This semester I have grown as a student in the area of college readiness. This has allowed me to feel more planned for college. I have gained knowledge about college and how to prepare in order to be successful. In advisory we read a “college- going 101 timeline,” which provided steps on how to get ready for college. It gave me a list of procedures I can follow throughout high school. Some procedures it gave me where to; begin keeping a folder of important information, create a list of possible colleges to apply to, and attend a college fair.
My first semester, I chose elementary education as my major, but started to feel that wasn’t a good fit for me. After getting accepted into the art department, I changed my major to visual arts dreaming of a career as an artist. I spent the spring of 2015 immersed in art, and while I love BSU’s art program, I began to question whether art is really a career choice or more of a hobby for me. Again I was left wondering what I should do with my life and education.
When I left CBS, I was pretty well-known as an art director and I had won awards from Communication Arts, Graphis, AIGA, and the Art Director’s Club. I would get my work into all of their competitions, and if there was a record cover category, I would clean up. I had also worked with every illustrator on the planet, which helped promote my work even more. I was a bit of a wunderkind: I joined the board of AIGA when I was 30, and I was the youngest person there. I met Massimo Vignelli; Colin Forbes, the founder of Pentagram; Woody Pirtle; and Michael Vanderbyl—and we became friends and compatriots. Unfortunately, I had visibility, but I didn’t have self-assurance. I wanted to leave CBS to do something else, but I couldn’t get a job as a magazine
Before I can achieve a degree, I must commit to my studies. Education is the strongest foundation in any career. As it stands, I have taken interior design, architecture, and all levels of art including AP studio art, which I am currently enrolled in. My Advanced placement and honors classes have
My commitment to arts management and policy developed through my extracurricular involvement in the performing arts and work as a Development Assistant at Primary Stages, an off-Broadway theatre company in New York City. I am applying for the MA in Arts Management, Policy, and Practice in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester due to its emphasis on practical skills and work experience. Moreover, as I pursue a career as a performing arts manager, the university’s proximity to arts and cultural organizations will provide opportunities to engage with the competitive field of arts administration.
When applying to the University of Michigan, I knew I had varying interest and that coming to college was my opportunity to figure out how to mend my interest together. Entering college, I was accepted into the College of Literature, Science and Arts and Stamps School of Art and Design. I decided to only be in LSA because while I did want to keep art in my life, I knew I didn’t want it to be the main component of my life. I joined the Residential College so I could still be exposed to art and take art classes. I am currently majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience with minors in Entrepreneurship and Community Action and Social Change. For graduate school I would like to focus on research related to developing programs for youth in communities of low socioeconomic status and predominantly Black and Latino. These programs will help youth deal with the community violence that they experience while exposing them to the arts and college/career readiness.
When one thinks about the many places to acheive great success for the future many things come to mind. Either in the right people to meet, the right opportunites, and the right school to attend. For me the perfect choice would be of the Maryland Institute of Art due to a variety of reasons. Such as being one of the best in the country for the arts and really being great at preparing its students for the real world. MICA seems to be the perfect choice of leading me to what I would like to do and keeping me on that path. As well as being able to teach me to follow a career I would love and hopefully keep doing for a long time.
When I was young I learned my alphabet and numbers on a Magna Doodle. What started as a tool to prepare me for school turned into the beginning of a passion for art.
Being unable to start my art career is something that I fear for my future. However in five to ten years I see myself figuring out what I want to do with my art degree. At the moment, I am a little unsure of what exactly I want to do with this diploma. I worry that because of this I will struggle financially during a period of my life before being able to become more stable. Something that I have been thinking about is working as a freelancer or a motion designer for films and movies. By the time I complete four years in college I hope I will know what I want to do for the rest of my life.
Despite my actions last week my one goal right now is to come back to Turpin and graduate. I am motivated to go to college to pursue my art career to the fullest extent and be a law-biding citizen with a Turpin education and a college degree. I believe art is something i excel at and it’s a way i express myself which i haven’t always been able to do. I have worked to make the school environment a place where students feel that
I have always hoped to accomplish something great – not for myself, but for others. I have always wanted to leave behind a positive footprint on this earth that would sustain for generations to come. I have forever been fascinated by technology and experimenting with creative outlets. I have always wondered what could make the world better, safer, healthier. I sometimes think that life’s biggest issues may be too convoluted for me to digest and repair. Then I see stories about scientists, engineers, designers, and so forth – everyday people who create solutions that help the lives of hundreds; thousands; millions. And I think, “Wow, that can really be me.”
My current goals of becoming a successful artist has been the issue of conflict in terms of finding balance for academic success and artist freedom. Since the age of eight or nine, I have always had a dream of becoming an artist and having my art work displayed in museums across the country. This goal started when my fourth grade teacher entered one of my watercolor painting into an art show for the Mobile County public schools art contest. Much to my surprise, I won second place for the entire fourth grade classes and the school body. This gave me the motivation to continue to develop my skills and interests in the arts. However, as I was starting college, the reality of finding time and balance to study for my coursework in radiology and devoting time for artistic leisure had become difficult to obtain. In fact, the intensity of my coursework for the radiology program denied me the chance to focus my time and attention on my artwork. Therefore, in terms of ranking my personal values, my goals for academic success surpassed my endeavors as an artist. Having focus on my value for success in my academics has led me to maintain my desired grade point average (gpa) and also has gave opportunities to a few honor societies, and achieve the qualifications in terms of gpa to apply for a variety of programs at different colleges and universities. Although I was pleased in meeting my terminal goal in my academics, I also felt dissatisfied that I often neglected one goal (art) for
I am stuck in a rut and sense that my life is going nowhere rapidly. Having an idea of what I aspired to study in college, I found even the silliest excuses of why I couldn’t attend school. Previously, I have been weary of the costs, not having much, if any, of a portfolio, along with choosing an accredited school. Ultimately, after discovering how effortless the search is to find a design school that fits my needs, I finally know in my heart it’s now or never.