Roseville High School

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  • AP ART HISTORY

    An advanced class designed to provide students with a critical understanding and enjoyment of painting, sculpture and architecture throughout history. The class will prepare students for the Advanced Placement Examination. Readings, lecture, slides, discussions, research and presentations and field trips will be used to teach students about the history of art. The class will prepare students for the Advanced Placement Examination (AP exam).

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  • AP STUDIO ART 3-D DESIGN

    In the AP Studio 3-D Design course students will have an opportunity to pursue an in-depth exploration of their interest in a broad range of additive and subtractive art building experiences. They will have to apply everything they know and think they know about the concrete world around them, in order to manipulate it in order to convey their chosen meaning and to take 3-dimensional building to a college level.

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  • AP STUDIO ART: 2-D DESIGN

    2-D Design is intended to address two-dimensional (2-D) design issues. Design involves purposeful decision making about how to use the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. The portfolio will be graded on quality, concentration and breadth of formal, technical and expressive means. Students must be self-motivated and able to work independently.

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  • AP STUDIO ART: DRAWING

    This drawing course is intended to address a very broad interpretation of drawing issues and media. The portfolio will be graded on quality, concentration and breadth of formal, technical and expressive means. Students must be self-motivated and able to work independently.

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  • ART 1

    Students will explore multiple mediums, including drawing, painting and 3-dimensional design. Emphasis will be on applying elements of art and principles of design in a variety of art projects. Upon completion of the course students will begin to speak the universal language of art.

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  • ART 2

    Students will continue to develop, in greater depth, their own artistic vision through the aid of carefully developed projects. Emphasis will be on 2-dimensional design; specifically students will work in oil and acrylic paints as well as multiple drawing media. Students enjoy many opportunities for public exhibition and sale of their own artwork.

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  • ART 3

    Students continue to clarify their own artistic voice through the creation of their own series. Students compile a comprehensive professional portfolio that may serve them in the professional art world or entry into a college art program. The course concludes with a school or community one- to three-person art show for every Art 3 student.

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  • ART 4

    Students continue to clarify their own artistic voice through the creation of their own series. Students compile a comprehensive professional portfolio that may serve them in the professional art world or entry into a college art program. Students will also create a web site of their own art images and related information. The course concludes with a community one to two person art show for every Art 4 student.

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  • CERAMICS 1

    For general or college prep students. Emphasis will be on understanding the use of design in functional clay work in pottery and sculpture. The class covers wheel and hand-built pottery, clay sculpture and art appreciation and design, especially as they relate to ceramics.

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  • CERAMICS 2

    Designed to give students an opportunity to concentrate in hand-built pottery, wheel pottery or sculpture. Students will be expected to perform at an advanced level and develop an individual style.

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  • DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 1

    An introduction to digital photography using digital cameras and basic image editing software. This course includes print production for making black-and-white and color photographs and studio techniques that include portrait lighting and still life photography. Students will be introduced to the history of photography, influential photographers, and how photography has influenced society and the world cultures. Students use digital photography for the production of a photographic portfolio.

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  • DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2

    A transition course between basic photography and advanced photography courses. Students learn control techniques resulting in high-quality negatives, digital files, slides, and prints. Students work with various format cameras and explore photographic color theory. Lighting techniques are taught in detail including studio electronic flash lighting and continuous lighting. The working methods of the professional photographer are explored in the production of a portfolio of black-and-white and color images for commercial or fine art applications.

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  • BEGINNING DANCE

    This course strives to develop basic skills in a variety of dance styles including jazz, tap, and clogging, as well as teaching an understanding of moving rhythmically, choreography development, physical skills and the value of hard work and responsibility. Students also learn dance terminology and history. Grades are based upon daily participation (dressing out is required), attitude, effort and skill. Students end the term by performing a full length dance that they, in a group, have choreographed. Dancers are not in a public show until they have completed a term of intermediate dance in the spring. Costs are minimal; students are required to buy dance shoes which are offered at cost.

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  • INTERMEDIATE DANCE

    This Spring-term class is the next step for students who have completed the beginning dance class. Students continue to learn new styles of dance such as ballet, modern, African, swing and Latin. They continue to develop their own dances through projects in class. Students perform in the spring dance show. Cost is minimal with most costuming provided.

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  • ADVANCED DANCE

    Designed for advanced dance students only. This class builds on the skills taught in beginning and intermediate dance. This course will provide additional instruction in a variety of dance forms including jazz, ballet, clogging, modern and tap and stresses performance. Student choreography and teaching is central to the class. Students will perform and teach dance in area schools; therefore, good school attendance is required. Public performance in two major productions per year as well as numerous community and school events is required. May be taken multiple times for credit.

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  • CHOREOGRAPHY/DANCE HISTORY

    This class (priority given to students who choose to take both terms) offers the dance student the opportunity to choreograph dances in many styles, with props and other creative assignments. Fall term emphasis: jazz, tap, clogging and choreography projects. Dancers perform in the Holiday show as well as community and school events. Spring Term: Dancers continue training in jazz, ballet, and modern dance and learn about the history of dance, dance around the world, and famous dancers and choreographers.

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  • DANCE INTERNSHIP

    This exciting course (priority given to students who choose to take both terms) allows the dancer to plan and teach dance in area schools on a continuing basis. Class time is split between work at RHS planning and evaluating lessons, and onsite teaching. (Students provide their own transportation.) The student interns will also plan and produce a show for the children.

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  • BEGINNING DRAMA

    Acting ignites the imagination and empowers self-expression, confidence, and collaboration. Students are introduced to acting through creative and enthusiastic drama games, improvisation, and scene work, as well as gain knowledge of theatre appreciation, history, and terminology. Students will develop stage presence and communication skills in a supportive and dynamic environment.

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  • INTERMEDIATE THEATRE ARTS/DRAMA

    In Improv Comedy Class, students will work on the basics of improvisational, stand-up, and sketch comedy skills through spontaneity, staying-in-the-moment, risk-taking, and collaboration. Students will continue their training from Beginning Drama in characterization, movement, and theatre appreciation. Students will write, direct, and produce their own “comedy night” show during the semester. May be repeated for credit.

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  • ADVANCED DRAMA

    Advanced Drama builds upon the skills and concepts developed in Beginning and Intermediate Theatre/Drama. Students will explore advanced acting methods, such as Stanislavski and Meisner, acting styles, such as Commedia Dell'arte, complex character development, and challenging scene work, as well as gain a greater sense of theatre appreciation and advanced terminology. Students will continue to develop stage presence, confidence, and collaboration in a supportive environment. May be repeated for credit.

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  • MUSICAL THEATER

    Musical Theatre class is an exploration of American Musical Theatre. Students will study the work of the actor/singer/dancer through the viewing and discussion of musicals, musical theatre history and repertoire, and will use their gained knowledge to develop as performers. Students will prepare and present as soloists as well as member of small groups and larger ensembles. Since this is a workshop course, students will prepare material for class performances. The class will participate in a culminating cabaret-style showcase performance at the end of the semester.

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  • THE TIGER BAND

    All levels of musicians are welcome to be in the Tiger Band. We will make you a better performer and musician. The band performs at football games, pep rallies, parades, competitions, and concerts. Students will learn musicianship through performance throughout the year in different styles including marching, classical, jazz, and musicals. Students are required to attend practices and rehearsals after school, as well as performances held at night and on weekends. This class may be repeated for credit.

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  • COLORGUARD

    High energy, performance oriented class which adds sparkle and flash to the marching band shows. The guard, dances, spins flags, flips rifles and sparkles during performances as part of the fall term Tiger Band.

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  • JAZZ ENSEMBLE

    A performance oriented class for advanced musicians. If you can play, you can play in our groups. Saxophone, trombone, trumpet, piano, bass, guitar and drum set, experienced singers also welcome. Jazz, rock, fusion, Afro- Cuban, funk, swing and blues it’s all here. Student musicians will have the opportunity to learn arranging, music collaboration, sound equipment set up and adjustments, and on-stage performance skills.

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  • BEGINNING PIANO

    Designed for students who desire to acquire or develop piano keyboarding skills while engaged in music study. Students will learn to read music and will explore the elements of music theory. Students will develop fine motor skills, a technical and aesthetic appreciation of music, life-long learning disciplines and motivations related to music, music etiquette, ear training, rhythm dictation and sight reading skills.

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  • INTERMEDIATE PIANO

    Designed for students who desire to acquire or develop piano keyboarding skills while engaged in music study. Students will learn to read music and will explore the elements of music theory. Students will develop fine motor skills, a technical and aesthetic appreciation of music, life-long learning disciplines and motivations related to music, music etiquette, ear training, rhythm dictation and sight reading skills.

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  • ADVANCED PIANO

    Designed for students who desire to continue their development of piano keyboarding skills while engaging in music study. Students will continue to learn to read music and will explore the elements of music theory. Students will further develop fine motor skills, a technical and aesthetic appreciation of music, life-long learning disciplines and motivations related to music, music etiquette, ear training, rhythm dictation and sight reading skills.

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  • BEGINNING GUITAR

    Designed as a class for the beginning guitarist. Instruction will include music theory and music reading with an emphasis on open position chords, chord progressions, and sight-reading skills. Students will learn about the history of the guitar as a unique part of American culture through the study of a wide variety of songs popularized by numerous professional guitarists and guitar based groups.

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  • ADVANCED GUITAR

    The Advanced Guitar program builds on skills acquired from the Intermediate Guitar Class. This program is performance based. Students will review specific guitar skills from the Intermediate program including finger picking styles, Blues, Classic Rock, and some Jazz Pop Standards. Improvisational skills are developed as students study a variety of guitar scales including major and minor modes along with an increased use of chord shapes and chord vocabulary. Students will be expected to participate in public performances and will be required to attend all related rehearsal and sound checks. Some audio and video selections will be used to help familiarize students with the wide variety of professional guitar styles that are celebrated in both individual and group performance situations.

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  • INTERMEDIATE GUITAR

    The Intermediate Guitar program builds on skills acquired from the Beginning Guitar Class. Students will study specific styles of guitar playing including Folk, Blues, and Class Rock. This course places a larger emphasis on the understanding of music theory and the ongoing development of improved sight reading skills. Improvisational skills are developed as students study the use of pentatonic scales, major and minor scales, and chord movements that utilize the guitar fingerboard well beyond open position. Students learn how to develop solid harmony and melody skills and collaboration with other students. Some audio and video selections will be used to help familiarize students with the wide variety of professional guitar styles that are celebrated in both individual and group performance situations. May be repeated for credit.

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