12 months
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The Contemporary Art - Sales, Display and Collecting programme at IESA - School of Arts and Culture prepares students for a career in the modern art market. They gain insight into the evolving demands of the international art market in a global context: the economics and structure of the markets, expertise of art objects, and arts management. 

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Based in the heart of Paris, on the premises of IESA International, students are within close proximity to all the major Parisian museums, auction houses and  galleries. Class visits to the most prominent museums, galleries, and auction houses are organized to allow students to connect with curators, art historians, and gallerists. 

Thus students of the Contemporary Art - Sales, Display and Collecting programme at IESA - School of Arts and Culture  can witness first-hand how to sell arts and art dealing in general. For those looking to set up their own businesses, they will also get insights into how to open an art gallery and how to become art brokers.

Core courses in finance, management techniques, omni-channel marketing and communication, expertise and knowledge of art law and regulations provide students with a successful skill set to enter the international modern art market.

Study trips to art centers in France are also organized during each trimester to allow students to network with seasoned professionals in the art sector. 

Career opportunities

  • Art Dealer
  • Art Consultant
  • Art Finance Expert
  • Artist Agent
  • Artistic Director
  • Art Auctioneer
  • Art Advisor
  • Cultural Industries Entrepreneur
  • Exhibition Curator
  • Gallery Manager
  • Museum Manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Art history and visits
  • History of the modern art market in Europe and United States, IP Law
  • Art law
  • IP law
  • Marketing and communication and digital business
  • Art tax and regulation
  • Understanding Art & Luxury
  • Economics and Structures of the Art Market
  • Visits to art fairs and workshops with professionals

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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

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.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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