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


  • 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 advise, 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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  • Alex Lechuga

    Alex LechugaMotion Picture/Television

    In the last few years, College of DuPage graduate Alex Lechuga has made a name for himself in the Chicago television market, working as a producer for WSNS and winning four Chicago Emmy Awards.

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