My friend's kid wants to design video games and is a high schooler getting ready to pick a college and curriculum. I told him I'd ask the experts, which in this case is you. His grades are adequate for an appointment to a US military academy, he's been told, but he doesn't want to commit. College majors (for the cheap ones) are non-descriptive, like engineering/computer science. I thought maybe an art major would have the building blocks for game stuff. What's the best route? Are there any specialty schools that go directly to the subject?