Hi I'm trying to transfer to UT Austin into Fine Arts in Technical Theatre
Apply Texas Topic A/UT Austin/Undergraduate SOP
Here my essay so far:
From a young age, the world of live performance and expression has captivated my eye. Growing up with parents in the music industry, I saw the impact of live music and how much it affects people. As I went through grade school, I found myself choosing classes that directed me to the creative path. One of excitement and promise. I naturally found myself behind the sound console in the theatre and it has never failed to bring my passion and joy. I joined technical theatre club, participated in productions as well as aided in our school winning state-given awards in the theatre department. Even outside of class, I found myself following audio technology, going to as many shows as I could and feeding off those experiences to fuel my own. After graduating from UT Austin, I plan to pursue a career in the theatre. Whether that be a live performance in music or acting, I find myself most comfortable in the sound booth. There is nothing that captivates me more than the magic of live performances.
During my time in high school however, my GPA bega to dip. I focused too much on my extracurricular activities, such as technical theatre, than my studies. As a young teenager, I was immature towards education and thought of it more as a "chore" than an opportunity. I was always unclear about my career path and what I wanted to do in my life. But after graduating, I decided to complete my core classes at Austin Community College and use that opportunity to transfer into UT Austin. Since then, my academic discipline has strengthened significantly and I possess a newfound work ethic that has aided me in class as well as life.
There is no place in the country I'd rather be than right here in Austin, Texas. After living here for 9 years, I've found a blend of cultures, background, and opportunities, unlike any other city I've visited. The "live music capital of the world" title is no accident as every day, bands and artists thrive through the copious amount of venues and clubs around the city. The great thing about UT Austin is that it just happens to possess one of the best theatre programs in the country. It's large theatre and knowledgeable staff offer training on the professional level which would aid in my creative color pallet. I see this not as just an opportunity to grow, but also to meet other like-minded individuals that will broaden my horizons. Thank you for your time and Hook em' Horns!