Master in Contemporary Art Markets

General

Program Description

The Master in Contemporary Art Markets is an intensive study path directed at providing students with effective tools to interpret art market structures and dynamics, with a particular focus on contemporary artistic languages.

The Master in Contemporary Art Markets provides students with the opportunity to come into direct contact with established industry professionals and to collaborate with internationally acclaimed art galleries, auction houses, art fairs, institutions, collections, and art centers.

The educational path comprises two cycles: the first is dedicated to classroom activities and thematic workshops allowing students to apply notions learned. Visits to galleries, fairs, foundations, and museums are also part of the program. The second cycle focuses on internships, enabling students to experience different market areas first-hand. During this cycle, students also prepare their final projects and attend a three-day study trip to Basel in June during the ArtBasel art fair, the sector's most important annual event.

The Master in Contemporary Art Markets program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Master’s degree (60 CFs).

Curriculum

Courses: Art Market and Economy, Art Management, Art Market Legislation, Contemporary Museum Studies, Collections Valorization, History of Contemporary Art.

Workshops: Collection Appraisal, Cataloguing and Management of Artists' Archives, Art Conservation and Restoration, Collections Management, Art Market Information, Photography Market, Non-European Art and Collections, Exhibition Display, Curating, English for the Art Market

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Professional Perspectives

Graduate students will master theoretical, technical and design tools that are suitable for a professional path in a wide range of design fields, either in a studio associate form or as freelancers, which include:

Job Placement

NABA's Career Service helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 89% of NABA graduates find employment during the first year after graduation (data certified by Ipsos Observer regarding 2015 NABA graduates). Students also receive advice and assistance in drafting their résumés, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios.

Internships

NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies that provide internships for NABA students. Among them are Aldo Cibic Cibicworkshop, Azimut Benetti Group, Bonetto Design International, Festina Italia, Giochi Preziosi, Giorgio Armani, Intégral Ruedi Baur et Associés, Luxottica, Pininfarina Extra, Studio Italo Rota & Partners, Tagua, the Swatch Group, and Zanotta.

Companies

The MA in Product Design cooperates or has cooperated with: Abitare, Bosch, Com-Tech, Comvert, Electrolux, ENI, Fondazione Pirelli, Giochi Preziosi, IKEA, Industreal, Jannelli & Volpi, L’Oreal, Leroy Merlin, Material Connexion, Momo Design, Orange, Parco Nord Milano, Pininfarina Extra, Regione Lombardia, Resinology, RossoCiliegia, Samsung, the Swatch Group, Tupperware, Vinavil, Waril, and Zanotta.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, is an internationally renowned art and design academy. Founded in 1980, NABA is the largest private art academy in Italy. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degree ... Read More

NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, is an internationally renowned art and design academy. Founded in 1980, NABA is the largest private art academy in Italy. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Italian and in English that are accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). Read less
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