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Graduate and Undergraduate Programmes

Below are graduate, undergraduate, and certification programmes specifically designed for audiovisual archiving. Please share any other relevant programmes.

Disclaimer: Inclusion on the list does not equate to endorsement of a programme, neither is the list comprehensive.

Academic Courses

South Africa
Undergraduate Degree (Semester module)
The module also provides an overview of the discipline, including its history and the development of audio-visual archives. In addition, students will gain insight and practical skills in organizing, caring for, and providing access to these materials in different environments.
Audio-Visual Archiving – ARM2601 (

Universiteit van Amsterdam offers a Professional MA in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image. This programme covers the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to archive audiovisual material in an institutional setting.

Berlin, Germany
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft
Conservation-Restoration Programme
The HTW – University of Applied Science’s degree course in the preservation of audiovisual and photographic cultural heritage offers a uniquely interdisciplinary scientific-materials and hands-on training approach. Film preservation, the youngest of conservation and restoration disciplines, is pursued in an in-depth programme, not only alongside photography preservation but within the entire context of cultural heritage conservation. (Master) (Bachelor)

University of Rochester
The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation
2 year MA Program
Website: The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation | George Eastman Museum

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
MLIS with specialization in Media Archival Studies
2 year ALA-accredited MLIS program
Website: MLIS Degree – UCLA GSEIS Information Studies

New York University (NYU)
Moving Image Archive Program
2 year MA Program in Moving Image Archiving Preservation
Website: Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (
5 year dual BA/MA in Cinema Studies/Moving Image Archiving and Preservation
Website:  Cinema Studies (

Ryerson University-Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Masters of Arts in Film and Photography Preservation and Collection Management
Specialization in Film Preservation
Website: Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management, MA – Ryerson University

AV Specific Certifications
University of Rochester, NY
The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation
1 year certificate program
Website: The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation | George Eastman Museum

Charles Sturt University, Australia
Graduate Certificate in Audiovisual Archiving
Website: 1 year distance learning certificate program
Graduate Certificate in Audiovisual Archiving – Study (

Creative Skillset, United Kingdom
Media Archive Trainee Certificate
6 month certificate program
Created in partnership with FOCAL International and Film London
Website: Careers, jobs and skills training in film, TV, VFX, animation and games – ScreenSkills