Fine Arts

Central Memorial High School has a strong and vibrant arts community.  More than one-third of Central’s students are actively involved in our wide variety of arts classes and programs.  Regardless of previous experience, if you love the arts, Central is the place to be.

There are two different streams of arts courses at Central: our General Fine Arts Program and the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts (PVA).

Our variety of General Arts courses provide students the opportunity to explore dance, tech theatre, drama, fashion, media arts, visual arts, strings, choral or band.  Central’s General Arts program is a good fit for students who have a curiosity about or interesting in the arts and want the flexibility to explore a variety of other complimentary courses while in high school. With strong teachers and excellent facilities, Central’s General Program is a great option to consider.

If you have a strong passion for the arts and think you may want to pursue a career as an artist, consider applying and auditioning for Central’s Performing and Visual Arts program.  This program of choice offers students from across the Calgary region the opportunity to study at an advanced level. It provides 90minutes of arts instruction every day across both semesters.  Through PVA programming, students major in one or sometimes two of the following artistic disciplines:

  • Dance
  • Visual Arts
  • Theatre Arts
  • Fashion
  • Media Arts
  • Music
    • Strings
    • Band
    • Vocal

PVA prides itself on offering outstanding instruction, programming and performance opportunities. Studying in this program provides a strong foundation of arts education so that students can easily transition into post-secondary studies or professional work within the arts community after high school. 

PVA applications will be available here, November to March each year. Students who are not designated to Central will need to ensure they apply and audition/interview prior to completing the CBE High School Transfer Request (closes mid-March each year). 

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