ArtsMatter is dedicated to providing education in media arts to students and teachers across LA County. Using engaging content supplied by media partners, ArtsMatter creates instructional materials and real-world learning experiences that introduce students to the world of media production.
Lesson plans, activity guides, instructional videos, evaluation rubrics, student worksheets, and more provide a structure for teaching media arts in the classroom. Materials are aligned to the National Core Arts Standards for Media Arts and are adapted for each grade level to support rigorous learning expectations for all K-12 students.
Resources have been categorized into the following media arts disciplines.
Click on a discipline to explore the ArtsMatter resources.
student engagement events
Working with partners like Paramount Pictures and the Getty Foundation, ArtsMatter is able to provide participating students and classes with opportunities to see their learning in media arts come to life through the work of professionals both in and out of the classroom.
In 2018, hundreds of Los Angeles students and their teachers visited the Paramount lot for a premiere screening of Sherlock Gnomes and a Q&A with their animation team.
During that summer, a cohort of high school students attended VidCon, the online video conference, and a career day at Lionsgate that introduced students to diverse career paths in the media and entertainment.
TEACHER Professional Development
Workshops and in-classroom support is provided to teachers participating in ArtsMatter programming. Teachers are equipped with pedagogical strategies for effective arts integration for diverse grade levels and curricular areas.