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Section 50. VISUAL AND PERMORMING ARTS

CSSC Code Title Alternate Titles Description
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50     VISUAL AND PERMORMING ARTS    
  01   VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS, GENERAL   A group of instructional programs that generally describe the historic development, aesthetic qualities, and creative processes of two or more of the visual and performing arts
    11 Aesthetics Art/Music/Drama/Dance Survey enrichment course; interrelated arts
    00 Visual and Performing Arts, Other General    
  02   CRAFTS   A group of instructional programs that describe how to increase one's skills to fashion objects in a specialized area of handwork
    11 Crafts 7   fabrics, fiber, paper leather; decorations; creative expression
    12 Crafts 8   fabrics, fiber, paper, leather; decorations; creative expression
    13 Crafts 9 Creative Crafts 9 fiber, fabric, leather, metal, wood, plastic; weaving; macramé; woodcarving; jewelry; enameling; stitchery
    14 Crafts 10 Creative Crafts 10; Applied Art 10; Home Decorative Crafts 1 fiber, fabric, leather, metal, wood, plastic, clay; pottery; macramé; wood carving; jewelry; leather tooling; needlework
    15 Crafts 11 Creative Crafts 11; Applied Art 11; Home Decorative Crafts 2 fiber, fabric, leather, wood, metal, clay, plastic; pottery; macramé; wood carving; jewelry; leather tooling; needlework
    16 Crafts 12 Creative Crafts 12; Applied Art 12 fiber, fabric, leather, wood, metal, plastic, clay; pottery; macramé; wood carving; jewelry; leather tooling; needlework
    21 Crafts 11, Advanced Creative Crafts 11, Advanced; Design Crafts 11, Advanced advanced pottery; glazing; copper enameling; weaving; tie-dye; batik
    22 Crafts 12, Advanced   advanced pottery and glazing; copper enameling; weaving
    31 Decorator Crafts   household crafts; rug tufting; decoupage
    41 Enameling   clay objects; decorative coatings; baking techniques
    51 Jewelry 1 Art Metals wire bending; soldering; lost wax procedures; polishing; silversmithing; construction of jewelry
    52 Jewelry 2 Art Metals 2  
    53 Jewelry 3 Art Metals 3  
    54 Jewelry 4 Art Metals 4  
    61 Ceramics 7   slab, coil, modeling, sculpting; beginning wheel throwing techniques; glazing, firing
    62 Ceramics 8   clay objects; ceramic ware; forming; firing; glazing
    63 Ceramics 9   clay objects design; ceramic ware
    64 Ceramics 10 Pottery 10 handbuilding; potter's wheel; mosaic tile; pinch, coil, slab; kiln operation
    65 Ceramics 11 Pottery 11 press molding; coil building; decorating greenware and bisque ware
    66 Ceramics 12 Pottery 12 advanced ceramics; glazing, firing, preparation of molds; kiln operation and control
    71 Textile Design Art Textiles, Fiber Design; Weaving and Dyeing color, fiber, design, looms; natural and synthetic fibers; banners; quilt making; needlepoint
    81 Model Building   design and building of models
    91 Printmaking 1 Printer's Ink relief prints; single intaglio printing; silk screening; linoleum, stencil, block printing
    92 Printmaking 2    
    00 Crafts, Other    
  03   DANCE   A group of instructional programs that describe the performance and choreography of various kinds of dances, including but not limited to ballet, modern, jazz, ethnic, and folk dance
    11 Modern Dance for Beginners 9 Rhythm and Dance 9 locomotor warm-ups; class improvisations; history of dance; theories of movement; methods of choreography
    12 Modern Dance for Beginners 10 Creative Dance 10; Rhythm and Dance 10 dance using modern choreography
    13 Modern Dance for Beginners 11 Creative Dance 11; Rhythm and Dance 11 dance using modern choreography; history of dance; variety of rhythmic activities
    14 Modern Dance for Beginners 12 Creative Dance 12; Rhythm and Dance 12 dance using modern choreography; physical conditioning program
    21 Modern Dance 9, Intermediate   dance using modern choreography
    22 Modern Dance 10, Intermediate   dance using modern choreography
    23 Modern Dance 11, Intermediate   dance using modern choreography
    24 Modern Dance 12, Intermediate   dance using modern choreography
    31 Dance 9, Advanced   advanced modern dance techniques
    32 Dance 10, Advanced   modern dance; ballet, disco, Jazz, tap dance
    33 Dance 11, Advanced   advanced modern dance
    34 Dance 12, Advanced   advanced modern dance
    41 Performing Dance Group 9   modern dance performances
    42 Performing Dance Group 10   modern dance performances
    43 Performing Dance Group 11   modern dance performances
    44 Performing Dance Group 12   modern dance performances
    51 Ballet and Jazz for Beginners 9   history of dance; theory of movement; methods of choreography; rhythmic activities; tap, ballet, folk, square
    52 Ballet and Jazz for Beginners 10   history of dance; theories of movement; methods of choreography; rhythmic activities; tap, ballet, folk, square
    53 Ballet and Jazz for Beginners 11   history of dance; theories of movement; fundamentals of movement; methods of choreography; tap, ballet, folk, square
    54 Ballet and Jazz for Beginners 12   history of dance; theories of movement; fundamentals of movement; methods of choreography; tap, ballet, folk, square
    61 Ethnic Dance Folk Dance vocabulary and steps in folk dance
    71 Square Dance   vocabulary and steps in square dance
    81 Aerobic Dance   dancing for health
    00 Dance, Other    
  04   DESIGN   A group of instructional programs that describe the theories, techniques, and creative processes for more effectively performing the function of communicating feelings, ideas, and information through use of materials and media to create two- or three-dimensional visual affects.
    11 Graphic Design   art vocations; basic lettering styles
    21 Theater Makeup   techniques of makeup for drama
    31 Lighting Fundamentals, Theater   techniques of lighting in the theater
    00 Design, Other    
  05   DRAMATIC ARTS   A group of instructional programs that describe the development, theory, and processes of creating live performances through human expressive modalities
    11 Stagecraft 9 Acting Fundamentals 9; Theater Arts 1 set design; construction; improvisation; lighting
    12 Stagecraft 10 Stage Design and Stagecraft 10; Play Production 10; Dramatics 10; Acting Fundamentals 10 set design; construction; makeup; costumes; stage lighting; scene cutting
    13 Stagecraft 11 Dramatics 11; Theater Projects 11; Theater Production 11; Acting Fundamentals 11; Play Production 11; Acting Workshop  
    14 Stagecraft 12 Dramatics 12; Theater Projects 12; Acting Fundamentals 12; Play Production 12; Theater Workshop 12 set design; construction; makeup; costumes; stage lighting; scene cutting
    21 Improvisation and Mime   fundamentals of acting; stylized motion study
    31 Playwriting   writing format and techniques for plays
    41 Theater Practicum Contract   additional work in any phase of theater
    51 Drama, History   development of dramatic literature; theater history; theater heritage
    61 Drama, Independent Study   play production; play writing; independent work
    71 IB Theater    
    00 Dramatic Arts, Other    
  06   FILM ARTS    
    11 Film Study Film Criticism; Film Appreciation lighting; setting; techniques of film
    12 Language of the Cinema   view, discuss, write about, analyze, evaluate variety of short and feature length films
    21 Photography 10   black and white photography; darkroom procedures; use of camera and light meter; making contact prints and enlarging negatives; composition skills lighting
    22 Photography 11, Elementary Visual Composition photographic equipment and chemicals; composing, taking, developing black and white photographs
    23 Photography 12, Elementary   basic photography methods
    31 Photography 11, Advanced   35 mm camera; printing; processing; aesthetic qualities; photographic theory
    32 Photography 12, Advanced   35 mm camera; processing film; aesthetic qualities; photographic theory
    00 Film Arts, Other    
  07   FINE ARTS   A group of instructional programs that describe the organization of materials and media for two-or three-dimensional visual affects that communicate ideas and express emotion and are considered primarily in relation to aesthetic criteria of judgements of beauty or meaningfulness
    01 Fine Arts 7 Art 7 development of sculpture, architecture, printing; color; shapes; space; texture
    02 Fine Arts 8 Art 8 principles of design and elements of art
    03 Art, General Survey Media; Studio in Art; Fine Arts Studio; Studio Art Laboratory; Arts and Crafts Studio overview course; lettering; drawing; basic design; color; display production
    04 Art 1 Art 9 principles of design and elements of art
    05 Art 2 Art 10 principles of design and elements of art
    06 Art 3 Art 11 principles of design and elements of art
    07 Art 4 Art 12 portfolio preparation
    08 Art 1, Independent Study   self-directed; portfolio; ceramics; self evaluation
    09 Art 2, Independent Study Senior Studio Art contract; art history; drawing; jewelry; painting; graphics
    11 Art Services 10 School Beautification 10 school service; displays; posters; tickets
    12 Art Services 11 School Beautification 11 school service; displays; posters; tickets
    13 Art Services 12 School Beautification 12 displays; posters; murals; programs; fliers; tickets for school activities
    14 Drawing Drawing and Painting; Two Dimensional Design; Drawing and Color; Drawing Techniques contour; gesture; pencil, pen and ink; brush and pastels; perspective; still life
    15 Painting 1   watercolor; tempera; acrylics; application of paint
    16 Painting 2   contemporary painting techniques; materials application
    17 Watercolor 1 Watercolor Painting; Watercolors and Airbrush technique; style
    18 Cartooning   newspapers; magazine; illustrations; animation work
    19 Mural Painting   painting of scenes on school or community walls; techniques, materials for murals
    20 Sculpture Three Dimensional Art; Three Dimensional Design; Wood and Stone Carving; Plastic Arts space, mass, volume; string, wire, paper mache; clay, carving stone, balsa wood, plaster; wax, metal, yarns, fabrics; 3-dimensional objects
    21 Silk Screen   silk screen construction; print making
    22 Assemblage   materials combination for constructions; soldering; gluing; tin; wood; plexiglass
    23 Product Design Design; Color and Design design of products; automobiles; appliances; furniture design; stamps; logos
    24 Life Drawing Figure Drawing; Portraiture human muscle and skeletal structures
    25 Calligraphy   lettering styles
    26 Art History and Appreciation Arts and the Masters independent research; field trips; museum study, slide programs; art history from primitive art to the present
    27 Black Fine Arts   contributions of Blacks to fine arts
    28 Mexico, Fine Arts   contributions of Mexico to fine arts
    29 Bicultural Art   art of two cultures compared
    30 Artist in Residence Program   practicing artist working with students
    31 Ethnic Art History   history of art for a given ethnic group
    32 Art As A Multicultural Study   variety of cultures represented by their art forms
    33 AP Art History    
    34 AP Studio Art/General    
    35 AP Studio Art/Drawing    
    36 IB Art Studies    
    37 IB Art Studio    
    00 Fine Arts, Other    
  08   GRAPHIC ARTS TECHNOLOGY   An instructional program that prepares individuals in all phases of hot-type, cold-type, and computer-type setting, including typographical layout, composition, press work, binding, lithography, photo-engraving, and other graphic arts related to the printing industry. Includes instruction in drawing and lettering; theory and science relating to camera work and photography, typographical lay outs, and machine-type setting; silk (or other) screen printing, multicolor composition and printing; ink and color preparation paper and other printing materials; printing press operation, servicing, and elementary maintenance; cost estimation and the production, inspection, quality control, handling, binding, packaging, and storage of printing materials
    11 Computer Graphics Design Computer Art use of the computer in creating art, advertisements, illustrations, videographics
    00 Graphic Arts Technology, Other    
  09   MUSIC    
    01 Music 7 Music, Introduction rhythm, melody, harmony introduction; ear training
    02 Music 8   rhythm, melody, harmony introduction; ear training
    03 Band 7   training skills; preparatory work; instrumental skill development
    04 Band 7, Advanced   marching; concert band
    05 Band 8   training for band
    06 Band 8, Advanced   phrasing; individual technique; sound production
    07 Band 9   training for beginning band
    08 Band 9, Advanced   sight reading ability; instrumental proficiency; performance by audition
    09 Band, Concert   experienced players; tone production, sight reading, ear training, intonation and technical facility; performances
    10 Band, Marching   participation in band, playing, marching
    11 Band, Symphonic Senior Band Front tone production, tone quality; group playing
    12 Orchestra 7   music reading and performance; skill development
    13 Orchestra 7, Advanced   music reading and performance; skill development
    14 Orchestra 8   music playing and performance
    15 Orchestra 8, Advanced   music playing and performance
    16 Orchestra 9   music playing and performance
    17 Orchestra 9, Advanced   section playing; audition; performance
    18 Orchestra 10   music playing and performance
    19 Orchestra 11 Concert Orchestra audition for playing and performance
    20 Orchestra 12 Symphonic Orchestra audition for playing and performance
    21 Instrumental String Class   basic concepts; string playing
    22 Brass and Percussion Class   basic concepts; brass playing; percussion playing
    23 Wind Ensemble Brasswind technically difficult wind playing
    24 Woodwind Class   basic concepts of woodwind playing
    25 Electronic Music, Introduction   composition; tape recorders; synthesizers
    26 Ensemble, Instrumental Stage Band; Music on Stage; Jazz Ensemble playing jazz in small groups
    27 Guitar, Beginning   group instruction; fundamentals of music; folk, classical, blues, rock
    28 Guitar, Intermediate   playing guitar; music reading; instrument technique
    29 Guitar, Advanced   playing guitar; music reading; instrument technique
    30 Handbells   playing handbells; music reading; instrument technique
    31 Piano 1 Keyboard music reading; instrumental performance
    32 Piano 2   further study; piano technique and music
    33 Organ   study of the organ; music and technique
    34 Music Lessons, Applied   note reading; individual instrumental study; individual voice study
    35 Chorus 7   practice for special productions; basic music reading; tone production; intonation and rhythm
    36 Chorus 7, Advanced   all-state, all-county auditions; pitch matching, intonation, tone quality; rhythm; sight-reading
    37 Chorus 8   practice for special productions; pitch matching, intonation, tone quality; rhythm; sight-reading
    38 Chorus 8, Advanced   all-state, all-county auditions; advanced pitch matching, intonation, tone quality; rhythm; sight-reading
    39 Chorus 9   participation in special chorus; music reading; tone production; intonation and rhythm
    40 Chorus 9, Advanced   all-state, all-county audition; balance, sound, voice production
    41 Chorus 10   singing in groups; pitch matching, intonation, tone quality; rhythm; sight-reading
    42 Chorus 10, Advanced   music literacy; vocal technique
    43 Chorus 11   singing group; glee clubs; pitch matching, intonation, tone quality
    44 Chorus 11, Advanced   audition for acceptance; group singing; pitch matching, intonation, tone quality; rhythm; sight-
    45 Chorus 12   group singing; tone production; intonation; rhythm
    46 Chorus 12, Advanced   motets; madrigals; lieder; art songs; chamber choir
    47 Vocal Ensemble Madrigal Singers; Concert Chorale; Glee Club; Pop Rock Ensemble; Barbershop Octet; Chamber Singers; A Capella Choir small group singing; variety of formats
    48 Voice Class Ear Training and Sight Singing study of pitch, tone, rhythm; control of voice
    49 Harmony and Composition Composition, Musical introduction to basic composition and arranging; keyboard harmony and ear training; improvisation in jazz and rock idioms
    50 Arranging Orchestration application of arrangement methods to orchestra music
    51 Conducting   techniques of music conducting
    52 Music Theory Musicianship music theory fundamentals; keyboard harmony; sight singing; dictation, solfege, rhythmic patterns; scales, intervals; harmonic analysis
    53 Music History 7   music history, Renaissance to the present
    54 Music History 8 Music Through the Ages performance; theory; musical history; jazz; popular music; elements of musical structure; 20th Century music
    55 Music History 9 Contemporary Music 9; Pop Music History 9 history of American music; 20th Century music
    56 Music History 10 Contemporary Music 10; Pop Music History 10 history of American music
    57 Music History 11 Contemporary Music 11; Pop Music History 11 history of American music
    58 Music History 12 Contemporary Music 12; Pop Music History 12 history of American music
    59 Music Literature 9 Traditional Music 9, Survey form and structure; music literature; opera; ballet; musical types and styles
    60 Music Literature 10 Traditional Music 10, Survey form and structure; traditional opera, ballet music
    61 Music Literature 11 Traditional Music 11, Survey form and structure of music
    62 Music Literature 12 Traditional Music 12, Survey form and structure of music
    63 Music Appreciation Adventures in Listening record listening; Gregorian chant, opera, sonata; string quartet, symphonic poem; electronic, rock melody
    64 Folk Music, Ethnic   music of specific cultures
    65 Music Theater American Musical Theater; Jazz and Stage Ensemble; Mixed Ensembles (Instrumental/Vocal) Theater Music Workshop study of Broadway musicals, opera, dinner theater, entertainment groups; practical experience in production; stage design; costuming; makeup; tickets and promotion
    66 Music, Independent Study Symphony and Lecture Series; Music Reading and Conference theory, chamber music, composition, keyboard, music arts; music theory; history, conducting, composition; independent projects
    67 Music Laboratory, General Survey   introduction to music, basic instruments; hands-on experience for non-performing students
    68 IB Music    
    69 AP Music Theory    
    00 Music, Other    
  99   VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS, OTHER   A group of instructional programs in visual and performing arts not described above
    00 Visual and Performing Arts, Other    

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