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ENG 350-IB/THE 310-IB: Literature & Performance SL

THIS IS A ONE-YEAR IB COURSE. PLACEMENT PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO FULL IB DIPLOMA STUDENTS, STARTING WITH 12TH-GRADE STUDENTS. This course invites students to explore perceptions of reality and ways in which literary art forms uplift the mind. Students express emotion, create beauty, and build community by exploring the creative process and through transforming texts. […]

THE 310-IB/ENG 350-IB: Literature & Performance SL

THIS IS A ONE-YEAR IB COURSE. PLACEMENT PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO FULL IB DIPLOMA STUDENTS, STARTING WITH 12TH-GRADE STUDENTS. This course invites students to explore perceptions of reality and ways in which literary art forms uplift the mind. Students express emotion, create beauty, and build community by exploring the creative process and through transforming texts. […]

MUS 410: Music Major

PLACEMENT IN THIS COURSE REQUIRES APPROVAL BY THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR. This honors-level course, requiring department recommendation, is where the most dedicated music students pursue their passion of making and expressing meaning through music. The process of music mastery is the core of this class, with an intense focus on the ways in which practice, nuance, […]

THE 400-IB: Theatre HL1/HL2

PLACEMENT IN THIS COURSE REQUIRES APPROVAL BY THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR/IB COORDINATOR. This multi-faceted theater-making course emphasizes the importance of working both individually and collaboratively as part of an ensemble and offers the opportunity to engage in the creative process, transforming ideas and research into action. Students have the opportunity to experience theater as creators, designers, […]

THE 300-IB: Theatre SL1/SL2

This multi-faceted theater-making course emphasizes the importance of working both individually and collaboratively as part of an ensemble and offers the opportunity to engage in the creative process, transforming ideas and research into action. Students have the opportunity to experience theater as creators, designers, directors, and performers. The syllabus comprises three interrelated areas: theater in […]

THE 221/222: Playwriting

The creation of new material for theater performance is an evolving field, comprised of more traditional methods of scriptwriting along with the latest devising techniques. In creating original theater works, students can explore their own interests and add their voices as writers and creators to the Cheshire Academy performance repertoire. Students immerse themselves in the […]

THE 211/212: Theater Production

Theater production, the designing of each aspect of the stage environment, is essential to the creation of effective theatrical arts. Developing an eye and ear for creating stage pictures, color palettes, and soundscapes aids in layering meaning to any theatrical piece. This class allows students to apply the principles of design and visual art to […]

THE 201/202: Acting & Directing

Studying theater helps students build confidence in public speaking and creative expression. Acting asks students to explore using their voices and bodies to portray character, plot, and emotion, while directing asks students to develop the leadership skills to coach others and enact their unique perspective of a performance. This process also relies on building trust […]

MUS 400-IB: Music HL1/HL2

PLACEMENT IN THIS COURSE REQUIRES APPROVAL BY THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR/IB COORDINATOR. Informed and active musical engagement allows students to discover relationships between lived human experience and specific sound combinations and technologies, thus informing them more fully of the world around them and the nature of humanity. This course fosters curiosity and openness to both familiar […]

MUS 300-IB: Music SL1/SL2

Informed and active musical engagement allows students to discover relationships between lived human experience and specific sound combinations and technologies, thus informing them more fully of the world around them and the nature of humanity. This course fosters curiosity and openness to both familiar and unfamiliar musical worlds. Students learn to hear relationships of pitch […]

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