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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 DO I 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 A PERSONAL STATEMENT FOR ARTS & DESIGN

Focus on the course

Give examples of what inspire you

Describe your influences