Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Common Areas of Learning in Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts

Overall Expectations

The four arts education subjects overlap in many areas, including

  • creative processes and structures
  • arts as means of expression and communication
  • the arts as means of exploration (e.g., self, ideas, societal issues)
  • thoughts, images, and feelings evoked by and represented through the arts
  • cultural, social, and historical contexts for the arts
  • art forms that incorporate elements of more than one arts subject area (e.g., musical theatre, soundscape, dance drama, tableau, film)
  • use of one art form to enhance another (e.g., use of music in drama, use of visual arts design principles in dance sets and costumes)
  • specific skills and elements such as
    • pattern, line, and form (e.g., choreographic form based on musical form)
    • metre, rhythm, and tempo
    • texture and harmony
    • relationships and dynamics
    • use of space
  • use of production elements and media
  • rehearsal and performance process
  • roles and responsibilities
  • common arts themes and strategies (e.g., Festivals and Celebrations, Children’s Entertainment, the Arts in BC and Canada, the Arts in the Media)

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias and Crime in Media

Comic Book Characters

Facing TV Violence: Consequences and Media Violence

Female Action Heroes

Introducing TV Families

Prejudice and Body Image

Stereotyping and Bias

Teaching TV: Film Production: Who Does What?

The Constructed World of Television Families

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

TV Stereotypes

Villains, Heroes and Heroines

Media Minute Introduction: What is media anyway?

Media Minute Lesson 2: Media are constructions

Media Minute Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media Minute Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Media Minute Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications