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Claremont Graduate University
1017 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
In 2013, Sotheby’s Institute of Art began its partnership with Claremont Graduate University, offering a three-semester MA in Art Business. In 2015, the Institute took over the MA in Arts Management, which had been operating at CGU for just over a decade. Building upon the Institute’s now more than 50 years of educating art market professionals, the Los Angeles partnership brings a new dimension to the study of both the visual and performing arts, their markets, and the management of the firms, organizations, agencies and institutions charged with their flourishing.
The MA in Arts Management provides students with the tools to create, facilitate, and evaluate work in the visual and performing arts. With applied skills in administration, finance, and programming, graduates of the Arts Management program emerge prepared for fulfilling careers in nonprofits and social enterprise, public agencies and foundations, arts collectives and creative communities.
A partnership between Claremont Graduate University and Sotheby’s Institute of Art provides unparalleled access to diverse leaders and institutions in LA’s thriving arts and cultural scene. Faculty from LA’s professional arts community complement the expertise of scholars from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, The School of Arts and Humanities, and The Getty Leadership Institute.
The core courses provide a foundation in business and management skills essential to careers in the creative industries. Our personalized, seminar-style learning environment begins with coursework in art management dynamics, public policy, evaluation, marketing and communications, fundraising, and strategic planning. The core is fortified by elective courses and extracurricular programs that speak to student passions and career goals. Arts Management students also benefit from access to the full curriculum of the MA in Art Business.
Classification: Specialized Institution—School of art, music, or design
Locale: Large City