Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Fine Arts Standards and Courses (2014)

The Arkansas Fine Arts Curriculum Frameworks reflect the best contemporary philosophy and practices in arts education, provide courses that meet the needs of Arkansas students, and offer consistency of format and content across all disciplines and all levels. Updated in 2014 by a committee of arts educators representing all arts disciplines, all grade levels, and all areas of the state, the following standards allow students to create and perform or present original artistic work, as well as to respond and connect their own artistic work to that of other people and other cultures.




Visual Art

Disciplinary Literacy Resource for Fine Arts

  • Grades 6-12 Arkansas Disciplinary Literacy Standards Resource for Fine Arts (PDF/DOCX)

For more information, please contact:

Alice Cojocaru, Fine Arts Specialist
Curriculum Support
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 303-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 682-7590

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

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