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Holston Academy offers 300+ online courses, including: Middle School, college prep, Honors, Advanced Placement®, electives, world languages, and Specialty Partner courses.

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Advanced Drawing

Course Overview: In Advanced Drawing, students will be reviewing basic drawing skills and the elements and principles of design, while exploring deeper how they are used in art. Students will also explore, in-depth, several different types of media and artistic styles in order to define their personal aesthetic and design their own compositions. In each […]

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  • Electives
  • Fine Arts
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  • High School Courses
  • Middle School Courses
  • University of California a-g courses

AP® Art History

Course Overview: The AP® Art History online course is equivalent to a two-semester college survey course exploring the nature of art, art making, and responses to art. In this comprehensive AP® Art History online course, students will embark on a captivating journey through the history of art, spanning various cultures and time periods. By investigating […]

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  • Electives
  • Fine Arts
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  • Advanced Placement® Courses
  • High School Courses
  • University of California a-g courses

AP® Music Theory

Course Overview: In this AP® Music Theory online course, students will begin by establishing a strong foundation in essential music theory concepts, including notation, scales, key signatures, intervals, chords, and basic aural skills, all of which are crucial for success in the AP® Music Theory Exam. The course continues building upon this foundation by introducing […]

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  • Electives
  • Fine Arts
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  • High School Courses
  • University of California a-g courses

Art Appreciation

Course Overview: In this online Art Appreciation course, the major concepts of art history are covered, which encompass various periods and styles. Key concepts are: the Elements of Art and Principles of Design, which form the foundation of artistic expression and composition, Ancient Art explores the art of civilizations such as the Aegean, Greek, Etruscan, […]

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  • Electives
  • Fine Arts
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  • High School Courses
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  • University of California a-g courses

Art Explorations

Course Overview: Introducing students to diverse areas in the arts can broaden their perspective on the arts in general. This Arts Explorations online course encourages students to experience each of the modern arts disciplines including Visual Arts, Theatre, Music, Media Arts and Dance. Students will also be able to identify areas of special interest where […]

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  • Electives
  • Fine Arts
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  • High School Courses
  • Middle School Courses
  • University of California a-g courses

Art History

Course Overview: In this art history course, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the artistic process by exploring the decision-making and judgment involved in viewing and creating works of art. They will gain insights into the impact of emerging cultures on art and architecture, recognizing the lasting artistic contributions made by major civilizations throughout […]

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  • Electives
  • Fine Arts
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  • High School Courses
  • University of California a-g courses

Basic Drawing

Course Overview: In this Basic Drawing online course, students will experiment with several different art materials and tools to see what each tool can do best. Students will explore ordinary things around them to become more observant of the structures and meanings of things which can be seen in the home and community. Their work […]

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  • Electives
  • Fine Arts
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  • High School Courses
  • Middle School Courses
  • University of California a-g courses

Beginning Painting

Course Overview: This Beginning Painting online course introduces students to classical and contemporary painting, techniques and concepts, with emphasis on the understanding of its formal language and the fundamentals of artistic expression. Painting from still life, landscape, and life models from observation will be geared towards realism; at the same time, various other painting styles […]

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  • Electives
  • Fine Arts
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  • High School Courses
  • Middle School Courses
  • University of California a-g courses

Music Appreciation

Course Overview: In this Music Appreciation course, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the essential elements that contribute to the creation of music. They will explore the significance of rhythm, melody, harmony, dynamics, and other elements, recognizing how each element plays a crucial role in the production and interpretation of music. The course will […]

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  • Electives
  • Fine Arts
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  • High School Courses
  • Middle School Courses
  • University of California a-g courses

Theater Studies

Course Overview: In this Theater Studies online course, students will embark on a comprehensive exploration of the world of theater. They will gain an understanding of the various aspects that contribute to the creation and performance of theatrical productions. Students will delve into the history and development of theater, from its origins to contemporary forms, […]

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  • Electives
  • Fine Arts
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  • High School Courses
  • University of California a-g courses
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