Graduate Admissions

Master of Arts Management MAM

Visual Arts Management

Students pursuing a Master of Arts Management degree who are interested in Visual Arts Management can take electives that examine the shifting trends in museum management and how the arts marketplace is evolving. Courses examine a variety of topics, such as developing partnerships and sponsorships for high-profile events, and strategies for engaging a wide variety of communities through social media.

Master of Arts Management students have interned with or been hired by The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Field Museum of Natural History, and The Museum of Contemporary Photography.

Possible electives include: 

Museum Management

This course explores the changing dynamic of contemporary museums, trends in the field, and challenges facing museum managers in all areas and levels of the institution. This course familiarizes potential professional museum managers with all the major functions and structures of the contemporary museum, large and small, general or specific. It will equip students for dealing with a broad range of managerial issues.

Gallery and Art Market Management

This course explores different business models in the arts marketplace including galleries, auction houses, art fairs, independent art dealers and advisors, direct sales by artists, and the use of the online marketplace. It looks at the interrelationship of these models on the local, national and international levels and investigates current issues and future trends in the industry.