The Master of Arts in Art Business provides a powerful set of transferable professional skills and a solid foundation in the business and management practices essential to a successful career in the art industry.
The MA in Art Business provides a solid foundation in the business of art that is based on instruction from a distinguished faculty drawn from the Drucker School, the Getty Leadership Institute, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and accomplished professionals, arts leaders, and artists who are reshaping the culture in Los Angeles and beyond.
Core courses in finance, accounting, law, strategy, and marketing are followed by required courses such as art market dynamics, comparative art markets, and new venture creation. You will then go on to select from a rich array of electives that allow you to personalize the curriculum to your own interests and career path. As an art business student, you will also benefit from access to the full curriculum of the MA in Arts Management.
- You will complete a Master’s Project of your own design, often directly related to an intended career path; think of it as the first piece of professional work in your future art-world career.
- You will undertake field study outside of Los Angeles and work with art practitioners and professionals in thriving global cultural hubs like Hong Kong, Beijing, and Mexico City.
- As an art business student, you will have access to the full curricula of both the art business and arts management programs.