So I'm in my third year of university and I am simply not feeling it anymore. I started off as a government major for my first year and semester, at which point I realised this was not for me, so for the last year and semester I have since been an art history/philosophy double major. Last semester was great, a lot of fun learning, supportive tutors and lecturers and fantastic grades, but this semester has been the complete opposite. My courses either have uninspiring lecturers or uninspiring content. I'm not sure if this is just a short phase or an actual realisation but I feel like I'm not getting anywhere with what's being offered at my current university. The humanities department is the best in the country but the art history department seems to be completely isolated from the kind of work i want to get into: art writing outside of academics.
So I want to transfer to a different university, a smaller art school with a better program and better integrated in the industry I'd like to get work in. The question now is should I transfer, and if so when?
If I don't transfer, then I basically have another year and semester to complete my BA. At this stage I can either do two things, do my honours then proceed into post-grad and compromise and go into academics, or after that do another Bachelor's in art theory (at the smaller art school) and do my honours there instead (four years in total). Although the latter option requires a lot more years I come out with a more rounded education and it leaves my options open.
If i do transfer for the coming semester then it will basically be another 2-3 years at a new school, then honours, then perhaps post-grad.
You might say the transfer option and the second bachelor's option is the same but they aren't, I wouldn't be able to study any philosophy (outside its relevance to art) if I transfer.
Money is no issue because I don't have to pay for any upfront fees until I start working and earning 50K+ p.a. and even then I'd still have a liveable income. The only issue for me is the amount of years lost.
I know this must be agonising to read for the older SFers, so I just want to clarify that my intentions are not just to waste as many years at school to avoid being an adult, I am genuinely interested in learning the most I can while studying and finding some level of success as a writer.
Also I apologize for the massive post.