Statement of Academic Purpose
It is with great pleasure that I apply for admission to your school. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and the work and projects I have been involved with in Korea.
I have been working as a web designer for two and a half years after I completed the program for Industrial and Visual Design. I always did my best under all circumstances and situations I encountered, and I have been awarded a scholarship five times during my school years. In addition, I joined an advertising club, the universitiesกฏ union club, where I researched about marketing, design, and copy, and also participated in many public speaking events, winning many prizes. I also had a part time job at Jeil Advertisement Company where my duty was to work on creating new and creative ideas for the company.
Among the numerous areas in design, I would like to study Computer Art because I believe that computer art is multi-functional in that it makes a number of things that could previously not have been created possible to be expressed and visualized. In the mean time, I believe that it is critical that design should be able to express a rapport with humanity for mutual response. For this purpose, among other means that we use in design, I trust without doubt that only a computer can serve the purpose in the most satisfactory as well as feasible manner. This is certainly one of the best advantages that are derived from using computers.
Overall, I am interested in observing functions of various types of multimedia due to the fact that multimedia tools, including computers, are not only interactive among themselves, but have a very unique way of expressing their respective functions. Aligned with this reason and as witnessed in the recent rapid technological development demonstrated in camcorders, digital cameras, and laptops, as well as their accompanying mediums such as the Palm PC, CD-ROM and virtual reality graphics, we have witnessed how they have significantly widened and broadened all facets of design.
It is certain that the world has been significantly influenced by the wide usage of the Internet. However, I believe there is no doubt that in the near future we will experience more developed, evolved, and advanced products other than the Web to influence the world to an even greater extent. This is where my goal lies. That is, I would like to learn techniques and avenues that will lead the world in the near future, especially in regards to information, attitude, and knowledge of design.
Given the opportunity to study at your school, I would like to experience various ranges in design. Finally, I sincerely hope that as I become more experienced, I will be able to work on the areas which consider the potential usersกฏ convenience as well as develop the ability of circumstantial judgment. To do so, I believe that it is absolutely imperative to learn more about psychological perspectives and use this knowledge to visualize and make technology more convenient to use.
I look forward to the valuable experiences that I will gain as I study aboard. I would like to expand my knowledge and sense of awareness and use it as a base for my future career. Moreover, if possible, I would also like to teach graduate-level courses at universities in Korea.