Taught course

Arts Management

American University of Rome · American University of Rome

Entry requirements

BA degree in Humanities, Liberal Arts, Film, Communication, Media Studies or Fine Arts and excellent knowledge of English. Applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, having earned a minimum grade point average of 2.75 or equivalent. Before admittance to the M.A. program, all students will be interviewed. The purpose of the interview is to enable the Program Director and the M.A. Committee in Arts Management to have an insight into the students’ language abilities, knowledge of world history and the students’ ability to think abstractly. Students are expected to demonstrate their commitment and capacity to study at the graduate level.

Months of entry


Course content

The complexity of today’s globalizing art world requires a diverse set of knowledge and skills. The range of potential responsibilities of arts administrators requires a graduate program which will give future art managers in depth knowledge about the structure of the contemporary art world, the nature of artistic and cultural values in general in connection to their market value, a solid knowledge of the business and market principles, in their application to the sphere of artistic and cultural production, as well as high level skills that will make future professionals in the arts management desirable candidates for a variety of posts in particular institutions of the art world, such as museums, galleries, art fairs and media reporting on art and analyzing the current artistic scene.

The AUR’s MA in Arts Management enables students to acquire basic skills in the fundamental areas of art management and art administration, giving them an opportunity, through the selection of elective courses and internship experience to specialize in a particular area of their interest.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English or completed a Bachelor’s Program in a language other than English must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting the official test scores from TOEFL Paper-based: 550 and Internet-based: 80, or from IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5.

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office