The Arts

Have YOU ever wanted to…
  • Perform on stage in a professional-style production?
  • Exhibit your art in a professional gallery?
  • Design lighting and sound for the stage?
  • Play in a band?
  • Perform at music festivals?
  • Participate in the Sears Ontario Drama Festival?
  • Direct and produce a film?
  • Develop photographs in a traditional darkroom?

Danforth C.T.I. has a vibrant and comprehensive Arts Program.  Students can choose from a wide variety of courses in Drama, Music, and Visual Arts.

Courses are offered at the Open and University/College levels from Grade 9 through to Grade 12 and include many Special Focus courses that make use of professional level studio and performance facilities.

The Facilities
  • Drama Studio with lighting & sound system (Renovated in 2012)
  • Auditorium with professional lighting and digital sound system (Renovated in 2012)
  • Band Room (Renovated in 2012)
  • Digital Media Lab with 26 workstations
  • Drawing and Painting Studios with model stage and lighting
  • Ceramics Studio with pottery wheels and two kilns
  • Printmaking Studio with lithography, relief, and intaglio presses
  • Darkroom with 10 enlarger stations
Special Focus Courses

(Offerings may vary)

  • Acting Technique
  • Ceramics
  • Digital Media
  • Directing and Playwriting
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Theatre Production
  • Traditional Photography
The Staff

The Performing and Visual Arts staff at Danforth is comprised of experienced teachers, many with professional backgrounds in the Arts.  Each teacher brings their specialty to the curriculum, creating a dynamic and supportive learning environment.

Our Graduates

Danforth’s grads go on to post-secondary studies at a variety of destinations, including: OCAD, George Brown College, Humber College, York University, Ryerson University, University of Western Ontario, Concordia University, Guelph University, Brock University, University of Toronto, and abroad at a variety of institutions.

VISUAL ARTS

The study of Visual Arts includes studio work and art appreciation. Learning in, about, and through visual arts helps students use their imagination and make creative choices to communicate their ideas, observations, feelings, and values.

For detailed curriculum guidelines, visit:
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/arts.html

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Danforth has a vibrant Visual Arts department with excellent facilities where students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of curricular and extracurricular activities including:

  • Ceramics
  • Digital Media
  • Student Films
  • Skills Canada Design Competitions
  • Adobe Youth Voices
  • Holiday Show & Marketplace:  Junior Gallery Exhibition
  • Groove and Graffiti Workshop
  • Xhibitart year-end Senior Gallery Exhibition at the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills

Drama

The study of Drama provides students with an opportunity to take on roles and to create and enter into imagined worlds. Students engage in social interaction and collaboration as they create, perform, apply acting technique and analyse dramatic texts.

For detailed curriculum guidelines, visit:
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/arts.html

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Danforth has a vibrant drama department where students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of curricular and extracurricular activities including:

  • Drama club
  • Stage Crew Club
  • Sears Drama Festival
  • Holiday Show and Marketplace
  • Year-end showcase

Music

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The study of Music is intended to develop students’ understanding and appreciation of music through a focus on practical skills and creative work.

For detailed curriculum guidelines, visit
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/arts.html

Danforth has a vibrant music department where students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of curricular and extracurricular activities including:

  • December and May concerts, and many in-school performance opportunities
  • Field trips to both watch and participate in performances throughout the year, such as:
    • Performing at the Sounds of Toronto concert at Massey Hall
    • Performing at the Canada’s Wonderland Festival of Music
    • Attend a Toronto Symphony Orchestra performance
    • Performing at our feeder schools
    • Performing at TDSB music festivals
  • Opportunities for vocal and choral music
  • Guitar, rock, and jazz bands
  • Concert band