University of Southern California
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose. Statement should be a two-page overview of the applicant's academic and professional goals, stating previous experience and describing preparation for and commitment to further study.
In fourth grade, after recovering from a brief "I want to be a waitress!" phase, I discovered art, and knew that one day I would become an artist. At that age, I knew people liked art and I had fun creating art, so it seemed like the perfect thing to pursue. Since the fourth grade, art has become a much more intimate and sacred pastime for me. Art is a wonderful form of personal expression, and I enjoy using it to communicate ideas and to create aesthetic experiences.
For over six years I have taken private lessons at an art studio in my community. I enjoy working on large projects with supplies such as oil paints that I don't have access to at my high school. My instructor is a professional artist, and has been a valuable resource for advice concerning my artwork and plans for my future. In high school, I took Studio Art I during sophomore year and was advanced to Studio Art III during my junior year. In addition, I also took photojournalism and learned basic photography and darkroom skills, which I often incorporate into my artwork.
This year, I am enrolled in AP 2-D Design and am enjoying building up my portfolio. In my portfolio work, I am concentrating on the marriage of technological advancement and growing...
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