Quitterie Beresnikoff - Formation Mastère manager du marché de l art EAC

Master in Art Market Management


2 year cycle


In a nutshell

The Art Market Management Master’s programme

  • Two-year programme after 3 years of university education
  • French Level I recognised diploma (RNCP published on the Official Journal on 27/08/2013), awarding 120 credits.
  • This programme is also available in English

The educational objectives of the programme

Students in the “Art Market Manager” Master’s programme benefit from a programme enabling them to manage and lead projects as well as to engage in their own entrepreneurial project.

They acquire knowledge of artists and artworks, of the major challenges and defining sectors of the art market, of their functioning and practices in France and at international level. This will be combined with courses enabling students to acquire methods to carry out studies or research, conceive and implement projects, and develop an initial level of “expertise” that professional experience will consolidate.

After completing the programme, students will acquire the following competences

  • Specific knowledge of the professional world in the art market sector
  • Customs and practices related to the marketing of artworks and art objects
  • Management and entrepreneurship
  • Project engineering

In the second semester, in order to better position themselves professionally, students will choose a specialisation corresponding to their professional project:

  • Authentication of artworks and art objects
  • Contemporary Arts and Artists

The academic pathway is designed to enable students to tackle their professional project under different perspectives and to develop suitable methods

  • Study and issues, with the dissertation (Year 1)
  • Conceiving and developing a project or a company (Year 2)
  • Experimenting and putting their skills to the test in a professional situation (internship, employment contract, etc.)

The academic programme is conceived so as teaching periods, project coaching, tutoring, individual work and professional immersion alternate.

Practice of a modern language is encouraged, with a particular focus on English. Some courses are fully taught in English, to familiarise students with job-specific vocabulary.

Assets of the programme

  • Academic programme tuned with the professional world of the field, ensured by professionals, gallery owners, auctioneers, restorers, curators, experts working in courts, etc.
  • Teaching oriented towards providing students with the awareness of the responsibilities related to project management, and equipping them with the thinking and implementation tools to face them
  • Programme tuned with contemporary project management modes (digital, cooperative work, responsible management, entrepreneurship, etc.)
  • Students will sit the TOEIC exam at the end of their programme



  • Master 1 : Holding a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master 2 : Holding at least a 1-year Master’s degree requiring a dissertation

Language (English)

  • Equivalent to the B2 level of the CEFR


 Courses ECTS
Arts, Culture and Society  10
Economy of Cultural Goods 6
Management Theory 4
Rights of artists and artworks and market law 10


 Seminars ECTS
Management and entrepreneurship 30
Appraisal of artworks and art objects 12
Research and project methodology 12


  Specialisation (either one or the other) ECTS
Authentication of artworks and art objects 18
Contemporary Arts and Artists


Professionalisation ECTS
Dissertation 6
Professional project 6
Internship and work experience 10


Language practice ECTS
English or another language* 2

*if students have already attained a TOEIC level or if they are native speakers of English

 Total  120


Art Market Managers direct auction houses, antiques or decorative shops, art galleries, museums or art centres

They manage a stock of objects with artistic, decorative or cultural heritage value. They ensure the enhancement of artworks and art objects and actively follow the quotation of the works. They enhance placements and financial investments in collections. They scout new talents. They identify future artists and implement cultural heritage preservation.


Art Market Managers develop a two-sided competence in arts and commerce. They are able to manage administratively, financially and legally, and to develop international marketing strategies. They are able to anticipate and acquire stock. They are able to diagnose and evaluate artworks and implement preservation actions. They are able to organise conferences on art history and to create exhibitions.


Mobile and curious, Art Market Managers enjoy travelling, visiting artists’ workshops and looking for artworks. Intuitive, equipped with a fine taste, they are interested in the development of trends, They like history and its relations with artistic creation. With an international approach, they can speak multiple languages and attend exhibitions regularly.