Hey ! So thrilled to hear you're taking the plunge into applying for the CSM foundation program – it's a wild ride, but a super exciting one.
Okay, personal statement time – think of it as your artistic autobiography. Start with what makes your creative soul tick. Share those artists who make your heart race and spill the beans on what about art keeps you up at night.
Now, let's get real. Take them on a journey through your creative highs and lows. Maybe it's the late-night sketches that became something more or that one project that taught you more than any class could.
Don't be shy – flaunt those skills of yours! Whether you're a wizard with watercolours or a digital ninja, give them the deets on how you've mastered your craft. And speaking of craft, how do you approach a blank canvas? Where does your inspiration hide? Let them in on the secrets of your creative process.
Why CSM? Let them know what drew you to the place. Is it the rebellious spirit, the incredible faculty, or just the feeling that this is where your art belongs?
Now, dreams. Paint a picture of where you see yourself after this journey. Spill it if it's a specific career goal or just a burning desire to shake up the art scene.
Now, the application process. Start early – trust me on this one. Your portfolio is your visual story, so make it sing. Follow the rules but inject it with your personality. And please, get some eyes on it before you hit submit. Friends, mentors – whoever. They might catch something you missed.
The bottom line, is just be you. Your passion and perspective are what's going to make your application stand out. Best of luck! Can't wait to hear about your CSM adventure. 😊🎨
Hope this helps,
Teju, UAL Student Rep