Cinema Studies
For Students:

The Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) program is a two-year course of study that trains future professionals to manage preservation-level collections of film, video, new media, and other types of digital works. The program provides prospective collection managers and archivists with an international, comprehensive education in the theories, methods, and practices of moving image archiving and preservation.

Dan Streible is the program's Director, and Howard Besser and Mona Jimenez are Associate Directors.

The curriculum covers all aspects of moving image archiving, including:

  • Film History/Historiography and Film Style
  • Conservation, Preservation, Storage, and Management
  • Legal Issues and Copyright
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Moving Image Cataloging
  • Curatorial Work and Museum Studies
  • Programming; New Media and other Digital Technologies
  • Metadata and Access to Archival Holdings

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MIAP and U of Miami Preserve the Work of Video Artist Buky Schwartz
March 21st, 2016

The MIAP program at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts and the University of Miami’s Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies have joined forces with the Estate of Buky Schwartz to preserve the late artist’s extensive archive of multimedia works.

MIAP Thesis Presentations 2016
March 28th - April 1st, 2016
721 Broadway, 6th Floor
Michelson Theater, Room 648

MIAP students will present their M.A. thesis projects, covering a wide range of topics such as preserving malware, the video installations of Buky Schwartz, archiving hip-hop culture, and the differences between musicals on-stage and on-screen. All sessions are free and open to the public.


2015 Home Movie Day
Newark, NJ
October 17, 2015

Research Projects

Moving Image Specialists in Libraries (MISL) - A research initiative funded by the US Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) that seeks to generate awareness of the special requirements for preserving audiovisual records and improve staffing for moving image archiving and preservation in libraries.

Faculty List and Info

Announcements of trips, presentations, projects and events from the last several years.

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