Overview and Test Objectives
Field 053: Fine Arts
|Format||Computer-based test (CBT)|
|Number of Questions||100 multiple-choice questions|
|Time||2 hours 30 minutes*|
*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial
|Subarea||Range of Objectives||Approximate Percentage of Questions on Test|
|I||Fine Arts Program||001–010||23%|
|IV||Theatre Arts Education||037–048||26%|
Subarea I—FINE ARTS PROGRAM
Objective 001—Identify appropriate two-dimensional and three-dimensional art activities for various educational levels.
- appropriate drawing, painting, and printmaking activities for various educational levels
- appropriate sculpture, ceramics, and fiber/fabric activities for various educational levels
Objective 002—Understand appropriate teaching methods and activities for music education.
- types of teaching methods and educational approaches used in music education
- skills, concepts, and activities appropriate for music education
Objective 003—Understand appropriate teaching methods and activities for theatre arts education.
- types of teaching methods and educational approaches suited to theatre arts education
- skills and concepts for theatre arts education
- types and forms of drama appropriate for children's theatre
Objective 004—Understand the evaluation of student work in fine arts education.
- types and characteristics of assessment methods in art, music, and theatre arts education
- criteria and methods for evaluating student work and performance in art, music, and theatre arts education
Objective 005—Identify characteristics and applications of appropriate educational materials for a variety of fine arts activities.
- types, characteristics, and applications of educational materials in art, music, and theatre arts activities
Objective 006—Identify ways to integrate the fine arts into other areas of the educational curriculum.
- ways to integrate art, music, and theatre arts into other subjects at different grade levels
- ways to interrelate art, music, and theatre arts education
- the use of art, music, and theatre arts as teaching tools in other curriculum areas
Objective 007—Understand specialized fine arts instruction for students with special educational needs.
- art, music, and theatre arts activities appropriate for students with special educational needs
- ways to adapt fine arts activities for students with special educational needs
- ways in which fine arts teachers can help special education teachers use art, music, and theatre arts in their instruction
Objective 008—Analyze the relationship of individual art forms to other art forms.
- elements common to all art forms
- ways in which art forms may be combined to express ideas and cultural and historical themes
- ways in which art, music, and theatre arts contribute to the development of aesthetic values
Objective 009—Analyze the relationship between the fine arts and U.S. society and culture.
- ways in which society affects the fine arts
- the functions of the fine arts in society
- ways in which art, music, and theatre arts reflect the experiences of various cultures
- ways in which the fine arts incorporate cultural and historical themes
Objective 010—Understand the fine arts as means of communication and self-expression.
- universal themes expressed in fine arts
- ways in which the fine arts communicate ideas
- the fine arts as media for individual expression
Subarea II—ART EDUCATION
Objective 011—Identify techniques, materials, and tools used in two-dimensional art activities.
- the uses and characteristics of techniques, materials, and tools in drawing, painting, and printmaking
Objective 012—Identify techniques, materials, and tools used in three-dimensional art activities.
- the uses and characteristics of techniques, materials, and tools in sculpture, ceramics, and jewelry making
Objective 013—Identify techniques, materials, and tools used in graphic arts, including computer-generated art.
- the uses and characteristics of graphic arts techniques, materials, and tools
- terms, techniques, materials, and tools used in computer-generated art
Objective 014—Understand maintenance and safety procedures for art materials and activities.
- procedures for maintaining art equipment and materials
- safety procedures and requirements for art activities
Objective 015—Understand uses and characteristics of line.
- ways in which line is used formally and expressively in works of art
Objective 016—Understand uses and characteristics of color and value.
- characteristics of color
- ways in which color and value are used expressively in works of art
Objective 017—Understand uses and characteristics of shape, form, and balance.
- ways in which shape, form, and balance are created and used in two-dimensional and three-dimensional art
- ways in which shape, form, and balance are used expressively in works of art
Objective 018—Understand uses and characteristics of texture.
- characteristics of texture
- ways in which texture is used expressively in works of art
Objective 019—Understand uses and characteristics of space.
- ways of creating the illusion of space on a two-dimensional surface
- ways in which space is used
- types of space in art
Objective 020—Analyze the interaction of elements and principles in given works of art.
- ways in which sensory, technical, and formal elements interact to produce the expressive quality in a work of art
- similarities and differences in the interaction of elements in various works of art
Objective 021—Understand the universality of art.
- common themes and issues treated by artists the world over
- similarities and differences in artists' approaches to such themes and issues
- ways in which various styles and approaches reflect similar or differing visions, purposes, and technologies
Objective 022—Identify influences of various cultures in the art of the United States.
- the influence of various cultures on art in U.S. society
- examples of art in modern U.S. society that reflect the experiences of other cultures
Subarea III—MUSIC EDUCATION
Objective 023—Understand the principles of sound and vocal production.
- the principles of sound production
- components of the process of producing vocal and instrumental tone
- common vocal classifications and ranges
- stages of vocal maturation
Objective 024—Understand the characteristics of orchestral instruments.
- the characteristics of woodwind, brass, string, and percussion instruments
Objective 025—Understand the types, characteristics, and applications of classroom instruments; and electronic equipment in a school music setting.
- types and characteristics of classroom instruments
- types and characteristics of electronic equipment
- uses of computers in music instruction
Objective 026—Identify stylistic performance practices for vocal and instrumental music.
- stylistic performance practices appropriate for various historical periods and ensembles
Objective 027—Understand written musical notation in a given score excerpt.
- names of notes on a given clef and common musical symbols
Objective 028—Identify keys and scales in a given score excerpt.
- key signatures
- types and characteristics of scales
Objective 029—Identify melodic elements in a given score excerpt.
- types of melodic structure, devices, and intervals
Objective 030—Interpret rhythmic elements in a given score excerpt.
- time signatures, tempo markings, and dynamic markings
Objective 031—Interpret musical terms and symbols in a given score excerpt.
- expressive terms and symbols used in music
- articulation symbols
- common embellishments
Objective 032—Understand chordal structure and harmonic function in a given score excerpt.
- the quality of specified chords
- chord inversions and intervals
- types of nonharmonic tones
- types of cadences
Objective 033—Identify types and characteristics of compositional forms.
- types and characteristics of simple and complex compositional forms
Objective 034—Understand major developments, characteristics, and composers of music from the major historical periods.
- major developments that characterize the baroque, classical, romantic, and modern periods
- the contributions of composers of the baroque, classical, romantic, and modern periods to the development of music history
Objective 035—Identify types and characteristics of traditional music from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
- types and characteristics of traditional Asian, African, European, and Middle Eastern music
Objective 036—Identify types and characteristics of music from traditions that have influenced music in the United States.
- types and characteristics of African American music
- folk music based on European traditions
- music from South America, Central America, and the Caribbean
Subarea IV—THEATRE ARTS EDUCATION
Objective 037—Understand the principles of acting.
- methods and characteristics of the intuitive (subjective) and the technical (objective) approaches to acting
- exercises for the development of actors' voice production and quality, concentration, and perception
- characterization techniques and procedures
Objective 038—Understand the principles of improvisation and pantomime.
- the development of movement skills
- the characteristics, uses, and goals of improvisation and pantomime in education
- activities for developing specific skills in improvisation and pantomime
Objective 039—Apply production skills in theatrical lighting, sound, and stage design.
- types of lighting and sound materials
- the application of principles of lighting and sound in various situations
- types of scenery, sets, and props
- the application of construction skills in creating scenery
Objective 040—Apply make-up and costuming skills and techniques.
- types and functions of make-up and costuming
- make-up and costuming techniques appropriate for various situations
- procedures for constructing and securing costumes
Objective 041—Understand theatre facilities and safety procedures and requirements in theatrical production.
- terms, characteristics, and functions related to the stage
- technical implications of various types of theatre facilities in the staging of a play
- safety procedures, strike procedures, and legal issues related to theatrical production
Objective 042—Understand directing techniques and procedures.
- the functions of a director
- directing techniques and their characteristics
- skills and techniques related to stage movement and blocking
- principles of communication with cast and production staff
Objective 043—Understand the principles of play production.
- principles and techniques of auditions, casting, and crew selection
- skills and procedures used in staging and coordinating plays, including musicals
- theatre management skills and concerns
Objective 044—Understand the principles of writing, selecting, and adapting plays and other literary works for theatrical performance and oral interpretation.
- skills involved in writing and adapting a play
- factors that influence the selection of a literary work for theatrical performance and oral interpretation
- different presentational forms and techniques used in oral interpretation
Objective 045—Understand the principles of dramatic literature and theatre.
- the purposes of theatre
- the basic elements of a performance
- examples and characteristics of comedy, tragedy, and other dramatic forms
Objective 046—Analyze the use of literary elements and techniques in dramatic literature.
- the analysis of themes, characters, and structures of various literary excerpts
- literary terms and techniques used in dramatic literature
- the interpretation of figurative language in dramatic literature
- the use of literary techniques to create mood or emotion in various works
Objective 047—Understand the historical development of dramatic literature and theatre.
- the contributions and influences of various literary figures in dramatic literature
- major periods, works, and authors of dramatic literature and theatre
- the influence of social, economic, and political factors on the development of dramatic literature and theatre
Objective 048—Understand American drama and the influence of theatrical traditions and dramatic literature of other cultures.
- major twentieth century American playwrights and their works
- major themes, characteristics, and developments in American drama and theatrical performance and production
- techniques and characteristics of theatre and dramatic literature in African, Asian, and Latin American cultures
- the influence of other cultures on American drama