Certificate in Arts Management


The Art Business course gives participants an introduction and overview to the overall art market and the art world at large. It offers students the opportunity to gain specialized knowledge and insight into the most important relevant aspects of the art business, including the role of law and finance in the art world.

The course will introduce participants to important factors to consider when working with artists, institutions, auction houses and collectors. Emphasis is put on practical aspects such as contracts, valuations, insurance, acquisitions and sales, but the course will also give participants an understanding of the mechanisms and structures that determine price and value as well as the historic background of the art world.
Visits to local galleries and museums will round out the course.
The highlight will be a 4-day trip to London, visiting the important museums, galleries and auction houses of the city, as well as exclusive studio visits with leading contemporary artists.

Program Content

The modules take place at ESA from 9am to 5pm
Module 1: The Art Market | 27 - 28 March 2019
Module 2: Collecting Art Fairs and Art Valuation |17 - 18 April 2019
Module 3: Art and Finance | 8 - 9 May 2019
Module 4: The World of Museums and the Marketing of Culture and Art | 22 - 23 May 2019
Module 5: Art Law and Art Insurance | 11 - 12 July 2019

London trip |
25 to 28 June 2019

Submission of applications
: 1st March 2019 at the latest


Regular rate: USD 6,500 excluding expenses related to London trip
Early bird rate: USD 6,300 available until 27 February 2019



For further information please contact, Michèle El Khoury
T : 00 961 1 373 373 ext: 1141
C : elkhoury.m@esa.edu.lb