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 Fine Arts

Arts education in Georgia includes the study of dance, media arts, music, theatre/film, and visual arts. High school students have the opportunity to achieve a Fine Arts Diploma Seal while completing a Career Pathway in dance, music, theatre/film, and visual art.  ​

Rules and Guidance​​

Instruct​ional Resource​s for Teachers

Instructional resources include examples of year-long curriculum maps, unit plans, lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, instructional videos, and assessments. There are currently 102​ fine arts courses with instructional resources. 

Please view the resources at the following Link: GAInspire.

Professional Learning Opportunities​

GaDOE Community 

Online Professional Learning Communities for all Fine Arts teachers led by exemplary teachers across Georgia in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. You will find short webinars, discussions, and one-on-one help in our PLCs. Sign up for this free opportunity below. 

Frequent​ly Requested Information​​​​

GA Arts Education Data Dashboard

​​The Georgia Insights Arts Education Data Dashboard allows users to view arts access statewide, see arts courses taught by school, and the number of art disciplines taught (dance, music, theatre, visual, and media arts).  GA Arts Data Dashboard​​

Fine Arts Pathways

Georgia public high school students may complete a Fine Arts Pathway in Dance, Music, Theatre/Film, or Visual Art by taking a series of 3 full credits in one fine art subject area. There are no end of Pathway tests for the four Fine Arts Pathways. 

Diploma Seal

Students who complete a pathway and an additional fourth credit in the​ arts or creative industry course, complete 20 hours of arts-related community service in their Senior year of high school, participate in arts-related clubs and complete a capstone project are eligible for the Fine Arts Diploma Seal in public school districts that have applied to award the seal. 

The school district application deadline is rolling until February 15th. Each month, applications will be reviewed for approval. Districts who had their applications accepted previously do not need to resubmit. 

Districts are responsible for submitting qualifying seniors to the Fine Arts Program Manager by April 15th annually. 

Arts Integration School of Excellence Award 

The Georgia Department of Education recognizes schools with the Creative School, Arts Integration School of Excellence Award. The winners are schools where all students have access to arts integration in every subject, and there is both rigor and relevance in the arts integration programming. Arts integration professional development is ongoing, the program is well-organized, and the school involves the community in the arts.
Application materials are due to Jessica Booth on April 15th annually. 
​Link: ​Arts Integration Award Application

stART Grant
Rural Georgia schools are eligible to apply to receive the stART grant to increase arts education classes during the school day. The grant application process for 2022-23 has closed. Competitive Grants

 Contact Information

Jessica Booth 
Fine Arts Program Manager
Paul McClain
Fine Arts Specialist

Casey Hall
Fine Arts Specialist​
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