Wow. A history of art thread! And omg. I'd never thought I'd see another Singaporean applying for history of art! tree12, what JC are you studying in?
I've applied for Courtauld, Cambridge, UCL and U of St. Andrews. Haven't had any conclusive news yet, though I'll be going for my Cambridge interview and test sometime next week. I'm horribly nervous - I need to get in to one of these universities as Singaporean ones don't offer History of Art, and I love the subject!
Do all of you guys meet the language requirements? That is, a modern European language at GCSE level? I have zero mastery over any other European language and I'm just so afraid it'll damage my chances beyond all salvation. ): But since I haven't yet recieved any outright rejections and cambridge has offered me an interview, I'm just trying to stay positive about it. I've only chosen to apply to those that seem more accomodating with regards to the language factor.
And nope, I don't take the subject either. Doing Literature, History, KI (Philosophy & Epistemology) and Mathematics at A level, with an extra History module. I'm very sure not taking HoA at A level won't damage your chances a bit! So don't worry about that.
At any rate, GOOD LUCK! HoA is an awesome subject and I hope everyone here gets to do it in the university of their choice!
Moi! Doing it with French. Applying to St Andrews, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and I need to pick two others.
No one at my school is going to do HoA so this is all very exciting! Let's, you know, talk about it. Why do you want to study HoA? How did you get interested in it? Why is it such an incredibly valuable and vocational degree, in no way worthy of the raised eyebrows and derisive snorts of people planning to do so-called 'useful' (PAH! *spits*) degrees? Etc.
Lol.... I'm sure no one in my school has any plans to do art history either. When I tell them I want to do it, they'll be asking me why don't I want to do law instead. xD I want to become a curator... so that's why I'm doing it.
@mewyq: Hihi fellow Singaporean! Well there's another girl at my college applying for HoA too, how surprising? Hmm... i study in one of the colleges in the East; suspense, suspense!
Well... the only reason why I didn't apply to the Courthauld was that I wanted a 'normal' university education, with non-HoA people I can psycho. Okay, this sounds really superficial. And that with my grades it does seem unrealistic. But I do hope to go there for post-grad, so yeah. Ahah. Thinking so far ahead...
How I got interested in History of Art? I did a crash course 2 years back. Fell in love immediately. Plus I've got a really good general studies teacher here who constantly feeds me with the latest (?) articles, TV documentaries etc. Am really lucky. =)
Haven't really envisioned what I'll be doing in the future but I think I'll like to work at auction houses/conservation. I just know I want to study HoA!!!
tree12: Wow! That's a real surprise. I don't know any other Singaporeans applying for History of Art. Can I assume that you're from TJ or VJ? Where is your friend applying to? (P.s. I've just PMed you!)
Edit; Katie: We're taking rather different qualifications but if you're interested, I've gotten 5A1s (mainly in the humanities) and 4A2s (mainly in the sciences) in the GCE O Levels. I've attained As in Chinese and Project Work at H1 level (something like AS I think) and I'm predicted 4As and a distinction for my A level courses. I think the standard for international applicants would tend to be higher, considering the very limited number of places so I don't think we're actually your competitors - considered differently.
tree12: It never hurts to bug your refeee a bit, though they're probably busy now with consultations and PW etc. I'm sure you'll be predicted AAA if you got ABC at prelim! Prelims are so bleeding hard!
[QUOTE=mewyq]Wow. A history of art thread! And omg. I'd never thought I'd see another Singaporean applying for history of art! tree12, what JC are you studying in?
I've applied for Courtauld, Cambridge, UCL and U of St. Andrews. Haven't had any conclusive news yet, though I'll be going for my Cambridge interview and test sometime next week. I'm horribly nervous - I need to get in to one of these universities as Singaporean ones don't offer History of Art, and I love the subject! [QUOTE]
OMG, Ive applied to exactly the same unis except for St.Andrews (i chose Edinburgh instead)! when did Cambridge give you an interview? by the way, what did you write in your supplemetary statement? im writing it now