The complexity of today’s art world requires a graduate program that educates students about the structure of the contemporary art world, the nature of artistic and cultural values in connection to their market value and a solid knowledge of business and market principles.
The M.A. program in Arts Management aims at shaping a new breed of professionals with an advanced knowledge of the contemporary art world, managerial skills and critical attitude.
The program has international scope in which Rome and Italy offer a case study for acquiring skills and knowledge that are relevant for implementation worldwide.
Students in this program will have the opportunity to conduct their research accessing internationally renowned arts institutions that manage some of the world’s most prestigious collections worldwide and to study a unique system of patronage.
In the course of the program, students will become familiar with key concepts and ideas in art theory, analyze the most advanced curatorial practices, gain in depth knowledge of museum management, address culture economics and fundraising and develop an understanding of the art market. Through a selection of elective courses, students can choose to focus on live arts management, writing, heritage or entrepreneurship.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to apply their knowledge and skills in the contemporary art world and art market.

Learning outcomes: 

  • Knowledge of curatorial practices and the social and cultural role of artistic institutions
  • Knowledge of relevant art theories that explain and contextualize the complex artistic production and functioning of the contemporary art world 
  • Knowledge of art market principles, including market, social, political and cultural factors that structure the art market
  • Management skills in museum and live arts project management
  • Fundraising skills 

Students will also acquire specific academic and transferable skills, such as:

  • research skills, necessary to study at the graduate level and to write research papers
  • the ability to plan and execute an extensive research project
  • high-level analytical skills
  • the ability to communicate ideas and arguments effectively, in speech or in writing