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Fine Arts

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Goal

The purpose of the fine arts curriculum is to open the minds of students to new worlds and cultures and enable them to creatively express themselves and value the multiple perspectives of others. Students are actively involved learners in the arts. Through their experiences in the arts, they become creative and critical problem solvers, independent and divergent thinkers, self-motivated workers, and innovators.

Students are led in an exploration of self, others, and the world in relation to the art forms. The fine arts—dance, music, theatre, and visual arts—provide each generation with knowledge of other cultures, past and present, and are among humanity’s greatest aesthetic and intellectual achievements. The curricula in arts courses are guided by four artistic processes identified in the new MCPS Frameworks: creating, performing/ presenting, responding, and connecting