November 16, 2016

MA in Arts Management

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Focusing on the areas of non-profit management, art museum management, and, arts media and entertainment, the three-semester MA in Arts Management program provides students with an essential knowledge base and the tools needed to pursue successful careers in the arts. From finance and accounting, to legal foundations, strategy, and leadership for the creative industries, not only will you emerge from your Sotheby’s Institute Master’s with a specialist understanding of arts management, you’ll be ready to progress in your arts career—wherever it may take you. With a commitment to the vocational side of the industry, strong links to our alumni network and expert career guidance, the Institute is the ultimate preparation for a successful future as an arts professional.

While many arts organizations operate on a not-for-profit basis, for-profit theater, film, television, visual art and music have equal importance as drivers of innovation and economic growth. This program has been designed with that duality in mind, spanning the spectrum from the visual and performing arts to museum management, media and entertainment in both sectors. Its goal is to produce administrators, executives and entrepreneurs who understand how to build and guide the next generation of creative leadership in the world of arts and entertainment.

The Arts Consulting Practicum is a highlight of the program—a capstone course in which top students have the opportunity to work as consultants for arts organizations, often in paid positions, and submit a report of their recommendations as a final project. Students have conducted projects for the Durfee Foundation, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles Stage Alliance and the Center for Cultural Innovation, among others.

Pursue your passion for the arts and apply for the MA in Arts Management at Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Los Angeles.

Explore the MA in Arts Management
Known internationally as the worldwide hub for media, music and entertainment, Los Angeles is also a burgeoning axis of contemporary visual and performing art, and home of the MA in Arts Management. Watch our video on the Downtown LA art scene.

Meet alumna Camille Schenkkan, Program Manager at Center Theater Group and Managing Director of Circle X Theatre. Camille graduated from the MA in Arts Management in 2011.

Open Days are an opportunity to meet faculty, alumni and our Admissions team, as well as your future fellow students. Join us on Thursday 1 December at our downtown Los Angeles campus and learn more about the MA in Arts Management.


MA in Arts Management from Sotheby’s Institute of Art

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