I really want to pursue a career in creature design concept art for video games. I've heard that I should look for an illustration major for that, but I've also heard game design/interactive media is what I'm looking for, but those usually come with an animation and special effects degree that I don't want. What major should I be looking for in a college?
In addition, my parents want me to go to a "real college," not an art college, so I'm looking for a college with a good program and then an art college I can go to for graduate school. I'm looking for an undergrad program preferably in the Midwest; does anyone know a good college? I'm looking at Bradley University, Valparaiso University, KCAD, Depaul University, and Northwestern University.