A professional course for those who aim to work as art consultants or in private collections, foundations or public institutions this programme provides essential knowledge of art history, the art market and collections management.
Increasingly the private collector and museum are playing a more important part in the cultural landscape of the global art world. Our innovative MBA in Art Collecting Management has been devised to provide students with the art historical knowledge, business skills and curatorial experience to work as consultants to collectors; in arts management or art market consultancy; or to work in private collections or private museums. Taught by an international team of academics and professionals, the programme provides the tools by which students can gain a deeper understanding of the international, global art world in which collectors move today.
Two tracks are offered: one focussing on contemporary art, the other on the old master market of fine and decorative arts.
The course combines academic studies with on-site visits and discussions with professionals. Two study trips form part of the course curriculum. Students are encouraged and helped to find internships after the summer trimester so that they learn about the complexities of the art market from within.
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How to apply?
Are you interested in the program? Information about the application process is available here.
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.
It is also possible to start this program in January instead of September. Feel free to contact us to know more about it.
- Art advisor
- Wealth management or investment advisor
- Exhibition organiser
- Client services
- Business development