Secondary Media Arts - Grades 7 and 8
Printable Version (pdf)
Core Standards of the Course
Strand: CREATE (7–8.E.CR.)
Students will conceptualize, generate, develop, and organize artistic ideas and work. They will complete and refine media art works (Standards 7–8.E.CR.1–8).
Produce a variety of ideas and solutions for media artworks through application of chosen inventive processes.
Generate ideas, goals, and solutions for original media artworks through application of focused creative processes.
Design, propose, and evaluate artistic ideas, plans, prototypes, and production processes for media arts productions, considering expressive intent and resources.
Structure and critique ideas, plans, prototypes, and production processes for media arts productions, considering intent, resources, and the presentation context.
Implement production processes to integrate content and components for determined purpose and meaning in media arts productions, demonstrating understanding of associated principles, such as narrative structures and composition.
Improve and refine media artworks by intentionally emphasizing particular expressive elements to reflect an understanding of purpose, audience, or place.
Coordinate production processes to integrate content and stylistic conventions for determined meaning in media arts productions, demonstrating understanding of associated principles.
Refine and modify media artworks, improving technical quality, and intentionally accentuating selected expressive and stylistic elements to reflect an understanding of purpose, audience, and place.
Strand: PRODUCE (7–8.E.P.)
Students will analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for performance. They will develop techniques and concepts to refine artistic work, and express meaning through the presentation of media works (Standards 7–8.E.P.1–7).
Integrate multiple contents and forms into unified media arts productions that convey consistent perspectives, narratives, themes or ideas.
Exhibit a set of artistic, design, technical, and soft skills through performing various roles in producing media artwork.
Exhibit a set of creative and adaptive abilities, in developing solutions within and through media arts productions.
Demonstrate adaptability using tools and techniques in standard and experimental ways to achieve an assigned purpose and to communicate intent in constructing media artworks.
Evaluate various presentation formats in order to fulfill various tasks and defined processes in the presentation and/or distribution of media artworks.
Evaluate the results of and discuss improvements for presenting media artworks, considering impacts on personal growth.
Design the presentation and distribution of media artworks through multiple formats and/or contexts.
Strand: RESPOND (7–8.E.R.)
Students will perceive and analyze artistic work and process. They will interpret intent and meaning, and apply criteria to evaluate artistic work and process (Standards 7–8.E.R.1–6).
Describe, compare, contrast, and analyze the qualities of and relationships between the components in media artworks.
Describe, compare, and analyze how various forms, methods, and styles in media artworks interact with personal preferences in influencing audience experience.
Compare, contrast, and analyze how various forms, methods, and styles in media artworks manage audience experience and create intention.
Analyze the intent and meaning of a variety of media artworks using self-developed criteria and focusing on intentions, forms, and various contexts.
Develop and apply criteria to evaluate various media artworks and production processes, considering context and practicing constructive feedback.
Evaluate media art works and production processes with developed criteria, considering context and artistic goals.
Strand: CONNECT 7–8.E.CO.)
Students will synthesize and relate knowledge from personal and collaborative experience to make and receive art. They will relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding (Standards 7–8.E.CO.1–6).
Access, evaluate, and use internal and external resources to inform the creation of media artworks.
Explain and show how media artworks form new meanings and knowledge, situations, and cultural experiences.
Explain and demonstrate how media artworks expand meaning, knowledge, and cultural experiences.
Research and demonstrate how media artworks and ideas relate to various situations, purposes and values.
Analyze and responsibly interact with media arts tools and environments, legal and technological contexts, considering copyright, ethics, media literacy, social media, virtual worlds, and digital identity.
Explain how media artworks and ideas relate to various contexts, purposes, and values, such as democracy, environment, and connecting people and places.
http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education
(USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education
(USHE). Send questions or comments to USBE
and see the Fine Arts - Secondary website. For
general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director
These materials have been produced by and for the teachers of the
State of Utah. Copies of these materials may be freely reproduced
for teacher and classroom use. When distributing these materials,
credit should be given to Utah State Board of Education. These
materials may not be published, in whole or part, or in any other
format, without the written permission of the Utah State Board of
Education, 250 East 500 South, PO Box 144200, Salt Lake City, Utah