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)

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