Address: 555 E 51st St, Chicago, IL 60615
Contacts: Caitlin Graham |, Stephanie Kawesch |
Program(s) offered: Dance, Digital Media, Visual Arts, Band, Choir
School Type: Neighborhood

Dyett offers several arts pathways: Dance, Digital Media, Music – Instrumental, Music – Vocal, Theatre, and Visual Arts.

SY2021-22 Informational Sessions: TBD

To Apply: Please visit GoCPS to apply to Dyett HS.

Additional Information: Please see the Apply Here section of Dyett’s website for details on admission requirements for Dyett’s Fine & Performing Arts program.


Students will learn the performance art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value in the form of Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, African, Jazz, Latin, Swing, and many more.

Digital Media

Students will learn how to effectively create, distribute and modify web content. This includes digital imagery, digital video, video games, web pages and websites. This also includes social media (data and databases) as well as digital audio (Mp3s and e-books).

Music: Instrumental and Vocal

Students will learn the art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound and silence. The common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the “color” of a musical sound). Different styles or types of music may emphasize, de-emphasize or omit some of these elements. Music is performed with a vast range of instruments and with vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping, and there are solely instrumental pieces, solely vocal pieces and pieces that combine vocal and instruments.


Students will learn this collaborative form of fine arts that uses live performers to present the experience of real or imagined events before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance.

Visual Arts

Students will learn art forms such as painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, design, photography, printmaking, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking and architecture. Artistic disciplines such as performing arts, conceptual art, and textile arts involve aspects of the visual arts, as well as arts of other types. Applied arts such as graphic design, fashion design, industrial design, interior design and decorative art are also included within the visual arts.