and principals of classical ballet with an emphasis on technique. The continual development of coordination, musicality, self-esteem, self-discipline, foot and ankle strength, artistic expression, flexibility, and core strength. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: spell, understand, define, and execute ballet vocabulary terms; perform movement to a defined musical phrase with high performance quality and expression; start prepointe work; increase and refine ballet technique. This course includes 75% ballet technique and 25% lyrical technique. After school rehearsals and performance days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

COURSE: Ballet & Lyrical IV
COURSE NUMBER: 424
A-G: Fine Arts, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 4
DESCRIPTION: Advanced ballet: The fundamentals and principals of classical ballet with an emphasis on technique. The continual development of coordination, musicality, self-esteem, self-discipline, foot and ankle strength, artistic expression, flexibility, and core strength. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: spell, understand, define, and execute ballet vocabulary terms; perform movement to a defined musical phrase with high performance quality and expression; increase and refine ballet technique. This course includes 75% ballet technique and 25% lyrical technique. After school rehearsals and performance days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

COURSE: Ballet I
COURSE NUMBER: 42
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts, Music Arts,
CONSERVATORY: Dance, Theatre, Cirque, Vocal Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 1
DESCRIPTION: Beginning ballet: The fundamentals and principals of classical ballet with an emphasis on technique. The introduction and development of coordination, musicality, self-esteem, self-discipline, foot and ankle strength, artistic expression, flexibility, and core strength. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: spell, understand, define, and execute ballet vocabulary terms; perform movement to a defined musical phrase; create a good foundation of ballet technique.

COURSE: Beginning Band
COURSE NUMBER: 134
A-G: Fine Arts / Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts, Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance, Theatre, Cirque, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 1
DESCRIPTION: This course is the first course in the series of musical ensembles that a student musician can be a part of. Students have an opportunity to play with other beginning musicians. Beginning elements of music theory are also covered.

COURSE: Beginning Choreography
COURSE NUMBER: 4302
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 3
DESCRIPTION: This course builds on a mastery of multiple dance techniques to begin to incorporate the fundamentals of dance with creativity of building a performance. The focus will be on artistic expression, improvisation, and choreographic practices. Upon completion of this course students will be able to; execute choreographic routines with strength, precision, and flexibility; choreograph a routine to a musical phrase; dance musically and rhythmically; and create and perform improvisation. After school rehearsals and performance days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

COURSE: Beginning Instruments
COURSE NUMBER: 1351
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts, Performing Arts, Visual & Technical Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: None
PREREQUISITE: None
DESCRIPTION: An introduction to playing band instruments: woodwinds, brass, or percussion. No experience necessary. You can learn a new instrument and play in an ensemble.

COURSE: Beginning Strings
COURSE NUMBER: 124
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level I
DESCRIPTION: An introduction to playing strings instruments: violin, viola, cello or bass. This is a great class to learn a new instrument and how to play in an ensemble.

ENCORE ARTS COURSES THAT START WITH THE LETTER “C”

COURSE: Chamber Orchestra
COURSE NUMBER: 1262
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 3
DESCRIPTION: This course requires a high level of proficiency in string techniques and musicianship. Musicians will have mastery of scales, fingerings, duple, triple, mixed, and compound meters, tone production, and bowing. This group will perform as a group at festivals, concerts, and other special events. Performances are mandatory and part of the grading process. Students must supply an instrument (with the exception of cello/bass) and purchase special performance attire. After school rehearsals and performance days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

COURSE: Cheer Team
COURSE NUMBER: 659
A-G: Elective, 6 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance, Cirque, Career Arts
PREREQUISITE: This is an auditioned team.  This team meets after school for three hours per week.
DESCRIPTION: This is a competition team that learns teamwork by building routines for the purposes of competition.  This team performs on and off campus as part of the grade for the course.

COURSE: Circus Arts I
COURSE NUMBER: 6789
A-G: Fine Art (Circus Choreography), Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance, Cirque, Theatre
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 1. Cirque Conditioning preferred.
DESCRIPTION: Beginning Cirque fundamentals: Circus Arts includes a variety of circus techniques including unicycling, juggling, stilt walking, poi, Rola Bola, clowning, slack line, jump rope, hula hoop, and tightrope. Circus Arts is based on circus props.

COURSE: Circus Arts II
COURSE NUMBER: 6788
A-G: Fine Art (Circus Choreography), Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Cirque
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2. Cirque Arts I
DESCRIPTION: Building off of the circus arts takes the skills acquired in level I and developing acts using these skills. After school rehearsals and performance days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

COURSE: Circus Arts III
COURSE NUMBER: 6785
A-G: Fine Arts (Circus Choreography), Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Cirque
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 3. Cirque Arts II
DESCRIPTION: Building off of the mastery from level 1 and 2 Circus Arts, this prop based class will continue to build technique for the cirque artist. This group will perform as a group at festivals, concerts, and other special events. Performances are mandatory and part of the grading process. Students must supply their own equipment. After school rehearsals and performance days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

COURSE: Cirque Conditioning
COURSE NUMBER: 2161
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts, Music Arts, Visual & Technical Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: None
PREREQUISITE: None
DESCRIPTION: This course is beginning hands on strength training to prepare students to enter the cirque conservatory. Students will execute extensive flexibility training in this class. 90% of this course is about gaining strength and flexibility for the safety of going into the cirque conservatory and 10% of this course explores cirque apparatus.

COURSE: College Skills
COURSE NUMBER: 237
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts
PREREQUISITE: NONE
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to walk students through how to select the correct college for after high school success and how to maneuver everything needed to get in and go to college. This course covers everything from student aid, scholarships, SAT, and how to choose a college path.

COURSE: Concert Band
COURSE NUMBER: 133
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2. Beginning Band.
DESCRIPTION: This is an intermediate band class where you will learn all major and minor scales and play intermediate concert band music.

COURSE: Concert Choir
COURSE NUMBER: 6211
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2. High School Choir or Junior High Choir II
DESCRIPTION: An intermediate level mixed choral ensemble for grades 9-12. Concert Choir rehearses and performs an eclectic choral repertoire from different style periods and genres and performs both accompanied and a cappella. Achieving excellence in the choral art is learned via obtaining excellence in vocal technique, beauty of tone, choral blend, balance, phrasing, dynamics and articulation, as well as stage presence and performance etiquette. Concert Choir performs several times a year both on campus and off campus including local community events and Southern California choral festivals. After school rehearsals and performance days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

COURSE: Cooking (HESPERIA CAMPUS ONLY)
COURSE NUMBER: 692
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Visual & Technical Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
PREREQUISITE: Interview. Level 1. Grades 10 – 12
DESCRIPTION: This course will go through the fundamentals on cooking preparation and safety. Starting with baking, students will learn how execute multiple ways to create amazing food.

COURSE: Costume Design
COURSE NUMBER: 227
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts, Music Arts, Visual & Technical Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Dance, Theatre, Vocal Music, Visual Arts, Technical Arts
PREREQUISITE: Interview or Audition. Level 1
DESCRIPTION: This class will introduce students to the basic requirements and techniques in crafting a costume for the theater and stage. Emphasis will be placed on the construction of a costume. It will cover the essential skills needed to create projects using a pattern on a sewing machine and all the required sewing terminology. By the 2nd semester, students will begin to explore costuming concepts to create designs inspired by any specific character. Character analysis will be guided by the script and directorial concept. Period research which includes social-economic and geographical location details will be fostered through practical and fun exercises.

COURSE: Costume Design II
COURSE NUMBER: 649
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts, Visual & Technical Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Theatre, Technical Arts
PREREQUISITE: Interview or Audition. Level 2
DESCRIPTION: Building on the foundation from Costume Design I, students begin the process on design and creation of costumes to be used within productions. Research plays a large role in the development of the costume.

COURSE: Costume Design III
COURSE NUMBER: 6491
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts, Visual & Technical Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Theatre, Technical Arts
PREREQUISITE: Interview or Audition. Level 3
DESCRIPTION: Building on the foundation from Costume Design II, students begin the process on design and creation of costumes to be used within productions. With each completed project, the designs and creations become more intricate. After school days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

COURSE: Costume Lab
COURSE NUMBER: 64910
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts, Visual & Technical Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Theatre, Technical Arts
PREREQUISITE: Interview or Audition. Level 4
DESCRIPTION: This course builds on the foundation of the first three costume design classes and puts mastery into practical experience. This lab class revolves around productions for completion. After school days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

COURSE: Counseling Internship
COURSE NUMBER: 6005
A-G: Elective
HOUSES: Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts
PREREQUISITE: Grades 10 – 12.  Must pass interview and selection process.
DESCRIPTION: Students will go through a summer training program to prepare to be able to help fellow students in the counseling department. Learn how to help be a better friend and help the campuses build peer groups and programs like “No Child Eats Alone.” WORK EXPERIENCE: Students that are able to take part as a peer mentor get the opportunity to work in the counseling department to get hands on experience and insight into the world of psychology and counseling. Students completing summer boot camp can earn recognition as a peer counselor.

ENCORE’S ARTS COURSES THAT START WITH THE LETTER “D”

COURSE: Dance Team
COURSE NUMBER: 852
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
PREREQUISITE: Team Audition
DESCRIPTION: This is a competitive team that will master choreographed routines to perform at competitions, festivals, and special events. Performances are mandatory and part of the grading process. Students must purchase special performance attire and participate in fundraising. After school rehearsals and performance days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

COURSE: Dance Technique
COURSE NUMBER: 4311
A-G: Fine Arts / Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts, Music Arts, Visual & Technical Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: None
PREREQUISITE: NoneDESCRIPTION: Students will become sufficient in the fundamental movements of jazz, ballet, and lyrical dance, as well as the vocabulary needed to form a foundation in dance. No previous dance experience is required to take part in this course. All Students will have the opportunity to hone their newly developed skills in throughout the year in order to assess into the dance conservatory.

COURSE: Drama I
COURSE NUMBER: 66
A-G: Fine Art / Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts, Music Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Theatre, Dance,
PREREQUISITE: None
DESCRIPTION: This course is for the beginning actor. Open to any student on campus, this course covers the basic beginner fundamentals to the world of acting.

COURSE: Drawing & Painting
COURSE NUMBER:
A-G: Fine Art / Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Visual & Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
PREREQUISITE: Art I. Level 2
DESCRIPTION: This course includes the refinement of technical skills specifically for drawing and painting. Students will be taught how to create personal interpretations for works of art. Students are required to work on the development of a portfolio of 2D art for college admissions. Students are required to have a sketchbook. All Drawing & Painting students are required to exhibit a collection of their works in an art show at the end of the school year.

COURSE: Drumline
COURSE NUMBER: 1310
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts, Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Dance, Theatre, Cirque
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 1
DESCRIPTION: Drumline is a performance ensemble for the new and developing musician and performer. Using percussion, performance and musical students can learn the mechanics of music and rhythm. Drumline will study, practice, and perform a wide variety of percussion literature with emphasis on the continual development of technical facility, precision movement, and musical notation reading skills. Drumline performs frequently throughout the year.

ENCORE’S ARTS CLASSES THAT START WITH THE LETTER “F”

COURSE: Film I
COURSE NUMBER: 6121
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts, Visual & Technical Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre, Technical Arts, Career Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 1
DESCRIPTION: This is an introductory course turning ideas into artistic statement. This course builds on small project platforms such as YouTube, short films, and commercials. This course includes foundations of digital filmmaking with DSLR cameras and Adobe Editing Software.

COURSE: Film II
COURSE NUMBER: 6122
A-G: Fine Art (Film I), Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts, Career Arts, Visual & Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre, Technical Arts, Career Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2. Film I
DESCRIPTION: This course takes and refines the skills learned in Film 1. Students get an enhanced review of how film editing works. Adobe Premiere Creative Cloud is provided for this class. This course will offer students the opportunity to get a more technical comprehension of how the film industry works in regards to the selling and distribution of a film.

ENCORE’S ARTS COURSES THAT START WITH THE LETTER “G”

COURSE: Ground Arts I
COURSE NUMBER: 67871
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Career Arts, Performance Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Cirque, Dance
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 1.
DESCRIPTION: This course is an entry level practical for acro balance, contortion, and adagio. Students will concentrate on flexibility, core balance, strength, and teamwork

COURSE: Ground Arts II
COURSE NUMBER: 67872
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Career Arts, Performance Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Cirque, Dance
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2.
DESCRIPTION: Building on concepts mastered in level I, students continue the mastery of the circus ground arts genre. Students will begin to work on choreography and development of performing acts.

COURSE: Guitar I
COURSE NUMBER: 129
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts, Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Theatre, Dance
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 1.
DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on the beginning fundamentals of guitar as an instrument. Musicians will acquire skills for playing music in diverse backgrounds.

COURSE: Guitar II
COURSE NUMBER: 128
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music,
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2.
DESCRIPTION: Building on the foundation from Guitar I, students will work on music theory, and continue toward mastery of guitar.

COURSE: Guitar III
COURSE NUMBER: 1283
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
PREREQUISITE: Interview. Level III. Guitar II
DESCRIPTION: This course covers advanced techniques on guitar fundamentals. A portion of the course covers music theory.  After school rehearsals and performance days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

ENCORE’S ARTS CLASSES THAT START WITH THE LETTER “H”

COURSE: High School Choir
Course Number: 143
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts, Performance Arts, Visual & Technical Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: None
DESCRIPTION:  Students learn how to sing their part with others in a multi-part choral setting.  An eclectic variety of choral repertoire is covered from different style periods and genres.  Basics of choral singing are also covered, including vocal technique, choral blend, balance, phrasing, dynamics and articulation as well as stage presence and performance etiquette.  Rehearsals culminate in to two to four public performances per year.  Also emphasized is preparing for eligibility into conservatory level courses.  After school rehearsals and performance days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

COURSE: Hip Hop Dance
COURSE NUMBER: 48
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts, Performance Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance, Cirque, Theatre, Vocal Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 1
DESCRIPTION: This course is an introductory look at the hip hop dance genre.  Hip hop is a combination of rhythm, music, physicality, and politics.  This group performs at various activities.  After school rehearsals and performance days may fall on weekends and are considered part of the grade for the class.

COURSE: Hip Hop II
COURSE NUMBER: 49
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Dance, Cirque, Theatre
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level II
DESCRIPTION: Building off of the techniques learned in Hip Hop Dance, this course is an advanced hip hop course that deals with choreography and improv through hip hop.

COURSE: Hippogriffs (Ambassadors)
COURSE NUMBER: 6902
A-G: Elective, 6 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts, Performance Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance, Cirque, Theatre, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
PREREQUISITE: Draft or recommendation only.  Students must participate in a minimum of two Encore productions before being eligible for draft or recommendation.
DESCRIPTION: This is a touring team that creates commercial and professional level productions that are infused into the local and international arts community.  Students of this course meet two to three times per month for an all day rehearsal.  They attend special event like show tapings, Masters workshops, and are invited to travel tours that vary from year to year. (2018 is a Hawaii tour.  2017 was a Scotland tour.)

ENCORE ARTS COURSES THAT START WITH THE LETTER “J”

COURSE: Jazz I (Dance)
COURSE NUMBER: 34
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts, Performance Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance, Cirque, Theatre, Vocal Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level 1
DESCRIPTION: This course covers the basic fundamentals of jazz dance.  Exploring body movement, body alignment, and rhythm – assessments include visual and written in-class assignments with quizzes to showcase progress.

COURSE: Jazz & Tap II
COURSE NUMBER: 427
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2
DESCRIPTION: This course covers the intermediate fundamentals of jazz dance and introduces tap dance.  This course will have opportunities to perform at recitals throughout the year and may be required to perform in a production as part of the grade in class.  This course is 70% jazz and 30% tap technique focusing on core strength.

COURSE: Jazz & Tap III
COURSE NUMBER: 428
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
PREREQUISITE: Audition, Level 3
DESCRIPTION: This course is an advanced dance course covering both jazz & tap technique.  In Level III, emphasis on core strength, leaps, and turns are imperative.  This class requires participants in after school activities such as recitals, festival, carnival, and one production each year.  This course is 70% jazz and 30% tap technique.

COURSE: Jazz & Tap IV
COURSE NUMBER: 429
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
PREREQUISITE: Audition, Level 4
DESCRIPTION: This course works on advanced technical steps in both jazz and tap genres.  This class introduces the concept of improvisation, partner work, musicality, and introduces how to choreograph.  In Level IV, students are expected to participate in multiple performances throughout the year as part of the grade in this course.

COURSE: Jazz Ensemble
COURSE NUMBER: 1301
A-G: Fine Arts (Jazz Band II), Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
PREREQUISITE: Teacher Recommendation
DESCRIPTION: This course is for the advanced level jazz musician.  The jazz ensemble is the most advanced jazz band at Encore, building on the elements from jazz band and working on improvisation.  After school commitment is required for recitals, festival, and carnival.

COURSE: Junior Choir I
COURSE NUMBER: 6212
A-G: Not applicable, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts, Performamce Arts, Visual & Technical Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: None
DESCRIPTION: Students learn how to sing their part with others in a multi-part choral setting.  An eclectic variety of choral repertoire is covered from differnt style periods and genres.  Basics of choral singing are also covered, including vocal technique, choral blend, balance, phrasing, dynamics and articulation as well as stage presence and performance etiquette.  Rehearsals (some after school), culminate into two to four public performances per year.  Also emphasized is preparing for eligibility into the advanced choirs.

COURSE: Junior Choir II
COURSE NUMBER: 6213
A-G: Not applicable, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts, Performance Arts
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Theatre
DESCRIPTION: This is the top middle school choir.  Junior Choir II rehearses and performs three to four part treble harmony both accompanied and a capella chosen from an eclectic choral repertoire of different style periods and genres.  Excellence in the choral art is achieved through obtaining excellence in vocal technique, beauty of tone, choral blend, balance, phrasing, dynamics and articulation, as well as stage presence and performance etiquette.  Junior Choir II performs several times each year both on and off campus including local community events and Southern California Choral Festivals.

ENCORE’S ARTS CLASSES THAT START WITH THE LETTER “M”

COURSE: Madrigals
COURSE NUMBER: 621
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music
DESCRIPTION: Madrigals is the most advance choir on the Encore campus.  Using advanced a capella techniques and mixed choir technique, this group excels vocally.  Madrigals rehears and perform at a variety of advanced a capella choral literature representing an eclectic mix of genres and styles including classical (Renaissance period), vocal jazz and pop/contemporary music.  Excellence in the choral art is achieved through excellence in vocal technique, beauty of tone, musicianship, choral blend, balance, phrasing, dynamics of articulation, as well as stage presence and performance etiquette.  Madrigals have many performances throughout the year both on campus and off campus including community events and Southern California choral festivals.

COURSE: Master’s Project
COURSE NUMBER: 6906
A-G: Elective, 5 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts, Performing Arts, Career Arts, Visual & Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: All conservatories.  THIS COURSE MEETS TWO TO THREE TIME PER MONTH ONLY
DESCRIPTION: This is an independent study and jury course for Level 6 conservatory student to complete their masters project for graduation certification within their conservatory.  All conservatories meet in the same Master’s Project Class and are assigned tasks that make them career and college ready within their conservatory.  Topics for masters projects include creating a display of work, producing an event based on your conservatory, and teaching and/or directing within the conservatory.  After school requirements are necessary to complete this course.  Students earn a conservatory stole and a Master’s plaque at graduation demonstrating their mastery within their conservatory.   Students also have notation on transcripts of completion of the masters course.

COURSE: Media Team (Pirate Radio)
COURSE NUMBER: 1673
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts, Career Arts, Visual & Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre, Career Arts, Technical Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2
DESCRIPTION: This course is a professional approach to operating and managing Pirate Radio, the first high school radio station to be a member of the IHeart Radio network.  Students will learn how to program, build content, and perform on air in both live and prerecorded shows.  This team has after school commitments that are required for the grade in the course.

COURSE: Media Team (Television / Screen Production)
COURSE NUMBER: 1674
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts, Career Arts, Visual & Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre, Career Arts, Technical Arts, Visual Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2, Film I preferred.
DESCRIPTION: This course is a professional approach to operating and managing a network or film project.  Students will develop content for YouTube and a closed circuit television system on campus, Encore TV.  Content will include news stories, parodies, short film, commercials, and sketch comedies.  This team has after school commitments that are required for the grade in this course.

COURSE: Media Team (Print Publication)
COURSE NUMBER: 1675
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts, Career Arts, Visual & Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre, Career Arts, Technical Arts, Visual Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2. Graphic Design preferred.
DESCRIPTION: This course is a professional approach to operating and managing a magazine publication.  Students will develop content for the “High Desert Arts Magazine” and “Inland Empire Arts Magazine.”  Content will include news stories, photos, layouts, advertising, and marketing.  This team will also work on the official Encore web site for content.  This team has after school commitments that are required for the grade in this course.

COURSE: Men’s Ballet
COURSE NUMBER: 4561
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 1
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to go through the fundamentals of ballet technique and the nuances that address the male role of ballet.  Covering beginning partner work and starting to work the muscle strength for the unique needs of a male dancer, this course is designed specifically to prepare the dancer for extensive partner work. (This course is open to all genders, but will be taught for traditional male roles in ballet.)

COURSE: Men’s Dance
COURSE NUMBER: 456
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance, Theatre, Cirque
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 1
DESCRIPTION: Students will be introduced to a broad base of dance technique and performance skills focusing primarily on jazz, with a bit of ballet, tap, and musical theatre genres.  As the school year progresses, the class focus will shift to work toward level two assessment goals, and some basic men’s dance technique.  (This course is open to all genders, but focuses on the traditional male roles in dance.)

COURSE: Music Theory
COURSE NUMBER: 641
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts, Career Arts, Visual & Technical Arts, Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: None
PREREQUISITE: None
DESCRIPTION: This course covers the basics of music including clefs, note names, rhythms, intervals, and key signatures.  Also covered are triads and chord theory, as well as melodic and rhythmic dictation.

COURSE: Music Theory II
COURSE NUMBER: 6411
A-G: Fine Art (Music Theory), Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts, Career Arts, Visual & Technical Arts, Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Music Arts, Performance Arts
PREREQUISITE: Music Theory with a “B’ or better
DESCRIPTION: This course is the continuation of Music Theory and includes non-chord tones, cadences and four-voice part writing.

COURSE: Musical Theater I
COURSE NUMBER: 1755
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts, Career Arts, Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance, Theatre, Career Arts, Music Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 1
DESCRIPTION: This is a rehearsal and performance based class.  It focuses on ensemble and group work, choosing appropriate repertoire, working collaboratively to choose material, chreograph, decide solos, and perform pieces.  Students will obtain knowledge of audition etiquette, performing as an ensemble, and history of musical theatre.  They will start building their audition “book” and will be able to pick 16 – 32 bars of audition material.  This is a song, dance, and acting course.

COURSE: Musical Theatre II
COURSE NUMBER: 6012
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts, Career Arts, Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre, Vocal Music, Dance, Career Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2. Musical Theatre I
DESCRIPTION: This is a rehearsal and performance based class.  Students will explore fundamentals of acting and elements of storytelling through song and dance.  They will analyze scores and songs and personalize performances.  They will learn how to organically inhabit characters in musical theater.  The student will also be prepped for future auditions for professional productions and colleges.  Students will finish this course with an audition book filled with audition ready songs, a professionally formatted resume and head shot, and have an understanding of the “business.”  This is a song, dance, and acting class.

COURSE: Musical Theatre III
COURSE NUMBER: 1757
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts, Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre, Vocal Music, Career Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 3. Musical Theatre II. Must be grades 9 – 12.
DESCRIPTION: This course is centered around the mechanics of musical theatre. In this course, students will continue to work on creating their audition book and work on singing, acting, and dancing. Students will create their own short revues to be performed at recitals. They will start to learn how to direct, choreograph, and teach vocal selections.

ENCORE ARTS COURSES THAT START WITH THE LETTER “P”

COURSE: Photo I
COURSE NUMBER: 165
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Visual & Technical Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts, Technical Arts, Career Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 1. Grades 9 – 12
DESCRIPTION: This course will educate students to frame a picture successfully with a point-and-shoot camera.  Students will develop black and white and color photographs in the field and in the computer lab.  Student photography will be critiqued and displayed in art shows.  Students will use their education to create composition successful images.  Topics will include camera modes, composition, lighting, narrative, series, and portraiture.

COURSE: Photo II
COURSE NUMBER: 612
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Visual & Technical Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Technical Arts, Visual Arts, Career Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2, Photo 1. Grades 9 – 12
DESCRIPTION: This course continues the photography education completed in Photo I.  Students will start to build on commercial career concepts as well as artistic design.

COURSE: Photo III
COURSE NUMBER: 613
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Visual & Technical Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Technical Arts, Visual Arts, Career Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 3. Photo II. Grades 9 – 12
DESCRIPTION: This course builds on the fundamental practices found within Photo I and Photo II.  This class starts to cover special events and touches on photojournalism.  This course requires after school activities as part of the grade for this course.

COURSE: Photo Lab
COURSE NUMBER: 614
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Visual & Technical Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts, Technical Arts, Career Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 4. Photo III. Grades 9 – 12.
DESCRIPTION: This course works extensively with professional level photography for the purpose of commercial and portfolio use.  This class will continue to work with PhotoShop and will work on layouts for projects dealing directly with photo jobs from on campus (magazine, marketing, Facebook, yearbook, costume design, etc.)  Students will work on their professional portfolio for job or college entry.

COURSE: Piano I
COURSE NUMBER: 119
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts, Performance Arts
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Dance, Theatre
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 1
DESCRIPTION: This course gives students an opportunity to learn the fundamental concepts of playing piano.  Students will learn how to read simple otes, rhythms, and musical symbols o a staff and work on having solid tone with good hand shapes and posture.  Students are required to play all major and minor penta scales and chords in root position by the end of the course.  After finishing this course, students should be able to teach themselves how to play the music with two hands at an early beginning level.

COURSE: Piano II
COURSE NUMBER: 120
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2
DESCRIPTION: This course was designed to expose students to the expressive aspects of the piano as well as gaining solid keyboard techniques.  Students will continue to work on sight reading and techniques to increase the muscular agility and flexibility of their hands.  Students acquire the language of music, including intervals, chords, scales, articulation, meter, and harmonization.  Repertoire will vary from classical to contemporary.

COURSE: Piano III
COURSE NUMBER: 121
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition, Level 3
DESCRIPTION: This course builds on Piano II and gives students an opportunity to develop comprehensive practice strategies to play advances repertoires.  Technical skills include scales, chords, sight reading, ear training, and keyboard theory.  In addition, students will learn how to play piano more expressively and stylistically with proper time, phrasing, and articulations.  They will be exposed to performance practices of the great pianist composers of the past, including Bach, Mozart, Chopin, and Liszi.   Repertoire is classical to contemporary.

COURSE: Piano IV
COURSE NUMBER: 122
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 4
DESCRIPTION: This course continues to build on the advanced concepts of piano as a musician.  In this course students will work on composing as well as improved technique.

COURSE: Pointe I
COURSE NUMBER: 1201
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 4. Ballet III
DESCRIPTION: Pre-pointe / beginning pointe. This course develops strengthening of the foot, ankle, and leg to build strength and stability.  The development of correct posture and strong feet to correctly perform pointe work “on top” of the box of the pointe show is essential.  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to correctly eleve, releve, and en tournant certain beginning steps en pointe, perform skills at the barre and en centre; increase foot, ankle, and leg strength to perform movement to a musical phrase en pointe.

COURSE: Pointe II
COURSE NUMBER: 1202
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 5. Pointe I
DESCRIPTION: Intermediate / Advanced Pointe: continue working on foot, ankle, and leg strength for stability.  The development of correct posture and strong feet to correctly perform pointe work “on top” of the box of the pointe shoe.  Upon completion of this course, students will have developed intermediate and advanced techniques on pointe and started partner work in classical ballet scenarios.

COURSE: Pre-Master Project
COURSE NUMBER: 6905
A-G: Elective, 5 credits
HOUSES: ALL HOUSES
CONSERVATORY: ALL CONSERVATORIES
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 5.  Must be in grades 11 or 12. CLASS MEETS TWO TO THREE TIMES PER MONTH
DESCRIPTION: This course is required for students wishing to graduate from a conservatory,  This is a study of professional and teaching careers associated with the conservatory of choice and completion of projects dealing with how to market professionally within a conservatory.

COURSE: Production X (Performance Choir)
COURSE NUMBER: 141
A-G: Elective, 5 credits
HOUSES: Career Arts, Performance Arts, Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Theatre, Dance, Vocal Music
PREREQUISITE: This is an auditioned team that meets after school.
DESCRIPTION: This course is a competitive team that combines the tradition of choir and the tradition of musical theatre for the purpose of competition.  An intermediate mixed choral ensemble that performs choral songs in two to four part harmony in a costumed, musical theatre short show with staged choreography is the end product of this course.  The short shows go to competition in Southern California.

COURSE: Professional Vocalist
COURSE NUMBER: 1375
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts, Career Arts, Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music, Career Arts, Theatre
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 4
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to help the solo vocalist prepare for a career in vocal music. Students will explore a variety of genres within the solo vocal category including pop, rock, alternative, rap, jazz, classical, country, foreign, and musical theatre. Not only will students explore a variety of music, they will also study proper vocal technique for each style, how to perform and plan for performances as a vocalist. They will also learn how to market themselves for a professional career and for college.

COURSE: Office Intership
COURSE NUMBER: 6006
A-G: None
PREREQUISITE: Grades 10 – 12.  Must pass selection process that includes a resume and an interview process.
DESCRIPTION: Students that are in grades 10 – 12 can sign up to interview for Encore’s clerical internship program for next school year. This program will give Encore students work experience that can help them secure an entry level clerical position after high school.
● Students will be trained how to work as and office receptionist. After training, students can try their hand at working the main hub on campus as the front desk receptionist. This will help you learn how to answer phones, take messages, and help direct traffic in a busy office. WORK EXPERIENCE: This can help you gain a job as a restaurant host, receptionist, or beginning clerical position in a busy office.
● Students will work in the attendance office to help collect paper attendance from each classroom and then work with compiling non confidential data. WORK EXPERIENCE: This can help you gain a job as a beginning level data collector, receptionist, or beginning clerical position in a busy office. Skills learned here can also help instill management abilities. This job is detail oriented and requires accuracy.

ENCORE ARTS COURSES THAT START WITH THE LETTER “R”

COURSE: Restaurant Occupations (Hesperia Only)
COURSE NUMBER: 173
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
PREREQUISITE: Resume & Interview. Level 4. Grades 10 – 12. Cooking
DESCRIPTION:  This course begins to explore the restaurant industry careers.  Students will work in all jobs within a professional restaurant from dishwasher to manager over the course of the year.  This course is approached as an industry job and students will earn grades as “employees” at the restaurant.  There will be a restaurant that will be open to parents and staff a couple days per week (fourth quarter in 2018.)  The class will also serve dinner in the dinner theater when productions happen over the course of the year (semester 2 in 2018.)  This course requires after school school activities as part of the grade.

COURSE: Rhythm & Combo
COURSE NUMBER: 1285
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 4
DESCRIPTION: This class is made up of percussionists, pianists, guitarists, vocalists, and horn players.  It is an upbeat class that plays all styles of music: pop, jazz, Latin, soul, funk, and rock.  This band plays at special events and requires after school activity participation.

COURSE: Rock Band
COURSE NUMBER: 1286
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music
PREREQUISITE: Auditioned class.
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to build the music theory and mastery of the students in a popular rock format.  This group will learn the basics of composing music and learning covers.  This band plays at special events and requires after school participation.

ENCORE’S ARTS COURSES THAT START WITH THE LETTER “S”

COURSE: Scriptwriting I
COURSE NUMBER: 606
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts, Visual & Technical Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre, Technical Arts, Career Arts
PREREQUISITE: Resume and Interview. Level I. At least a “C” in English
DESCRIPTION: Scriptwriting I is an introductory course which focuses on the technical and creative skill needed to create an original screenplay.  Students will immerse themselves in the atmosphere of visual storytelling as well as character development and analyze various films ad screenplays through an analytical lens.  Upon completion of this course, students will have a firm grasp on storytelling fundamentals and will have created multiple, original, short-form screenplays.

COURSE: Scriptwriting II
COURSE NUMBER: 6061
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts, Career Arts, Visual & Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre, Career Arts, Technical Arts
PREREQUISITE: Resume and Interview. Level 2. Scriptwriting I
DESCRIPTION: This course expands on the fundamentals from Scriptwriting I.  During this course, students will write a short and then work with the film class to turn their creation into short film.  Writers will continue to create scripts, while expanding analysis of various films and screenplays.

COURSE: Sculpture I
COURSE NUMBER: 620
A-G: Fine Art, Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Visual & Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level I. Art I.
DESCRIPTION: This course covers techniques and processes of three-dimensional art and casting sculpture.  Students will complete sculptural projects that show how the elements of and principles of art can create a good design for a piece of art.

COURSE: Sculpture II
COURSE NUMBER: 6201
A-G: Fine Art, 10 credits
HOUSES: Visual & Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2. Sculpture I
DESCRIPTION: This course continues the study from Sculpture I, giving students the opportunity to refine technical skills of sculpting.  Students will also cover art history and build projects working from the history of art.

COURSE: Sound Tech (Live Music)
COURSE NUMBER: 1781
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts, Music Arts, Career Arts, Visual & Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Career Arts, Technical Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 3. Grades 10-12
DESCRIPTION: This course goes over the fundamentals of live sound for a variety of sound needs in productions.  Setting up a sound system and how to use the sound system starts the school year.  This course includes recorded music, live music, spoken word, choral sound, and musical theatre sound.

COURSE: Stage Makeup (RIVERSIDE CAMPUS ONLY)
COURSE NUMBER: 6541
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts, Visual & Technical Arts, Career Arts, Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre, Vocal Music, Career Arts, Technical Arts, Visual Arts, Dance, Cirque
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2
DESCRIPTION: The objective of the course is to expose you to the various aspects of theatrical makeup. You will be introduced to the basics of the art and the craft of makeup design and application and conceiving of makeup design concepts for stage and theatrical makeup. The student will learn about products, tools, and techniques of makeup application including basic highlight and shadow, character make-up, old age makeup and injury. This class is structures as lecture, demonstration, and lab.

COURSE: Stage Tech
COURSE NUMBER: 6401
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts, Career Arts, Visual & Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre, Dance, Cirque, Career Arts, Technical Arts
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2
DESCRIPTION: This course covers the fundamentals of working behind the scenes during a show.  Students will go through all the aspects of a production from first aid to spotlight.  After school activities are required as part of the grade for this course.  Students will act as stage tech in school productions.

COURSE: Star Quest Internship (Child Development)
COURSE NUMBER: 1441
A-G: Elective 3 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts, Career Arts, Music Arts, Visual & Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance, Theatre, Vocal Music, Technical Arts, Career Arts (can be used for Masters Project)
PREREQUISITE: Interview selection process. Grades 9 – 12.  This class meets one day per week from 4:30 – 8:00pm.
DESCRIPTION: This is an after school course that must be interviewed for.  This course meets once per week (Tuesdays in Riverside and Thursdays in Hesperia) from 4:30 – 8:00 pm.  This course works with the elementary school program that teaches children a show that they perform for friends and family.  Students enrolled in the course will aide in the teaching of the show as an intern that works with the elementary school children.  This is a semester class.

COURSE: Street Team (Professional Artist)
COURSE NUMBER: 1442
A-G: Elective 5 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts, Career Arts, Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance, Theatre, Career Arts, Vocal Music
PREREQUISITE: This is an auditioned class.  This class meets on Saturdays.
DESCRIPTION: This program meets on Saturdays from 9 am – 2 pm, alternating between campuses.  This is a semester course.  Students in this program will also tour with a performance for six days during the semester at neighboring schools.  Street Team creates a one hour musical production for spreading arts to your in the community. (Fall Title: Elf, Spring Title: Madagascar)

COURSE: String Orchestra
COURSE NUMBER: 1261
A-G: Fine Art, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 2
DESCRIPTION: This is an intermediate all strings class.  All major and minor scales, how to shift positions and the basics of vibrato are within this curriculum.  Students enrolled in this class are expected to participate in after school activities including recitals, productions, and competitions.

COURSE: Symphonic Winds
COURSE NUMBER: 132
A-G: Fine Art, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 3
DESCRIPTION: This course is the advanced principle instrumental ensemble for wind, brass, and percussion players.  Students enrolled in this class are expected to participate in after school activities including recitals, productions, and competitions.

COURSE: Symphony Orchestra
COURSE NUMBER: 177
A-G: Fine Arts, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level 3
DESCRIPTION: This is an advanced music class for both string and band instruments.  Students will learn two octave scales and technique.  There is also opportunities for solo playing.  Students enrolled in this class are expected to participate in after school activities including recitals, productions, and competitions.

ENCORE ARTS COURSES THAT START WITH THE LETTER “T”

COURSE: Theatre Troupe
COURSE NUMBER: 631
A-G: Elective, 3 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre, Career Arts
PREREQUISITE: This is an auditioned course that meets after school.
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to prepare for drama competitions.  This is an after school class that meets for three hours per week.  Students enrolled in the class compete in various competitions and perform on and off campus.  This is a semester class.

COURSE: Tumbling I
COURSE NUMBER: 6786
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts
CONSERVATORY: Cirque, Theatre, Dance
PREREQUISITE: Audition. Level I
DESCRIPTION: This is an introductory course in gymnastics and cheer style tumbling.  Students work on core and muscle strength and beginning tumbling skills.

COURSE: Tumbling II
COURSE NUMBER: 6777
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts
CONSERVATORY: Cirque, Dance
PREREQUISITE: Audition, Level 2
DESCRIPTION: This is an intermediate course in gymnastics and cheer style tumbling.  Students continue to build on core and muscle strength and intermediate tumbling tricks.  Students enrolled in this class are expected to participate in after school activities including recitals, productions, and competitions.

COURSE: Tumbling III
COURSE NUMBER: 6778
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts
CONSERVATORY: Cirque
PREREQUISITE: Audition, Level 3
DESCRIPTION: This course is an advanced course in gymnastics and cheer style tumbling.  Students build on core and muscle strength and build a choreography piece based in tumbling.  Students enrolled in the class are expected to participate in after school activities including recitals, productions, and competitions.

ENCORE’S ARTS COURSES THAT START WITH THE LETTER “V”

COURSE: Voice Technique I
COURSE NUMBER: 1371
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Performance Arts, Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre, Dance, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition, Level 1
DESCRIPTION: This course has an emphasis on the solo vocal techniques, vocal artistry, genres of vocal music, lyric interpretation and analysis, and vocal performance, i.e. connecting with the audience emotionally.

COURSE: Voice Technique II
COURSE NUMBER: 1373
A-G: Elective 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition, Level 2. Grades 8 – 12
DESCRIPTION: This course introduces concepts of vocal health, continues with vocal technique, and builds on the concepts of vocal performance for pop, rock, and musical theatre genres.  Classical music and foreign music is also introduced to prepare for college admissions.

COURSE: Vocal Technique III
COURSE NUMBER: 1374
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level 3. Grades 9 – 12
DESCRIPTION: Third year focuses on development of techniques for soloists singing with recorded and live music.  Singers will work on intense vocal health and extensive vocal technique to build on sustainability of the vocal instrument.  Students continue to build their repertoire in both Classical and Foreign music as well as pop, rock, and contemporary music.

ENCORE’S ARTS COURSES THAT START WITH THE LETTER “W”

COURSE: Women’s Choir
COURSE NUMBER: 6215
A-G: Fine Art, 10 credits
HOUSES: Music Arts
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level 3. Grades 9 – 12
DESCRIPTION: An advanced choral ensemble for women, women’s choir rehearses and performs literature in three to four parts (SSA / SSAA) representing a variety of styles and genres.  Excellence in the choral art is achieved through excellence in vocal technique, beauty of tone, musicianship, choral blend, balance, phrasing, dynamics and articulation.  Stage presence and performance etiquette are also covered.  Women’s choir has many performances throughout the year both on campus and off campus including community events and competitions.  (This course is open to all genders but focuses on the traditional roles of women in women’s choir.)

ENCORE’S ARTS COURSES THAT START WITH THE LETTER “Y”

COURSE: Yearbook
COURSE NUMBER: 167
A-G: Elective, 10 credits
HOUSES: Visual & Technical Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Technical Arts, Career Arts
PREREQUISITE: Resume and Interview Level 2
DESCRIPTION: This course works with several departments on campus to create the annual yearbook for Encore.  Students are assignment driven, completing tasks leading to the annual publication of the yearbook.