Cinema Studies
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The Moving Image Archive 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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Fall 2016 Admissions Deadline Extension
December 18, 2015

The application deadline Fall 2016 Admissions to the MA in MIAP have been extended to January 15, 2016. Apply Now

MIAP Thesis Presentations 2015
March 30th - April 3rd, 2015
721 Broadway, 6th Floor

MIAP students will present their M.A. thesis projects, covering a wide range of topics such as African American home movie collections, VHS batch codes, and film preservation in Stalinist Russia. 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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