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The Programme: overview

The Academic Master is a programme directed at provides students with the most effective tools to interpret the art market dynamics, with a particular focus on contemporary artistic languages.
It enables students to come into direct contact with established industry professionals, through workshop projects, off-site visits to galleries, auction houses, art fairs, collections and art centers, and field trips to Artissima and Art Basel, the most important events for the art market.

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

Department: Visual Arts

Area: Visual Arts

Title Awarded: First Level Academic Master Degree

Credits: 60 CFA

Starting: October 2020

Duration: 1 year

Languages: Italian and English

Campus: Milan

Our Faculty 

Marco Scotini
Visual Arts Department Head
Ilaria Bonacossa
Academic Master in Contemporary Art Markets Advisor Leader

Study and career opportunities

Study abroad programmes

NABA provides students with the opportunity to study abroad as part of their academic experience.
NABA Academic Coordination Office, in charge for the management of the exchange programmes, supports students in taking advantage of the international study opportunities through exchange programmes and promoting educational experiences thanks to a network including numerous prestigious international partner universities.
NABA counts more than 70 cooperation agreements with academies and universities through the Erasmus+ Programme in Europe and others international cooperation agreements with several universities outside Europe.

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:

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