The Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture and Employment adheres to the WNCP's Framework for Arts Education which contains a strong media education component. For Grades 1 to 9, the department follows the Saskatchewan curriculum for Arts Education.
Media components are found in all three goals of the Saskatchewan Arts Education curriculum: Creative/Productive, Critical/Responsive strand and Cultural/Historical. The document An Effective Arts Education Program states "Research clearly demonstrates the benefits of arts education, not only for those students who have a special interest in the arts, but for all students facing a future that requires multiple literacies, creative and critical thinking, and innovative problem-solving abilities that will apply to their daily lives."
For Grades 10 to 12, the department follows the Alberta curriculum for Arts Education.