Taught course (will run subject to approval)

History and Business of the Contemporary Art Market


Entry requirements

In order to apply for this Program: Candidates must have obtained an upper second class BA degree with honors (2.1) or equivalent. Applicants should have knowledge of art history. For applicants whose native language is not English, proof of language proficiency is required: IELTS: 7.0 overall (with 2 minimum component scores at 6.0/6.5 & rest 7.0+) TOEFL: 105 overall (ITB)

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for students with a strong interest in working in the contemporary art market, this program offers a firm grounding in business and art market practices.

1st year: History of the art market and contemporary practice intensively taught in Paris and London through lectures, seminars, visits and workshops with study trips to Berlin, Venice, Liverpool & Glasgow, and Art Basel.

2nd year: In-depth research seminars and business workshops taught in London; research & writing the dissertation.

History and Structure of the Contemporary Art Market:

  • The Historical Development of the Contemporary Art Market C 1900-1980
  • Nationalism in Art
  • The Avant-Garde in Berlin
  • The international Art Market
  • The role of Art in Urban Regeneration
  • The structure and marketing of Art Basel

Theory and Practice of the Contemporary Art Market:

  • Cultural Economics and Aesthetics of the French Art Market
  • Business Practices: Law, Conservation, and Finance
  • Dealing Art in Berlin Today
  • Theories of the Art Market
  • The Structure and Players in the Art Market Today
  • Business Practices: Finance & Marketing
  • Case studies on contemporary Art Dealers
  • The Role of Art Fairs

The Art Market Today:

  • Specialist options
  • Writing Dissertation
  • Workshops and Tutorials

Fees and funding

UK students
13,780 €
International students
13,780 €

Tuiton Fees:

  • First Year: £ 10.300 (approx. 13,780€)
  • Second Year: £ 5.900 (apporx. 9,350€)

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office