A National Initiative To Establish
Media Arts Education
"MEDIA ARTS" IS NOT AN OFFICIAL
SUBJECT AREA IN K12 SCHOOLS!
not in state ed code
no specific courses
no higher-ed training
no professional association
Media Arts Edu is a national initiative to fully establish quality, standards-based Media Arts Education (MAE)
in all schools and for all learners.
“We envision a world where all learners have equitable access to the emergent power and potential of media arts.”
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO SUPPORT MEDIA ARTS AS A SEPARATE SUBJECT AREA IN SCHOOLS!
We live in a world increasingly infused with and interconnected through media arts. "Media arts", defined as technology-based creative production and design, and including the diverse forms of photo, video, sound, animation, graphics, web design, social media, multimedia journalism, 3D design, interactive and virtual design, is fundamental to how we experience, comprehend, and interact with our world.
It is imperative that these vital forms of production and design become standard, high-quality offerings in schools and other educational settings. These offerings are important for students to skillfully wield these forms for their own creative expression, academic development and career preparation, as well as to gain critical literacies in analyzing and negotiating multimedia experiences.
Media Arts Committee, National Coalition for Core Arts Standards, “National Media Arts Education Initiative”
BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS INCLUDE:
Creatively unlimited virtual laboratories and tools for all learners across the educational ecosystem.
An accessible and democratizing art form that reflects contemporary ideas, capacities and culture
Increased learner engagement, self-direction, and cultural empowerment
Increased alternative access for all learners (e.g. Special Education, English Language Learners, socio-economically disadvantaged) to other academic content and processes
A hub discipline for trans-disciplinary learning - media arts connects to and complements all arts and academic disciplines
Increased outreach and interactions between learners, schools and communities
School to work connections and pathways
New, more effective, flexible, equitable, and adaptive approaches to learning, teaching and education
Comprehensive range of 21st century skillsets and competencies
Literacies across media, technology and digital culture