Moving Image Archiving and Preservation M.A.
“In 2025, the MIAP program will celebrate twenty years since the graduation of the first cohort. MIAP has grown based on a strong concept of community as reflected by the dynamic network of alumni and the way it supports incoming students. The program keeps current with new discussions in the field with the awareness that we are educating professionals for an ever-changing preservation landscape. Transformation in our field is multifarious, including but not limited to the constant emerging of technical transformations and development of new work tools, current debates on how to archive material in the light of contemporary social and political discussions, reparative and inclusive practices, and balancing global and national inequality of access to resources. Internships and hands-on work are at the core of our curriculum. We are attentive to the profession’s demands for committed and engaged archivists, and how we can work together to bolster professional exposure by providing additional training, and support that is substantial to the professional growth of students while also meeting institutional needs.”
– Juana Suárez, MIAP Director, Associate Arts Professor
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
- Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation