Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management – Apply for Fall 2024

Study the Past and Future of Image Collections

Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management MA
at The Creative School, Toronto Metropolitan University

We would like to invite you to join us for an information session:
Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 5:30-6:30pm, Online
Register Here

This will be your opportunity to ask questions about the Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management MA program, courses, learning spaces, degree outcomes, job opportunities, and the application process.


The Film+Photography Preservation and Collections Management program provides students with a two-year comprehensive education in the theory, history, practice and methods of still and moving image preservation. The only program of its kind in the world, F+PPCM offers a professional curriculum developed and delivered by a range of specialists, from historians and practitioners of photo- and film-based media to museum, library and archive professionals.

Professional Experience

The program includes a required internship in first year, and a 6-month residency during second year, that take place at a growing list of local, national and international partner institutions, including Art Gallery of Ontario and Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto; the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal and The Cinematheque in Vancouver; EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (UK), among others. Research and Graduate Assistant opportunities are available in both streams.

Admission Requirements

  • A four-year honours Bachelor degree, or equivalent
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) or equivalent in the final half of the program
  • Statement of Interest
  • Resume / CV
  • Letters of Recommendation

Accepting Applications for Fall 2024

First Consideration Deadline*: January 19, 2024
*Submitting by the first consideration deadline guarantees consideration for the program and admissions funding. Applications will continue to be accepted until the program has filled all available spots in the program and the waitlist.

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Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management MA
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* In April 2022, the university announced our new name of Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. Learn more about our next chapter.