Miranda Wright ’21, School of Fine Arts

Miranda Wright reflects on her time at UConn

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Miranda Wright (Contributed photo)

Why did you choose UConn?
I chose UConn because I loved the environment I felt when I first toured campus. I wanted a school with a great art program, great school spirit, and tons of opportunities.

What’s your major and why did you choose it?
My major is Fine Arts with a concentration in Illustration and Animation. I also chose an English minor! I am a super creative person and I love storytelling. My heart has always been with art.

What activities were you involved with as a student?
I used to be a competitive archer and I did archery club at the beginning of my UConn journey! As classwork got heavier, I focused more on my art and writing, but I really enjoyed doing archery again for some time.

What’s something you learned in a class that you’ll always remember?
I’ve learned that responsibility is just as important as talent. It doesn’t matter if you are the best student in the class if you do not submit your work on time or show up to lessons.

What’s one thing that surprised you about UConn?
How I could have both a small and large campus feeling at the same time. Within my major I had a small, tight-knit community, while also having all the perks and fun of a large campus!

What’s one thing every student should do during their time at UConn?
Go to a basketball game with your friends and sit in the student section! Academic advice: do an independent study in your favorite subject or with a favorite professor.

Who was your favorite professor and why?
Prof. Alison Paul! I have made sure to have her as my professor every semester since sophomore year. She tells us how it is and gives us the best advice for improving our work. She is also so encouraging and overall awesome (with great movie taste). I would take an extra year of school just to be in her illustration classes again!