Oklahoma Fine Arts


Fine Arts
Phone – 405.522.0863
Fax – 405.521.2971

Elizabeth Maughan, Ph.D.
Project Manager, Fine Arts

Johnny Bray 

Welcome to the home page for fine arts information and support!

Welcome to Oklahoma PK-12 Fine Arts! This home page includes information for all arts discipline areas (dance, drama/theatre, media arts, music, and visual arts) and for administrators, parents, community members, etc. 

For more information, select the appropriate tab on the right. 

Oklahoma Academic Standards for Fine Arts 

The new Oklahoma Academic Standards for Fine Arts (OAS-Fine Arts) were adopted in May of 2023. 

Fine Arts Requirements

School districts shall develop and implement curriculum, courses, and instruction in order to ensure that students meet the skills and competencies as set forth in this section and in the subject matter standards adopted by the State Board of Education. Students, therefore, shall study social studies, literature, languages, the arts, mathematics, and science (70 O.S. 11-103.6). 

The fine arts include dance, drama/theatre, media arts, music, and visual arts. Although there is no fine arts assessment, state law mandates access to a PK-12 fine arts education. For more information on funding, course codes, requirements, certification, etc., click the headings in the right menu bar. 

Oklahoma Fine Arts Framework 

The Fine Arts Framework is a hub of resources developed to help dance, drama/theatre, music, and visual art teachers translate standards into classroom practice. They do not represent a directive to teachers, schools, or districts for classroom instruction.

Oklahoma Fine Arts Framework

Oklahoma Family Guides for Elementary Music and Visual Arts

Family guides are now available for PK-6 music and visual arts classes. These handy, printable flyers include helpful information aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards (what students know and should be able to do in each grade and course) and guidance on how to support student learning at home. 

Holocaust Education - Visual Arts 

In collaboration with other agencies, the Oklahoma State Department of Education has created this page dedicated to the teaching of the Holocaust. Teaching the Holocaust is required in the social studies standards, and may be integrated into English language arts or visual arts.

Oklahoma Public Speaking Competencies

New competencies are available for public speaking courses. Public speaking is a different course/subject area than competitive speech and acting (which follows the Oklahoma Academic Standards in Drama/Theatre). 


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Last updated on October 4, 2023