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Media Arts

Media Arts Education plays a pivotal role in putting a strong, versatile, and creative culture at the heart of contemporary learning in today’s world.  It is well known through popular forms of film, television, and digital graphics.  Media Arts encompasses a broad range of forms, tools, processes, and genres that are evolving.  Media arts products are powerful vehicles for learning that are highly captivating and influence much of what we think and do.  Media Arts is relevant to today’s students because it reflects our contemporary, global culture.  It provides vehicles for all students to find success and enjoyment in learning and promotes critical thinking processes while engaging, real world activities that make the content more meaningful.

Media Arts Education promotes:

·         Academic achievement

·         Artistic expression

·         Arts and content integration

·         Convergence literacy; media, information,

·         technological, digital, virtual, emerging

·         Creativity and imagination

·         Making meaning; relevance

·         Pedagogical integrity

·         Social relevance and vitality

·         Technological mastery; inter-media fluency

·         Vocational/entrepreneurial proficiency

Media Arts Education prepares students for success in school, work, and life:

  • strengthening LITERACY as Media Arts is an essential, holistic language;
  • developing a GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE workforce since  Media Arts develops essential skills for global competitiveness in the 21st  century; and
  • nurturing ENGAGED LEARNERS for Media Arts promotes expressive and cognitive development.

Fine Arts
Education Program Consultant

Joyce Huser
(785) 296-4932

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services

Dr. Ben Proctor
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Beth Fultz
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Natalie D. Clark
(785) 296-4351

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards

Dr. David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director

Julie Ewing
(785) 296-2325

Assistant Director
Kansas Volunteer Commission

Dr. Jessica Dorsey
(785) 296-3163

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