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The Programme: overview

The one-year Academic Master is an intensive study path directed at providing students with effective tools for the interpretation of art market dynamics, with particular focus on contemporary artistic languages. The first cycle of the programme is dedicated to classroom activities, workshops and visits to galleries, foundations and museums. The second is focused on internships, enabling students to experience different market areas first-hand, and on the final projects. Students will also attend study trips to Artissima in Turin and Art Basel, the sector’s most important fairs.

Over the AM, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand the complex dynamics of the art market and of its players
  • Acquire solid cultural, legal and economic knowledge of the art market
  • Develop projects and acquire historical and critical analysis and specialised communication competencies, along with practical and management skill
STUDY PLAN
<p>The Academic Master is an intensive and cross-disciplinary study path directed at providing students with advanced training and professionalisation in the field of art market, visual arts, creative entrepreneurial.</p> <p>Through theoretical courses and frontal lectures, practical workshops and projects, guided field visits and an internship period, students define their skills and develop methods to deal with the Italian and international art system, coming into direct contact with established industry professionals and the jobs market.</p> <p>The educational path consists of two cycles to provide the necessary skills and a cross-sectoral methodological approach in the main fields of art market and economy, art market legislation, art management, history of contemporary art, museology and history of collecting, communication and valorization of collections.</p> <p>The first cycle is dedicated to classroom lectures and activities, workshops, individual and group practical projects which allow students to apply the notions learned, and to guided visits and visiting guest lectures from the art system's professional fields.</p> <p>The second one focuses on a period of internship in both public and private institutions (art galleries, auction houses, foundations, collections, artist studios, archives), enabling students to come into direct contact with the various market players. Furthermore, both didactic and extra-curricular activities are provided, together with the development of the thesis final project.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Department: Visual Arts

Area: Visual Arts

Title Awarded: First Level Academic Master Degree

Credits: 60 CFA

Starting: October 2022

Duration: 1 year

Languages: Italian and English

Campus: Milan

Our Faculty 

Marco Scotini
Visual Arts Department Head
Visual Arts Department Head
Marco Scotini
<p>Marco Scotini is the Artistic Director of the FM Centre for Contemporary Art, Milan, and Head of the Exhibitions Programme at PAV, Parco Arte Vivente, Turin. He is the Scientific Director of the Archivio Gianni Colombo and the Bert Theis Archive. He has been a member of the Italian Council since 2019. He has been Visual Arts Department Head since 2004. After many collaborations with international artistic institutions (Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Documenta, Kassel, MAXXI, Rome, SALT, Istanbul, Castello di Rivoli), he curated the Albanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2015), co-curated the 1st Anren Biennale (2017) and he has been the Artistic Director of the 2nd Yinchuan Biennale in China (2018). Among his most recent publications: Utopian Display. Geopolitical Curating (Quodlibet NABA Insights, 2019), Politiques de la V&eacute;g&eacute;tation (Eterotopia France, 2019), Artecrazia (DeriveApprodi, 2017).</p>
Ilaria Bonacossa
Academic Master in Contemporary Art Markets Course Advisor Leader
Academic Master in Contemporary Art Markets Course Advisor Leader
Ilaria Bonacossa
<p>Art critic and curator, since 2017 she has been the Director of the Artissima, International Fair of Contemporary Art. Since 2016 she has been the Artistic Director of Fondazione La Raia and, in 2017, she was appointed as a member of the Prince Pierre Prize selection committee. With a degree in History of Contemporary Art from the Universit&agrave; Statale di Milano, she worked in New York at the Whitney Museum after a Master in Curatorial Studies at Bard College. She has been the curator of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, of the Icelandic Pavilion at Venice Biennale in 2013, and the Artistic Director of Museo Villa Croce. She has been a member of the Technical Committee for acquisitions of FRAC Provence-Alpes C&ocirc;te d&rsquo;Azur, the Steering Committee of PAC in Milan, director for Italy of the Artist Pension Trust international programme, and a member of the Jury of the 52nd Venice Biennale.</p>

Study and career opportunities

Career Services

NABA’s Career Services & Industry Relations Office can provide you with support and guidance during your transition from the academy to the professional world. Our staff can help you develop self-promotion tools and assist you during your first steps into the world of work.

The Office develops relationships with companies in order to set up internship agreements, employment opportunities, and interactive projects between students and businesses.

Companies and institutions placement

Students will undertake a minimum internship period of 200 hours, gaining hands-on experience at a gallery, auction house, art center, foundation, museum, private collection, publishing house, or art periodical.

COMPANIES

The Master in Contemporary Art Markets cooperates with Open Care, FM Centre for Contemporary Art (FMCCA), UniCredit, Miart, Sotheby’s, Fondazione Trussardi, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Galleria Zero..., Collezione Iannaccone Milano, BeArt, Edicola Radezky and Exibart.

After the Academic Master

Continue your academic career:

  • Master of Arts in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies

Kick-off your career. Among the career opportunities:

  • Private and corporate collections curator
  • Manager of artists foundations and
    archives
  • Specialist at auction houses
  • Art dealer
  • Project manager for galleries, museums and foundations
  • Communication manager and journalist
  • Art advisor
  • Consultant for legal and financial art
    services
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