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You can view and download PDF documents of the Maryland State Fine Arts Standards by clicking the below links:

Dance Standards (PDF)

Media Arts Standards (PDF)

Music Standards (PDF)

Theatre Standards (PDF)

Visual Art Standards (PDF)

All Disciplines (PDF)


How to Read the Maryland State Fine Arts Standards

Each discipline is color-coded to make viewing the Standards easier. Each Anchor standard for each Discipline has its own table. The top of each table includes the discipline, Artistic Process, Anchor Standard, Enduring Understanding, Essential Question, and Grade Level - this aligns with the National Core Arts Standards.The remaining sections of the table explain the indicators and expectations for each Anchor Standard organized by Grade Band. Each cell in this section has a code to help users navigate each table; for example, the code "l:P-2:1" corresponds to the "Indicator 1 for grades Pre-Kindergarten - 2," and the code "E:9-12:2" corresponds to the "Expectation 2 for grades 9-12."

Please refer to the below table for an explanation of the Standards structure.

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