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A professional course for those who aim to work as art consultants or in private collections, foundations or public institutions this Art Collecting Management programme at IESA - School of Arts and Culture provides essential knowledge of art history, the art market and collections management. 

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Increasingly the private collector and museum are playing a more important part in the cultural landscape of the global art world. 

The innovative Art Collecting Management programme at IESA - School of Arts and Culture has been devised to provide students with the art historical knowledge, business skills and curatorial experience to work as consultants to collectors; in arts management or art market consultancy; or to work in private collections or private museums. 

 Taught by an international team of academics and professionals, the programme provides the tools by which students can gain a deeper understanding of the international, global art world in which collectors move today. 

Two tracks are offered: one focusing on contemporary art, the other on the old master market of fine and decorative arts.  

The courses combines academic studies with on-site visits and discussions with professionals. Two study trips form part of the course curriculum. Students are encouraged and helped to find internships after the summer trimester so that they learn about the complexities of the art market from within.

Career opportunities

  • Art advisor
  • Consultant
  • Wealth management or investment advisor
  • Curator
  • Exhibition organiser
  • Client services
  • Business development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Art –option of either contemporary or old masterworks of art
  • History of the Art Market
  • Structures and Economics of the Art Market
  • Creating value for the collector
  • Psychology of the collector
  • Collections Management: The collection, its presentation and its audiences 
  •  Finance
  • Marketing and Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students who have completed a BA in 3 years may apply to the Pre-Master program. Students in their final undergraduate year may apply for admission and will be required to provide proof of graduation prior to full registration.
  • English proficiency IELTS 6.0 on all bands required. Students with IELTS 5.5 may enroll in an intensive semester in English.

Living costs for Paris

1195 - 1778 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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