The Master of Arts in Arts Management trains skilled administrators, executives, and entrepreneurs who understand what is needed to build and guide the next generation of creative industries.
The MA in Arts Management provides you with the tools to create, facilitate, and evaluate work in the visual and performing arts. With applied skills in administration, finance, and programming, graduates of the Arts Management program emerge prepared for fulfilling careers in nonprofits and social enterprise, public agencies and foundations, arts collectives and creative communities.
A partnership between Claremont Graduate University and Sotheby’s Institute of Art provides you unparalleled access to diverse leaders and institutions in LA’s thriving arts and cultural scene. Faculty from LA’s professional arts community complement the expertise of scholars from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, the Drucker School, the School of Arts and Humanities, and the Getty Leadership Institute.
The core courses provide a foundation in business and management skills essential to careers in the creative industries. Our personalized, seminar-style learning environment begins with coursework in art management dynamics, public policy, evaluation, marketing and communications, fundraising, and strategic planning. The core is fortified by elective courses and extracurricular programs that speak to your passions and career goals. You also benefit from access to the full curriculum of the MA in Art Business.
- The core of the Arts Management program consists of management courses like finance and accounting, marketing, organizational behavior, and economics of strategy—the fundamentals of any elite business education—coupled with Sotheby’s Institute’s signature courses in art and its markets.
- As an arts management student, you will have access to the full curricula of both the art business and arts management programs.
- The Arts Consulting Practicum capstone course enables you to gain experience as an arts consultant with such highly regarded cultural institutions as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles Stage Alliance, and the Center for Cultural Innovation.