Art Business MA

Kingston University London

Art Business MA

If you are interested in developing a career in the commercial art world, this course will prepare you for the opportunities lying ahead. You will develop the key skills and gain the knowledge to understand global art markets in the context of their ever-changing artistic, cultural, and economic environments.

Making the most of its location in Europe's art market capital in London, this Art Business MA degree draws on a high standard of interdisciplinary academic and practical teaching by recognized industry professionals. It also offers insights from art market practitioners, both those with long-standing careers and those who are rising entrepreneurs of the millennial generation. The curriculum is carefully designed to balance skills training with academic rigor and to combine core business and legal concepts with industry-specific knowledge to reflect the diverse professional landscape students will enter on graduation. Our students benefit from frequent field trips to different art businesses, including galleries, auction houses, and art fairs.

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • Art Business at Kingston School of Art is the only degree on the subject delivered in partnership with a business school. This partnership grants you cutting-edge business thinking, combining the creative culture of an art school with testing in real-world contexts.
  • On-site visits and behind-the-scenes tours with major auction houses and commercial galleries enrich the classroom experience with real-life experiences.
  • This course is delivered by professionals active in the industry, who will pass on their first-hand knowledge and prepare you for a flourishing career in the art world.

Entry Requirements

  • Hold a 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in any discipline

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  • IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5


Career Prospects

For this course you can take part in optional study visits and/or field trips.

You may incur extra costs associated with your studies, which you will need to plan for.

In order to help you budget, the information below indicates what activities and materials are not covered by your tuition fees:

  • Personal laptops.
  • Personal copies of books (not obligatory).
  • Optional study visits and field trips.
  • Mandatory field trips to London.
  • Printing costs.
  • Cost of visiting external shows and exhibitions.

Course Details

This course gives you both an overview of the art market business as well as the opportunity to gain detailed knowledge in a specific area of fine art and collectibles.

Fundamental to the course are modules which introduce you to wide ranging subjects, from connoisseurship, object identification and authentication to cataloguing.

The modules will enhance your business practice skills, and through the research element of the programme, you'll develop your critical analysis skills as well as detailed knowledge within a chosen specialist area.

Core Modules

History of the Art Market
Object Analysis & Appraisal
Business and Art
Major Project

Optional Modules

Professional Placement

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