Arts and Culture

The SHSM–Arts and Culture enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace. Where local circumstances allow, boards may elect to offer one or more variants of the SHSM in a given sector, each with a particular area of focus. This SHSM may be designed to have a particular focus – for example, on dance, dramatic arts management or technical production. This focus is achieved through the selection of the four major credits in the bundle.

Schools that offer this SHSM:
Apprenticeship Training College
Entertainment IndustryPower Technician Actor or Comedian
Gem Setter/Goldsmith Animator – Graphic Design & Illustration
Native Clothing &Crafts Artisan Announcer & Other Broadcasters
Painter & Decorator Apparel Production Supervisor
Patternmaker – Textile,Leather & Fur Products Artisan or Craftsperson
Broadcast Technician
Film or Video Camera Operator
Graphic Arts Technician
Graphic Designer or Illustrator
Interior Designer
Other Performers
Other Technical & Coordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting & the Performing Arts
Photographer
Technical Occupations Related to Museums & Art Galleries
Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit, and Other Creative Designers
Video Recording Technician
University Workplace
Author or Writer Camera, Platemaking , or Other Pre-Press
Conductor, Composer or Arranger Operations
Conservator or Curator Desktop Publishing Operator and Related Occupations
Dancer Entertainer
Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists Graphic Artist or Illustrator
Producer, Director, Choreographer and Related Occupations Musician or Singer
Professional Occupations in Public Relations & Communications Photographic & Film Processor
Sign Maker
Textile Colourist
Weaver, Knitter, & Other Fabric-Making Occupations
Did You Know?

During the 1990s, the Arts & Culture sector labour force grew by 31% compared to a growth rate of 20% for Canada's labour force as a whole.

Required Components for the Arts & Culture Specialist High Skills Major

  • A bundle of ten grade 11 & 12 credits that comprises:
    • Four arts & culture major credits
    • Three other required credits from the Ontario curriculum, in English and a choice of business studies or Canadian & World Studies
    • Two cooperative education credits tied to the sector
  • Six sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses/programs (three compulsory and a choice of three electives)
  • Experiential learning and career exploration activities within the sector
  • Reach ahead experiences connected with the student’s post-secondary plans
  • Development of Essential Skills and work habits are required in the sector, and documentation of them using OSP

Arts & Culture Pathways Chart

Grade 11 Specialization

Grade 11 Specialization
Apprenticeship College University Workplace
ENG3E or ENG3C ENG3C ENG3U ENG3E
Math Math Math Math
4 Major Credits Needed
May Include ONE Co-operative Education credit.

Select One:
BAF3M, BDI3C, BDP3O, BMI3C, BTA3O, CGG3O, CGT3E, CHA3U, CHT3O, CHW3M, CLU3E, CLU3M, NDA3M, NDW4M, BAT4M, CGR4M, CGU4C, CGW4U, CHY4C, CHY4U, CIA4U, CLN4U, IDC4O
ADA3O, ADA3M, AMG3O, AMH3M, AMI3M, AMR3M, AMU3O, AMU3M, AMV3M, ASM3O, ATC3M, ATC3O, ATD3M, AVI3M, AVI3O, AWD3M, AWE3O, AWM3M, CGG30, CHT3O, CHW3M, EMS3O, HNC3C, HRT3M, HSP3U, HSP3C, ICS3C, ICS3U, IDC3O, NDA3M, TCJ3C, TCJ3E, TDJ3M, TGG3M, TGI3M, TGJ3O, TGJ3M, TGJ3MT, TGP3M, TGR3M, TGV3M, TMJ3C, TMJ3E, TMJ3M, TXJ3E
2 Credit Co-op related to any credit in the Arts & Culture Bundle
Option
Option
Courses in bold are offered at SCSS. Dual Credits may be considered. See student services for information about dual credits
Certifications
Mandatory
Standard First Aid
CPR Level A
WHMIS

Grade 12 Specialization

Grade 12 Specialization
Apprenticeship College University Workplace
ENG4E or ENG4U ENG4C ENG4U ENG4E
Option
4 Major Credits Needed
May Include ONE Co-operative Education credit.

Select One:
BAF3M, BDI3C, BDP3O, BMI3C, BTA3O, CGG3O, CGT3E, CHA3U, CHT3O, CHW3M, CLU3E, CLU3M, NDA3M, NDW4M, BAT4M, CGR4M, CGU4C, CGW4U, CHY4C, CHY4U, CIA4U, CLN4U, IDC4O
ADA4O, ADA4M, ADC4M, ADD4M, ADT4M, AMG4M, AMH4M, AMI4M, AMR4M, AMU4M, ASM4E, ASM4M, ASM4O, ATC4M, ATD4M, AVI4E, AVI4M, AWK4M, CHY4U, HNB4O, HHS4C, HHS4U, HSB4U, HZT4U, ICS4C, ICS4U, IDC4O, NDW4M, TCJ4C, TCJ4E, TDJ4M, TDJ4O, TGG4M, TGI4M, TGJ4O, TGJ4M, TGJ4MT, TGP4M, TGR4M, TGV4M, TMJ4C, TMJ4E, TMJ4M, TXA4E, TXJ4E
2 Credit Co-op Option 2 Credit Co-op
Option
Option
Courses in bold are offered at SCSS. Dual Credits may be considered. See student services for information about dual credits
Certifications
Optional (choose 3)
Customer Service
Fall Protection
Health & Safety

Sector-Recognized Certifications and/or Training Courses/Programs

Three Compulsory
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level A Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Standard First-Aid
Three electives from the list below
Chainsaw Safety Electric - Basic Equipment Operaton Safety Fall Protection
Fundamentals of the Combine - Level 1 Grain Grading Hazardous Atmospheres & Confined Spaces Hydraulics - Basic
Large Animal Handling Lift Truck Safety Livestock Medicine Lockout/Tagging
Nutrient Management Personal Protective Equipment - Agriculture Pesticide Handling & Safety Safe Lifting
Small Engines Maintenance Theory of Combine Settings & Adjustments - Level 2 Tractors & Other Self Propelled Equipment

Notice: elective certification & training offerings vary between schools

Bundle of Grade 11 & 12 Credits

SHSM Credits
Apprenticeship College University Workplace
Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12
Agriculture Major may include maximum of 1 Cooperative Education Credit 4 cr. 4 cr. 4 cr. 4 cr.
English 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr.
Math 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr.
Business Studies or Science or Additional Cooperative Education Credit 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr.
Cooperative Education 2 cr. 2 cr. 2 cr. 2 cr.
Total Number of Credits 9 cr. 9 cr. 9 cr. 9 cr.