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May 15, 2013

Call for applications: MAs in the History and Business of the Art Market

IESA UK

IESA (the Institut d’Etudes Superieures des Arts, Paris) runs two highly regarded MA programmes on the art market, one on the structures, practice and business of the contemporary art market and the other on the history of collecting from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. These two-year courses, validated by the University of Warwick and run in partnership with Whitechapel Gallery, the Wallace Collection and the Sir John Soane’s Museum, are taught in English and take place in Paris (one semester) and London (three semesters). IESA is proud to offer one full or two part scholarships for each of our two MAs:

The History and Business of the Contemporary Art Market
The History and Business of Art and Collecting

Designed for students with a strong interest in working in the arts, these programmes offer a firm grounding in the practice and theory of art markets. Each MA takes students to the different capitals of the European art world such as Berlin, Venice, Basel, Brussels and Florence for a first-hand study and experience of art in situ, museums, institutions, art fairs and galleries.

Nowadays it is necessary not only to be tuned to the latest categories and techniques of the art world but to be ahead of them. Through its outstanding core team of teachers and the expertise of international professionals, IESA has created programmes that form knowledgeable, multi-faceted and modern professionals. All our courses are both academic and practical: this means that IESA forms students that are not only aware of theory, but are also proficient in practice, fundamental for the success today, but above all, tomorrow.

All MA students are required to do an internship during the summer. IESA staff and partners such as the art recruitment agency Sophie Macpherson Ltd will help our students and alumni to find internships and jobs.

Find below the outline of the two MAs. For more information, please contact Cleopatra Narcisse at [email protected]

The History and Business of Art and Collecting course outline:

Semester one, Paris: (September to January, first year)
–The History of Collecting from the Renaissance to c.1750
–Methodology and structure of the art market in Paris; Principles of finance, marketing and law
–Practices of Conservation and the Art Market in Italy

Semester two, London: (February to July, first year)
–Collecting and the Rise of the Art Market in Paris and London c.1750–1915
–Structure and Practices of the Art Market in London
–Marketing, sponsorship, client relationships, creating an international dealership

Study trips: Florence, Brussels, Maastricht

Summer: compulsory part-time or full-time Internship

Semester three, London: (September to January, second year)
–The Economic, Social and Cultural Background of the Art Market
–Specialist Seminars on Collecting in the 17th or 19th century

Semester four, London: (February to July, first year)
–Writing Dissertation, Workshops and Tutorials
History and Business of the Contemporary Art Market course outline

Semester one, Paris: (September to January, first year)
–History and Structures of the Contemporary Art Market
–Theory and Practice of the Contemporary Art Market
–The Historical Development of the Contemporary Art Market c. 1900–1980
–Cultural Economics and Aesthetics of the French Art Market
–Business Practices: Law, Conservation and Finance

Semester two, London: (February to July, first year)
–The International Art Market
–Theories of the Art Market
–The structures and players in the art market today
–Business Practices: Finance & Marketing

Study trips: Berlin, Cologne, Liverpool and Basel

Summer: compulsory PT or FT Internship

Semester three, London: (September to January, second year)
–Specialist Options

Semester four, London: (February to July, first year)
–Writing Dissertation, Workshops and Tutorials

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