Online Courses

The art market is constantly and rapidly changing; globalization and digital innovations have transformed how art is viewed, bought or sold. Arts professionals must be able to anticipate and forecast these changes and also learn the rules of this fascinating game. The series Art Studies Online help learners of all categories understand how the art market is an important, dynamic, and growing branch of the cultural and creative economy, describing its complex structures and influential actors.

We offer a range of courses, running at several levels, from introductory to more specialised coverage. Some courses invite you to learn more about the art world so that you can navigate this ecosystem composed of galleries, artists, art fairs and more. Other courses cover more professional subjects such as finance law or marketing. Within these areas we are developing further more specialized field of study.

A further aspect of our courses makes them unique. You can join at any time as we open the courses on the 15th of each month and you progress through the sessions at your own pace. You join an on-line discussion monitored by your tutor and become part of the online IESA community.

There is also the option to have more individual tuition and develop research and writing skills. For a small additional fee, individual assignments and tutorials are set, marked and discussed by the course tutor. Students taking this option will gain ECTS (European Credit Transfers) delivered by IESA, Paris.

Here below you can find a detailed description of the available courses. Clicking on each one of them you will learn more about the course leader and the content of the course. To subscribe and know even more please visit our online platform and you can sign up directly.

We will start registering new applicants from 1 June and you can join anytime up to 15 June for the next session.

What it is: Learning objectives

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Participants on this course will develop an understanding of the structure of the contemporary art market and hone their skills in analysing where and how different organisations and individuals contribute...

The art market is about more than art.  The moment we introduce the word “market” we introduce a whole new dynamic.  The art market is about business – and business is business, no matter what...

Museums, auction houses and art connoisseurs have long served as critical intermediaries in the making of the art world. These traditional gatekeepers have privileged high barriers of entry in art...