Sotheby’s Institute of Art in Los Angeles is partnered with Claremont Graduate University, and draws upon faculty and curriculum from the Drucker School of Management, the Getty Leadership Institute, and the University’s School of Arts and Humanities. Students are offered a rigorous education in the creation, management, and leadership of a wide range of arts organizations and initiatives, while also enjoying unparalleled access to LA’s great cultural institutions and arts professionals.
Internationally celebrated as the global hub for media, music, and entertainment, LA has emerged as an important center of contemporary visual and performing art as well. As a result, there is increasing demand in the region for astute, highly-trained and smart creatives who are able to meet the challenges of a global economy that is reshaping the way the arts are created, shared, promoted and consumed.
LA offers Master's Degrees in Art Business and Arts Management. Choosing between both programs depends on the student’s career aspirations and educational interests.
Art Business focuses on the visual arts with an emphasis on the commercial infrastructure of companies that exhibit, promote and sell works of art. Art Business students typically pursue careers as gallerists, auction specialists, advisors, and curators, as well as positions with art fairs, art magazines, public relations firms, museums and arts organizations.
Arts Management focuses on performing arts organizations and museums, as well as on the nonprofit infrastructure of arts and cultural organizations more broadly. Arts Management students typically pursue careers in program management and development, audience engagement and outreach, fundraising for the arts, arts education, arts policy and research, and arts access.