Fine Arts

Fine Arts

The Fine Arts encompasses the following content areas

Music   danceDrama and Theatre   visual arts

Important message:

The advisory group and the writing group liaisons for fine arts met this fall to review and revise the proposed 2019 Ohio’s Learning Standards for Fine Arts in respect to the five disciplines (visual arts, dance, drama/theatre, music, media arts). The Ohio Department of Education would like to sincerely thank all those involved in this process for their time and efforts. The Office of Learning and Instructional Strategies currently is working to complete the crosswalk between the 2012 and 2019 standards based on input from the writing group. The goal is to provide an updated version of the 2019 fine arts standards to both the writing and advisory groups in early 2020. Communication to the education community will follow. We look forward to producing quality standards that reflect the voices of Ohio fine arts educators.

The Ohio Department of Education encourages visual and performing arts educators to use the standards to help develop the creative imagination, skills and dispositions that students need in order to be challenged to discover and learn, prepared to pursue a fulfilling post-high school path and empowered to become a resilient lifelong learner who contributes to society.

Education in the Fine Arts is essential in developing the whole child. Our Content Standards and Model Curriculum address each of the following Learning Domains:

  • FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Instruction in the arts enhances the learning of literacy, numeracy and technology
  • WELL-ROUNDED CONTENT: Instruction in the arts expands students' understanding of the world around them
  • LEADERSHIP & REASONING: Instruction in the arts fosters design thinking, creativity and problem solving
  • SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING: Instruction in the arts develops self-awareness, social awareness and relationship skills

Learn more about Fine Arts 

Fine Arts Standards Fine Arts Model Curriculum Fine Arts Graduation Requirements FAQs Fine Arts Instructional Strategies
Ohio Arts Education Data Project Visual and Performing Arts Identification Arts Resources Fine Arts Educators of the Year


Office of Learning and Instructional Strategies
(P) 614-466-0223

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