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Welcome to the Portal to Apply for PVA!

While PVA is an auditioned program, there is a place for everyone with a passion for the arts.  All students who audition will be placed in either PVA or PVA Intro.

Some students with a newly discovered passion for the arts need time to develop foundational skills before they can find success in  enriched and rigorous studies.  PVA Intro allows such students the opportunity to come to Central and focus on this learning. Students enrolled in PVA Intro are welcome to re-audition for PVA after developing fundamental skills and confidence in artistic work.

All students who submit the following online Expression of Interest form for a PVA program will be contacted by a school office administrator in January to arrange an audition/interview date and time for mid-late January. Please visit your intended program’s page to learn about how to prepare for your audition/interview.

If you have questions about the application process, please email the PVA Learning Leader, Michelle Crimmins, for follow-up details.

Students should complete the Expression of Interest Form below.

We will be in touch to arrange a portfolio review/audition after receiving your form!



PVA application step 1

The Big Picture – Getting Your Ducks in a Row

To complete the PVA Application and Audition/Interview process you will be required to:

Submit your Transcript

Upload a digital copy of your most recent transcript (report card). This will be requested in the application form.

Write Your Student Reflection

In the application process, students will be required to compose a one-page written reflection on the following:

Describe any training or previous experiences that are relative to this application. (Private instruction, performance experiences, travel, workshops, competitions, awards…)

 What do you hope to gain from attending Central’s PVA Program?

 PVA is a fast-paced and rigorous program that will be challenging and stressful. Describe a time when you were challenged/stressed and how you managed that experience.

 What is the most important thing you would like us to know about you?

Prepare for your audition/interview

Each discipline has different audition/interview requirements. Use the buttons below for further information.
Audition/Interview Requirements – Vocal
Audition/Interview Requirements – Visual Arts
Audition/Interview Requirements – Theatre Arts/Technical Theatre
Audition/Interview Requirements – Strings
Audition/Interview Requirements – Media Arts
Audition/Interview Requirements – Fashion
Audition/Interview Requirements – Band
Audition/Interview Requirements – Dance
PVA application step 2

Fill out the Expression of Interest Form by selecting "Apply Now".

PVA application step 3

Booking your audition

Once you submit your Expression of Interest Form, we will contact you to set up your audition(s)/interview(s). If you don’t hear back from us within a week of submitting your form, please email Michelle Crimmins.

PVA application step 4

Reminder Email and Uploading Audition/Interview Requirements

If you are auditioning/interviewing for Dance, Media Art, Visual Arts or Fashion, please upload your audition video/portfolio here:

What Happens After My Placement Audition / Interview?

Emails will be sent to all candidates in March.  They will inform students as to whether they have been placed in PVA Intro or PVA and will outline the registration process. 
If you don’t receive an email before the end of March,  please contact our main office secretary at (403) 243-8880 ext. 2311.