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Visual Arts

BLUE COURSE TITLES = Click blue titles for detailed course descriptions about each course.

Art 1                                          


Grade Level: 9-12                         RBV Graduation: Art                  UC/CSU A-G: “F”            Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: None                                        

Art 1 is a beginning art course that explores drawing, painting techniques and some 3D applications.  Students will learn about and meet the National Core Arts Standards. The Principles of Art and the Elements of Design will be explored, as well as Art History and cultures.  Students will create a portfolio of artwork. This course will establish a strong base for students to build upon in their progress toward becoming creative thinkers and innovators.

 

 

Art 2                                                    


Grade Level: 10-12                       RBV Graduation: Art                UC/CSU A-G: “F”            Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 1 or Digital Arts or teacher recommendation                                       

Art 2 is an intermediate level course for students interested in improving their artistic and creative abilities.  Students will build upon National Core Arts Standards, principals, elements and concepts learned in Art 1 to further develop a portfolio of work representative of their own artistic style. Students will pursue an advanced level of creative thinking and problem solving. Innovators of the future will be able to express themselves through a wide variety of media, and explore additional cultures and historic periods of Art.

 

 

Studio Art  


Grade Level: 10-12                       RBV Graduation: Art               UC/CSU A-G: “F”            Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 2 or teacher recommendation

Advanced art and mixed media class for the highly motivated student.  Students will experience the use of a variety of art techniques, styles and exhibition opportunities and create an extensive portfolio. Students will pursue an advanced level of creative thinking and problem solving. Innovators of the future will be encouraged to express themselves through a wide variety of media, while meeting the National Core Arts Standards.   

 

 

AP Studio Art: 2D Design  


Grade Level: 11-12                      RBV Graduation: Art                      UC/CSU A-G: “F”               Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 2 or teacher recommendation

Studio Art AP is an advanced level art class where students continue to develop their personal portfolio. Students work to master techniques unique to their artistic interests while studying a variety of artists from past Masters to present professional artists. National Core Arts Standards will be met at a higher level.*AP students will prepare portfolio for AP Review/exam.

 

 

IB Visual Arts SL  

1st year of the IB Art sequence


Grade Level: 11-12                    RBV Graduation: Art                         UC/CSU A-G: “F”             Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 2 or teacher recommendation

Advanced art course (honors level) for highly motivated students to create college-level work. Course includes written analysis of visual arts, art history and the study of various cultures. Exciting advancement in students’ journey toward becoming more creative thinking innovators happens in this course. An extensive portfolio of unique works of Art will be developed. This class will prepare the student for the IB standard level exam and/or AP exam.  

 

 

IB Visual Arts HL  

2nd year of the IB Art sequence


Grade Level: 11-12                    RBV Graduation: Art                      UC/CSU A-G: “F”                 Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 2 or teacher recommendation

Year two of advanced art course (honors level) for highly motivated students to create college-level work. Components of the course include experience with a variety of materials, techniques, styles, creative problem solving, critiques, art history, quality production and exhibits. A sizable portfolio will be further developed by students, with examples of unique works in multiple media. Exciting advancement in students’ journey toward becoming more creative thinking innovators happens in this course. This course will prepare the student for the IB higher level exam and/or AP exam.*All Art students will have the opportunity to be a participant in our annual “Chalk Day”.

 

 

Ceramics


Grade Level: 10-12                   RBV Graduation: Art                       UC/CSU A-G: “F”               Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: None                                        

This course will introduce students to clay properties and processes. Students will work with a variety of hand-building methods including pinch, coil and slab techniques in the creation of functional and sculptural works. Glazing, finishing and surface design will also be addressed. Relevant criticism and art history will be incorporated into 3-dimensional assignments. 

 

 

3 Dimensional Design and Sculpture 1   


Grade Level: 9-12                      RBV Graduation: Art                       UC/CSU A-G: “F”                  Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: None                                        

This introductory course in 3 dimensional design and sculpture covers the fundamentals of art through working with clay, cardboard, mosaic, paper-mache and other sculpting mediums.  Students will learn to design and create 3 dimensional sculptures from sketch to project completion. California state standards are addressed.  

 

 

3 Dimensional Design and Sculpture 2   


Grade Level: 10-12                     RBV Graduation: Art                          UC/CSU A-G: “F”                Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: Successful completion of 3D Design 1 or teacher recommendation                            

3D/Sculpture 2 is for the second year student interested in improving their artistic and creative abilities. Students will expand and grow their sculpting and design abilities, build upon standards, principles and elements beyond the beginning levels in specified mediums such as clay, mosaic, wood and mixed media.  This course may be taken for an additional year. (UC “F” approved) * All students will have the opportunity to participate in our annual “Chalk Day”.

 

 

AP Studio Art: 3-D Design   


Grade Level: 11-12                      RBV Graduation: Art                           UC/CSU A-G: “F”            Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: Successful completion of 3D Design 2 or teacher recommendation

This course is designed for the students who are seriously interested in art. The student’s goal in taking this course is to experience a college level art program and to develop a portfolio of sufficient quality to earn credits towards university matriculation. Advanced Placement 3-D Design students will continue their exploration of artistic perception, art production, art history and valuing art under the parameters of the requirements for the Advanced Placement Studio Art portfolio. Emphasis is placed on independent work that is original in all aspects. This course has a prerequisite of ceramics 2, or portfolio approval by the instructor.

 

 

Film Studies  


Grade Level: 11-12                      RBV Graduation: Art                          UC/CSU A-G: “F”             Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: None

This year long elective course examines:  Film Theory and History, Creative Process and Techniques and Organization of production.  It teaches the various aspects of moviemaking with an emphasis on the artistic and/or social messages that are conveyed through the use of cinematic devices.  This class requires students to make sort films.

 

 

IB Film Studies SL 


Grade Level: 11-12                      RBV Graduation: Art                          UC/CSU A-G: “F”              Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: None

This is a yearlong elective course that focuses on three areas of study:  Textual Analysis, Film Theory and History, and Creative Process – techniques and organization of production.  It teaches the various aspects of moviemaking with an emphasis on the artistic and/or social messages that are conveyed through the use of cinematic devices.  The course introduces the various cultural traditions of filmmaking, especially those shared with art and literature.  In addition to creating short film projects, comprehensive reading and writing is also required throughout this course. Course prepares students for the IB SL exam.  

 

 

IB Film Studies HL  


Grade Level: 12                             RBV Graduation: Art                       UC/CSU A-G: “F"               Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: Successful completion of IB Film Studies SL

IB Film HL is second year of an honors film course that focuses on three areas of study: Filmmaking, Analysis and Film Theory and
History. It teaches moviemaking with an emphasis on the artistic and/or social messages that are conveyed through the use of cinematic devices.  The course also covers the history of American and international cinema as well as introducing the traditions of filmmaking. This class prepares students for the IB HL film exam. 

 

 

Digital Arts                                                   


Grade Level: 9-12                        RBV Graduation: Art                      UC/CSU A-G: “F”                 Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: None           

Digital Arts is a one year course in painting and drawing on the computer using Photoshop, digital cameras, digital tablets and a stylus, and printers as a tools to create art and animations. Students will create posters, digital collages, greeting cards, T-shirts, and digital paintings. Hands on activities reinforce student creativity by applying elements of art and principles of design. Students acquire confidence in their technical skills and the understanding of the process of digital creativity. This course is a perfect introduction to self-expression.

Articulation: Palomar College Credit GC-IP 140

 

 

Graphic Design 1   


Grade Level: 9-12                         RBV Graduation: Art                    UC/CSU A-G: “F”                   Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: None

Graphic Design I will prepare students to design and produce a variety of print and electronic media.  Techniques for planning, designing and creating illustrations, brochures, newspapers, flyers, advertisements, publications, and instructional materials are included in instruction. All aspects of graphic communications are explored in order to successfully deliver a message.  Students are prepared for entry-level positions in industry or advanced career technical studies at colleges and universities. Students produce real life projects based on industry standards and are visible throughout the school and community. 

Articulation: Palomar College Credit GC-IP 152

 

 

Web Publishing and Media Design 1  


Grade Level: 9-12                      RBV Graduation: Art                          UC/CSU A-G: "F"                Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: None 
Design websites and develop Apps for the Internet, tablets, or your phone. In this class, students learn how to create digital images, web pages and animations.  Learn how to write scripts and code, design websites, and use Photoshop to create graphics.  Web Publishing is for students who are interested in developing art from a digital perspective for interactive onscreen display.  In addition, you will use concepts unique to web publishing such as interface design and making motion graphics for game apps.  Careers in web design and development, information technology, e-journalism, new media, and graphic design are explored.  Develop your e-portfolio of digital designs!  Elective Credit & ROP Certificate.  Articulation: Palomar College Credit GC-MW 140

 

 

Photographic Imaging 1  


Grade Level: 10-12                     RBV Graduation: Art                        UC/CSU A-G: “F”                  Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: None

Photo Imaging I is an introductory course designed to instruct students in the fundamental skills of composing digital photo images and processing them using industry standard software. Basic and intermediate techniques are taught to enhance or manipulate images for any purpose. With hands on experience, students become familiar with photographic imaging equipment, materials, methods, and processes. Applied creative thinking and visual problem solving prepares students for more advanced courses and a foundation for professional career possibilities. This course is recommended prior to enrollment in advanced courses in the CTE Visual Arts Pathway. Articulation: Course is approved and articulated with MiraCosta College.

 

 

TV, Film & Digital Media 1 


Grade Level: 9-12                      RBV Graduation: Art                           UC/CSU A-G: “F”                 Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: None

This is the first in a sequence of courses that introduces the technical skills required to produce broadcast quality media content. The focus of this course is learning the production process of making movies. The language and aesthetics of cinematography are explored through the design and production of a digital movie short or documentary.  Pre-production techniques are taught to include selection of cast and crew, proper video camera techniques, digital video editing, script writing, storyboard drawing, effective lighting, audio, directing, production responsibilities, computer generated graphics, animation, and special effects. The professional skills learned in this course give students a first- hand opportunity to explore career choices within this industry. Articulation: Palomar College Credit Pending

 

 

TV, Film & Digital Media 2


Grade Level: 10-12                     RBV Graduation: Art                            UC/CSU A-G: "F"                Click forVideo Description


Prerequisite: Successful completion of TV, Film, Digital Media 1

TV, Film & Digital Media II is the second level course and considered an “advanced level” class and students are responsible for writing, storyboarding, shooting, and editing news packages for the schools weekly TV show RBVTV.  Students will create all segments on Final Cut Express & all graphics on Motion and exported with Compressor.  Students will also be responsible for turning in their production storyboard, segment questions, and voice over copy. After each newscast, the class together will review and critique each segment individually then have a critical roundtable discussion with the class

 

 

Architectural Design 1  


Grade Level: 9-12                     RBV Graduation: Art                            UC/CSU A-G: “F”                Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: None 

Students who prefer house design increase their industry knowledge about home design and construction standards as they are introduced to the most popular and cutting edge software in the architectural industry called “Revit Architecture”.  Students design their dream house, explore new architectural styles, and learn more advanced computerized design techniques in order to incorporate the exact features desired for their home design. Palomar College Credit Pending.

 


Architectural Design 2  


Grade Level: 10-12                     RBV Graduation: Art                           UC/CSU A-G: "F"              Click for: Video Description


Prerequisite: Successful completion of Architectural Design 1 or teacher approval 

Students will study home design in greater depth with emphasis on design features. Additional topics covered include site plans, foundations, typical wall sections and architectural renderings. Students will expand their skills with the industry’s best architectural design software: “Revit Architecture”.