To ensure appropriate social distancing, OSDE staff members are available by appointment only. Please reach out to any staff or department for help.

Fine Arts

Fine Arts Resources for Distance Learning 

Reach out anytime to brainstorm, troubleshoot any technical issues, etc. or contact Elizabeth on social media. 

Fine Arts Webinars

Webinar Recording Presentation PDF
January Fine Arts Meeting Agenda
October Fine Arts Virtual Meeting Agenda
September Fine Arts Virtual Meeting Agenda
August Fine Arts Virtual Meeting Agenda
EngageOK Fine Arts Standards Presentation
Standards Presentation
Visual Art Remote Learning Strategies
Remote Strategies Presentation


June Arts Webinars

Educators may view the webinars anytime on YouTube. The presenters also shared slides or handouts with the attendees. The slides/handouts are available HERE. 

Guidance Documents

Oklahoma Academic Standards for Fine Arts

The new Oklahoma Academic Standards for Fine Arts (OAS-Fine Arts) were adopted in May of 2020. Schools can can begin implementing the new standards during the 2020-2021 school year. 

Information on the revision process for fine arts standards is available HERE. 


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, music, and visual art.  Although there is no fine arts assessment, state law mandates access to a PK-12 fine arts education. 

Fine Arts Course Credit Information


Fine Arts Newsletter 

Check out the latest edition for professional development opportunities, important announcements, and fine arts news from across the state!

January 2021    
December 2020 November 2020 October 2020
September 2020 August 2020 July 2020
June 2020 May 2020 April 2020
March 2020 February 2020 January 2020
December 2019 November 2019 October 2019
September 2019 August 2019 May 2019
April 2019 March 2019 February 2019
January 2019 December 2018 November 2018
October 2018 September 2018 August 2018


State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is pleased to join with the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education and the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma for the 29th Annual State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence. This special recognition is given to high school juniors and seniors who meet certain criteria.  In addition, we recognize fine arts educators, school administrators, and school boards who exhibit leadership, support quality arts education, and demand academic excellence in Oklahoma schools. 

UPDATED: 2021 State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence Information CLICK HERE 


Ardmore City Schools shows how their commitment to the fine arts is raising ACT scores
and getting their kids ready for college and careers after high school.

Copyright Law

Copyright law can be an intimidating subject for arts educators.  However, every Oklahoma fine arts teacher should know and follow copyright law.  If you have technical questions about possible legalities of a copyright, speak to your administrator or district music supervisor for advice on legal counsel. 

Music Education Copyright Law Guidance

Visual Art Education Copyright Law Guidance 


Regional Professional Learning Workshops

As part of the EngageOK cycle, the State Department of Education is offering regional meetings around the state for educators. Fine Arts educators will have the opportunity to attend subject specific professional learning workshops. These professional workshops are FREE to attend!  More information can be found here.   

Professional Development

The Office of Standards and Curriculum is available to provide professional development to teachers in their local area, either face-to-face or through video conference or webinar (point-to-point/distance learning) technology. In order for the professional development to have as much impact as possible, for face-to-face interactions, groups need to include representation from at least 5 districts, an entire county, or that contain at least 25 teachers.For point-to-point/distance learning technology interactions any size group can be accommodated. 
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Last updated on February 1, 2021