Motion Picture/Television

The best film, TV, animation, or audio programs start as dreams. Through the use of art, craft and technology, these dreams are turned into moving images and sound. The Motion Picture/Television (MPTV) program at College of DuPage is dedicated to helping students learn the art, craft and technology behind the media of moving images, and to transform dreams into work that moves.

Here are some of the many reasons to choose the MPTV program:

  • Passionate faculty with award-winning, national production credits, and degrees from top programs (USC, UCLA, Northwestern)
  • Smaller classes with hands-on work
  • Film and television studio with multi-camera control room, lighting grid, chromakey screen, green room, and more.
  • Computer labs with the latest professional, cross-platform software
  • Audio studios with computers, professional software, mixers, and professional microphones
  • Individual computer editing suites for advanced students
  • Professional HD/SD digital video cameras and extensive support equipment
  • Internship and employment opportunities with a broad range of employers in Chicago and the suburbs

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Contact Information

Glenn Glinke, Program Specialist
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 170, (630) 942-2892

Jennifer Piehl, Television
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 172A, (630) 942-2109

John Rangel, Film/Video
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room171, (630) 942-2910

Tony Venezia, Animation
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 159A, (630) 942-2020 

MPTV Lab Office
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 173
, (630) 942-2162
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Liberal Arts Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2616, (630) 942-2047


  • Rachel Bass

    Rachel BassMotion Picture/Television

    “My experience at COD is the foundation that enabled me to pursue film to greater heights. The faculty is the bomb. If you come to COD with a purpose, the resources can take you wherever you want to go. This one year has been the most important year in shaping my identity as a storyteller and always will be.”

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  • Tony Meers

    Tony MeersMotion Picture/Television

    “I thrive on the critiques of others. What I’m trying to get across in my story, I want to make sure the audience understands it. The instructors in the Animation program either have worked or are working in the industry, and they pass along that experience to us. They also have great contacts within the industry."

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  • Nick Atchison

    Nick AtchisonMotion Picture/Television

    "Animation is something you have to put your heart into. If you really want to make a cartoon or do special effects for the movies, it's a great place to start. But you have to be patient. There is a lot to learn and it won't happen overnight. The staff at COD is amazing and always supportive. I say if you're into animation, then look no further."

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  • Lee Saunders

    Lee SaundersMotion Picture/Television

    "The COD program provides the tools and knowledge to get started. If you listen and put in the effort to learn, you will have a solid foundation to start. The faculty will teach you the tools and help you find your voice. And you will learn how to make great work."

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  • Sam Vallo

    Sam ValloMotion Picture/Television

    "Once I entered the MPTV department, I was kicking myself for not having started there in the first place. The four-year college I was at had an MPTV program, but COD blew their program out of the park. I was highly impressed and really excited to finish my degree."

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  • Abraham Buado

    Abraham BuadoMotion Picture/Television

    "The people and the culture at COD are amazing. I've made many contacts with good teachers and students that I'm sure I'll keep in touch with for many years to follow."

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  • Chris Colucci

    Chris ColucciMotion Picture/Television

    "What I love about the MPTV department is that the professors teaching you are people who have worked heavily in the field. They aren’t just teaching out of books but instead teach from personal experience."

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  • Bob Blevins

    Bob BlevinsMotion Picture/Television

    "The staff at COD, particularly program head Tony Venezia, did a great job of breaking the students into the basic principles and process of animation while allowing them creative freedom to explore that process in an enjoyable way."

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  • David Baker

    David BakerMotion Picture/Television

    "The department is set up so that you can get exactly what you want out of it. The teachers are willing to offer their advice, but they also are willing to step aside and allow you to figure it out on your own if you so choose."

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