I am studying a degree in illustration, and i am almost halfway through my final year. I have always wanted to be a concept artist for film and television, and went into this degree with the intention of doing so, but my lecturers wont let me learn how to become a production designer, they keep making me do editorial and advertising illustrations instead.
this is surprising, because at the beggining of this final year, i was set to do a storyboard project, which went extremely well, and the lecturers thought so too.
i was advised not to do design work, as it would lower my marks, but this means that if i do what they tell me, i will get a really good grade, but a career that i dont want, but if i go ahead and do some design work, i will have a portfolio that will be more likley to get me the job that i want, maybe in tv or film, but i will get bad marks as i was told.
this is frustrating as i have very good drawing and design skills, that i believe are not being properly noticed or appreciated.
i am a bit stuck as to what to do.