Fine and Performing Arts
The Office of Fine and Performing Arts provides equitable opportunities for all learners to gain knowledge, skills, and confidence to become lifelong creators in the Arts. Our K-12 Arts program unlocks student potential through dance, music, theatre, and visual art.
Students are connected with meaningful college and career opportunities from a young age. The Cultural Passport program, a collaborative between external partners and DPSCD, brings our students to cultural institutions throughout the city and beyond, including: the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Opera, and the Detroit Institute of Arts.
The Office of Fine and Performing Arts serves to prepare our students to achieve personal, collegiate, and career success. Our sequential K-8 curriculum creates a rigorous platform for them to excel in the Arts in preparation for their high school years. Offerings of beginning, intermediate, and advanced level courses in our high schools further prepare students for creative challenges after graduation.
Art and/or Music are offered at every school. Select K-8 schools feature an intensive education in the Arts through the DSA Pathways, metro Detroit's premier public arts pathway. Here, students get the opportunity to specialize in two Arts disciplines by applying to a Middle School Arts Conservatory housed within the following schools:
- Brenda Scott Academy
- Edward ‘Duke’ Ellington Conservatory of Music and Art
- John R. King Academic and Performing Arts Academy
- Spain Elementary-Middle School
For high school students desiring a rigorous, college-preparatory Arts curriculum, Detroit School of Arts (DSA) is the place for you! Detroit School of Arts is a nationally-renowned high school offering a strong academic and Arts curriculum, with pre-professional studies in Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Music Technology, Dance, Theatre, Speech, Radio/Television Production, Visual Arts, and Visual Communications. DSA Pathways students at Middle School Arts Conservatories are the best prepared to continue their high school education in the Arts and excellence at DSA.
Whatever type of learner you are, there is a home for you in Detroit Public Schools Community District. Through our wide course offerings, expanded Arts programs, and Cultural Passport, all students experience a connection to the Arts!
Office of Fine and Performing Arts
16164 Asbury Park
Detroit, MI 48235
Deputy Executive Director