Art Business, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 14 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    28800
    Tuition (Year)
    24900
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The Master’s degree in Art Business program was introduced in 1998 and has pioneered the study of art business and the art market as both an emerging academic discipline and a vocational bridge for traditional art history students into the wider commercial art world. 
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About

The Art Business MA faculty consists of both academics and art world practitioners, providing a balance between theory and practice to facilitate the understanding of the complexities of the art market and its main players.

Art Business students are introduced to established art markets of Europe and North America, as well as the emerging markets of China and South-East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Russia, and Latin America. Field trips to art fairs as well as regular gallery and auction house visits develop first-hand knowledge of the art world and facilitate networking with its main players. Students also learn the skills of art business management and financial analysis. Elective units enable students to focus in depth on specific art market sectors and art businesses or on areas of art and related issues including contemporary Asian art, East Asian art, curating contemporary art and performance art.

Accreditation

Our degrees are awarded by the University of Manchester in the UK and combine professional training with academic study.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Navigating the Art World – Shared Core Curriculum
  • Art Business: Management and Finance
  • International Art World: Markets, Laws and Ethics
  • Photography: Image and Power (1968–Now)
  • Curating Contemporary Art
  • Performance Art
  • Photography and its Markets
  • Art and Authentication
  • Contemporary Design and its Markets
  • The International Art World: Public Sectors
  • The Market for Antiquities and Old Masters
  • Strategic Management and the Art World
  • Emerging Markets
  • Ethics, Law and the Art Trade
  • Contemporary Chinese Art
  • Court and Literati Painting in East Asia
  • East Asian Ceramics
  • Curating Asian art

                                Detailed Programme Facts

                                • Full-time duration 14 months
                                • Study intensity Full-time
                                • Languages
                                  • English
                                • Delivery mode
                                  On Campus
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                                English Language Requirements

                                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                • Minimum required score: 7

                                  The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                • Minimum required score: 100

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                                Academic Requirements

                                Required Documentation

                                • Academic transcripts/mark sheets from all post-secondary academic institutions attended.
                                • Two letters of academic reference. 
                                • Personal Statement (max 1000 words). 
                                • A writing sample. 
                                • A CV/resume that includes all relevant art related background.
                                • English language proficiency exam. 
                                • An Interview. 
                                • A non-refundable application fee of £50 (GBP).

                                Tuition Fee Per Year

                                • GBP 28800 International
                                • GBP 24900 EU/EEA


                                Funding

                                Sotheby´s Institute of Art offers a range of financial assistance through both needs-based (financial assistance) and merit-based (Scholarship) awards across all postgraduate-level programmes. All candidates may apply for financial assistance on a rolling basis. Scholarship awards are highly competitive and have a deadline for submission.

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