Department of Defense Education Activity

Visual Arts Program

The standards are organized by discipline (Music, Theatre and Visual Arts) around four artistic processes:

  1. Creating: Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work.
  2. Performing/Presenting/Producing:
    • Performing (dance, music, theatre): Realizing artistic ideas and work through interpretation and presentation
    • Presenting (visual arts): Interpreting and sharing artistic work
    • Producing (media arts): Realizing and presenting artistic ideas and work
  3. Responding: Understanding and evaluating how the arts convey meaning.
  4. Connecting: Relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context.

As DoDEA students create and present their art, they learn that the arts are part of basic human communication and connect how to use the arts to respond to the world around them. Students learn to articulate specific meaning through their choices in the use of various arts elements, as they apply the principles of design. The four Artistic Processes are further defined by 11 Anchor Standards; and each Anchor Standard has numerous Performance Standards.

DoDEA College and Career Ready Standards for Arts (CCRSA) By Discipline

Click the link below to download the standards (PDF format) for students.

Contact Information

DoDEA Visual Arts Coordinator
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400
Phone: 571-372-6027