Art inspired minds of people throughout the entire history of humankind. From the paintings on the walls of caves to beautiful art galleries, people tried to explain and share their thoughts using creativity and talent. My intense interest in Art dates back to my high school years when I took an Art course of higher level in the IB programme, but Art has always been a passion of mine. I was fascinated about the genius of the people who contributed to the history of art leaving their heritage for the next generations. My family always appreciated the value of creativity and beauty, and they ensured that I also have an eye for genius pieces of art. Therefore, there was no surprise that the choice of my future profession lies within the field of Art.
Throughout my school education, I chose subjects that were in part related to the theme that interested me the most – the Art. There was no surprise that I would choose Art as a major for my Bachelor’s Degree. Currently, I am a student of the Paris College of Art and I am getting my degree in Art and Design Management. I study Art in Paris, capital of Art and beauty, and the surrounding environment inspires me a lot. There, I had a lot of Art-related courses, including Art history courses, which provided us with knowledge about the evolution of Art and its specific directions. Among all the classes taken, my favorite ones are Pop & Around and Primitivism. Regardless of the fact that they are very different, they describe different periods in the history of Art and demonstrate how the interests and preferences of people changed with the time.
The specific areas of my scientific interest are modern and contemporary art. Modern art has no constrains and artists can be inspired by everything that surrounds them. They no longer need to hide anything while expressing their inner vision and intuitive insights, while being afraid to be misunderstood by the public. Modern art provided creative people with a chance to feel free and experiment with what they found interesting and inspiring. Contemporary art is a representation of collective, more solid power of art that derives from such phenomena of the modern world as feminism, globalization, racism and others. This art is more conscious and precise than any previous eras, as it is more concerned with the economy, politics and social issues.
Recently I realized that after graduating from this college, I want to continue my academic career. I want to change my major to the one which is more practical and will allow me to start my own business in the future. That is why my choice fell to the Master’s program in Art Business. I feel like mere knowledge of art history limits me and prevent my development in the world of commercial art. Being equipped with a vast knowledge of art, I want to have required skills and expertise to apply them in practice. Moreover, the program offers a balance between theory and practice which is needed in working in the modern art market.
Art Business Master’s Program offers field trips to art fairs and galleries to keep students in line with the recent developments in the world of art. Moreover, it provides students with an opportunity to study business management as well as the basics of financial analysis. It is a must for future entrepreneurs in this area. I am dreaming about applying my theoretical knowledge in practice. I follow up the news in the European art markets to set up my own fashion art business. Therefore, I am expecting that elective units will help me in focusing in the areas that can be of particular value and interest for me. Getting a deep and comprehensive education regarding the global art world will ensure obtaining professional and business skills required to sustain successful performance in the modern competitive environment.
My short-time internships in Marketing and Advertisement Departments of Helena Resort Hotel and Furniture Company provided me with the skills required to make the brand noticed and recognized. Moreover, I learned how to communicate with clients and offer them services and goods that they cannot reject. I am sure such knowledge will be useful during my studying process as well as in setting up my own business. I am sure that art business needs advertising techniques and good marketing as much as any other goods.
I believe I am a perfect candidate for the program due to my profound knowledge in the field of Art and academic success. I am also a target-oriented and persistent person. My excellent communication and interpersonal skills makes working with people easy, as I am always able to find the right approach. I am good at working in teams and definitely prefer organized work to absence of discipline. However, it does not prevent me from having creative imagination and dedication to what I deal with. I am sure that my ability to speak Bulgarian, Russian and English fluently will be of particular use for my studies and professional career. Moreover, I have good management and leadership skills to start and run a business on my own.
I look forward to start my education and pursue my dream of becoming a business owner in the field of fashion art.