Art, Drama, and Music

Drama

At St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School Drama is offered at the grade 10 level. Grade 10 Drama establishes the necessary foundations by beginning with the history of drama and works through the fundamentals of stage practice. In the senior level courses, students are given the opportunity to engage and further their performance techniques by performing for larger audiences, writing and producing scripts, learning more about theatre technology and refining the dramatic craft. A live theatre production is seen each term which adds to the drama experience and students can see what it is like to produce a major production. With pre-show chats, students can ask questions of actors about roles and craft. Introductory Dance offered in Grade 10 will develop artistic scope in the dance arts.

Music

We offer a comprehensive music program at St. Thomas Aquinas. Students can select Instrumental Music and/or Vocal Music in Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. In addition we offer an Instrumental Jazz course in Grade 12. Guitar courses are offered at the grade 10, 11 and 12 levels.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts at St. Thomas Aquinas is offered at each grade level. The focus of the visual arts program is to combine creating and presenting with responding, reflecting and analysing while learning conventions, techniques and processes involved in the visual arts.