Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.

I aspire to earn a master’s degree in fine art because I have an intense desire to work as a curator at a fine arts museum. As a young child, I would sketch and create realistic drawings on my own. My mother took notice and enrolled me in drawing classes. As a teen, I took oil painting classes during the summer months. I have received awards for my artwork as a child, as a teenager, and as an adult. In college, I studied art and writing and received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. As a college student; I completed a writing internship with NASA and a writing internship in a public information office for a school district. I currently work as a freelance writer, a substitute teacher and I run my own art business wherein I teach drawing technique classes, oil painting courses, acrylic painting parties, summer art camps & art workshops. I feel my passion for art education and the joy I express through inspiring others through art and art instruction make me a fabulous candidate for a curator position at a fine arts museum. I want to keep art exciting for the current generation and many generations to come. I plan to bring my love of art and creativity into my job as I find enjoyable new innovative ways to engage the public through special events and exhibits at the museum. Getting people excited about art is very important to me. The history behind the great works of art guides the future artists of today. I believe if education is exciting and informative, the future of art is very bright. I plan to implement many ways in which technology and trade skills of old can come together to create a wonderful experience for future patrons of the fine arts museum. In this modern society, bringing art to life is essential to the future cultural appreciation of art for artists both young and old. There is so much to learn, see, and do in the fine arts museum and there will be even more innovation in the future if I have the opportunity to make my dream a reality!

Natalie from Texas