D – COURSE CATALOG

This page covers all courses that will be offered for the 2019/2020 school year that start with the letter “D”.

COURSE: DANCE TECHNIQUE
COURSE NUMBER: 4311
A – G: Pending Review for Fine Art Credit
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Zorn) Periods 2,3,4,7,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: ( Dorris-Alaniz) 6,7,8
DESCRIPTION: Students will become sufficient in the fundamental movements of jazz, ballet, and other dance genres, 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.
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COURSE: DRAMA (HIGH SCHOOL)
COURSE NUMBER: 66
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective credit
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Merket) Periods 3,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Barton) Periods 3,8
DESCRIPTION: This is an introductory course that includes the language of the theatre, the different elements of putting on a production, and the principles of beginning acting.  Students will study basic principles of acting; study character analysis; explore the use of objectives, obstacles, and choices; learn basic stage and rehearsal terms; learn about theatre etiquette; and the audition process.  Students will perform scenes and monologues from a variety of genres to give them a well-rounded knowledge and foundation of drama.  This course will provide students with opportunities to experience various aspects of theatre production and performance. Students will study theatre history in order to better appreciate modern theatrical conventions. Technical aspects of staging a production will be introduced and explored. Emphasis will be on developing performance skills via the use of improvisation, character development, script writing, and staging. Students will have opportunity to use their creative energies and imaginations to explore how a range of multi‐faceted characters are realized and developed. Students will explore character background as well as how to develop an emotional viewpoint for their characters. The use of body language, vocal inflection, and emotional range will be explored via individual and small group performances and improvisations. The course will culminate in a final production where students will use simple props, sets, and costumes to showcase original script writing skills and performance abilities.

COURSE: DRAMA I
COURSE NUMBER: 67
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Level I Conservatory Audition or Assessment
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theater, Dance, Cirque Acrobatics, Vocal Music
HESPERIA COURSES: (Merket) Periods 3,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Barton) Periods 4,6
DESCRIPTION: In Drama I builds upon the lessons learned in Drama I.  Focussing on theatre history, and acting skills, students will learn to increase and heighten their imagination through theatre games, train and mold the movements of their bodies by learning actor warm-ups, self awareness, and character creation, experiment with yoga, stage combat, and showing expression using their bodies.  In Drama II students will also learn how to train their voices as an actor, by learning vocal warm-ups, mastering projection and articulation.   Creating a character physically and vocally by analyzing motivation and behavior will become second nature.  All students will learn how to create an analysis of a play and write their own plays.  In Drama II, they will enjoy, love, appreciate, and refine their talents in the art of drama!

COURSE: DRAWING & PAINTING I
COURSE NUMBER: 158
A-G: 10 credits (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Level I Conservatory
HOUSE: Visual and Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Gomar) Period 1,4,6,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION: Drawing and Painting 1 is a year-long course during which students will become familiar with the basic Elements and Principles of Design through drawing and painting. The first semester will be focused upon dry medias: graphite, charcoal, chalk pastels, oil pastels, and pen and ink. The second semester will be centered around paint: acrylic, watercolor, and gouache. Alll students will participate in creative expression and learn to constructively critique student artworks.
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COURSE: DRAWING & PAINTING II
COURSE NUMBER: 1582
A-G: 10 credits (Under Review for Fine Arts Credit)
PREREQUISITE: Level II Conservatory
HOUSE: Visual and Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Gomar) Period 1,4,6,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
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: DRAWING & PAINTING III
COURSE NUMBER:
A-G: 10 credits (Under Review for Fine Arts Credit)
PREREQUISITE: Level III Conservatory
HOUSE: Visual and Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Gomar) Period 3,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION: This course includes the advanced 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: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
HESPERIA COURSES: (Chekardzhikov, N) Periods 4
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Chekardzhikov, V) Periods 4
DESCRIPTION: Percussion Ensemble is meant to introduce a student to music, theory, and performance. Students will be able to identify and notate music and perform on an instrument with a basic degree of musicianship. Students will perform in large group settings but also be required to play solo and ensemble music. Establishing composition, theory, and sight singing are an integral part of all student training.