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Art personal statement example 1
“I hope that through this personal statement I will be able to demonstrate to you my desire and convince you of my ability and potential to be a ideal student for your course.
Although education is currently the top priority in my life, of equal importance is being able to learn in an environment where I can gain the experiences and social skills that will help me to develop as a individual. It is for this reason that I have decided to apply to your institution as I feel it has the right mixture of academic professionalism, welcoming atmosphere and vibrant social scene that can help me to grow professionally and emotionally. I have also been attracted to your institution by its well known reputation for producing highly employable arts graduates. This together with you stated commitment to providing students with the best academic tutoring and equipping them with the required work related skills has convinced me that enrolling with you is what I need to prepare me for my first job.
As a thoughtful person I have a clear idea of where I want to go in my career. This clarity of vision has made me eager to take my first steps towards achieving my employment goals by starting a degree course that will set me on the road to a financially secure future. As a artistic individual with a passion for design and expression I am keen to learn more about the world of art, in particular its history, how it works and what it can offer the world. I want to understand how contemporary and creative art can inspire people to experience feelings and emotions that they would not otherwise have.
I already possess extensive knowledge and practical experience of various related fields such as photography, painting, animation and visual communication. I would greatly like to expand my understanding of these disciplines and it is for these reasons that I am submitting my application to your university.
On a more personal level I am a social person who enjoys spending time with friends and family. Although a private individual I also like to be part of my local community and be involved in what is happening around me. I regularly get involved in helping out as a unpaid volunteer at local events and activities, particularly if there is a artistic element involved in it.
If you feel there is a mutual interest, I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to learn more about your university and to discuss in greater detail why I feel I would be a good fit on your course.”
Art personal statement example 2
“Image for a moment a world without art, if such a place ever existed it would be an environment without beauty, creativity and expression. Devoid of all forms of feelings and ideas it would be a bland existence indeed. Fortunately such a place does not exist, at least not in the UK and at least not yet.
To me art is like language, an expression, interpretation and response to the world around us. It allows us to see ourselves and the world differently and for many people can help to break the monotony of every day life by lifting them out of their daily struggle. It is a subject that has interested me for a long time and has become such an ingrained part of my life that I find it difficult to contemplate an existence without it.
It was at secondary school that I first realised that I had an artistic flair for drawing, painting and designing when a growing number of classmates insisted that I do pencil sketches of them. Word of mouth had spread the message around the school that I drew well and I soon had a long list of people ‘to do’. One of the art teachers subsequently heard about me and encouraged me in other areas, namely stitching and creating art from fabrics, threads and recycled objects. After a while I had such a large ‘portfolio’ that at the age of fourteen I held my own art exhibition at a local community centre. Today I feel that it was a combination of these experiences that made me realise how certain pieces of artwork can hold a tremendous amount of sentimental value to many individuals. It was also at about this time that my close family recognised my talents and realised how much I enjoyed what I was doing, from then on they encouraged me to develop my skills through academic study. Something I have been striving to do ever since through school, college and now hopefully at your university.
At the core of my artistic philosophy is a desire to be natural and express myself in my own unique way. In practical terms this means that when trying to capture a particular moment or feeling I try to rely on my instincts to express the essence of the subject.
I have experience of various fields including oil painting, photography, graphic design and visual communication just to name a few. I also posses the determination to work and rework a sketch until I feel I have done as much as I can to transform a picture, photo or idea into a living, breathing work of art.
Right now my ambition is to become a formally trained artist and to this end I have chosen your highly regarded university to achieve my goal. I would be very grateful indeed if you would consider my application to enrol on your degree level Art Course. I feel that I have the required ambition, personal commitment, knowledge and experience to make a successful student at your institution.”
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