Over the past two decades, the technical and cultural challenges to preserving our moving image heritage have steadily increased. UCLA plays a key part in meeting those challenges–not only through the outstanding preservation and research conducted by the UCLA Film and Television Archive, but also by training the emerging generation of information professionals to anticipate, manage, and solve the preservation problems of audiovisual media.
Established in 2002, UCLA’s Moving Image Archive Studies (MIAS) MA degree program is the first degree-granting graduate program in North America to offer specialized training in audiovisual preservation. In a reflection of the highly interdisciplinary nature of the media preservation field, MIAS is jointly sponsored by UCLA’s Film and Television Archive, Department of Information Studies and Department of Film, Television and Digital Media.
MIAS is an intensive two-year course of study consisting of specialized seminars, directed studies, an extensive practicum program, workshops, screenings, guest lectures and technical demonstrations. In order to meet the increasing demands upon archival preservation and access that come with rapid technological change and the dramatic expansion of media types, MIAS’s principal goal is to ensure that each generation of moving image archivists can learn from the past and lead in the future.
For more information, please visit: http://mias.gseis.ucla.edu/