As an important part of quality education in ordinary colleges and universities, public art education plays a very important role in promoting the overall development of college students. In recent years, as the Ministry of Education of China has promulgated a series of policies to promote the development of public art education, the status of public art education courses in the Chinese higher education system has become increasingly prominent and has achieved rapid development. However, although the current research on public art education curriculum in China is gradually increasing, the analysis of the problems in the development of public art education curriculum is still insufficient. In this regard, the author combines the relevant literature research, starting with the four elements of the curriculum, that is, the four dimensions of curriculum objectives, curriculum content, curriculum implementation and teaching evaluation, and conducts a questionnaire survey on the status quo of public art education courses in ordinary universities. The results of the survey found that Chinese colleges and universities have insufficient understanding of the importance of public art education courses and the curriculum objectives; the characteristics of the curriculum content are not obvious, and the education content is relatively out of touch with student needs; the teaching methods are not diversified enough to meet the learning needs of students; There are many problems such as single evaluation method and insufficient evaluation mechanism. Based on the survey results, this article gives relevant suggestions and countermeasures to the problems existing in the current development of public art education courses in Chinese universities, in order to promote the development of public art education courses in Chinese universities.