Sotheby's Institute of Art - Los Angeles is headquartered on the beautiful Claremont campus, but a number of its classes are held in downtown Los Angeles, a newly vibrant center for this artistic capital. The Master's degree programs in Art Business and Arts Management offer students access to a dynamic and innovative local arts community as well as to an international coterie of visual arts professionals via Los Angeles' great museums, galleries, collections, and arts organizations.
The MA programs are offered in collaboration with The Getty Leadership Institute, the School of Arts and Humanities, and the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. The MA programs are enhanced by a core curriculum that provides all students at the with a powerful set of transferable professional skills and a solid foundation in the business and management practices that are essential to successful careers in the creative industries. The core curriculum, completed in the first semester and taught by experts in their fields, consists of strategy, finance, accounting, marketing, and law – the fundamentals of any elite business education.
This shared curriculum then leads to a number of concentrations and electives options that may pursued in the remaining two semesters: Contemporary Art and Its Markets, East Asian Art and Its Markets, Latin American Art and its Markets, Nonprofit Arts Management, Art Museum Management, and Media, Entertainment, Performing Arts.