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Art Market Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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The Master of Arts program in Art Market Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY provides students with the knowledge and skills to successfully navigate the global art world. Graduates apply their passion for art and business acumen to a variety of dynamic roles—in commercial art galleries, auction houses, art fairs, museums, foundations, online platforms, and art appraisal firms. 


The Master of Arts program in Art Market Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY takes full advantage of its location in New York City—and, more specifically, in Chelsea, the hub of the New York art world—to immerse students in this exciting, evolving field. Frequent guest speakers and site visits offer vivid insights and privileged access.

The first two semesters of the program feature intensive training in a wide variety of subjects, ranging from art law to valuation to the history of contemporary art. The curriculum integrates interdisciplinary studies with practical experience. For instance, in AM 654 Practicum: Exhibition, students organize, curate, and promote their own gallery exhibition, handling every aspect of the process—selecting the artists, managing the budget, installing the show, and designing all marketing materials.

The three-semester program culminates in a flexible and customizable final semester. Students may choose to complete an academic thesis or pursue additional business-oriented coursework. Students also hone their skills and advance their careers through a required internship.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Intematlonal Art Market 
  • History of Contemporary Art, 1945 to the Present 
  • Core Business Practices 
  • Valuation and Appraisal 
  • Art, Law, and Professional Ethics 
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        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 24 months
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

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        Academic Requirements

        You need the following GPA score:

        Required score: 3

        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

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        General Requirements

        Admission requirements:

        • For admittance to degree candidacy, students must have completed a minimum of 39 approved course credits, achieved a final grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, and completed one official internship. Students must have advanced to degree candidacy before being permitted to attend graduation ceremonies.

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          23946 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 11973 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
        • National

          23586 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 11793 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
        • In-State

          11542 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 5771 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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        Living costs for Manhattan

        • 900 - 1400 USD/month
          Living Costs

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