The Master in Contemporary Art Markets is an intensive study path directed at providing students with effective tools to interpret art market structures and dynamics, with particular focus on contemporary artistic languages.
The Master in Contemporary Art Markets provides students with the opportunity to come into direct contact with established industry professionals and to collaborate with international acclaimed art galleries, auction houses, art fairs, institutions, collections and art centres.
The educational path comprises two cycles: the first is dedicated to classroom activities and thematic workshops allowing students to apply notions learnt. Visits to galleries, fairs, foundations and museums are also part of the programme. The second cycle focuses on internships, enabling students to experience different market areas first-hand. During this cycle, students also prepare their final projects and attend a three-day study trip to Basel in June during the ArtBasel art fair, the sector's most important annual event.
The Master in Contemporary Art Markets program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Master’s degree (60 CFs).
The Master in Contemporary Art Markets aims to train professionals capable of fulfilling a wide range of roles in the modern and contemporary art sector:
- project managers for galleries, museums and
- specialists and administrators at auction
- art advisors
- art dealers
- private and corporate collections curators
- managers of artists fondations and archives
- communication managers and journalists
- consultants for legal and financial art services
Master in Contemporary Art Markets
STARTING DATE: October 2020
DURATION: 1 year
LANGUAGE: Italian / English
TITLE: Academic Master’s degree
CREDITS: 60 CFs
Placement rate: 89% (cert. IPSOS Observer)
Courses: Art Market and Economy, Art Management, Art Market Legislation, Contemporary Museum Studies, Collections Valorization, History of Contemporary Art.
Workshops: Collection Appraisal, Cataloguing and Management of Artists' Archives, Art Conservation and Restoration, Collections Management, Art Market Information, Photography Market, Non-European Art and Collections, Exhibition Display, Curating, English for the Art Market
Masters and courses are recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as a Master of Arts degree (120 CFs).
Through exchange programmes, NABA's International Office encourages and supports students wishing to study abroad.The office promotes educational experiences at numerous prestigious international partner universities worldwide. Thanks to this vast international network, students at NABA are able to spend periods of study abroad, enriching their educational curriculum and laying the groundwork for increasingly international future careers.International study opportunities are mainly provided as part of the Erasmus+ project promoted by the European Commission, the International Exchange Program for destinations outside of Europe, the Semester Abroad Program at the Galileo Global Education and short summer courses.NABA counts more than 50 cooperation agreements with European academies and universities through the Erasmus+ Programme; the Academy also counts more than 20 international cooperation agreements with several universities outside Europe.
- International class
- International faculty
- Lessons in foreign language 100%
- Issuance of foreign diploma and certifications