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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. These are in GA Inspire and below. 

Arts Integration Frameworks ​

Professional Learning Opportunities​

GaDOE Community 

Online Professional Learning Communities for all Fine Arts teachers led by exemplary teachers from across Georgia in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. In our PLCs, you will find short webinars, discussions, and one on one help. 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). Use the dashboard to see arts access in your district! GA Arts Data Dashboard​

Fine Arts High School Pathways and Diploma Seal

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. 

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, 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 submitted 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. 
​Download the Creative​ School Award package at the link below: ​

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

Fine Arts Teacher Certification

​Contact the Georgia Professional Standards Commission regarding certification at (800) 869-7775 or email:​

 Contact Information

Jessica Booth 
Fine Arts Program Manager
Phone: 404-567-0369
Paul McClain
Fine Arts Specialist

Casey Hall
Fine Arts Specialist​
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