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

Gainful Employment Information

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Contact Information

Glenn Glinke, Program Specialist
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 169, (630) 942-2892

Jennifer Piehl, Television
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 171, (630) 942-2109

John Rangel, Film/Video
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 170, (630) 942-2910

Tony Venezia, Animation
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 295, (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


  • Jeremy Silva

    Jeremy SilvaMotion Picture/Television

    I want to usher in a new age of voices determined to keep film about the quality of its content and the magic of art. College of DuPage provided me with flexibility, financial freedom and the confidence to hone my artistic voice. Students attending COD will be challenged. My advice is to embrace it, because that is where growth occurs. Remember that experience is what you bring to the table.”

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  • 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. The staff at COD is amazing and always supportive. I say if you're into animation, then look no further."

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  • Sam Schmidt

    Sam SchmidtMotion 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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  • 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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