Given the ever-expanding market in image-based culture, education and entertainment, and the challenges posed by digitisation, the MA programme creates excellent career opportunities for students looking to be employed in the field of AV archiving and presentation. The programme is well-known in the field, and unique in Europe due to its twofold preservation/presentation focus, its broad outlook (the fact that it addresses issues relevant to film, television and media art archivists and programmers) and its combination of academic study and practice-based learning. Its close cooperation with archival and presentation partners entails that participants are given direct access to those working in the field, and the opportunity to develop a professional network while studying in Amsterdam.
Programme alumni are employed as curators, preservationists and programmers in film and television archives, museums and at festivals around the world. In some cases, job opportunities emerged as a direct outcome of a (curricular) internship project.
Programme participants form the Board of the local Student Chapter of AMIA, the Association of Moving Image Archivists (the largest international professional association of its kind). In this capacity, they organise extra-curricular events, promote the activities of AV archivists among fellow-students and liaise with professionals across the world.
For more information about the Student Chapter’s activities, consult: