Social Media Personal Statement

 

Media and Communications Personal Statement

The idea of entertaining people has always excited me. From a young age I’ve enjoyed making people laugh and this has increased with age. Through reading many autobiographies including Graham Norton, Russell Brand and Chris Moyles I realised that a job in the media is something that I would love, as I would be able to hopefully entertain millions of people every day. As I’ve completed my studies, my skills have become more suited to this area as I relished every chance I could get to write creatively or to present in front of large groups of people. Now I have the chance to focus my studies on the media exclusively and choose a career that I can enjoy. The course I hope to study will give me new skills and develop my interest, as well as help me to realise my ambitions, and decide fully on a future career, be it in radio, television or journalism, and hopefully produce opportunities for me to start a career in the media.

I have many relevant skills, already, such as communication skills learnt from english and from taking part in drama activities in sixth form, both of which have given me great confidence for performing in front of large groups. I have learnt how to work in a team through geography field trips collecting data and know how to work individually from presenting or producing coursework.

I can think creatively in the way I find solutions to problems but also can think analytically when studying written or spoken texts as I did in my english language coursework where I analysed four different comedy stand up-routines.

I also have good IT skills and can use programs such as PowerPoint and Publisher confidently and competently.

My A-levels have enabled me to see how audiences can affect/be affected by the context and content of a text. My Psychology course has taught me about behaviour and perception and my Geography course has shown me the value of using data correctly to validate statements made. Due to my law course, I know the effect that negative media can have on audience and the consequences, an example being defamation and newspapers being taken to court. Sociology has taught me about the different values that different societies have and how different cultures can find different things offensive. English Language reinforces the idea of audience importance with looking at how to apply different writing styles to suit the audience and context such as for a radio programme. I also enjoyed learning about children’s language development and how the media can have an impact on the way their linguistic skills develop.

I did a week of work experience at the Sevenoaks Playhouse where I learnt about creating educational booklets for school visits, lighting and audio for productions and front of house interaction. I also took part in a film review task that was to be published in the local paper.

My extra curricular activities include reading a wide range of publications such as local and national papers and music magazines such as ‘NME’ as well as reading autobiographies and some fiction .

Music is important to me and I listen to a varied range of genres and I’m also trying to learn the electric guitar. I also go to see Sevenoaks RFC occasionally and like to draw.

 

Universities Applied to:

  • Bournemouth - Media and Communication - Unconditional Offer
  • Canterbury Christ Church - Film, TV&Radio and Communication Studies
  • Falmouth - Broadcasting

Comments

General Comments:

Comments on the statement:


Article by TSR User on Thursday 15 February 2018

 

Digital Media

Imagination is a wonderful thing. It breed concepts and ideas that when complimented with knowledge, can mould our world into a more radical and entertaining place to be. I hold a great ambition and desire to contribute my two cents to the ever expanding and exciting field of Digital Media. The prospect of a career with such broad exciting potential really attracts me to this area and one I feel I can thrive in.

It was during my days as an immature student (2005-2008) that I discovered my creative streak. Through the tuition of my housemate I picked up the guitar which soon won the lion’s share of my spare time. However, before long I grew unsatisfied learning the work of others so I began trying to write my own lyrics and music. I haven’t stopped since. I find it a great form of creative expression and fancy the idea of creating videos and multimedia to bring ideas to life. Also during my recent backpacking experiences around Asia, Australia and New Zealand I unearthed a passion for photography that I would previously never gave much thought to. But with such beautiful scenic locations in abundance, it was hard not to get the camera out. I became friends with a fellow tourist on my travels who had done a Digital Media course in the U.K. and he really opened my eyes to the sector. I have continued this since and would be eager to learn the professional approach to the art.

I regret not realising this enthusiasm a few years earlier as it may of led me to this point a lot sooner. Electronic & Computer engineering seemed appealing to me at the time as I love technology and would be a self-confessed gadget freak. But if I am honest, ultimately I was not ready for a course so technically challenging and secondly the heavy reliance on mathematical based modules contributed to my struggle. So when I recently decided to return to Higher Education I had to ask myself a few questions.

1. What do I truly and honestly want to do with my life? 2. How can I utilize my skills and interests to achieve my ambitions? 3. Which is the best route to make it happen?

The answers to these led me to pursue a career in Digital Media.

For much of my employed life I have been in the service industry. Most notable would be my four years with Lidl Supermarkets . They place a lot of emphasis on teamwork and organization and it is with these traits I feel would help me in any given project and working with others. In early February I’m due to take a Web Design course over twelve weeks which awards a City and Guilds iTQ Certificate of Unit Credit in Website Software Level 2. And following this I will undertake an ECDL Certificate in Image Editing in order to gain skills and knowledge of Photoshop. In doing these I’m hoping to get a little head start before September.

In conclusion, I deeply wish to be given the opportunity to release my potential in such a creative environment. Embracing the technologies of today and utilizing them to bring to life my imagination is something I would relish. Developing my hobbies and interests into a career gives me great incentive and one I will devoutly strive to achieve.

Thank You For Your Time.

Sean Gallagher

 

Universities Applied to:

  • University (Course) - Offer/Rejection (Grades of offer) Insurance/Firm
  • University (Course) - Offer/Rejection (Grades of offer) Insurance/Firm
  • University (Course) - Offer/Rejection (Grades of offer) Insurance/Firm
  • University (Course) - Offer/Rejection (Grades of offer) Insurance/Firm
  • University (Course) - Offer/Rejection (Grades of offer) Insurance/Firm

Grades Achieved:

  • Subject (AS/A2) - Grade
  • Subject (AS/A2) - Grade
  • Subject (AS/A2) - Grade
  • Subject (AS/A2) - Grade

 

Comments

General Comments:

Comments on the statement:


Article by TSR User on Thursday 15 February 2018

0 Replies to “Social Media Personal Statement”

Lascia un Commento

L'indirizzo email non verrĂ  pubblicato. I campi obbligatori sono contrassegnati *