Montana State Standards for Arts Education: Grade 12
MT.1. Students create, perform/exhibit, and respond in the Arts. Apply and describe the concepts, structures, and processes in the Arts.
1.1. Students will conceive and create works of art.
1.2. Students will demonstrate imagination and technical skill in a minimum of one art form using traditional and nontraditional resources.
1.3. Students will select or adapt the elements of a presentational style.
1.4. Students will apply artistic discipline (e.g., concentration and focus) to complete a collaborative work.
1.5. Students will articulate meaning by describing and analyzing artistic choices in their own work and works of others.
MT.2. Students apply and describe the concepts, structures, and processes in the Arts.
2.1.a. Composition: Dance: Student will apply the elements of space (shape, level, path in space, pattern, form), time (duration, rhythm), and energy (movement quality) to compose dances.
2.1.b. Composition: Music: Student will apply the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre/tone color, and form.
2.1.c. Composition: Theatre: Student will apply the elements of character and plot as exposition, action, climax, and resolution.
2.1.d. Composition: Visual Arts: Student will apply the elements of line, shape, form, color, space, value, and texture to compose works of art and the principals of design-pattern, balance, contrast, rhythm, proportion, economy, movement, dominance.
2.2.a. Techniques: Dance: Student will apply the techniques of body awareness (e.g., control, flexibility, dynamics, expression, musicality) in class and performance.
2.2.b. Techniques: Music: Student will apply the techniques of expressive devices, dynamics, tempo, phrasing, accompaniment, interpretation, and improvisation.
2.2.c. Techniques: Theatre: Student will apply techniques to write, direct, act, design and produce.
2.2.d. Techniques: Visual Arts: Student will apply techniques to create works (e.g., painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, computer arts, graphic design, sculpture, and indigenous/traditional arts).
2.3.a. Medium: Dance: Student will demonstrate the human body in motion.
2.3.b. Medium: Music: Student will perform vocal and/or instrumental solos, or in ensembles.
2.3.c. Medium: Theatre: Student will perform solo and in ensemble (e.g., mime, live, film, video productions).
2.3.d. Medium: Visual Arts: Student will select a course of action using two-dimensional processes (e.g., painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, computer arts, graphic design) and three-dimensional processes (e.g., sculpture, indigenous/ traditional arts).
2.4.a. Function: Dance: Student will identify examples of social, theatrical, and traditional dance.
2.4.b. Function: Music: Student will perform and compare examples of music (e.g., ceremonial, celebration, concerts, theatre, dance, film, social, community, entertainment).
2.4.c. Function: Theatre: Student will perform in classroom or school programs/ productions.
2.4.d. Function: Visual Arts: Student will demonstrate and compare examples of cultural, political, communication, expressive, commercial, and environmental visual arts.
2.5.a. Style: Dance: Student will identify examples of folk, popular, historical, and contemporary (e.g., ballet, jazz, modern, tap) dance.
2.5.b. Style: Music: Student will perform examples of music (e.g., folk, jazz, ethnic, popular, classical, time period).
2.5.c. Style: Theatre: Student will perform examples of theatre (e.g., comedy, tragedy, melodrama plays from historical periods).
2.5.d. Style: Visual Arts: Student will demonstrate examples of historical, contemporary, and traditional visual arts, including American Indian art.
2.6.a. Presentation: Dance: Student will rehearse, perform, and critique dance.
2.6.b. Presentation: Music: Student will rehearse, perform, and critique musical performances.
2.6.c. Presentation: Theatre: Student will rehearse, perform, and critique improvisation and performances.
2.6.d. Presentation: Visual Arts: Student will exhibit craftsmanship, completion, and develop a body of work.
MT.3. Students develop and refine arts skills and techniques to express ideas, pose and solve problems, and discover meaning.
3.1. Students will use art materials, techniques, technologies, and processes to create specific products and responses to ideas.
3.2. Students will communicate intended meaning through the interpretation of a subject.
3.3. Students will use improvisation/experimentation to predict potential solutions to problems and pose new problems.
3.4.a. Students will use technical skills. Dance-Students will perform movements and rhythm patterns with appropriate range of dynamics and expression.
3.4.b. Students will use technical skills. Music-Students will sing or play music with expression and technical accuracy exhibiting a large and varied repertoire of vocal or instrumental literature.
3.4.c. Students will use technical skills. Theatre-Students will use scenery, properties, sound, costume, make-up, and lighting to communicate locale and mood.
3.4.d. Students will use technical skills. Visual Arts-Students will explore and practice skills to enhance communication with consistency.
3.5.a. Students will understand and use symbol systems. Dance-Students will use dance elements (space, time, energy) to discuss movement and produce movements demonstrated and/ or described in words.
MT.4. Students analyze characteristics and merits of the student's work and the work of others.
4.1. Students will evaluate an art work by comparing and contrasting it to similar or exemplary works of art.
4.2. Students will compare and contrast how meaning is communicated in two or more of the students' own works and/or works of others.
4.3. Students will refine specific criteria for making informed critical evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of a work of art.
4.4. Students will analyze various interpretations as a means for understanding/evaluating works of art.
MT.5. Students understand the role of the Arts in society, diverse cultures, and historical periods.
5.1. Students will identify and describe the role of the artist in cultures and societies.
5.2. Students will identify, describe and analyze specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places in the context in which they were created.
5.3. Students will identify intentions of those creating art works, explore the implications of various purposes and justify analysis.
5.4. Students will analyze contemporary and historic meanings and emotions in specific art works through cultural and aesthetic inquiry.
5.5. Students will demonstrate appropriate audience behavior for the context and style of art presented.
5.6. Students will investigate a variety of artworks from resources in the community and analyze and communicate cultural and historical context.
MT.6. Students make connections among the Arts, other subject areas, life, and work.
6.1. Students will explain how elements, processes (e.g., imagination, craftsmanship) and organizational principles are used in similar and distinctive ways.
6.2. Students will connect and analyze interrelated elements of the Arts and other subject areas.
6.3. Students will experience the elements of art careers in a professional setting.
6.4. Students will analyze how works of art reflect the environment in which they are created.