Welcome to the Portal to Express your Interest in PVA!
While PVA is an auditioned program, there is a place at Central for everyone with a passion for the arts. Students who are Designated for Central can take fine arts classes and further develop their skills with our teachers and potentially move into the PVA program in the future.
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. For more information please visit:transferring-between-cbe-schools
If you have questions about the Expression of Interest application process, please email the PVA Learning Leader, Michelle Crimmins
Students should complete:
Expression of Interest Form
Audition/Interview Sign Up Form
(Media Arts, Fashion,
Visual Arts only)
FOLLOW THESE STEPS
The Big Picture – Getting Your Ducks in a Row
Submit your Transcript
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
Fill out the Expression of Interest application form by selecting "Apply Now"
Book Your Audition/Interview
Once you submit your Expression of Interest Form, you will be expected to audition/interview with a PVA teacher. Auditions/Interviews took place between January 23-25, 2023. Now that we are past that date, a PVA Teacher will contact your family directly to arrange an audition/interview for the program(s) you have applied for.
If you are not designated to Central, we will not be able to audition/interview you for the PVA Program for 2023-2024 after March 15, 2023 due to the CBE Transfer Process closing date. If this is the case, we invite you to re-apply next December for a January audition/interview and Transfer.
Uploading Audition/Portfolio Requirements
If you are interviewing for Fashion, Media Arts or Visual Arts, please upload your digital portfolio here prior to your scheduled interview with program staff.