早稲田大学 国際教養学部 AO入試 志望理由書 提出例(森田 典正 教授参考)
Dear Admission Office,
First of all I would like to thank for the opportunity, and in this letter please allow me to explain my interest in applying for School of International Liberal Studies at Waseda University, hoping to pursue a major in International Culture and Film Studies later in my academic years. I would be more than grateful if you could kindly give it a read and grant me an admission. During the in-person interview, I would also be delighted to expand more on my area of studies and what I can achieve with liberal studies curriculum and study abroad program.
Every generation has a film they grow up with. Do you agree that film can be a powerful educational tool, for everyone but especially for children from deprived backgrounds? So how can we place it at the heart of young people’s learning experiences and cultural studies? If you watch any movies, you would easily notice how much films have evolved during your lifetime. Over the past few decades, film technology has made major advancements, astonishing if we just compare the original “King Kong,” made in 1933, to the recent remake made in 2005. A product of 19th century scientific endeavour, it has, over the past century, become an industry employing many thousands of people and a medium of mass entertainment and communication.
In film history, no single person invented cinema. However, it started when in 1891 the Edison Company in the USA successfully demonstrated a prototype of the Kinetoscope, which enabled one person at a time to view moving pictures. At first, films were very short, shown at fairgrounds and music halls or anywhere a screen could be set up. By 1914, several national film industries were established, and Europe, Russia and Scandinavia were as important as America. Films became longer, storytelling or narrative over time, became the dominant form of entertainment. By the early 1930s, nearly all feature-length movies were presented with synchronised sound and, by the mid-1930s, some were in full colour too. Film competed with Television over a decade, then in the past 20 years, film production has been profoundly altered by the impact of digital technology.
Generation X, Baby Boomers, Digital Native and all, each generation has a few films that defined their youth and success in life. In other words, films can shape the way we’re making sense of the world we’re living in right now — regardless of the period they’re set in. For this reason, understanding the history of films gives a perspective on why people of different generations view the world and communicate the way they do. Some people may be indifferent to this area, but I feel passionate about gaining broad knowledge in international culture and social studies from diverse perspectives. And in order for me to attain high-level education and equip myself with what is needed to survive the next decades of globalization and competition, and locate professional opportunity, it is extremely important for me to study various international studies among like-minded students at Waseda where liberal studies is offered. Thank you very much for reading and I am very much looking forward to hearing good news.