Claremont Graduate University

Claremont Graduate University

Art Business

The Master of Arts in Art Business offered in Los Angeles focuses on the visual arts with an emphasis on the commercial infrastructure of market players involved in exhibiting, promoting, and selling works of art.

Goals and Objectives

The program provides a solid foundation in the business of art that is based on instruction from a distinguished faculty drawn from Claremont Graduate University, Museum Leadership Institute, and leading art scholars and professionals who are reshaping the industry.


- 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.
- You will choose from a wide array of electives, allowing you to personalize the curriculum based on your own interests and career path.
- As an art business student, you will also benefit from access to the full curriculum of the MA in Arts Management.
- You will benefit from field study, an important part of the Master’s program. You will go on regular trips in Los Angeles as well as abroad to experience the art world firsthand and get a practical example of what to expect in the industry after graduation. Past trips have included Hong Kong for Art Basel, Shanghai, and Mexico City.


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The Arts Management program requires a statement of purpose, a resume, undergraduate transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation (3 preferred), a writing sample (graded paper from the last 5 years OR 500 words on a recent art exhibition or performance you have seen) and an interview (which takes place via Zoom).

Claremont Graduate University
1017 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91786
United States

Andrew Henkes
Raquelle Holmes

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (909) 621-8000

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