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jjchipol
Q: Hi, I am stuck in writng out my personal statement. The thing is that Ii have done this before, I am reapplying to some of the universites I had to turn down before. Before I was mainly concentrating on Film Studies, but now I have 3 Acting Courses as well as 3 Film Studies Courses. I want to keep this option avaliable to me. I have written a Personal Statement on this site a while back and I am wondering how can Iiadjust it in order to satisfy both the Film schools and the Drama schools. Well, Acting wise I have been in more plays and have plans to do more throughout the course of the year. So I can add that information, but I need a little more help. Reply as soon as you can. Johann
Answer: At present I can only answer you in general terms since you did not supply a copy of your original draft, which I seem to recall editing at an earlier date. I assume this is now a post A level reapplication? You don't make it clear why you rejected some of last year's offers - were your results better than expected, or have you now become convinced of the need for a change in academic direction?

I don't think that applying for courses in both Acting and Film Studies will harm your chances of getting the relevant offers. After all, they are both very much part of the Performing Arts group of subjects; indeed they are available in a combined (or more genera) course at a few lesser known universities. The key issues affecting your entry chances are your results (actual plus any predicted) and the enthusiasm that comes across in your Statement.

I think you need an opening paragraph that stresses your love of the performing arts, and which suggests that you are very versatile and that your tastes are eclectic and still developing. Make it clear that you are equally at hime watching/studying films and acting; try to find the odd example suggesting links between the two - the obvious example is stage actors who have gone into films, or play directors who have done the same.

You will then need roughly equal space for each of the two subjects. Be very specific in citing examples from personal experience, and reflect upon them. It is always a good strategy to explain what you discovered or learned from doing this or watching that, and how it differed from your expectations. Go on to emphasise any skills that such exercises enabled you to develop.

Some decisive comments needed on both (favourite) acting methods (or play direction) and on film genres. Rty to be diverse, but don't just produce long lists. Similarly your own plays at school or wherever - far better to discuss the importance TO YOU or two or three than to prduce an exhaustive list of everything you've ever been in.

You won't have much space left for a short paragraph describing your other interests and hobbies - three or four lines at the most.

A decisive and snappy conclusion is needed - one stressing you think you have both the commitment and the skills to make a success of the course.

I hope this is helpful.

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