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How to Write a Successful Personal Statement for Graduate School
A sample media personal statement to provide an example to help yours.
During my lifetime, the way in which media is produced and consumed has changed in leaps and bounds. When I was born television was the cutting-edge medium, largely offering shows produced by and containing professional actors and broadcasting professionals. Now, as I have reached an age where I can think about my career options, due to technological advances audio-visual and print media can be consumed virtually anywhere, and can be produced by anybody with access to just a few pieces of consumer electronics. People of my generation have benefitted from these advances for a wide range of reasons, but in my particular case it has helped me to realise that a career based around my passion for a range of forms of media is not beyond my grasp. With the right studies and training, I believe that I have the skills and determination to succeed in the fascinating world of media. My media interests are broad, ranging from the web and print journalism to radio, film and television. My enthusiasm for all these types of media from the perspective of a consumer of media has developed an entirely new dimension through taking media studies at school.
Media studies degree
Highly creative, strategically minded and enthusiastic are qualities which I believe make me an ideal candidate for this course. I am extremely ambitious and motivated to achieve great academic results to contribute to the field of media communications within your university. I have recently completed an advertising course, where I have developed strong knowledge and understanding of integrated marketing communications both traditional and digital, generating ideas and concepts within various media, creative skills such as art direction and copywriting and brand management. During my advertising studies, I have learnt to develop creative solutions for various media advertising, combining a technical and practical approach to business applications.
English had always interested me and I did quite well in my English courses. However I wanted to take a major that would challenge my social skills and ability to communicate with others. I needed to be in a major that would improve my communication skills in all aspects of my life.