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National Standards have been established for arts education in Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts. National Visual Arts Standards are as follows.

Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

Using knowledge of structures and functions

Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols and ideas

Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures

Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their [a student's own] work and the work of others

Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines

For more information, visit the National Art Education Association website.

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