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Explore Your Creativity

Students with a passion for Music, Theater, Art or Design are encouraged to join the CSVPA Arts Academy at CATS Boston. Through the Academy, students have the opportunity to build a portfolio of high-quality work in preparation for applications to art school, university or college.

By successfully completing the CSVPA Arts Academy, students will receive an award that improves their university and college applications and will be well-prepared for future success as a professional artist.




10, 11 or 12

Course Length:

1 year minimum

Start Dates:

September or January 
September only start for Grade 12

How to Apply:

Submit portfolio of work for review


  • 2 ½ hours of your chosen specialisms daily
  • Regular 1-2-1’s with specialist staff
  • Access to university partnerships and scholarships
  • Visits to universities and meetings with key staff
  • Guest talks from industry practitioners
    End year project/showcase

The Academy

Students choose and rotate through creative electives to explore different artistic disciplines while developing their skills set. At CATS Boston, we offer 19 electives focusing on everything from Fashion Design, Sculpture and Illustration to Musical Theater, Acting for Stage and Screen and in a variety of instruments.

To complete the CSVPA Arts Academy, you must take part in a variety of creative electives, combined with event participation and a project presentation. Once accomplished, you will receive an award that improves your university and college applications, and secures you a guaranteed place at Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts (CSVPA), in England.

Three Steps To Successfully Completing The CSVPA Arts Academy

Choose your area of focus

To complete this program, you must choose

  • Illustration and Sequential Art
  • Fine Art and Printmaking
  • Fashion Design
Choose your area of focus
Create and present a project

Use skills developed in your electives to complete a capstone project

All projects will be presented to the school in the students senior year. Potential student projects could include:

  • Creating a fashion line
  • One person art show
Create and present a project
Participate in an event

Participate annually in local and school events

Previous events students have participated in include:

  • Fashion shows
  • Local art exhibitions and competitions
  • Design opportunities
Participate in an event
Receive your award

Receive your accredited certificate and guaranteed place

On successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certification accredited by Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts and a guaranteed place on one of their undergraduate degrees

Receive your award

Benefits of joining the CSVPA Arts Academy

As well as receiving an award to enhance your university or college applications, you will also receive expert support from our college counselors to help you apply to leading visual and performing art schools.

Together with Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts (CSVPA), a world-famous art school in England, the Arts Academy allows you to explore the skills needed as artists, designers, storytellers, actors, and performers. This program is designed to prepare students for entrance to art school and life beyond as a professional artist.

CSVPA: Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts

Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts (CSVPA) is a dedicated creative and performing arts school with campuses in the centre of Cambridge and London. CSVPA offers Diploma, Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses across Art & Design, Fashion, Music and Performing Arts.

Student Success

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