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!
Last edited by mewyq; 22-10-2008 at 20:02.
It's even funnier when they think that the curator is the person in a suit walking around and pretending to admire the paintings or the woman at the counter.
Urgh... curators are neither security guards nor receptionists.
Edit: Just out of curiosity, why isn't anyone else applying for Courtuald? It is the best in the field, right?
Last edited by mewyq; 23-10-2008 at 10:40.
ahah! This is getting very exciting indeed. =)
@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!!!
Last edited by tree12; 23-10-2008 at 12:25.
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.
Last edited by mewyq; 23-10-2008 at 12:56.
@Katie: Er. Some strange school policy meant that I don't get know my predicted grades. But going by my school prelim grades, it's a ABC? Depressed
@mewyq: Friend pretty much applied to the same schools as me. I wonder why... ahah. You got to know your predicted grades! I hope they bump mine up though. I slipped during the prelims, sigh.
Referee has yet to do my reference, sigh. Remember to share the joy if you get an offer kay!
Last edited by tree12; 23-10-2008 at 13:14.