Graduate & Certificate Programs
The Photographic Preservation and Collections Management (PPCM) master's degree is a collaborative program offered by the University of Rochester and George Eastman House. The PPCM program teaches you the care, preservation, and interpretation of photographs within a broader humanities context. The university-museum partnership offers you both comprehensive, hands-on training to work with photographs and photographic collections in all their forms as well as advanced coursework in the humanities.
This program is an intensive, eight-month, graduate-level immersion program for professionals, students, and independent scholars. Taught exclusively at George Eastman House, this comprehensive combination of practical and classroom experience offers access to the Museum's unparalleled photographic collections, the world's largest library of photographica, and an internationally recognized faculty and staff.
The work of film and audiovisual archiving is now recognized as a distinct field of professional endeavor, embracing ethical and curatorial standards, collection management "best practices," historical research, public exhibition and interpretation of collections, and cultural conservation.
The staff and alumni of the Selznick School lead the way in studying the conservation challenges of the moving image and audio-visual formats of the past and present, and in preparing students to meet those of the future.