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IB: Group 6: The Arts

Group 6: The Arts

ART IB (SL) (HL) – STUDIO ART*
Credit: 1.0; Full year; Grades 11,12
(International Baccalaureate – Standard Level (1 yr. program), Higher Level (2 yr. program)
IB Requirements: SL & HL:

  • 20% Comparative Study of 2-3 well known artworks (theortical practice)
  • 40% Process Portfolio in a Visual Arts Journal (art-making practice)l
  • 40% Exhibition of student artwork (curatorial practice)

Materials Fee: $15
Preferred prior course work: SL– 2 semesters of art; HL – 3 semesters of art
Required: Art instructor’s recommendation.
Course objectives: This course is open accelerated students focusing on advanced practices in the visual arts. These practices are Theoretical, Art-Making, and Curatorial in nature. This program meets the IB full diploma requirement for IB Art (SL or HL). The IB Studio Art course at Flathead High School is intended for students who want to pursue IB certification or diploma. The students enrolling in Art IB explore different facets of the visual arts in an in-depth and thoughtful manner. Students will produce a comparative analysis of famous art works, a visual arts journal,and a portfolio of original work which will be exhibited to the public as course requirements for both SL and HL .
**Students wishing to earn the IB higher level designation must enroll in Art IB for 2 years and register for the IB external assessment during the senior year. There is a portfolio testing fee.

Students who are working toward an IB Theatre certificate or are completing the IB Theatre program for their IB diploma group 6 requirement MUST complete the courses in the following order.

Grades 9 and/or 10 Grade 11
Semester 1
Grade 11
Semester 2
Grade 12
Semester 1
Grade 12
Semester 2
Required: Acting 1
Optional: Theatre Arts, Adv. Theatre Arts
Theatre as Literature Acting 2 Acting 3 Acting 4


** or *** ACTING 2 PROCESS AND PERFORMANCE IB (SL) or (HL)
Credit: .5; One semester; Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Acting 1
Course Objectives: This course is open to any student who has met the prerequisite and specifically meets the IB full diploma requirement for IB Theatre Arts (SL or HL). Students will further develop their character portrayal skills while continuing to develop the discipline required by the actor. A variety of monologue and ensemble performances, along with experiences to assist the actor in analyzing a script and experiences to assist the actor in understanding the role of the actor in the production process will be used to further instill the concept of theatre as an art. Performing in a production at the end of the semester is a course requirement. Objectives include demonstrating knowledge and competent performance of theatrical arts concepts and skills.

** or *** ACTING 3 DIRECTING AND DESIGN IB (SL) or (HL)
Credit: .5; One semester; Grades 10, 11, 12
Materials Fee: Only those students intending to seek the IB diploma or IB certificate/s will have fees.
Prerequisites: Acting 2
Course Objectives: This course is open to any student and specifically meets the IB full diploma requirement for IB Theatre Arts (SL or HL). Students will learn and practice the following integrated aspects: world theatre traditions, the director’s vision for realization on the stage; the relationship between the play’s themes and the actions of the characters within the play; and the processes of bringing the play to life, including all design aspects, rehearsal techniques as well as other production elements. Objectives include demonstrating knowledge and competent performance of theatrical skills. ** Performance is a requirement of this course and is included in the FHS theatre season.

or *** ACTING 4 ADVANCED ACTING IB (SL) or (HL)
Credit: .5; One semester; Grades 10, 11, 12
Materials Fee: Only those students intending to seek the IB diploma or IB certificate/s will have fees.
Prerequisite: Acting 2
Course Objectives: This course is open to any student and specifically meets the IB full diploma requirement for IB Theatre Arts (SL or HL). Students further develop their skills in the dramatic arts by becoming a member of a play-producing company. Student produced and directed productions are performed as a part of the FHS theatre season. Objectives include demonstrating knowledge and competent performance of theatrical arts concepts and skills.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE GLOBAL SOCIETY IB (ITGS)
Credit 1.0; Full Year; Grade 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Course Objectives: Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) course is the study and evaluation of the impacts of information technology (IT) on individuals and society. It explores the advantages and disadvantages of the access and use of digitized information at the local and global level. ITGS provides a framework for the student to make informed judgments and decisions about the use of IT within social contexts. Students will analyze and evaluate the social impact of information technology on individuals and society and consider the ethical issues raised by this impact. Issues such as reliability, integrity, privacy and anonymity, intellectual property, equality of access, control, and policies and standards will be analyzed from both local and global perspectives recognizing that that attitudes and opinions are diverse within and between different cultures. ITGS shares methods of critical investigation and analysis with other social sciences, and considers ethical questions found in the study of philosophy. Students will engage directly with the community by helping solve technical issues and will have a technology project in which they will provide a technical service for a local business in the community.

MUSIC IB (SL)
Credit: 1.0; Full year; Grade 12
Materials Fee: $15 Those students intending to seek the IB diploma or IB certificate/s will have additional fees.
Prerequisite: Students must have completed the Harmony class or have comparable music theory background. They will also need to be involved concurrently in a music performance ensemble.
Course Objectives: This course is open to any student intending to go to college or music school and specifically meets the IB full diploma requirement for IB Music (SL). The IB music course at FHS is intended for students who want to pursue advanced musical understanding. The students enrolling in the IB music course will be expected to be open to exploration of music genres and styles from around the world. They will learn about musical structure, function, terminology, notations, historical and cultural contexts and the music element of melody, harmony, rhythm and form. Students will be asked to fulfill two of the following requirements: a.) solo performance, b.) group performance, c.) music composition. In addition, students will be doing a musical investigation of musical genres and styles paper and the IB music test.

** or *** THEATRE AS LITERATURE IB (SL) or (HL):
Credit: .5; One semester; Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Course Objectives: This course is open to any student and specifically meets the IB full diploma requirement for IB Theatre Arts (SL or HL). Drama written by major playwrights from a variety of countries, time periods and theatrical movements will be the literature studied in this course. Objectives include demonstrating knowledge and competent performance in reading and responding to literature.

*To earn the IB designation on higher level courses, students must register and take the IB external assessment during their senior year.

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT IB (SL or HL)
Credit: 1.0; Full Year; Grade 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Course Objectives: Business and Management is a rigorous and dynamic discipline that examines business decision-making processes and how these decisions impact and affect internal and external environments. It is the study of both the ways in which individuals and groups interact in an organization and of the transformation of business resources. Business and Management is now offered as both a Standard Level (1 year) class and a Higher Level (2 year) class, and students at both levels can choose to test for potential college credit.

The Diploma Programme Business and Management course is designed to develop an understanding of business theory, as well as an ability to apply business principles, practices and skills. The application of tools and techniques of analysis facilitates an appreciation of complex business activities. The course considers the diverse range of business organizations and activities and the cultural and economic context in which business operates. Emphasis is placed on strategic decision-making and the day-to-day business functions of marketing, production, human resource management and finance. Links between the topics are central to the course, and this integration promotes a holistic overview of business activity.

The course encourages the appreciation of ethical concerns and issues of corporate social responsibility in the global business environment. Topics covered are Business Organization, Human Resources and Management, Marketing, Accounts and Finance, and Operations. Students complete current events and apply their knowledge via case studies and current businesses and their operations. Trending technology is used to help present and assess student learning. The course Internal Assessment consists of partnering with a local business, in order to understand a current challenge and recommend an appropriate solution.

The HL offering is an extension of the standard level course. Students will further their learning of the 5 Business

Units, taking all concepts to a more detailed level, applying more tools and theories. The HL course adds Business Strategy and the nature of the internal assessment task and exam questions. There will be more extensive assignments and projects and HL students will help facilitate learning/seminars for current SL students. HL students will have the opportunity to test at the end of their second year, with higher exam requirements and standards.