Animation/Motion Graphics

The Animation degree is a cross-disciplinary effort between several programs at COD, including MPTV. Starting with the basics of drawing and cartooning and continuing on to advanced techniques of 3-D computer modeling, compositing and animating, this degree is designed to prepare students interested in animation or motion graphics for gaming, film or TV.

When planning your coursework, use the Student Planning Worksheet. Degree information and the worksheet can be found on the following files:


Contact Information

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
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 219, (630) 942-2048

MPTV Lab Office
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 173
, (630) 942-2162

Regular Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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

Alumni Spotlight

  • Student Spotlight: Emily Poniatowski

    Emily PoniatowskiAnimation

    "COD was truly a life-altering experience. From the courses to the people, I cannot be thankful enough. The freedom to set my own pace set me up for success. The willingness to be open and try new things without the pressure and fear of failure kept me going. I was unsure of my future and where I should start but I was sure of my talent and of what interested me. Everything fell into place at COD and I wouldn’t trade my experiences for anything.

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  • Spotlight: Stephanie Boesso

    Stephanie BoessoAnimation

    “As a child, I was enthralled with animation from the time I first saw Disney and Warner Brothers animation. Back in 2003, when I first graduated from COD, there wasn’t an Animation program. It was time for me to expand my educational horizons and, in 2013, I enrolled in the program. I continue coming back to COD because it is up-to-date with the latest software, computers, technology and equipment. I also like the teacher-to-student ratio in the classroom.”

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  • Spotlight: Tony Meers

    Tony MeersAnimation

    "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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  • Spotlight: Bob Blevins

    Bob BlevinsAnimation

    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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