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UCAS: How to write A Personal Statement (Arts & Design)

Portfolios are very important for art and design applicants. Your personal statement will act as a written accompaniment to your portfolio and performance at the interview. Depending on your specialism, you may want to highlight specific skills for your chosen branch of art and design.

 

Most importantly, be focused on the field you’re applying for, name artists or designers you admire, think contemporary, reflect on exhibitions or galleries or events you’ve visited, and don’t think “I’ll tell them at the interview” - put it in the statement.

How To Submit My Portfolio?

 

The UCAS application is the first step. If you meet the entry requirements, the university will contact you to submit a portfolio.

Tips to Write Personal Statement for Arts & Design Programme

Focus on the course

Give examples of what inspire you

Describe your influences

Demonstrate your artistic ambitions

Be original

#1 Focus on the course

  • It is urged that applicants for design courses ‘not to over mention art’ but to stay focused on design.

  • Avoid wasting too much space on non-relevant factors like sporting achievements.

#2 Describe your influences

  • Who are your influences

  • Why do they inspire you

  • How do their work resonate with your own, or with your own ideas.

#3 Give examples of what inspire you

  • What contemporary art interests you?

  • Talk about key artists or an exhibition that made an impression on you.

  • Mention about your experiences or projects you’ve developed independently.

#4 Demonstrate your artistic ambitions

Demonstrate an understanding of your own work, focusing on what is unique about your practice.

#5 Be original

  • The Admissions Tutors usually want an insight into the person who has written the statement.

  • Be who you are and use your personal statement as an opportunity to share your enthusiasm and uniqueness

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