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The MA in Art Business offered in Los Angeles provides a solid foundation in the business of art that is based on instruction from a distinguished faculty dedicated to three pillars of management education: the “Drucker Difference,” the “Practice of Management,” and “Management in the Creative Industries.”

The program is headquartered on the beautiful Claremont campus, but a number of its classes are held in downtown Los Angeles, a newly vibrant center for this artistic capital. The Art Business program offers students access to a dynamic and innovative local arts community as well as to an international coterie of visual arts professionals via Los Angeles' great museums, galleries, collections, and arts organizations.

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MA Art Business Art Business Students Immerse Themselves In The Chinese Art World
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  • Curriculum


    Click here to view our 2017-18 Master's Degree curriculum (PDF).

    Following the core management curriculum offered in the first semester, students in the Art Business program may elect to pursue one of the following three concentrations. These concentrations are composed of elective courses, open to all students, which, when grouped together, constitute a specialization within the broader field of Art Business. Students are not required to declare a concentration, and may mix and match courses from any of the concentrations offered (including those from the Arts Management program) to create a custom curriculum.

    East Asian Art and Its Markets
    Students with a dedicated interest in East Asian art and its markets may elect this concentration, which prepares students for careers in and across the art markets of China, Japan, Korea and other East Asian countries. Studies cover regional cultural policies, art history, and connoisseurship, as well as courses on international art law and the business practices and cultures of East Asian nations. Cultural literacy and communication are key factors to success in these markets. Students travel in the region during the Spring semester as part of the Art Business on Site course, and are offered opportunities for full-immersion language study and internships with East Asian art businesses and organizations.

    Contemporary Art and Its Markets
    There can be little doubt that International Contemporary Art has become the most dramatic and visible feature of the global art market. Students with an exclusive interest in contemporary art may choose this concentration, which includes a year-long survey of contemporary art’s recent history and specialized courses in contemporary art theory and communications. The contemporary art concentration prepares students for careers at the cutting edge of the international contemporary art world.

    Latin American Art and Its Markets
    Los Angeles is a major hub for Latin American art, artists, collections, and culture. Students with an interest in the arts of Mexico as well as the growing national centers of Central and South America may elect this concentration, which focuses on the history, markets, and cultural policies of the region. The Latin American Art concentration prepares students for careers that span the Americas, an increasingly important axis of commercial and cultural activity.
  • Staff And Faculty

    Staff And Faculty

    Jonathan T.D. Neil: Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Los Angeles
    Alma Ruiz: Senior Fellow
    Laura ZuckerSenior Fellow

    Jenny Darroch: Professor of Marketing, Drucker School of Management
    Ron Evans: Faculty
    Christian HuemerFaculty
    Maria Rosario JacksonFaculty
    Melody KanschatFaculty
    Kibum KimFull-time Faculty
    John E. McGuirk: Faculty
    Karen McManusFaculty
    Katharina PickClinical Assistant Professor, Drucker School of Management
    Jay PragClinical Associate Professor, Drucker School of Management
    Faith Raiguel: Faculty
    Christopher S. Reed: Faculty
    Rosemary Ringwald: Faculty
    Amy Shimshon-SantoFaculty
    Barbara StronginFaculty
    Hovig Tchalian: Assistant Professor, Drucker School of Management
    Irene Tsatsos: Faculty
    Hope Tschopik Schneider: Faculty

    James Wallace: Associate Professor, Drucker School of Management
    Kejia Wu: Faculty
    Sam Kang: Faculty
    Bronwyn Mauldin: Faculty
  • Course Fees & Application

    Course Fees & Application

    2018-19 tuition per semester: $26,432

    Tuition is calculated on students taking 16 units per semester. The program requires 48 units of academic credit for the degree. The 2018-2019 unit cost is $1,847, and the aggregate tuition-per-semester listed above includes a standard merit-based fellowship of $4000 a semester.

    Applicants who demonstrate higher than average levels of prior academic excellence and whose professional experience and backgrounds are exemplary and will enhance the profile of the student body may be considered for additional fellowships. These fellowships are awarded by the admissions committee based upon submitted application materials. The program does not offer needs-based fellowships at this time.

    Student fees, per semester: CGU Student fee: $200 Technology fee: $100

    Travel fee, per semester: $2950* Both the Art Business and the Arts Management programs  require travel, which includes visits to arts institutions and events both domestic and abroad. So that the Institute can buy tickets and make reservations in advance, travel costs for the academic program are calculated and charged for the full academic year during registration for the first semester.

    * Individual courses that include their own field study component may require additional travel fees.

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  • Contact And Request Information

    Contact And Request Information

    For further information, please contact:

    Matt O'Connor, Assistant Director, Admissions
    1017 North Dartmouth Avenue, Claremont
    California, 91711 USA
    T +1.303.437.8554


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