The coronavirus epidemic is not over yet, but IB department of Suzhou Industrial Park Foreign Language School (SIPFLS) has reason to rejoice! In the wake of a spate of University offers across the board, one student, Liuxin Qin, has received offers from 7 top art schools in the US!
The seven schools are:
School of Visual Arts (2018 World Ranking: ranked 1st in Illustration; Cartoon; Computer Arts Programs in the U.S.)
Maryland Institute College of Art (American top art school, ranked 4th in Best Fine Arts Programs in the U.S. News & World Report)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (ranked 3rd in the Best Art Schools in the U.S. News & World Report in 2016)
Pratt Institute (ranked 5th in the world's top colleges, 4th in the U.S. for art and design and 1st in the U.S. for Interior Design in the QS World University Rankings in 2018)
Savannah College of Arts and Design (the largest art school in the U.S. and one of the largest art universities in the world, ranked 1st in the world in motion media technology)
Art Center College of Design (ranked 13th in word’s best art and design universities in the QS World University Rankings)
California Institute of the Arts (ranked 3rd in the ranking of BAI World Academy of Fine Arts published by the authoritative community of Bewicks International Kyodo News Agency, one of the world's four largest aesthetic colleges, and ranked 1st in animation program in the U.S.)
秦刘昕同学从初中起就在苏州工业园区外国语学校就读，是一名学习成绩优异的优秀学生。她性格外向，善于交际，富有幽默感，是课堂上积极的参与者，但同时做事一丝不苟，总是能够为学校和班级项目做贡献。她参加了第三届学生会竞选，并担任了communication director一职。2019学校IB国际高中的year book以及各种IB国际高中的活动邀请函都带有她独特的创作天赋。
Liuxin Qin has been with SIPFLS since junior high school, an outstanding student with excellent academic performance. Blessed with an outgoing, sociable and humorous personality, she is an active participant in the classroom, but at the same time, a meticulous worker with an eye for detail and could always be depended upon to contribute to school and class projects. She came forward to campaign for and served as Communications Director in the 3rd IB Students’ Union. The 2019 Yearbook of the IB department as well as invitations to various IB events all bear the distinctive marks of her creative genius.
Liuxin Qin is very talented in art. Besides a strong foundation in the basic skills, she possesses some unique insights. Together with excellent drawing skills and research and analytical ability, she has achieved excellent results in the IB Visual Arts course. Liuxin’s passion for the fine arts goes beyond VA; she is also a keen supporter of her favourite music band WAV, and has contributed her paintings and participated in WAV’s postcard series (see the attached picture below). Within the confines of the classroom, she is a model student for her peers, who often use her work as a point of reference. Enthusiastic and helpful, she has never been one to shy away from offering help and advice to her classmates.
In her spare time, she likes to doodle and make some small innovative designs, consulting her teachers whenever she encounters a glitch.
Of her course she says, "My favorite course in school is Visual Art, and my favourite teachers are our two kind and lovely VA teachers. Every Thursday night, when I think of the two VA lessons the next morning, I will be too excited to fall asleep. The atmosphere of the VA class is very free and positive. At the same time, students need to have initiative and possess self-management ability. VA students can start on their portfolios and their own works early, but they also need to think deeper and have their own thinking and insights. "
She has her unique opinion of art: "Many people may find art ‘useless’, but in fact, artistic concepts permeate culture, philosophy, history, society and other aspects of people's lives. Artistic creators draw from a deep humanistic heritage, but this needs to be coupled with their own ideas and creativity. Although art is not as practical as Physics, knowledge that seems to be 'immaterial' has its own unique value. "
"Even though I have received offers from these universities, this is only a small beginning. I am grateful for the opportunity to explore the frontiers before me and I will work hard”.
It is amazing that Liuxin has received offers from all the 7 universities that she applied for, and scholarship offers totaling US$253600. Her achievement to date can be attributed to her tenacity and hard work. To all our IB students we say, “Keep up the good work. Wish you a prosperous future as pursue your dream”.
We share some of Liuxin’s works below:
Self-reliance education at home during holidays