Warning: This is kind of long. Though this is about graduating from university I hope some can find it helpful.
My problem is choosing a major.
Here is the thing. My parents are nagging at me to graduate college. And they want me to chose a major of course
Say I do chose a major.
I thought it would be normal to explore what i want to do in college.
This is what I was told before I got into college. "hahaha its okay you'll find out what you like"
Sccreew the person that told me that. Seriously. Lies. I want to get out.
I feel rushed.. But I dont want to chose the wrong focus.
Honestly when will I ever get to go an expensive art college again?
I want stability.. But at the same time all I've had is internships... They were more like week-long commissions than actual internships too.
Do you think it would be good to force myself to commission and juggle school at the same time? Some people tell me no, some people tell me yes.
I'm taking it seriously. I have to admit though, its really easy to get blinded by your homework and forget the fact that your graduating..This is especially true for me at least.
My teachers talk about it all so vageuly. "Just do extra stuff for yourself on your own time." Was what I did enough? Is it REALLY going to take me where I need to go?
Am I wasting my time spending 3 hours watching a movie after I get home?
Is 3 hours thrown away at a bar 3 hours wasted?
edit: what sort of habits describe going above and beyond with the "extra stuff"? What is the average way people deal with the "extra stuff" ? What is a mediocre way to approach "extra stuff"?
My interests include:
Character design/ Environment painting
My school happens to have a great producers program.
(((Just fyi.. being a producer means getting paid alright and having a little control over making sure a project is marketable, audience friendly and well budgeted... plus I'll get to work with people and motivate people... I'd be good at that. I read a book on producing animation and it sounds like a dream job for me. ))
But then so does everything..
I figure.. If I can draw.. I can do any of those things (Storyboarding, background painting.)
Then again what if producing is right for me after all?
My savings are running low.. Though I get lots of grant money my parents stopped helping me a year and half ago.
I cant help but think this is the last time I'll ever have money to be in school. How can I pay to take classes later when im a starving artist?
I want to do the right thing now and go in the right direction.
And there's the other thing that's bothering me..going in a completely different direction.. It calls to me and i am scared if i miss out.. Of wasting time doing the wrong thing. Mostly of wasting time.
Being a producer does not have to be an evil thing (as so many directors say). I want to find talent and give them the opportunity to be in the spotlight.. Yet make sure that genius is not shutting out a general audience. I know it sounds tricky and maybe too bold? But its like .. my dream. This is what a producer has the POTENTIAL to do for people.. amirite?
So these are the reasons why im scared of just sticking with illustration.
<:^) Please be nice to the noob. I dont mind a sincere asskicking with good intent, but please be respectful and nice to the noob.