This full-time graduate program provides an in-depth study of the relationship between art, law and business and how they influence the commercial art world. The program is designed for recent undergraduates and career changers who wish to gain access to the global art market.
Our Unique Approach
The goal of the M.A. in Art, Law and Business is to examine the relationship between these disciplines and how they intersect in the commercial art word. With unrivalled access to the art market and its professionals, the students will explore the important ethical and legal aspects of working in the commercial art world while being trained in art history. Combining real world experience through an internship and project-driven exercises, the main goal is to give the students the transferable skills they need to make a smooth transition into the professional art world. An intensive program, it takes only 15 months to complete and concludes with the writing of a Master’s thesis and a mandatory 45-day internship to help students launch their professional careers.
Who should apply?
The program is designed for recent undergraduates and for careers-changers, with or without an art history background, who wish to gain access to the global art market. Our program is best suited for those aiming to start careers in business support services within the commercial art world and the creative industries. Graduates can go onto careers in auction houses, galleries or fairs in positions such as sale manager, business manager, business intelligence and strategy, client services, PR, or marketing.
In preparation for careers in the art world, students will:
·Gain an advanced understanding of the commercial art world
·Learn about the structure of the art world and the interplay between the commercial and non-profit sectors
·Gain art market knowledge
·Acquire knowledge of the auction house
·Develop transferable professional skill such as writing market analysis reports, a collecting management proposal, and a marketing plan to sell an art work
·Have networking opportunities with art world professionals
·Become familiar with current research resources for art law and art business
·Be prepared for employment in the commercial art world and the creative industries worldwide