Fine Arts

Fine Arts

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The Ohio Department of Education and Workforce encourages visual and performing arts educators to use the standards to 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

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 Governor’s Youth Art Awards


Helen Buck-Pavlick
Fine Arts Education Specialist

Last Modified: 4/29/2024 10:06:56 AM