UAB Master's Degrees and Graduate Diplomas


Graduate Diploma in Management, Preservation and Dissemination of Photographic Records

The shared goals of the Graduate School of Archives and Records Management, the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion, the Archivists-Records Managers Association of Catalonia, and the Institute of Photographic Studies of Catalonia have made it possible to offer this graduate course specialising in the fields of archive studies and photographic studies, which were both lacking anything as specific as what is being offered by the Graduate Diploma in Management, Preservation and Dissemination of Photographic Records.

This training, on the one hand, aims to respond to the need among many public and private organizations to properly organise and treat their photographic archives and collections.

It also aims to provide photography professionals with different strategies, knowledge and tools to be able to improve the management and commercialisation of their photographic production.

The course considers the various aspects that should enable proper management of such photographic archives. It is therefore structured into different modules, the content of which covers the different aspects involved in their management, and meets the needs of different professional sectors.

Despite the increasing impotence of photographic records, the technological changes that affect them, and the diversity of associated professional sectors, no specialised courses are currently being offered in any of these areas to provide training focused both on knowledge of photographic production, and on its treatment, preservation and management.

The course is run in collaboration with professionals of recognized prestige in the included fields.


This graduate diploma meets the needs of different professional sectors, and of certain groups, with regard to the management of their photographic archives, mainly:


  • archivists

  • photographers

  • librarians

  • documentalists
  • museologists

  • preservationists

  • researchers

  • collectors

This diploma may be accessed from any licentiate degree, bachelor’s degree or diploma.

Access will also be offered to persons with experience in the field of photography that have no university qualification. In such a case, students that pass the course will may receive a specialist certificate issued by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

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Certificate awarded

Students accessing from a licentiate degree, bachelor’s degree or diploma and that take all of the modules and do the graduate degree final project  shall receive a Graduate Diploma in Management, Preservation and Dissemination of Photographic Records.

In other cases, students shall be issued a certificate of attendance of a graduate diploma course or a certificate for each of the modules that they have taken.

Professional Opportunities

  • Media (press, television and multimedia).
  • Regional, local and state administration archive services.
  • Archives of public institutions and organisations.
  • Archives of professional associations and guilds.
  • Archives of religious institutions.
  • Companies that organise and safeguard archives.
  • Information technology companies.
  • Corporate archives.
  • School and university archives.
  • Image banks and photography libraries.
  • Specialised libraries and record centres.