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Ok, long story short it's a different system here; I can't just change, I have to go back as a first year student.

I'm 20, in my second year of a business degree I hate and am currently failing.
It's not looking likely that I'll pass this year, I have two exams to repeat in August and I have another set of exams in like a week.

I'm thinking of dropping out and going back to a different college as a first year Design student, I'm thinking probably Industrial/Product Design but I'm also interested in Interior design, fashion and textiles..

What do you think?
I'm second guessing and doubting myself.. but I mean if I'm failing a degree I hate then why stay?
Have any of you guys got an art/design degree? Was it worth it?

I'm just in my head atm..
 

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my 2 cents: if you truly dont like it and wouldnt wanna do it for the rest of your life, going much further is worthless.

go do your design degree
 

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cloudforty said:
my 2 cents: if you truly dont like it and wouldnt wanna do it for the rest of your life, going much further is worthless.

go do your design degree
Just because you get a business degree (or any degree for that matter), it doesn't mean you're stuck doing that for the rest of your life.

Obviously if you hate business, and can't (or don't want to) do the work - then I would definitely look into changing before wasting more time & money.
 

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Kendrickkk said:
Just because you get a business degree (or any degree for that matter), it doesn't mean you're stuck doing that for the rest of your life.
Not enough people realize this. Unless you have a concentrated degree (like I do), you can do a lot
 

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MFreezy said:
You're looking for the problem and it's not your degree. You're not sure what you want to do in life.
In part but I know I want to work for myself, start a business, make money, and generally feel like I've accomplished something and not just exchanged hours for pennies.

But at the minute my degree is pretty crucial, I mean it will either set me on the right path or shackle me with debt...
 

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Kendrickkk said:
Just because you get a business degree (or any degree for that matter), it doesn't mean you're stuck doing that for the rest of your life.

Obviously if you hate business, and can't (or don't want to) do the work - then I would definitely look into changing before wasting more time & money.
Good point, I know I'm not stuck with whatever degree I've got but it's getting the degree in the first place.
I've hated college, it's been the worst 2 years of my life, in my country we have no say on course modules you just pass whatever modules are laid out for your degree.
I've hated the modules, I've been so worked up about my degree that it's affected other areas of college for me.

It's going to take longer and cost more to change degrees but I think it's worth it..
I'm just second guessing myself as to whether or not design is actually a degree worth having..
 

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Einfinet said:
Do it, ID is cool af. But most quality programs are competitive af I think
This one is a specialisation from a general design course where you can go into fashion, interior, graphic or industrial design.
I don't have a choice as I can't afford to go to college anywhere else, and this is the best around..

I'm interested in UX and UI, Brand Image/Identity... I've always had a business head so I assumed I'd be great at business in college.
But I'm interested in what made Apple worth billions, not inferential statistics for production.
 

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SEANLAURENTPARIS said:
In part but I know I want to work for myself, start a business, make money, and generally feel like I've accomplished something and not just exchanged hours for pennies.

But at the minute my degree is pretty crucial, I mean it will either set me on the right path or shackle me with debt...
Not if you want to be a business owner.

Look, if you're serious about working for yourself then understand it's not a straight forward path. You're not allotted the same luxury as your peers in that you can just go from degree to money and have that be that. You're in for years of learning, honing your skills, so that when you do look to open your operation you'll be ready for it. Remember most businesses end in failure.

Figure out something you'd like to do and spend time learning as much as you can. Take on jobs that'll give you the experience you need. Most importantly live life. Don't get too caught up on how you'll eventually make your money. As an entrepreneur you'll be putting crucial life skills at work in your business. But for that to happen you'll have to live first.
 

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We are in the same boat OP I'm a Junior in college and I am done with getting my systems and operations degree. I really want to change my major to music but I need to audition and pass the entry exams to get accepted into the program. It's a lot of work but i'm exciting as fuck! Follow what you want to do because college is gonna feel like a fucking drag everyday if you keep doing what you don't like.

Of course i'm not saying fuck business or anything, just diversify and find a way to turn your passions into something you can earn a living from. If you can you fucking won at life man. Best of luck to you
 

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Big Papi Nizzy said:
Not enough people realize this. Unless you have a concentrated degree (like I do), you can do a lot
Even then, your degree still has worth outside of your specialization .
 
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