M.A. History and Business of Art and CollectingIESA FRANCE
Founded in 1985 by Franoise and Jean-Marie Schmitt, the Institut dtudes Suprieures des Arts (IESA) is a private educational group based in Paris, France.
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The history of collecting is a new and exciting area of expertise drawing from a wide range of academic subjects: history, cultural history, art history, social sciences and economics.
Traditionally viewed in opposition to the market, it is now widely acknowledged that the collecting is very much tied to the art market, one feeding into the other. The collecting of art carries a special aura, which forbids its treatment as a mere commodity. At the same time, sales of art collections yield billions of pounds every year at auction houses and in galleries. It is a vast and new field of learning, which creates exciting professional profiles.
This MA programme is designed for students who wish to get a comprehensive historical understanding of collecting patterns from the Renaissance till the beginning of the twentieth century as well as a clear vision of how these patterns influence today’s practices in the art market, both in the UK and in Continental Europe. The MA in History and Business of Art and Collectingis the onlyMA on the subject in the world to include the study of both history of art and business practice, making it the right choice for the one who wants to be unique and ahead of their peers.
This 2-year MA is taught in Paris and London, with study trips to Italy and Belgium. Historically, Paris played a major role in the art world both from a collecting and a business perspective. London rose as an art centre from the eighteenth century and has remained at the heart of the art trading industry until today. Students are shown how to compare and contrast the practices and customs in both countries and consequently sharpen their understanding of it. The study trips are intended to further their acquaintance with major private and public collections, as well as current art business issues.
MA Entrance requirements
- Applicants should have received at least an upper second class BA degree with honours (2.1) or equivalent. Students in their final undergraduate year may apply for admission and will be required to provide proof of graduation prior to full registration.
- Applicants should have a knowledge of art history
- For applicants whose native language is not English, proof of language is required to show high standard of proficiency:
- IELTS: 7.0 overall (with 2 minimum component scores at 6.0/6.5 & rest 7.0+)*
- Cambridge Advanced (CAE) - Overall score: 60+ (Pass at grade C)*
- Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) - any Pass grade
- Pearson PTE (minimum 70)
* for more informations on the various component scores, please contact us
If you are thinking of applying to our MAs, please send us the following documentation:
- The Application Form
- A CV
- A cover letter indicating your educational and professional aims and how you hope the MA can help you fulfill your objectives
- Academic transcripts
- 2 Academic letters of reference on official headed paper (however we do accept professional references for those who have left university for more than 5 years)
- English language proficiency exam (unless you are a Native speaker, or you graduated from an English-speaking university)
YEAR ONE: the first semester takes place in Paris and the second one in London. Study trips will bring you to Florence and Brussels.
YEAR TWO: semester 3 takes place in London, while semester 4 is a semester completely dedicated to the dissertation.
- 2 year MA degree: 16.200 divided as:
- £ 10.300 for year 1
- £ 5.900 for year 2
- For year one, EU student must pay £3.100 as deposit one month after receiving the acceptance letter.
The remainder of the fees of £7.200 must be paid by the 1st September 2014
Non EU student must pay the full tuition fee one month after receiving the acceptance
- Fees for individual modules or part-time options available on request
- These fees do not cover: accommodation, transport between London an Paris, nor accommodation and transports for the study trips