Hey everyone, okay so in short I think I've made a mistake on my course. I am currently on a media course focusing on nature (don't want to give too many details publicly but I am happy to private message) but I'm already starting to wonder whether it is worth my time. After speaking to a lot of 2nd/3rd years and hearing about past students, no one is really mad on the course. It seems at first glance to offer so many media opportunities when in reality people are completing it, having to find a part time job and just do freelance photography with the hope of proper career in a few years once they have built up their portfolio etc.
I was originally torn between choosing this course and going for a zoology/animal behaviour/animal management type course and this one won. I have modules both in media stuff and in zoolog/the natural world (with zoology lecturers) which I am enjoying more.
I am definitely going to complete 1st year, to see if I feel any improvement is made, but my line of thinking at the minute is that I could definitely do a lot better in what would be year 2 and 3 if I was doing my own work (own website, own promotion, freelance work and I could find some work experience/internships) than I would do in 2 years of filming what I was told by the uni in between essay writing and group projects where half the group has no motivation or input at all .
I knew going into this course that a job at the end would be hard.. but based on feedback from others I feel that going it alone wouldn't really put me any worse off.
I'm hoping to move to another uni and start at year 1 in animal behaviour/zoology etc. This would allow me to get the degree in my original course choice whilst building up photography on the side.
I'm just looking for any advice really, I have read posts about moving within a uni but not so many about restarting a new uni from year 1 .. Will this affect my application negatively in any way, and if anyone has their own experiences of this please share!
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