The degree in Art Business, offered in partnership with Sotheby’s Institute of Art, is designed to prepare graduates for a career in the many asset-driven sectors of the visual art world. With campuses in New York and London in addition to Los Angeles, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, the undisputed leader in art market and art business education, provides its students a broad perspective on the increasingly international world of art and its markets. Students of Art Business typically pursue careers with auction houses, museums, public art organizations and other art enterprises, or they start their own innovative art businesses, such as galleries, media properties, or consulting and advisory firms.
The MA in Art Business provides a solid foundation in the business of art that is based on instruction from a distinguished faculty dedicated to three pillars of management education: the “Drucker Difference,” the “Practice of Management,” and “Management in the Creative Industries.”
The program is headquartered on the beautiful Claremont campus, but a number of its classes are held in downtown Los Angeles, a newly vibrant center for this artistic capital. The Art Business program offers students access to a dynamic and innovative local arts community as well as to an international coterie of visual arts professionals via Los Angeles’s great museums, galleries, collections, and arts organizations.