Artists are respected, revered and celebrated. The trick is achieving that status while they're still alive. After all, the term "starving artist" didn't come from nowhere. Here are three jobs commonly held by workers with a fine arts degree:
Spend $130,000 for a gig that pays $40K.. IF YOU CAN GET A JOB!
Now that is totally thinking outside the box.
The box of sanity.
The people who encouraged you to take out student loans, and their accomplices at the institutions that have decided to rob your future blind are no higher than con men on the scumbag charts.
If you are paying for this with current dollars and no loans, then fine. You are allowed to burn your money while partying down (dude) at some lame-ass institution of statist, non-relevant bullshit.
So... party on...