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Educational Programs

Formal Programs

L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation
In 1996, George Eastman House established the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, which  teaches the restoration, preservation, and archiving of motion pictures. The certificate program offered by the school provides students with a comprehensive education covering the theory, methods, and practice of archival work and film preservation. Students work closely with George Eastman House staff, receiving practical, hands-on training in the maintenance, care, and storage of motion pictures.

Ryerson University's Master of Arts in Photographic Preservation 
This program brings together photographic historians, scientists, practitioners, and museum professionals to teach the material science, theory and history of photography, photographic processes and museum and archives practices.

Tisch School of the Arts' Moving Image Archiving & Preservation (MIAP)
This two-year M.A. program trains future professionals to manage collections of film, video, new media, and other digital works. The MIAP site contains detailed information on the program's curriculum as well as resources, articles, news and images relevant to students and the professional community.

UCLA's Moving Image Archive Studies
In September 1998, the UCLA Film and Television Archive received a three-year grant to develop a new graduate study program in Moving Image Archive Studies. The Archive Studies program is being developed in collaboration with UCLA's Department of Film and Television and the Department of Information Studies. This program is the one most like the traditional MLS programs with which archivists are familiar, granting MIAS degrees. The formal program began in the Fall of 2002.

University of East Anglia Film Archives (EAFA)
Since 1990, EAFA has run a unique Film Archiving Masters course with the Film Studies sector at the University of East Anglia. This course is taught by David Cleveland and Jane Alvey using EAFA resources. There are teaching visits to the National Film and Television Archive and other UK archives. All students do a work placement at a film archive of their choice. Graduates are now working in film archives around the world.