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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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
Glenn Glinke, Program Support Specialist
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 169, (630) 942-2892
Arts, Communication, and Hospitality Division
Charles Boone, Dean
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06, (630) 942-2048
MPTV Lab Office
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 173 , (630) 942-2162
Summer Hours: June 4 through Aug. 12
Summer hours at COD are in effect June 4 through Aug. 12. During this time, most buildings on the Glen Ellyn campus are closed Fridays to Sundays.
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Matt MiltonbergerMotion Picture/TV
“I started getting into film and making videos seriously when I was in eighth grade. I would make short little films with my friends and put them on YouTube. When I started getting into actual production more seriously in early high school, I worked with my Dad and we produced the corporate videos for his business. I couldn’t afford to go to a four-year college, and honestly, COD is one of the greatest community colleges in the nation.”Read Spotlight
“I was working on a job close to College of DuPage, and one day I just walked in and said that I wanted to register for classes. My goal was to get my gen eds and transfer, but I was talking to a student who told me about a class called Intro to TV Production. I did some research and discovered the MPTV program. Professor Jennifer Piehl was my mentor and she really pushed me to excel further than I thought was possible.”Read Spotlight
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.”Read Spotlight
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.”Read Spotlight
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."Read Spotlight
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