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THE CENTRE FOR PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
AT CENTRAL MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
Band
Dance
Fashion
Media Arts
Strings
Theatre Arts
Visual Arts
Vocal

Welcome to the Portal to Express your Interest in PVA!

 

Please note, our expression of interest application process is now closed to non-designated students outside of Central’s catchment area. The Expression of Interest application process will re-open for both non-designated and designated students November 18, 2022 for the 2023-2024 school year.

Students who are designated to Central may still complete the online application for the current school year.

While PVA is an auditioned program, there is a place at Central for everyone with a passion for the arts.  Students who audition/interview will be offered a spot in either PVA or PVA Bridging. 

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 Bridging  allows such students the opportunity to come to Central and focus on this learning. Students enrolled in PVA Bridging are welcome to re-audition for PVA after developing fundamental skills and confidence in their own artistic work once completing a general studies course in their chosen area of fine arts.

Applicants who are not designated to Central Memorial High School are required to complete the CBE High School Transfer Request prior to March 15 due to limited enrolment space at Central for non-designated students. As this deadline has now passed for 2022, we will not be accepting late applications from non-designated students. Please plan to apply in December 2022 for our January Audition – Transfer – Registration timeline (December-March annually).   For more information please visit: https://cbe.ab.ca/registration/registration/Pages/transferring-between-cbe-schools.aspx

If you have questions about the Expression of Interest application process, please email the PVA Learning Leader, Michelle Crimmins

Students should complete the Expression of Interest Form below.

We will be in touch to arrange an audition/interview after receiving your form!

 

FOLLOW THESE STEPS
TO APPLY:

PVA application step 1

The Big Picture – Getting Your Ducks in a Row

To complete the PVA Expression of Interest Application form 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" (available here November 18, 2022)

PVA application step 3

Book Your Audition/Interview

 Once you submit your Expression of Interest Form, you will be expected to also sign up for an audition time here. Sign up forms will be listed below by late November 2022.  Audition times will be between 9:30-3:30pm January 23, 24, 25, 26.

PVA application step 4

Uploading Audition/Portfolio Requirements

If you are auditioning/interviewing for Dance, Fashion, Media Arts or Visual Arts, please upload your digital portfolio here prior to your scheduled interview with program staff.

 What Happens After My Placement Audition / Interview?

Emails will be sent to all candidates in April.  They will inform students as to whether they have been offered acceptance into PVA or PVA Bridging and will outline the follow-up school registration process. 
 
If you don’t receive an email before the end of April,  please contact PVA Learning Leader, Michelle Crimmins at  mlcrimmins@cbe.ab.ca