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I wouldn't go and take literature though. If you're going to be unemployed, you might as well just go with the thing you were hoping to do in the first place.
And how can you choose to be an artist when you have 3 times as many choices of jobs as a programmer, often with better salary? If you want to be an artist, be an artist (but if you want to take part time business classes, I would go for it, especially stuff related to being self-employed.)
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"Work is more fun than fun."
"Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
Tristan, I always find that video hilarious for two reasons. 1) It's true. 2) I used to have friends who worked at XtraNormal and who made videos like this possible. Hint they didn't study literature.
There are other things you can study: Photographer, 3D Artist, Graphic Designer, Architect, Industrial Designer, Motion Graphics Artist.
All these provide job opportunities, but you'll also learn useful stuff that you can apply to art.
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I think the bigger question is are you going to ruin your life by TRYING to be an artist.
Do or do not.
If you're all in, then be all in. If you aren't, that's okay. Just be honest with yourself. For some of us Art will just be a hobby, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. In that case, get a good solid degree in something that will provide a decent living, programming being a good option.
If not, then it's time to put some balls to the walls. You won't have time for another field.