Personal Statement

Through the application process, we will learn a lot about you from your creative body of work and your academic transcripts. But your individual voice and personal insights also play an equally important and valued role in an admissions review. 

Your personal statement allows you to share your story, express yourself and place a spotlight on your creative journey—past, present or future. It helps us get to know you and your dreams, ideas, challenges, opportunities and/or goals in a way your transcripts and other application materials can’t. 
Here are some questions to help you shape your personal statement. Interpret them as you wish. There are no right or wrong answers—there’s only your story.

  1. When and how did you realize you wanted to be an artist?

  2. How will University of the Arts help you achieve your creative and professional goals?

  3. How do you want your creativity to affect the future?

There is no word count requirement, but we recommend you share your story in 250 to 500 words.

Your personal may be uploaded along with your application for admission, or emailed to