This Bachelor program trains students to become managers in the fast-paced environment of the arts. By honing both practical skills applied to arts management as well as theoretical underpinnings of the global approaches to understanding the arts, students are prepared to confront the challenges of the international art markets and take ownership of the digital transformation of the industry.
A global history of visual arts is not Eurocentric but includes artistic exchanges across countries and continents, connections between cultures, and the impact of colonialism on the production and reception of art. Students will develop knowledge and professional skills applied to arts management including courses on art law, sales, display, and marketing as well as the digitalization of art business, fundamental tools in the market today.
Skill development objectives
This program in Arts Management prepares students for the Title diploma (“titre”) Art Sales Management, which is validated by the French State (and registered by the Répertoire national des certiﬁcations professionnelles). This professional certiﬁcate validates the following skills demonstrated by its graduates
- Appraisal of artworks: placing the work into historical context, provenance, valuation
- Marketing & Sales of artworks
- Curating exhibitions, ensuring their logistics and protection
- Coordinate and execute sales, and legally safeguard them
In order to acquire this knowledge & professional skills, the program is based on three objectives
- group projects on digital strategies in order to apply the skills which are taught in class
- experiences in art business sectors, enabling students to acquire complementary skills in professional situations (such as internships) and to allow for networking
- classes delivered by faculty 90% of whom are active professionals within their own ﬁelds, including the digitalization of the art market
- CV development and the growth of professional networks
2.PROFICIENCY IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE ART MARKET
- Developing business models, entrepreneurship, innovation and online sales strategies
- Development of digital communication strategies for audiences and collectors
- Curating virtual exhibits and building mediation devices to promote them
3.DEVELOPING A GLOBAL APPROACH TO THE BUSINESS OF ARTS
- Courses delivered by IESA’s Research Center in contemporary cultures with a focus on global art history
- Study trips or complementary ﬁeld trips
- An intercultural dialogue fostered by the presence of more than 25% international students from more than 30 countries.
How to apply?
The academic year starts in mid-September. To apply for this program, you must send the application form downloadable on the school’s website (www.iesa.edu), a CV, a cover letter to explain your motivation and professional goals, a copy of your high-school degree, your official score of an English Exam (TOEFL, IELTS) if you are not a native English speaker, ID picture, scan of a valid passport or ID card, application fee. The Admission officier will call you for an interview either in person or online. If admitted, you will be sent a registration form to complete and return.
Admissions to seconde or third year
- Join in 2nd year with 60 ECTS credits validated, beginning Fall 2022
- Join in 3d year with 120 ECTS credits validated, beginning Fall 2022
- Coordinator arts accelerator
- Gallery Assistant
- Cultural Mediation officer
- Communications officer
- Assistant / collaborator of an expert
- Assistant / clerk of an auctioneer
- Junior specialist / Expert / Manager / assistant of a department in an auction house or expertise cabinet
- Customer Relations Manager in a fair or art salon; Registrar of artworks; database cataloguer
- Assistant insurance broker specialized in artworks / editor
- Manager of communication / editorial communication specialized in the art market