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Fine Arts


This site will provide you with information on curriculum, assessment, rules, etc. We welcome any suggestions you may have that will improve this site for individuals working to provide high quality Fine Arts education for students. Join our mailing list and receive updates.

The Fine Arts Unit within the Division of Curriculum provides direction and leadership for the state’s public school Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre programs, grades K-12. The Fine Arts Unit facilitates various Fine Arts statewide initiatives, including implementation of the Fine Arts Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and assistance to the TEA Division of Instructional Materials and Educational Technology with the adoption process for Fine Arts instructional materials. The Fine Arts Unit also oversees the operations of the Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts (CEDFA), which is a statewide project to support Fine Arts education in Texas schools.

Fine Arts Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills 19 TAC Chapter 117

Frequently Asked Questions

Fine Arts Frequently Asked Questions

Related Links

Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts (CEDFA)

Texas Art Education Association (TAEA)

Texas Dance Educators Association (TDEA)

Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA)

Texas Music Educators Conference (TMEC)

Texas Educational Theatre Association, Inc. (TETA)

Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA)

Texas Bandmasters Association (TBA)

Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA)

Texas Orchestra Directors Association (TODA)

Texas Coalition for Quality Arts Education (TCQAE)


Art Curriculum Framework (PDF)

Dance Curriculum Framework (PDF)

Music Curriculum Framework (PDF)

Theatre Curriculum Framework (PDF)

Fine Arts for All Students (PDF)


Jessica Snyder
Program Coordinator, Enrichment Education
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-1401
(512) 463-9581

ESC Contacts

Curriculum Division
(512) 463-9581  

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