April 2013

On April 19th, 2013 the State Board of Education approved the new Fine Arts TEKS. The new Fine Arts TEKS includes the Texas Cultural Trust’s Arts and Digital Literacy Curricula.

The courses are:

  • Art and Media Communications I (N1170024)
  • Art and Media Communications II (N1170145)
  • Music and Media Communications I (N1170160)
  • Music and Media Communications II (N1170161)
  • Theater and Media Communications I (N1170170)
  • Theater and Media Communications II (N1170171)
  • Dance and Media Communications I (N1170150)
  • Dance and Media Communications II (N1170151)

This is an important milestone for the Trust’s curricula because once the new Fine Arts are implemented, all of these courses can be offered as a fine arts credit.

Currently, all Texas high school students are required to have one fine arts credit for graduation. Until the implementation of the new Fine Arts TEKS, these courses can be offered as a statewide elective credit. The new Fine Arts TEKS will be implemented in the 2015-2016 school year.