FINE ART – COURSE CATALOG

This page covers all courses that will be offered for the 2019/2020 school year that count toward the Fine Arts (F) requirement for college admissions.  Students must complete one year for UC admissions. 

COURSE: ACTING I
COURSE NUMBER: 661
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Nevarez) Periods 2,6,7,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hill) Periods 2,6,7,9
DESCRIPTION: Acting is a theatre class  designed to build upon past theatre experiences and enhance acting skills.  The class is aligned with the California State Standards and will cover ensemble work/team work, movement, voice, scene and play analysis, scene work including an emphasis on objectives, obstacles, and acting techniques, improvisational skills, character analysis and performance, monologues, audition skills, dramaturgy, and career paths.

COURSE: ART III
COURSE NUMBER: 161
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level III
HOUSE: Technical/Visual Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Taylor) Periods 1,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (James) Periods 1,8
DESCRIPTION: Art III is designed for the students pursuing an art based college program or career as a visual artist. This course guides the students in portfolio development by advancing knowledge of technical skills and the elements and principles of art. Building on the foundations of Art I and Art II, students in this course will advance their knowledge of independent thinking and creativity, development of personal style and technique, as well as critical thinking skills through problem solving. Student will learn about gallery and public display of art through several exhibitions of their work. Written analysis and critique and public speaking about their work will allow students to learn to market themselves in the professional world. Visits to surrounding museums will also help the students understand the historical and cultural implications of the visual arts world.

COURSE: BALLET / LYRICAL I
COURSE NUMBER: 421
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance, Theatre, Vocal Music, Cirque Acrobatics
HESPERIA COURSES: (Whiting) Periods 3,4,6,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: 
DESCRIPTION: Ballet and Lyrical I focuses on the technique and application of classical ballet for the beginning student. Students will gain an understanding of body alignment, flexibility, physical and spatial awareness as well as musicality and coordination. The lecture component of this course covers the historical and cultural implications of classical ballet. Class discussions on analysis, physical safety, injury prevention and terminology including dance medicine, kinesiology and anatomy. The physical portion of this class focuses on barre, center and across the floor combinations. The end of this course culminates in full length routines that incorporate all of the learned techniques.

COURSE: BALLET / LYRICAL II
COURSE NUMBER: 422
A-G: 10 credits Fine Art (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level II
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
HESPERIA COURSES: (Whiting) Periods 3,4,6,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION: Ballet and Lyrical II expands on the technique and application of classical ballet based on the concepts explored in Ballet I. Students will improve their understanding of body alignment, flexibility, physical and spatial awareness as well as musicality and coordination. The lecture component of this course covers the historical and cultural implications of classical ballet. Class discussions on analysis, physical safety, injury prevention and terminology including dance medicine, kinesiology and anatomy. The physical portion of this class focuses on barre, center and across the floor combinations. The end of this course culminates in full length routines that incorporate all of the learned techniques and is individualized to the talent and work ethic of the individual student.

COURSE: BALLET / LYRICAL III
COURSE NUMBER: 423
A-G: 10 credits Fine Art (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level III
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
HESPERIA COURSES: (Tryon) Periods 6
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION: Ballet and Lyrical III expands on the technique and application of classical ballet based on the concepts explored in Ballet II. Students will improve their understanding of body alignment, flexibility, physical and spatial awareness as well as musicality and coordination. The lecture component of this course covers the historical and cultural implications of classical ballet. Class discussions on analysis, physical safety, injury prevention and terminology including dance medicine, kinesiology and anatomy. The physical portion of this class focuses on barre, center and across the floor combinations. The end of this course culminates in full length routines that incorporate all of the learned techniques and is individualized to the talent and work ethic of the individual student.

COURSE: BALLET POINTE I 
COURSE NUMBER: 1201
A-G: 10 credits Fine Art (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition
HOUSE: Performing ARts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
HESPERIA COURSES: (Tryon) Periods 7,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
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: BALLET POINTE II
COURSE NUMBER: 1202
A-G: 10 credits Fine Art (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
HESPERIA COURSES: (Tryon) Periods 8,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Tryon)
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: 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:
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: 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: DRUMLINE
COURSE NUMBER: 1310
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
HESPERIA COURSES: (Chekardszhikov) Periods 4
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Chekardszhikov) 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.

COURSE: FILM I
COURSE NUMBER: 6121
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition / Interview Level I
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual /Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Barkdull) Periods 1,4,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Nelson) Periods 1,4,9
DESCRIPTION: Film I is an Introduction to Film Production. Students will learn through direct instruction, demonstration by teacher, guest instructors and online video tutorials, the elements of dslr filmmaking. Students will learn camera shot types, like the wide shot, close up and extreme close up. They will also learn all different types of camera movement, including but not limited to panning, tilting and dolly zoom. Students will be instructed on the different functions of the dslr camera including aperture, shutter speed, iso, white balance and frame rate. Additionally students will learn about tripods, camera stabilizers and various other rigs. Students will learn the proper use of lights and microphones.

COURSE: GROUND ARTS I
COURSE NUMBER: 67871
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Cirque Acrobatics
HESPERIA COURSES: (Monjarez) Period 6 (Collins) Period 3
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Gilbert) Period s 3,6,8
DESCRIPTION: This course is an entry level practical for acro balance, contortion, and adagio. Students will concentrate on flexibility, core balance, strength, and teamwork.  The fundamentals of Ground Arts follow the skills from Equilibristics that start with the preliminary skills of headstands and handbalancing, move into balancing on rolling objects (like unicycle, rolla bolla, Chinese Ball) and stilting objects (like stilts, freestanding ladder, and human columns.

Using the State Standards for the depth within the circus training, this course uses specific elements of Circus ground arts to teach the standards of dance.

COURSE: MEDIA TEAM – TELEVISION
COURSE NUMBER: 1674
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition / Interview
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual /Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Barkdull) Periods 8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Nelson) Periods 8
DESCRIPTION:  Throughout this course students will be utilizing critical thinking and interpersonal skills to develop and produce video based projects for distribution to relevant media outlets. Supporting school wide goals and experiences, Beginning Broadcasting will document, edit, and distribute footage through industry standards, techniques and equipment including, but not limited to, video and sound equipment, lighting, and editing software. Completion of this course will provide students with an invaluable introduction to the challenging and rewarding broadcasting industry, and develop skills that will serve them for a lifetime.

COURSE: MUSIC THEORY
COURSE NUMBER: 641
A-G: 10 credits (F) / Music
PREREQUISITE: Level I Audition
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music
HESPERIA COURSES: (Choi) Period 1
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to develop musical skills that will lead to a thorough understanding of music composition and music theory. The emphasis will be on the rules of theory and composition, ear training, and sight singing. While the main emphasis is placed on music of the common period (1600-1750), music of other stylistic periods will also be studied. Students are prepared to take the AP Music Theory Exam, if applicable, when they have completed the course. Students planning to major in music in college may be able to enroll in an advanced music theory course, depending on individual colleges’ AP policies.

COURSE: MUSICAL THEATRE I
COURSE NUMBER: 1755
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Music, Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music, Theatre, Dance
HESPERIA COURSES: (Gibson) Period 7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Cummings) Period 7
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to provide students with in depth knowledge of musical theatre cannon and history as well as foundational skills of musical theatre performance. Students will learn how to prepare material from musicals in accordance with the historical context of the piece. They will become experts in the style and history of each unit of musical theatre addressed in the class. Students will develop the analytical skills used in exploring musical theatre material as theatrical texts and historically significant cultural compositions. They will also develop performance techniques needed for singing, dancing and acting in the musical theatre genre.

The course includes the study of vocal techniques, music theory, ballet fundamentals, musical theatre dance, performance scene study, and character/lyric/text analysis. Students will take part in individual and ensemble performances based around specific class material and performed as a public showcase at the end of each semester.

COURSE: PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE ARTIST HONORS (Ambassadors)
COURSE NUMBER: 
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective, 5.0 grading scale
PREREQUISITE: Successful Audition
COREQUISITE: Professional Vocal Artist Honors, Professional Musical Theatre Artist Honors. Ambassador Study Hall, Ambassador Hybrid Flex.
HOUSE: Performing Arts, Music
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music, Dance, Theatre, Cirque Acrobatics
HESPERIA COURSE: (Griffin) Period 5
RIVERSIDE COURSE: (Griffin) Period 5
DESCRIPTION: In this course, students will create and learn both group and individual performance pieces based on fundamentals and principles within vocal music, dance, and acrobatics.  They build performances based on historical, philosophical and cultural prompts, using appropriate written and verbal performance analysis and descriptions of their work and the work of others.  They will participate in lab classes and master classes that help students participate in discussions and techniques that cover the philosophical, cultural and historical place for performing arts in a society.  This intense lab based class will create musical tour productions that include fundamental and advanced techniques in solo and choral vocals, dance (including pointe, ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, tap, ballroom, Bollywood), and acrobatics (including tumbling gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, aerialist arts, and prop techniques).  The goals of this class are for students to master the understanding of fundamental techniques of creating, producing, and executing a full touring production using vocal music, dance, and acrobatics.  Students will show advanced skill in all of these performance methods. Students will identify and critique multiple types of professional performances and be able to create production pieces that display correct technique and advanced knowledge of fundamentals within the performing arts covered (vocal music, acrobatics, dance).  All students selected to be in this class are required to complete a personal professional portfolio web site, learn and perform multiple shows throughout the tour dates (September through May) at a variety of locations, attend three 1 week boot camp rehearsal and master classes for intensive training, complete cultural project for country based productions, complete a critical analysis project based on an anti-bullying production, complete history research and turn it into a production.

COURSE: PROFESSIONAL VOCAL ARTIST HONORS (Ambassadors)
COURSE NUMBER: 
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective, 5.0 grading scale
PREREQUISITE: Successful Audition
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music
HESPERIA COURSE: (Gibson) Period3
RIVERSIDE COURSE: (Hekel) Period 3
DESCRIPTION: In this course, students will work in a practical lab setting where in depth, advanced vocal techniques will be taught and mastered within solo and choral vocal settings. Students will create and learn both group and individual performance pieces based on fundamentals and principles for vocalists looking for a career in vocal music. They build technical vocal knowledge based on class vocal health research, warm-ups, exercises, and a variety of vocal pieces taught within the class. They will participate in lab classes and master classes that help students participate in discussions and techniques that cover the world of advanced and professional level vocal music. This intense lab based class will work in conjunction with the Professional Performance Artist class to create musical tour productions that include fundamental and advanced techniques in singing. The goals of this class are for students to master the techniques and understanding of fundamental and advanced vocal skills for singing. Students will show advanced skill in singing. Students will identify and critique professional vocal performances and be able to create production pieces that display correct technique and advanced knowledge of fundamentals of vocal music. Honors Captsone project is to create a music video featuring a select music genre as the subject of the singing project.

COURSE: SCULPTURE I
COURSE NUMBER: 620
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Technical/Visual Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Taylor) Periods 2,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (James) Periods 2,9
DESCRIPTION: In Sculpture 1, students will be introduced to a variety of materials, methods, and concepts of expressing ideas three-dimensionally. Students will explore the history of sculpture from early artifacts and tools, to modern and contemporary examples. Students will explore the human body as represented in sculpture, in relation to sculpture, and as a tool to make and activate sculpture. Students will be assessed on their ability to create original work and write an artist statement, and participate in class discussions and verbal critiques. Students will demonstrate skill in basic sculptural techniques using paper, wood, wire, textiles, clay, plaster, and found objects to create relief work, sculpture in the round, and costumes.

COURSE: SCULPTURE II
COURSE NUMBER: 6201
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level II
HOUSE: Technical/Visual Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Taylor) Periods 2,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (James) Periods 2,9
DESCRIPTION: Sculpture II has the students work in depth on the three-dimensional concepts of space, line, form, mass, surface, and scale. The course builds on a student’s experience with sculptural materials as they develop their concepts in a range of three-dimensional media.  The art works are expected to be a on a larger scale and reference the space in which they are displayed. Concepts used by sculptors from the 20th and 21st centuries are referenced. All assignments culminate with written evaluations, class critiques, and displays of the work throughout the campus.

COURSE: ART I
COURSE NUMBER: 159
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Technical/Visual Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Taylor) Periods 4,6,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (James) Periods 4,6,7
DESCRIPTION: Students in Art 1 will learn how to draw, paint, critique, and speak about art history. Students will speak about artworks that are both famous and student creations. They will learn the Elements and Principles of art from Artistic Creation and for Art Critiques. Students will develop art projects that have an Element or Principle of Design to focus upon, and they will present their work for display, critique, and portfolio. These Elements and Principles of Design will be an on-going part of their verbal critiques of artworks from many sources.

COURSE: ART II
COURSE NUMBER: 163
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level II
HOUSE: Technical/Visual Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Taylor) Periods 4,6,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (James) Periods 4,6,7
DESCRIPTION: Art II builds on the foundational elements of Art I by exploring drawing, conceptual design, painting and color theory on a deeper level. Lessons based on artistic perception, creative expression and the historical and cultural impact of the visual arts world meet the five areas of the visual arts standards. Elements of art and design (line, color, shape/form texture, value and space) and the principles of art and design (balance, contrast, dominance, emphasis, movement, repetition, rhythm, subordination, variation and unity). Historical and cultural contexts will be applied with attention to analysis, interpretation, and judgment of student work as well as appreciation of art works from other cultures and times.

COURSE: URBAN DANCE I (HIP HOP)
COURSE NUMBER: 48
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Kitchens) Periods 1,2,6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Kerney) Periods 1,2

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to go into the depth of techniques and dance performance in the genre of urban dance and hip hop. Students will learn correct terminology and technical execution as well as develop creative expression through a lab class that includes choreography and performance. Through the study of stage and screen productions, students will develop an appreciation of dance through analysis and critical assessment of various works. Students will study various career opportunities available to dancers as both performers and educators.

COURSE: PHOTOGRAPHY I
COURSE NUMBER: 165
A-G: 10 credits Electives (G) or Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual/Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Temples) Periods 1,6,7,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Housel) Periods 1,7,8
DESCRIPTION: Digital Photography I is a year long course designed for students interested in photography and learning basic camera functions, digital manipulation, and principles of elements and design. Students will acquire skills to create, represent, and design through digital photographic and software media. Students will explore their interests in photography through project-based artwork; learn career opportunities, historical perspectives, and commercial applications. In each unit, student activities include class critiques and self-assessments. Written assessments on art intent will be evaluated, and students will engage in daily aesthetic valuing through verbal and short written response in class during discussions and lecture. For each art project, students will be required to analyze their art piece to see if he or she satisfies the project’s requirements and if viewers agree with the student’s findings.