Okay, I have a dilemma. I want to continue art in college. I don't want to give it up, I genuinely want to learn about all the small technical and theoretical stuff, and I really enjoy it (not to mention it is a good opportunity to develop a style other than anime). The cons of that: ...money. It's kind of hard to make money with art as a profession, so my plan is to become some kind of doctor or medic if I don't major in art. But I really can't give it up, so I might consider minoring in art instead. Or double major, if it doesn't kill me. But here's where I need your help, for those of you who have (or are currently) taking art in college.
What are some main differences or pros and cons between minoring and majoring? Do you feel that majoring in art is important to reach a professional skill level, or does a minor provide enough of the basics to develop everything from there on? Or maybe no art lessons are needed as long as you find the stuff on the internet and keep practicing? I really want to major it because obviously it's more intense and more in-depth, but...
Not to mention the fact that my current level of skill is nowhere near enough to make an appealing portfolio, and perhaps my biggest problem yet (if I were to major in art) is that I am adept at nothing but pencil.
So for those of you who have been through this stuff (or are going through this now), what would you say?