Graduate and Undergraduate Programs

Listed below are graduate and undergraduate programs specifically designed for audiovisual archiving. This is not a definitive list, so please let us know of more programs to add. Inclusion on the list does not equal an endorsement of the program.

Additionally, many library, information science, archiving, and museum programs are beginning to offer audiovisual archiving themed courses.

University of Rochester
The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

MLIS with specialization in Media Archival Studies

New York University (NYU)
Moving Image Archive Program

Ryerson University-Toronto, Ontario, Canada-Masters of Arts in Film and Photography Preservation and Collection Management

University of Amsterdam-Heritage Studies: Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
Conservation and Restoration of Audio-visual and Photographic Artefacts

Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Germany
Conservation of New Media and Digital Information

  • 2 year MA Program
  • Taught in German and English
  • The  program is organized into four modules: conservation, media, computer science and supporting studies. The media module focuses on three main areas: photography, video and digital information.
  • Course blog

Université de Lausanne/Cinémathèque Suisse, Switzerland
Film Studies With Archive Option at the Cinémathèque Suisse

Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan
Graduate Institute of Studies in Documentary & Film Archiving


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