3 year cycle
This Bachelor’s in a nutshell
Students in the “Expert Advisor” for the Art Market Bachelor’s programme benefit from a kind of teaching enabling them to understand the overall artistic and professional environment in this field. Courses related to understanding and identifying arts and works account for 60% of classes and seminars (90 credits). Understanding the professional world and its customs accounts for 40% of the programme (60 credits).
After completing the programme, students will acquire the following competences
In the 4th ssemester, the choice of a “specialisation” in one of the main domains of the sector will enable students to go in-depth into the knowledge of artworks, of artists and of specific professional practices related to “antiquities and art objects” and/or “visual and contemporary arts”.
The academic programme is conceived as to alternate: classes and professional experiences during the three years, with, namely, a 7-month compulsory internship (full-time or 14 months part-time) over the 3 years.
The objective of professionalisation is achieved in year 3e with the realisation of a professional project (alternating individual work and group work).
The compulsory practice of English will enable students to acquire a proficiency level meeting ordinary communication needs (TOEIC), integrated with field-specific vocabulary.
Assets of the programme
(1) if students have already attained a TOEIC level or if they are native speakers of English
The “Expert-advisor” for the Art Market programme meets the expectations of professionals in the field for positions of assistant in all sorts of galleries, auctioneer’s cabinets, auction houses, antique shops, artist agents, as well as communication agencies or media specialised in promotion and information in the field. “Expert-advisers” in art objects objects can work in antiques or decorative shops, art galleries, museums or art centres. They analyse, study and research on the elements for the authentication of a work. They oversee the estimation of works and artists and advise purchases and sales. They participate in the organisation of exhibitions
Expert Advisers develop a two-sided competence in arts and commerce. They are able to identify works and objects and set their commercial value. They know where to find information and how to collect it to enable authentication. They are acquainted with artists’ workshops and know where and how to sell works, how to promote artists and contribute to the implementation of exhibitions or auction sales.
Expert-advisors enjoy travelling, visiting artists’ workshops and looking for artworks. Intuitive, equipped with a fine taste, they are interested in the development of trends, contemporary creation or cultural heritage preservation. They like history and its relations with artistic creation. They enjoy sharing their passion for art.
Master in Art Market Management
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