First off, there is no point in having regrets, or in worring about what "might have been different". That is not reality. You did what you did, and cannot change the past.
Originally Posted by FlameDragon
The future is what you need to think about now. Where do you want your artistic development to go now? It is on this basis alone that you must decide whether to take art classes and which ones to take.
If you need to fulfill a fine art requirement for your degree, by all means, take a drawing or painting or sculpting class to fulfill it. If you can't afford it or if your course load for the current semester is too full, then defer the class until you can afford it and you have the time to spare. Just because you aren't taking a class doesn't mean your art development has to stop. Practice drawing in your free time, get a couple of good art reference books to work through at your leisure, and post work here to get feedback. (In all honesty, the quality of the critiques you get here will usually be better than at most university classes I think, and best of all...it's free!)
As for myself, I took drawing and painting in high school. I had a real love/hate relationship with the classes and with the teacher. He was extremely knowledgeable and could teach well, but he was also highly opinionated and could really ride you about the work you were producing (of course, now years later, is when I realize that it is that kind of drive that makes the quality of the work improve). It took a long time for me to realize that those art classes were probably the most influential classes I took anywhere or ever.
Regardless, I didn't take art when I started college. In my third year I took Drawing 101 just for fun (I was majoring in Math and Physics at the time). I never finished those fields of study. I found that they didn't offer the answers I was looking for. I later changed to Psychology thinking it had the answers. Wrong again...I never finished that path either. I slowly came to realize after years of wandering down those roads that the answers I sought were to be found in that place that I had previously visited only for fun...Art.
So...I became an art major. I put my nose to it, I devoured (and continue to devour) everything about the subject I can find. It is my real passion. To make this long story even longer, 16 years after starting college, I finally graduated with a degree in art.
I guess the point of all this is that you can take a different road anytime. You never need to worry about where you were...only where you are now.
As the ego shrinks, so the spirit expands.