The Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes for Visual Arts 9-12 (2014) identifies four essential learning areas:
Making (M-M) The learner develops understanding of and facility with language and practices for making visual art.
Creating (M-CR) The learner generates, develops, and communicates ideas for creating visual art.
Connecting (M-C) The learner develops understandings about the significance of music by connecting visual art to diverse contexts.
Responding (M-R) The learner develops and uses critical reflection and thinking for visual art learning.
Most media literacy connections are to the Connecting area:
The learner develops understandings about the significance of visual arts by connecting art to diverse contexts.
VA–C1 The learner develops understandings about people, practices, and perspectives from the world of visual arts in various times, places, social groups, and cultures.
VA–C2 The learner develops understandings about relationships between visual arts and multiple contexts past and present.
VA–C3 The learner develops understandings about the roles, purposes, and meanings of visual arts for self and others.