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BA-MA in Cinema Studies/MIAP

The Department of Cinema Studies offers a combined Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Cinema Studies - Master of Arts (MA) degree in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP). This program is intended for students who would like to combine the history and theory of cinema studies with the theory and practice of archiving and preserving moving images. The accelerated track allows students to save both time and money. By completing the BA-MA program rather than pursuing each degree separately, students will save on tuition for a year of coursework (32 credits). This program is open only to Tisch students majoring in Cinema Studies. 

Accepted students must satisfy all requirements of both the BA and MA degrees. A BAdegree in Cinema Studies is 128 credits and the MA in MIAP degree is 64 credits. The combined degree consists of 160 credits, of which 32 credits can count towards both undergraduate and graduate requirements.

Suggest Trajectory

*Cinema Studies major requirement
**Liberal Arts requirement
***Minor course
MIAP course that counts towards both the BA in Cinema Studies and the MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation.

1st Year

Cinema Studies (BA) Requirements

FALL (16 credits)

  1. CINE-UT 10 Intro to Cinema Studies* (4 credits)

  2. EXPOS-UA 5 Writing the Essay: Art and the World** (4 credits)

  3. CORE-UA 5-- Cultures & Contexts** (4 credits)

  4. Foreign Language I** (4 credits)

SPRING (16 credits)

  1. CINE-UT 15 Film History* (4 credits)
  2. ASPP-UT 2 The Advanced College Essay: The World through Art** (4 credits)
  3. CORE-UA 4-- Texts & Ideas** (4 credits)
  4. Foreign Language II** (4 credits)

2nd Year

Cinema Studies (BA) Requirements

FALL (16 credits)

  1. CINE-UA 16 Film Theory* (4 credits)
  2. Core Societies and Social Sciences or approved Social Sciences course** (4 credits)
  3. CORE-UA 1-- Quantitative Reasoning or approved Math course** (4 credits)
  4. International Cinema course* (4 credits)

SPRING (16 credits)

  1. CINE-UT 21 Television: History and Culture* (4 credits)
  2. CORE-UA 2-- Natural Science I or approved Science course** (4 credits)
  3. General Education elective** (4 credits)
  4. Minor Course*** (4 credits)

3rd Year

Cinema Studies (BA) & MIAP (MA) Requirements

FALL (16 credits)

  1. CINE-GT 1800 Introduction to Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (4 credits)
  2. US Cinema course* (4 credits)
  3. General education elective** (4 credits)
  4. Minor course*** (4 credits)

SPRING (16 credits)

  1. Minor course*** (4 credits)
  2. Cinema Studies course* (4 credits)
  3. 2nd International Cinema course* (4 credits)
  4. Advanced Cinema Studies Seminar* (4 credits)

4th Year

Cinema Studies (BA) & MIAP (MA) Requirements

FALL (16 credits)

  1. Minor course*** (4 credits)
  2. CINE-GT 1802 Conservation & Preservation of Moving Image Material--Principles (2 credits)
  3. CINE-GT 1804 Copyright, Legal Issues, and Policy (4 credits)
  4. CINE-GT 1808 Digital Literacy for Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (2 credits)
  5. CINE-GT 2920 Moving Image and Sound: Basic Issues and Training (4 credits)

SPRING (16 credits)

  1. CINE-GT 1803 Metadata for Moving Image Collections (4 credits)
  2. CINE-GT 3049 Culture of Archives, Museums, and Libraries (4 credits)
  3. CINE-GT 3401 Collection Management (4 credits)
  4. CINE-GT 2911 MIAP Directed Internship (4 credits)

5th Year (MIAP MA)

MIAP (MA) Requirements

FALL (16 credits)

  1. CINE-GT 1807 Digital Preservation (4 credits)
  2. Elective or CINE-GT 1026 TV History and Culture (4 credits) 
  3. CINE-GT 3490 Advanced Topics in Preservation Studies (2 credits)
  4. CINE-GT 3403 Video Preservation I (2 credits)
  5. CINE-GT 2912 MIAP Directed Internship (4 credits)

SPRING (16 credits)

  1. Elective or CINE-GT 1015 Film History/Historiography (4 credits)
  2. CINE-GT 1805 Handling Complex Media (4 credits)
  3. CINE-GT 1806 Curating Moving Images (4 credits)
  4. CINE-GT 3402 Film Preservation (2 credits)
  5. CINE-GT 3404 Video Preservation II (2 credits)