If looking for something new you might check out painting. There are a number of tutorials on YouTube and other places.
Ok, why not take advantage of your limits and try to expand on them, as they are important.
Pick a person, place or thing and do a composition of them/it.
Create a texture for the background, use masks to place images.
a project like this can show your creativity for use of a camera, photoshop and texturing skills.
Because a single person composition could be knocked out in a few days depending on skill level, you may want to do a group of people, a town, a shelter, a church, hospital, local 4H group, your class, etc. This would allow you to have mulitple images showing a story that you are trying to tell. Keep that in mind, when someone can visually see a story the whole composion starts to pop.
Good luck and have fun.
Thank you for your reply, Curt. I've done several pieces of digital painting over the span of a couple semesters and I think it will be part of whatever final project I choose.
Thank you for your reply, Silkrooster.
We did do several compositing mini-projects along the way so I can probably pull off something like this. Thanks for your input!