Fine Arts/Communication

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Art I

Art I (CP) – 9th – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: none

Art I is a one-credit elective course designed to expose students to basic drawing, design, color theory and mixed-media. The course objectives are to increase the students’ confidence in drawing, to experience the visual arts in different media, to develop an art vocabulary, and to study the history of art from pre-historic times to post-impressionism. Out of class sketchbook assignments and research in art history are required.


Art II

Art II (CP) – 10th – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Art I

Art II is a one-credit elective course designed to reinforce skills acquired in Art I. Further study in drawing, design, color theory, and mixed media are the focus. The objectives are to improve students’ techniques in different media and to produce advanced level compositions. Students will increase their art vocabulary and extend their art history studies to 20th century and post-impressionist art. Out-of-class work includes sketchbook assignments and research on a Louisiana artist.

Art III

Art III (CP) – 11th – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Art II

Art III is a one-credit elective course designed to correct students’ artistic weaknesses and to challenge them into unexplored areas. To further their art history knowledge and art vocabulary, students study various art genres and periods. College-bound students majoring in art are assisted with their portfolios. Out-of-class sketchbooks and altered books are required.

Art IV

Art IV (CP) – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Art III

Art IV is a one-credit elective course designed for the student to work more independently in various medium and techniques. To further their art history knowledge and art vocabulary, students study various art genres and periods. An out-of-class sketchbook and altered books are required.

Film Studies

Film Studies (CP) – 10th – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: none

Film Studies explores the history and elements of cinema as a mass medium and an art form. The course analyzes visual language and film style, and cinematic codes. Emphasis is on film analysis, films as historical pieces, and understanding the ways that films are produced and directed and how they function expressively will be the primary focus of this course. The examination of translations of literature to film will also be included in this course.

Fine Arts Survey

Fine Arts Survey (CP) – 11th – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: none

Fine Arts is a one credit course composed of a one semester study of music and one semester of art. The music curriculum includes a study of music history and appreciation of the art. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to the elements of music, performance media, form, early music, the Baroque era, the Classical era, the Romantic era, and Twentieth Century Music. The art curriculum focuses on the major time periods, movements, and artists beginning with prehistoric times and continuing through the Twentieth Century. Students will learn to identify styles, trends, and contributions artists have made throughout history. In addition, research on artists and various art periods will take place throughout the semester. The spring semester offers an introduction to the major periods in the history of the visual arts in the West. A central aspect of the course focuses on how the visual arts across the centuries affect and are affected by changes in the broader culture of Europe and America.

Media Arts I

Media Arts I (CP) – 11th – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Teacher/department recommendations

Media Arts I is a one-credit course in which students skillfully apply the use of arts elements, principles of design and arts benchmarks through the digital integration of media. The purpose is to artistically apply media literacy and communication through digital media. The Media Arts class has a number of regular projects, including the live production of athletic and non-athletic events, a news-style program as well as a documentary-style program. Other video and communication projects are also produced for internal and external use. These projects are broadcast and/or published through the school's website and external live events page.


Media Arts II

Media Arts II (CP) – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Teacher/department recommendations

Media Arts II is a continuation of Media Arts I students skillfully apply the use of arts elements, principles of design and arts benchmarks through the digital integration of media. The Media Arts class has a number of regular projects, including the live production of athletic and non-athletic events, a news-style program as well as a documentary-style program. Other video and communication projects are also produced for internal and external use.

Media Arts III

Media Arts III (CP) – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Teacher/department recommendations

Media Arts III, or Multimedia Productions, is an elective course designed to expose students to audio and video production. Students organize, produce, and direct a variety of videos designed to enhance editing and production skills. The class produces “The Show” six times a year, as well as weekly short videos that are presented to the entire student body and online on the MMP web page. Emphasis is placed on the entertainment aspect of video production. The focus of the course will be on digital acquisition and computer-based editing using Adobe Creative Suite software.


Theater I

Theater I (CP) – 9th – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: none

Theater I is a one credit elective introductory course to the theatrical arts. Students explore various elements of theater as actors and as spectators; from the Greek era to the Modern era of theater. Students learn diverse skills from developing characters and analyzing Shakespearean language, as well as auditioning and memorization skills. Students will participate in activities that are aimed to expand their imagination, tap in to what is known as sense memory, and reflect in a daily journal. In addition to tests and quizzes, students will be asked to perform memorized monologues and are encouraged to audition for and attend as two theatrical performances during the year. Theater is a place that allows students’ inner lights to shine!


Theater II

Theater II (CP) – 10th – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Theater I

Theater II, or Acting I, is designed to develop acting skills through study of the Stanislavski and Michael Shurtleff methods. Character behaviors, thoughts, and movements on stage are essential components of the course. Students study the underlying principles of acting methodology by rehearsing scenes from classical and modern plays. Emphasis is placed on discovering and performing the dramatic action that drives the text. This is a production-based class. All members will be involved in LCP Productions.

Theater III

Theater III (CP) – 11th – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Theater III

Theater III, or Acting II, is designed to further develop acting skills through study of the Stanislavski and Michael Shurtleff methods. Other acting methods of Stella Adler and Lee Strasburg will be introduced. Students will rehearse scenes from classical and modern plays with emotional intensity. This is a production-based class. All members will be involved in LCP Productions.

Theater IV

Theater IV (CP) – 9th – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: none

Theater IV offers instruction in the fundamentals of effective oral delivery, including body control, use of voice and diction, and analysis of audience for competition purposes. Students will also analyze, discuss and memorize speeches in order to interpret and perform in high school competitions. This is a competition-based class.