Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management (MA)
Part of the Faculty of Communication and Design
Students are encouraged to submit applications prior to the first consideration date to increase their chances of securing financial support for their graduate studies. Applications received after the first consideration date will be accepted and reviewed based on spaces remaining in the program.
See application dates.
Our unique curriculum is developed and delivered by a range of specialists, from historians of photography and fi lm to museum, library and archival professionals. Students will gain advanced research skills by completing an original written or creative thesis.
Work with a cultural institution on projects such as exhibition development, collections research, digital cataloguing initiatives or preservation planning and implementation.
Apply to work as a Research Assistant or Grad Teaching Assistant. Program funding is awarded to top candidates.
Launch your career with an exclusive six-month residency with one of our partners, including:
- Anthology Film Archives, New York City
- Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
- Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
- Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam
- Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
- Victoria and Albert Museum, London
A shared resource at Ryerson, the RIC is a world-class institution, offering exhibition programming and a research centre. Notable works include the renowned Black Star Collection and the artists’ archives of Berenice Abbott, Wendy Snyder MacNeil, Jo Spence and Werner Wolff.
Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
For information specific to programs, please see the program contact information below.
Graduate Program Director
M.A. (magna cum laude), Media Study, State University of New York
Research areas: Chronophotography, particularly the work of E.J. Marey and Eadweard Muybridge.
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6875
Graduate Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 552411
“This program offers the rare opportunity to learn from professionals in the classroom and to work in institutions locally and around the world on many different archival and preservation projects.”