MBA in Contemporary Art: Sales, Display & Collecting
SEPTEMBER 2024 OR JANUARY 2025
4-year or 3-year undergraduate degree
This degree is Recognized by the French State (RNCP) at Level 7 - title in the process of renewal.
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This intensive one-year MBA program trains professionals for a career in the contemporary art markets. Students will master into the evolving demands of the art markets in a global context: the economics and structure of the markets, expertise of art objects, and arts management. Core courses in finance, management techniques, digital marketing and communication, expertise and knowledge of art law and regulations provide students with a successful skill set to enter the contemporary art market.
IESA arts&culture is the first art school in Europe to develop a specific program to train students to work in the metaverse.
Based in the heart of Paris, on the premises of IESA arts&culture, students are within close proximity to all the major Parisian museums, auction houses and contemporary art galleries. Class visits to the most prominent contemporary art museums, galleries, and auction houses are organized to allow students to connect with curators, art historians, and gallerists. Two study trips to art centers in European cities are also organized to allow students to network with seasoned professionals in the art sector.
Students who have completed a BA in 3 years may apply to the Pre-Master program. Students in their final undergraduate year may apply for admission and will be required to provide proof of graduation prior to full registration.
English proficiency IELTS 6.0 on all bands required. Students with IELTS 5.5 may enroll in an intensive semester in English.
The program consists of 2 trimesters of coursework and six months dedicated to an optional full-time internship, allowing students to gain professional experience. Throughout the year, students develop and carry out a professional curatorial project in groups. Students are trained by a group coach and curator who guide them through the process.
The first two trimesters contain 620 contact hours over a 28-week period. Museum passes, study trips and entrance fees to art fairs are included in the program.
1st Trimester (September – December)
Art History and visits
Contemporary Art Law
Marketing & Communication
Art Criticism & contemporary discourse
Economics & Structures of the Art Market
Emerging Art Markets
History of the Art Market
Visits to art fairs and workshops with professionals
2nd Trimester (January – June)
Digital Art Law
Data Analytics of the art market
History of Contemporary Art and visits
Commenting on art works
Art Criticism & Contemporary Discourse
Collecting Contemporary Art
Sociology of Culture & Cultural Mediation
Curating Digital Art
Digitalization of the Art Market and the metaverse
3rd Trimester (June - December)
Full-time internship (optional)
Follow up on group projects
The Program at a glance:
Duration: 3 trimesters (12 months)
Accreditation : Title Diploma, Master's level , title: Cultural Project Administrator issued by ECAD Consultants - IESA NSF 320n,134g - Level 7 (EU), registered under RNCP36701, recognized by the French government.
It is also possible to start this program in January instead of September. Feel free to contact us to more about it.
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The program is recognised by the French State through its registration by the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) at Level 7 - title in the process of renewal.
Title: Cultural Project Administrator issued by ECAD Consultants - IESA NSF 320n,134g - Level 7 (EU), registered under RNCP36701, recognized by the French government.