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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.
1. **NEW** The Georgia Fine Arts Data Dashboard has Launched! Please view it below and see arts access in your school district. GA Arts Data Dashboard
Arts course names, state numbers, and course descriptions for all five subject areas are listed below. Teachers should use these course descriptions to guide instruction in addition to the standards for their area.
Fine Arts Standards
Please visit Georgiastandards.org to view and download the Georgia Standards of Excellence in the Arts.
Instructional resources include examples of year-long curriculum maps, unit plans, lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, instructional videos, and assessments. These resources are in the GA Teacher Resource Link and may also be found by downloading the PDF links highlighted in green below.
Arts Integration Frameworks
K-5 resources for general education teachers and elementary level art and music teachers.
In 2020, we created 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.
Dance K-12 PLC
Music Professional Learning Community
Theatre & Film Professional Learning Community
Visual Art Professional Learning Community
These free webinars are designed by our staff and are asynchronous and under an hour. You are able to stop and start the webinars and will get a certificate of completion.
THEATRE & FILM Webinars
VISUAL & MEDIA ARTS Webinars
Frequently Requested Information
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
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.