The PVA Teachers are always excited to meet our new applicants and we want you to know that our auditions and interviews are supportive and friendly environments. We want you to feel at home when you enter our school and classrooms. Feeling excited and nervous for this process is normal! We see that you made a decision to challenge yourself in high school and we believe that creativity takes courage, and commend you for starting that journey with us.
Successful PVA Students are…
- Open-minded & Knowledgeable
- Creative Risk-takers & Original Thinkers
- Communicators & Reflective
- Balanced & Organized
- Students who want to grow, stretch, and invest in their learning potential
Your learning with us begins in the audition and/or interview with PVA teachers. Arriving prepared and ready to showcase who you truly are and what you want from this specialized program is the first learning curve of many. Please ensure that you take a good amount of time to prepare for your audition and/or interview. We do not invite students into the program solely based on their skillset or talent. We believe in the whole person, which means that how you speak about what you hope to learn, what you hope to contribute to our community, and why you love learning in your area of the arts is equally as important to us as what you showcase.
PVA Fashion students are required to sign up for one (1) interview slot
The interview for PVA Fashion Design is a chance for us to discuss what you hope to gain as a PVA Fashion Design student. No sewing experience is necessary to apply to our fashion design program. Your excitement and willingness to learn and explore fashion design skills is a great start to the interview process. If you have sewn, designed, sketched or altered anything in the Fashion realm we would love to see it and encourage you to bring anything you want to show with you, but it is not a requirement. The interview is a safe place to display and discuss any of your design ideas, and to wear an outfit that showcases your personal style, if you want to!
Applicants Parents/Guardians are not expected to attend the interview portion, but are welcome to sit outside during the interview and review materials related to our school and program while they wait.