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MAArts Management

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A master’s course aimed at candidates interested in occupying management positions within the art world. It provides insights into the contemporary art system, the art market, and the business of art in today’s world: museums, commercial galleries, art foundations, auction houses and art fairs – capitalizing on Istituto Marangoni’s unique relationship with industry, fashion and design brands. The students will learn how to manage and market art events and corporate heritage, will understand international art law, and experience first-hand the vibrant artistic context of Florence.

To fulfil the curriculum units, students will analyse the different areas of the art economy, from administration and marketing for the arts. Participants will get to know the roles of different players within the art system – museum managers, art dealers, gallery directors, curators, registrars, appraisers, auction house specialists, restorers.
They will also investigate the relevance of corporate heritage, acquiring the ability to build on the connections between arts, companies and brands.
They will learn the basics of fundraising for the arts and understand how to develop art-related events and exhibitions, including public relations, through individual and group projects.
The whole course has a strong cultural perspective thanks to a programme of cultural studies and an intense calendar of field trips in Florence and the surrounding regions; museums, galleries, exhibitions, sculpture parks, art institutions.

Programme structure

Course themes

- art economy
- art brand management
- art events
- research methods

Career opportunities

The contemporary arts manager is a figure who is increasingly in demand in the sector; he or she occupies management positions at art institutions such as museums, galleries and foundations. Students who successfully complete the course can work either within a corporate environment or independently as freelancers. They may plan exhibitions or art-related events, or take charge of administration for both commercial and public organizations

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 5, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States