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Ryerson Masters in Photo Preservation and Collections Management
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The intensive, two-year graduate program assumes that a photographic preservation specialist or collections manager must be acquainted with the materials of photography, with its history, the social and cultural conditions of its production, and the critical and theoretical conceptions that inform its reception. Thirteen half-year courses, an internship, and a professional practice project are designed to provide students with a graduate program in which historical knowledge, practical experience, and professional education are fully integrated. Course offerings in the graduate program include seminars in photographic and film materials and history, and issues of curatorial practice and practicums taught by Ryerson faculty who are preservation and conservation specialists. Students complete an internship using archives and special collections in the third term of this 6 term program. 

The first year of study is undertaken at Ryerson University. In the second year at Ryerson, student will have access to the collections and archives of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Ryerson Image Centre, the Archives of Modern Conflict, the Archives of Ontario, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and the Media Commons. 

Upon satisfactory completion of course work and other requirements of the graduate program, students are awarded the degree of MASTER OF ARTS in Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management. 

Candidacy for the master’s degree requires satisfactory completion of 13 required half-year courses, 1 elective, an internship, and a professional practice project. 

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The Yeates School of Graduate Studies at Ryerson University is pleased to announce the September 2013 launch of Film Preservation as a new specialization in the Master of Arts program in Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management. 

The intensive, two-year graduate program assumes that a film preservation specialist or collections manager must be acquainted with the materials of film, its history, the social and cultural conditions of its production, and the critical and theoretical conceptions that inform its reception. 

The program offers twelve one-term courses, including an internship and a professional practice project. In keeping with Ryerson tradition, the degree is designed to provide students with a graduate curriculum in which historical knowledge, practical experience, and professional education are fully integrated. 

Course offerings include seminars in film materials and history as well as issues of curatorial practice and are taught by Ryerson faculty who are preservation and conservation specialists. In addition to this, students complete an internship at an archival facility, specialized film collection, film laboratory or digital media centre activity engaged in film preservation or restoration. 

For more information please contact Alison MacLeod at gradppcm@ryerson.ca

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