Personal StatementCity University of London – MA Media and CommunicationMy interest in studying media and communication (MA) comes from my background activities and my previous studies (digital arts). Media of today is playing an outstanding role in creating and shaping of public opinion and strengthening of society. I have been fascinated by the speed the digital world is taking upon us and therefore, I would like to carry on with my studies in this field.This degree covers modules that are not just about watching films and reading newspapers, it is about actively engaging with media practice, theory and production. I also like that you give the students a space to be creative; as well as an opportunity to develop their skills within social, economic, political and policy context of media and communications. I was a part of a volunteering project based in Indonesia last summer, and this experience just acknowledged me in persuading my career in a multicultural environment. I like that this degree provides you with an in-depth knowledge on understanding of the impact of globalisation on media and communication. I find it spectacular yet a little scary how many people are being influenced by media without even knowing it. That is why I believe learning the methodological approaches and tools to effectively research in the field would help me understand how this industry works and later help me apply it in my future job.My first degree is in Digital Arts (University of Kent). It has been an amazing journey to study and experience such an interesting subject that gives you a free hand in terms of creativity, technology and innovation. I have gained skills that will help me in my future career ambitions and I have learned how important digital technology and media are in a modern society. Being in this kind of environment requires skills like good project management, critical thinking and originality. Alongside studying, I have been working at the restaurant where I had to talk to customers on a daily basis, which gave me a valuable insight into working with public. Having the opportunity to talk to strangers and discussing various subjects gave me a range of communication skills for life. I have also been a part of our digital media society at my university, and we have been doing several promo videos for charities and different societies. This has helped me a lot and opened my eyes in terms of what I want to do in my life and in the future I would like to work as a media specialist or a programme researcher; where I could have a closer look on what content is being produced and how is it efficient for the society. The opportunity to study this course at Your University would help me develop and gain in-depth knowledge and skills within these two platforms.