Visual and Performing Arts Programs
The mission of the District's Department of the Visual and Performing Arts is to provide exemplary programs in music, dance, theater and visual arts utilizing the Curriculum Framework. The initiative encourages high school completion and entrance into academic and technical instituttions of higher learning. To achieve this, the District will:
- Provide state-of-the-art equipment and facilities with continuing instrument and equipment upgrade and replacement.
- Increase student participation in the Visual and Performing Arts and foster support for the learning environment.
- Provide an opportunity for all the campus students to access and choose Visual and Performing Art courses.
- Ensure that 100% of all secondary fine arts programs participate in all Fort Worth ISD and UIL sponsored events and attain at least a second division at each event with a first division being the standard.
There is no nobler calling than to instill in the life of a child a lifelong love of the arts. As professionals, it is the vision of every fine arts educator to execute the highest standards of teaching and learning to our students.
Arts Education Resources
General Arts Education
Texas Commission on the Arts (outside source)
Texas Cultural Trust (outside source)
Texas Coalition for Quality Arts Education (outside source)
Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts (outside source)
National Endowments for the Arts (outside source)
Americans for the Arts (outside source)
Arts Education Partnership (outside source)
Visual Arts Education
Texas Art Education Association (outside source)
National Art Education Association (outside source)
Music EducationTexas Music Educators Association (outside source)
Texas Music Educators Conference (outside source)
Texas Bandmasters Association (outside source)
Texas Choral Directors Association (outside source)
Texas Orchestra Director Association (outside source)
National Association for Music Education (outside source)
NAMM Foundation (outside source)
Texas Educational Theatre Association, Inc. (outside source)
Educational Theatre Association (outside source)
International Thespian Society (outside source)
American Alliance for Theatre & Education (outside source)
Higher Education in the Arts
University of Texas
Visit https://finearts.utexas.edu/ for more information.
University of North Texas
College of Music: https://www.unt.edu/pais/insert/umusic.htm
College of Visual Arts & Design: https://www.unt.edu/pais/insert/uvisualart.htm
“Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.” – Joseph M. Calahan, Director of Cooperate Communications, Xerox Corporation
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein