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Statement of Purpose

Students will write statement about their personal art practice. Most collage art programs require this essay. You will critically describe your art and contextualize your unique exhibit. You can include influences, the materials used, influences, and theme. The essay should focus on what makes your work unique. Consider the interdisciplinary nature of the work when making your case.

SCHOLASTIC VERSION OF STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
In 300 to 750 words total, answer the following questions:
(1) Why did you select the work you submitted for your Art Portfolio?
(2) How do you hope people will react when they look at your work?
(3) What role does art play in your life?

AP VERSION OF STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
(1) What is the central idea of your concentration? (500 characters maximum)
(2) How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples. When referencing specific images, please indicate the image numbers. (1350 characters maximum)


-Materials
-Theme
-Autobiographical Info (Use 3rd person)
-Narrative
-Philosophical
-Historical or Art Historical background

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