Arts education includes the study of dance, music, theatre, visual and media arts.
The Georgia Performance Standards for each fine arts subject provide a framework for sequential skill building and teaches 21st century skills for students to use in other courses and in the future workforce.
The Georgia Fine Arts Diploma Seal and Career Pathways were developed for each subject area and are guides for planning high school elective choices. The Georgia STEAM certification program is available starting in the 2016-17 school year for STEAM schools and programs K-12. A wide variety of elective courses are offered at Georgia schools at the secondary level in dance, music, theatre, visual and media arts and are chosen by local systems and schools to benefit their students.
In addition to classroom instruction, there are many activities that help students master Fine Arts content and skills such as local, regional and national art shows, performances and contests. Community arts partnerships and arts integration into core curricular areas are also part of students Fine Arts education opportunities.
Standards, Course Numbers, Pathways, Diploma Seal, and STEAM Certification
Click the link above to find standards for Art History, Ceramics, Fibers, Photography, and many other courses in Theatre and Visual Art.
Georgia Fine Arts Course Numbers and Course Descriptions
Fine Arts Diploma Seal
The creative industries are a 29 billion dollar sector of Georgia's economy and employ more than 200,000 arts professionals. The goal of the Fine Arts Diploma Seal is to create students who are prepared for college and career in these fine arts related industries.
The Fine Arts Diploma Seal is a signal to employers and higher education institutions that a student is prepared to participate in Georgia's robust creative industry sector.
The following High Schools and School Systems are approved to award the Fine Arts Diploma Seal. 2016-2017 Awardees
Georgia Fine Arts High School Pathways
STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics
Arts Opportunities for Students
State Arts Learning Organizations
National Arts Learning Organizations