It seems you have 2 choices after deciding on a concept you’re interested in.
1. Do the concept the way your professors and classmates suggest MIGHT work.
2. Discover for yourself what what works.
On a different note, maybe we can all start working on the projects we enjoy instead of the projects we think would be impressive/courageous/acceptable to everyone else. (This statement is as much for me as it is for you)
The differences between professors and the early advent of hispterism is not to different. All you have to do is feign being bored and unimpressed with everything while making others feel inadequate when compared to how ‘right’ you are.