It's never too late to start on something. I went to college for graphic design, but I should have gone for digital illustration because I like that more. Instead of going back to school, I just worked on my illustration skills myself. I purchased imagine fx magazines,and looked at my anatomy books, plus study photographs and draw from them. Recently, I joined my local art community and have taken life drawing classes at a gallery. Those are less expensive than college classes. So maybe try and learn yourself if you can't afford to go back? Never give up what you like to do
Did some college but no degree out of high school, worked full time for 5 years before I finally found something I wanted to do. So, at the age of 26 I entered a 2 year program. I'm now 27 and am still not the oldest in my class :3 While most college campuses give the impression that ONLY the fresh-out-of-high-school kids are currently working on getting degrees/higher education, that is far from the truth. If you take any night courses or other less-mainstream types of education paths, you'll see the diversity of age and background. If you really want to make a change, GO for it. But do your research first so you won't regret it later (and be paying for it).
I made the same mistake, I chose graphic design and I despise it. I was very young when I started the program, at 16. I'm 20 now, and still have another three semesters to go. The one thing I learned and it's the probably the best news for people who didn't study graphic design but want to - it's very easy to learn. you DON'T need to go to college for that, in fact I think it would me more useless than the degree you have now (no offense). It's not about knowledge or education. It's about practicing your ass off and building a strong portfolio. It's that easy. The knowledge will come as you go along. I haven't learnt anything from what my instructors did, I learned through reading a lot and practicing A LOT. Don't worry, you can do this.
You can go for a masters in business administration so you can get hired in management positions in creative agencies or something related to your studies if you are having real trouble getting hired.
It's true that college degrees are, in most cases, unnecessary. In fact, everything I learned through my university years I could have learned at home reading history books. However, employers tend to look at degrees a lot. I mean, if you don't have the studies they demand, no matter how good you are, your CV is going to end in the trash bin (at least in my country, they're usually quite inflexible with this). But in any case, if I ever have an opportunity to formally study what I want, I'd prefer that option over learning by myself at home. Starting from scratch without some guidance of a teacher, or a program, or planned projects, must be very hard and time-consuming (although still better than nothing, of course).
All I am saying is that you should not waste four years on a degree in something like graphic design, that was my personal experience. There are plenty of centres that will award you certificates for one year programs and so on. There are a ton of resources and communities out there are extremely helpful in the art and design fields. some of the best graphic designers in my country aren't graduates of arts, but learned out of passion and really immersed themselves in that culture and educated themselves as much as possible, and it shows in their portfolio. The information is out there and readily available, it's up to you to make something out of it and show it off in your portfolio. 50% is your graphic design portfolio, the other 50 is how well you can sell yourself to potential employers.
I made the same mistake. I studied biology at university but should have done something creative. About a year after graduating, I signed up for a part time art foundation and worked at the same time. After that I enrolled on a part time HND in multimedia design, which I'm now in the final year of. I've just started looking for a job for when I finish.
iI'd recommend seeing what part time courses are going on in your area. The good thing about design and illustration is that you will be judged on your portfolio not where you studied. But go for it! It is less impossible than it first appears to be. In the UK you can get career enhancement loans to help with course fees - There may be something similar i Spain.
ey man dont beat yourself up. im not old enuff yet to understand but i do know that its best to do the things you want to do rather than not doing it at all.
trust yourself and believe in yourself so hard then do the things you want to do and no matter what you can at least say you tried and you lived and trusted urself than sucking up all that negative energy and regret.
Pretty much in the same boat here, except I haven't finished my bachelor. Neither am I planing too. I'll be trying to get into design with a focus on illustration next year. I am lucky insofar as university doesn't cost very much where I am from. Still my father is probably going to kill me when I tell him, but at least I'll die happy