i know i'm pretty much screwed. any helper out there?
a short background. currently im doing 5th semester of biomedical engineering. i've been always interested in fine arts (esp. film/video making) but during high school, ive never thought about pursuing that option. my parents scared me and myself also thought i'd be a starving artist (or starving wannabe artist).
but i realized (from tons of engineering courses and few video production courses i took) that i do indeed love film-making and i'd not be happy being an engineer. im currently very interested in documentary and experimental films (playtime, persona, and a man with a movie camera are my favorites) SO what do i do now?
my university does not offer many fine arts majors but (all-in-one) Visual Arts. that's it. but while pursuing that major, a student can concentrate in film/video production. (in other hand, i do not know one single person majoring in visual arts ONLY. they take it as a second major or a minor)
i am very lost and do not know what i am looking for.
basically at this point, everyone's telling me that i should stick with an engineering degree since i've completed more than half and the rest half won't be as bad as the first half.
so i'm interested in double-majoring in Visual Arts (with concentration in film) which will take me extra semester. and maybe go on a film, documentary, or such graduate program.
what do you think? am i too late in the game?
will i eventually starve to death while wanting to become a indie obscure experimental film director?
(like i know i can make living by doing various crew works at major studios, but apparently that's not what i want to do. im definitely seeking more of creative and independent film making)
any comment will be appreciated :)
ps : in other note, i love other fine arts as well. esp photography and mixed media. so doing visual arts as a second major is interesting in general