UNION COUNTY ARTS HS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Acting (9th - 12th Grade)

Students will be partnered with other students in the class to work on scripted scenes.  Through exercises and critical feedback the students will learn to develop interesting and truthful characters in a variety of settings and situations dictated by the written script.

THIS COURSE CAN BE TAKEN FOR COLLEGE CREDIT

(All students may take this course. Only Juniors & Seniors can apply for college credit.)

Creative Writing (9th-12th Grade)

This class is designed for students who have already mastered a proficiency in writing fiction, plays or poetry.  This course is an on-going writer’s workshop in a professional setting.  Students are responsible for providing copies of their work to be read in class.  Students are also required to contribute to the annual Arts High literary publication and to submit a portfolio of their work on the last day of the course.

THIS COURSE CAN BE TAKEN FOR COLLEGE CREDIT

(All students may take this course. Only Juniors & Seniors can apply for college credit.)

Modern Dance (9th-12th Grade)

This course provides development in Modern Dance through theory and practical application.  It emphasizes the practice of composition skills, clarity of movement, initiation, body articulation, and dynamics of performance and focuses on the development of small group work and solos, including form and structure.  Written reports must be submitted.

THIS COURSE CAN BE TAKEN FOR COLLEGE CREDIT

(All students may take this course. Only Juniors & Seniors can apply for college credit.)

Visual Arts Painting & Drawing (9th-12th Grade)

This course will focus on student painting and includes drawing, use of color, study of composition and form.  Specific historical movements of 20th century art will be reviewed through art books and slides as reference points for the student’s own work.

THIS COURSE CAN BE TAKEN FOR COLLEGE CREDIT

(All students may take this course. Only Juniors & Seniors can apply for college credit.)

Graphic Design (9th-12th Grade)

This course is a design studio course which will introduce students to basic vocabulary and the fundamental understanding of the technique, concepts, and processes involved in the visual communication field of Graphic Design. Topics include a historic and contemporary examination of graphic communication, paste-up, layout, preparation of comps, roughs, and mechanicals, and an introduction to computers and design-related software.

THIS COURSE CAN BE TAKEN FOR COLLEGE CREDIT

(All students may take this course. Only Juniors & Seniors can apply for college credit.)