Sonia P.

Visual and Performing Arts Grit Guide and Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Class of 2026

Hometown: Maryland

Major: Visual Arts

Concentration: Intermedia

I chose UMBC because...

...of the great community, the beautiful campus, and the excellent arts education offered here. It's close to home but it's given me a place to learn how to live independently and build a strong foundation for a career.

My most memorable UMBC experience was...

My first improv show! I love being a part of the improv troupe on campus. It's been super cool getting involved with planning and admin for the club as well, and I've learned a lot about leadership and what it takes for a student organization to flourish!

My advice to prospective students...

Reach out to your professors and advisors about opportunities inside this school and outside of it! So many options are available to you here, and the faculty are a great resource to find out about them.

How has UMBC helped you grow?

UMBC has made me a much more well-rounded student than I ever expected! I'm a Graphic Design major, and the interdisciplinary class options have allowed me to explore subjects outside of my major that aren't necessarily offered at exclusively arts schools.

I'm passionate about...

Painting Art Fine Art Design Film and Photography Improv Graphic Design

I'm involved with...

Improv Team
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