Moving Image Archiving and Preservation M.A.
"Now in its second decade, MIAP has established a high standard for synthesizing theory and practice. Students engage in projects that use real collections and require collaboration with working archivists. Through internships, class assignments, and participation in professional organizations, our students develop a deep understanding of the field."
— Dan Streible, Associate Professor, Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP)
The Master of Arts degree program in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) is a two-year, interdisciplinary course of study that trains future professionals to manage and preserve collections of film, video, digital, and multimedia works. MIAP is situated within New York University’s Department of Cinema Studies, part of the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television in the acclaimed Tisch School of the Arts.
MIAP provides prospective collection managers and archivists with an international, comprehensive education in the theories, methods, and practices of moving image archiving and preservation. Our curriculum includes courses on conservation and preservation; collection management; metadata standards and application; copyright and legal issues; moving image curation; the cultures of museums, archives, and libraries; and the histories of cinema and television. Students are taught by leading scholars and practitioners in the field.
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The Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Program has received generous support from:
- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- The Film Foundation
- J. Paul Getty Trust
- Hollywood Foreign Press Association
- Institute of Museum and Library Services
- Library of Congress, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation
- The Andew W. Mellon Foundation
- National Endowment for the Humanities
- The National Film Preservation Foundation