Taught course

Art Business, Los Angeles

Sotheby's Institute of Art · Art Business

Entry requirements

Criteria for admissions include the high probability of the student’s success in graduate study and their potential to thrive in subsequent professional careers following graduation. In keeping with the philosophy of Claremont Graduate University and Sotheby’s Institute of Art, the admission decision is individualized and based on a wide range of information about the applicant, rather than on rigid, pre-selected criteria.

To prepare for graduate study at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, there are select online, summer, and semester courses that will enable incoming MA students to secure a strong foundation, especially for those who do not have an art history background. These courses are recommended for students looking to improve their art history knowledge, or who receive an offer of enrollment contingent upon gaining foundational knowledge in a key area.

GRE Test Scores
Sotheby’s Institute of Art is pleased to accept the GRE test. The GRE is not a required element of our application process, however we will factor in test scores as part of our decision process for those candidates who have taken the test. The Code for Sotheby’s Institute of Art is 4161.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Art Business offered in Los Angeles provides a solid foundation in the business of art that is based on instruction from a distinguished faculty drawn from the Claremont Graduate University, Getty Leadership Institute, Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s own ranks, and accomplished professionals, arts leaders, and artists who are reshaping the culture in Los Angeles and beyond.

Core courses in finance, accounting, law, strategy, and marketing are followed by required courses such as art market dynamics, comparative art markets, and new venture creation. Students then go on to select from a rich array of electives that allow students to personalize the curriculum to their own interests and career paths. Art Business students also benefit from access to the full curriculum of the MA in Arts Management.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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