In terms of my university studies, I’m struggling to make a few decisions right now. I’m currently studying Film & Television Production - as I have always wanted to be involved in the film and television industry - but lately I don’t have the passion for the course. I just feel angry all the time. I loved it at first. Filming, editing, producing. But this trimester has made me feel really uninspired and burnt out, and I’m struggling to remain interested.
To complete the course, I must study for two years and receive a degree. But if I choose to leave at the end of the year, I will receive a diploma. Which isn’t half bad, but I mean a degree is a degree.
Lately I have been looking at other options that I have always been passionate about, including acting and special effects make up, and these highly accredited courses run over the course of 1-2 years, depending on the college.
I’m just struggling to decide if I should leave the Film & Television course at the end of the year, receive a diploma, and continue along another path, or if I should stick out the two years and receive a degree. I’m trying to be realistic, and I’m worried I won’t be offered any jobs even after receiving my degree, because the industry is so difficult. I feel an overwhelming amount of pressure, as people are going to be disappointed if I leave, but I just feel so frustrated. Yet at the same time I’m worried I’ll make the wrong decision. Ugh. I don’t know what to do.