Master's Degree in Art Market and Management of Related Companies

A unique program in Spain
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Postgraduate degree in Art Market and Management of Related Companies

Master's Degree in Art Market and Management of Related Companies

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Student profile:University graduates interested in developing their career in the professional sector of contemporary art. They do not require, although it is recommendable, prior knowledge of art and a certain level of English.

Graduate profile:Professional with good knowledge of the operation and profiles required by the art system, with the ability to integrate in its different areas, as well as to innovate and undertake new cultural and business projects.

Official Degree:Master`s Degree in Art Market and Management of Related Companies

Center responsible:Communication and Arts School

Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences

Type of Education: Classroom attendance / Blended / Online

Total Credits:60 credits.
. Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period.

Total Credits:1 year. From October to June. Classes from Monday to Thursday, in the afternoons from 4:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Openings available: Classroom attendance: 45
Blended: 30
Online: 20

Academic year in which it was implemented: - Accredited in 2019
- 2005 (Own degree)
- 2009 (Official Master`s Degree)
- 2015 (Accredited)

Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation. Common procedures for carrying out the Final Research Project

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Unique Master's degree specialized in the management of contemporary art

Program that specializes the student in the management of contemporary art, training to work in art galleries, auction houses, consultancies, fairs, festivals and events, as well as in the specialized press.

The Master's degree has a large faculty of professionals from the sector with internship programs and activities that guarantee the best immersion in the current art market, such as meetings with professionals, seminars and international workshops.

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During the last decade, the Master's degree in Art Market and Management of Related Companies of Nebrija University has successfully filled a gap in the Spanish educational offer. It owes its marked practical nature to the fact that its main objective is the training of expert professionals in Art, trained to work in the field of Management, Administration and Creation of Businesses of the Art Market and Cultural Management.

The Master's degree has a complete curriculum that covers all professional aspects of the art market, with special attention to market analysis, the valuation of works of art and the development of visual memory. This Master's degree is designed so that the participant can access the Art labor market with the best training, as well as be able to create and manage his/her own business.

The academic program of the Master's degree is complemented by an internships policy that allows a direct knowledge of the profession in some of the most important companies and institutions in the sector. The participant also has access to personalized coaching sessions and personal marketing.

Diana Angoso José Luis Guijarro Alonso Acdemic Director

"La recuperación del sistema del arte tras el periodo de pandemia está siendo vertiginosa. Lo es a escala global y se percibe de manera especial en el panorama nacional con la llegada a España de galerías y colecciones extranjeras, así como con el lanzamiento de nuevos proyectos artísticos impulsados por gestores, galeristas, artistas, comisarias/os, coleccionistas y empresas. La confluencia de todo ello en los últimos meses está contribuyendo a que la relevancia del país, y en particular de la ciudad de Madrid para el mercado del arte internacional se encuentre en niveles nunca vistos. No me cabe duda de que es un gran momento para apostar por este mercado".

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Over ten years of experience

In the best rankings

Exclusive official master's degree, with access to the doctorate, with a regular presence at the top of the newspaper El Mundo’s ranking.

Internacional Networking

The graduates form a dense professional network of former students thanks to the training at the Madrid-Princesa campus, where students of 30 different nationalities live together.

Professional Internships

En las mejores empresas e instituciones del sector, como ARCO, Estampa, Ivory Press, Museo Thyssen – Bornemisza, Subastas Sotheby’s, Subastas Segre, Subastas Abalarte, así como en toda una variedad de galerías de arte de Madrid tales como Sabrina Amrani, Marlborough, VETA, Ponce+Robles o Maisterravalbuena, entre muchas otras.


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All our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment.
The student must take 60 credits

Module 1: Art Critic 16 ECTS

  • Art Critic
  • 2 ECTS | Current art concepts
  • 2 ECTS | Art criticism practice

  • Analysis of artistic techniques
  • 4 ECTS | Painting, sculpture and engraving
  • 2 ECTS | New media

  • Recognition of the work of Art
  • 2 ECTS | Art until the 19th century
  • 2 ECTS | Artistic avant-garde
  • 2 ECTS | Art since the 60s

Module 2: Art Market 16 ECTS

  • Economy of Art
  • 2 ECTS | Matters of art economy
  • 2 ECTS | | Legal aspects of the art market
  • 3 ECTS | Appraisal techniques

  • Art Markets
  • 2 ECTS | Traditional markets: Europe and the United States
  • 2 ECTS | Emerging markets: China, India and Latin America

  • Distribution channels
  • 3 ECTS | Primary market: galleries and fairs
  • 2 ECTS | Mercado secundario: subastas

Module 3: The Art Business16 ECTS

  • Business Creation
  • 2 ECTS | Creation of art companies
  • 2 ECTS | Financial management
  • 2 ECTS | People management and negotiation

  • Organization and management of spaces
  • 3 ECTS | Gallery management
  • 2 ECTS | Management of exhibition spaces
  • 2 ECTS | Curation

  • Marketing and Communication
  • 3 ECTS | Marketing and Communication

Module Practicum 12 ECTS

  • 4 ECTS |
    • 4 ECTS | Internship
    • 4 ECTS | Investigation methodology
  • 8 ECTS | Final Research Project

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Master's Degree in Art Market and Management of Related Companies are trained to work in:

  • Art galleries performing administration, management, sales, public relations and strategic development tasks.
  • In auction rooms cataloging, valuing and pricing the works of art present in the market.
  • Art Consulting: Providing advice to private collectors and institutions and on the creation of their collections and investment in art. Using art as an innovative medium for the development of corporate image projects, marketing, human resources, social responsibility. Collection management, advice on acquisitions, intermediation in purchase and sale of works of art, taxation and tax studies, corporate collecting, etc.
  • Curation of Exhibits: The practical knowledge in coordination and assembly of exhibitions are fundamental tools for the realization of exhibit projects with all kinds of institutions such as foundations, art galleries, alternative spaces, town halls and banking entities.
  • Critique of Art and cultural press. Practical tools in Art Critique allow collaborations in the cultural press and in the elaboration of the texts of artistic catalogs.

Luciano Delgado, Expert Appraiser

Luciano Delgado Alumnus:

"In the Master's Degree in Art Market, I acquired, both at a theoretical and practical level, the tools to work properly in the current market. At a theoretical level, I was able to continue my research later, the Master's degree was the seed of my Doctoral Thesis and, at the practical level, it allowed me to create a company on the expertise of works of art.
Thanks to the selection of the teaching staff, I was able to understand the mechanics of the current art market from different points of view and to be able to apply them to the development of my professional career."

Beatriz Pérez and Lola Iglesia

Beatriz Perez

"We are Beatriz Pérez and Lola Iglesia, founders and co-directors of Nuevos Públicos, an agency specialized in contemporary art that promotes culture and current artistic practices through different specialized services. Our journey through the Master's Degree in Art Market and Related Business Management provided us with the necessary tools to create our own company, and the security of acting professionally in the field of cultural management. Thanks to the network of students supported by Nebrija, our paths crossed and we decided to dedicate ourselves to our passion: contemporary art."


El programa Máster en Mercado del Arte y Gestión de Empresas relacionadas de la Universidad Nebrija cuenta con plena validez oficial. (Orden 3534/2009, de 22 de julio, de la Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid), y por tanto válido en toda la Unión Europea y en los demás países firmantes de los Acuerdos de Bolonia.

Esta importante oportunidad, permite a nuestros titulados contar con un título de postgrado Oficial de acuerdo con los estándares de calidad académica y orientación profesional exigidos por los diferentes países del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior.

List of companies and institutions where the students of the master have made internships under educational cooperation agreement


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Each year, the students of the Master's degree curate an exhibition of emerging and established artists.

Exposición 2022. Versos y versiones: de la palabra a la imagen

Con ocasión de la conmemoración en 2022-2023 del V Centenario del fallecimiento de Antonio de Nebrija y por sexto año consecutivo, la Universidad Nebrija reconoce mediante el Premio de Adquisición en Reconocimiento a la Creación Artística el trabajo de una artista entre las cinco participantes en ‘Versos y versiones: de la palabra a la imagen’, exposición que explora las conexiones e influencias de la literatura y la narración con las artes plásticas.

Fechas: 24 Junio - 10 Julio 2022. Centro Cultural Galileo, Sala Primera Planta

Artistas: Mercedes Azpilicueta (La Plata, 1981), Marla Jacarilla (Alicante, 1980), Glenda León (La Habana, 1976), Julia Llerena (Sevilla, 1985) y Almudena Lobera (Madrid, 1984).

2021 Exhibition. Nammu: Primordial Waters

Nebrija University celebrates the 5th edition of its Acquisition Award with the collective Exhibition: “Nammu: Primordial Waters”.

It is an exhibition of students from the Master's Degree in Art Market and Related Business Management, directed by the independent curator Andrea Pacheco, whose award aims to contribute to cultural dynamization, promoting artistic creation and implementing good practices in the Master's cultural projects.

Dates: June 12 to 26, 2021. Aural Galería. C/ Pelayo, 68. Madrid.

Artists: Timothy Hyunsoo Lee, Weixin Quek Chong, Moreno & Grau, Elsa Paricio, Clara Sanchez Sala, Zoé T. Vizcaíno.


Timothy Hyunsoo Lee
Timothy Hyunsoo

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Previous exhibitions

2020: Km0

Withdrawal activities

Estado liminal

July 15 to 22, 2020. Espacio CRUCE. Arte y Pensamiento, Madrid.

Artists: Paula Anta, Andrea Canepa, Alberto Cea, Andrés Fernández, Cristina Garrido, Irene Grau, Daniel Martín Corona, Ignacio Uriarte.

Curatorial team: Cristina Artés, Carlota Barrientos, Marta Elena, Nuria Martínez, María Ocaña, Isabela Rodríguez.

[ Catálogo descargable ] | [ Web exposición ]

2019: Feitizo


Estado liminal

June 20 to July 18, 2019, Centro Cultural Galileo, Madrid

Artists: Tamara Arroyo, Ana Barriga, Sara Coleman, Marian Garrido, Javier Palacios, Ana Sánchez, José Antonio Vallejo, An We.

Curators: Claudia Font, Irma González, Paula Narros, Mario Navarro, Yuan Xie

[ Catálogo descargable ]

2018: Liminal state (Estado liminal)

Liminal state

Estado liminal

10 May to 10 June 2018, Galileo Cultural Center
The exhibition Liminal State presents the work of a series of artists who, in different formats and perspectives, reflect on this particular state through which the contemporary subject goes through.

Artists: Irene Cantero (Sevilla, 1985), Fito Conesa (Cartagena, 1980), Mario Espliego (Guadalajara, 1983), Núria Güell (Girona, 1981), Jimena Kato (Lima, 1979), Nacho Martín Silva (Madrid, 1977), Andrés Pachón (Madrid, 1985), Paula Rubio Infante (Madrid, 1977).

Curation team: María Alcalá, Désirée Arrizabalaga, Marta Corral, Celso Cuesta, Ángela Ruiz and Yu Wang.

[ Downloadable catalogue ]

2017: Nothing left (Nada sobra)

Nothing left (Nada sobra)

Nada sobra

May 2017, Galileo Cultural Center, Madrid
Based on a critical positioning, a selection shown by artists that value trash not only in its aesthetic dimension, but as a source of knowledge of the societies and individuals that generate it.

Artists: Álvaro Torres, Basurama, Elisa Pardo, Enrique Radigales, Gala Knörr, Isidro López-Aparicio, Jon Gorospe, Julia Llerena, Manuel Antonio Domínguez, Raúl Hidalgo.

Equipo curatorial: Alejandro Montes, Ana Muñoz Estepa, Beatriz Pérez Campaña, Ying Qu

[ Downloadable catalogue ] | [ Exhibit blog ]

2016: A tour. Landscapes from current art (Un recorrido. Paisajes desde el arte actual)

A tour. Landscapes from current art

Un recorrido. Paisajes desde el arte actual

June 2016, Galileo Cultural Center, Madrid
This exhibition project covers both the traditional way of romantic representation of the landscape, and the approach to the landscape from the experiential point of view, where artists are interested in their own experience, having it as a determining element.

Artists: Nagore Amenabarro, Alda Andrés Rodrigálvanez, Jose Cháfer Cruz, Javier Fernández Pérez de Lis, Diógenes Ferrándiz, Teresa Jareño Querejeta, Julia Llerena, Lucía Loren, Clara Sánchez-Sala, Víctor Santamarina, Anaya Subierviola and Fernando Villena.

Curation team: Ainhize Errekatxo Rekalde, Ruth Gómez de Santiago, Ángela Organero Manzanero.

[ Downloadable catalog ] | [ Exhibition blog ]

2015: Ad Ovo

Ad Ovo

Ad Ovo

June 2015, Matadero Design Center-Madrid
The collective exhibition aims to make known the mechanisms, methodologies and situations that have to do with the creative process in three converging areas: design, architecture and fine arts. The exhibition includes a set of documentary materials related to creation processes, as well as a selection of 17 projects that use varied languages and formats: from the design of furniture to the architectural project, through photography or installation pieces. The works constitute a representation of the undergraduate degrees of Fine Arts; Industrial Design Engineering and Product Development; and Fundamentals of Architecture taught at the Antonio Nebrija University of Madrid.

Artists: Daniel Cortieu, Antía P. Fernández, Eva M. Rodríguez, Kevin Jesús González, Daniel Gómez, Rafael Romero, Alberto Vera, Teresa Jiménez, Elisa Cuesta, David Mesa, Álvaro Zuñiga ,Pablo de Felipe, Clara Rodríguez, Adriana Gómez, Miriam Sanz, Azucena Alba, Virginia Lallana, Alberto Magno, Eva Mansergas, Rocío Martín Gorbe, Natalia Minguela, Mariana Montes de Oca, María José Cosano.

Exhibit design: Diógenes Ferrándiz, Marta Del Ganso, Cristina Navarro and Miguel Guzmán.

Graphic design: Bárbara Galiano and Rodrigo Martínez.

Curation team: Diego Díez Díez, Guadalupe Linares Linares, Laura Darriba Rodríguez y Postrimera Beard Gómez coordinados por Amaia de Meñaka.

[ Downloadable catalog ]

2014: Kairós 014

Kairós 014

Kairós 014

June 2014. Galileo Cultural Center, Madrid.
A current reflection on time and its nature in the hands of emerging and consecrated artists supported by two key concepts: memory and a moment. Based on this idea, that of the moment, the work of art is presented as its materialization, or in other words, the work of art as a moment in itself.

Artists: Lucía Alonso, Cuco, Silvia Cuenca, Esther Faúndez, Fiz Gratacós, Sila Herrera, Miguel Marina, Juan Martínez, Jacob Medrano, Mariano Sánchez, Darío Villalba and Juan Zamora.

Curation team: Students of the 9th Edition of the Master's Degree in Art Market and Management of Related Companies

[ Exhibition blog ]

2013: Tomorrow. Urgent practices of current art (Mañana. Prácticas urgentes del arte actual).

Tomorrow. Urgent practices of current art.

Mañana. Prácticas urgentes del arte actual.

June 2013, Galileo Cultural Center, Madrid
What is it that we hope for? What is the wait like? And above all, how is the concept of waiting addressed by current art? These questions are dealt with in "Tomorrow. Urgent practices of current art", an artistic project that aims to delve into expectation from contemplation, but also from action.

Artists: Elisa Cuesta, Javier Cruz, Humberto Díaz + Daniel Silvo, M. Diógenes Ferrándiz, Lucía García (Maya Kapouski), Manuel Pérez de Guzmán, Alba Soto and Daniel Valls.

Curation team: Yue Chen, Matilde Gil Rovira, Paula Gómez, Rafael Heredia, Jennifer R. Lafuente Canicio, Ana Orovio Loro, Carmen Pérez de Guzmán, Laura Vila Lorenzo coordinated by Lola Iglesias.

[ Downloadable catalog ] | [ Exhibition blog ]

2012: Light comes from darkness. Science and reality: artistic approaches (De la oscuridad viene la luz. Ciencia y realidad: aproximaciones artísticas).

Light comes from darkness. Science and reality: artistic approaches (De la oscuridad viene la luz. Ciencia y realidad: aproximaciones artísticas).

De la oscuridad viene la luz

June 2012, Galileo Cultural Center, Madrid
The exhibition analyzes the crisis of traditional models of knowledge and representation, and the current influence of new technologies. In short, a paradigm shift in art that shapes new realities.

Artists: Julio Adán, Irene de Andrés, Joan Cabrer, Colectivo L2, Fernando Gutiérrez y .tape., Cristóbal Hernández, Esther Mañas, Regina de Miguel, Álvaro Martínez, Flavio Mielnik, Rafa Munárriz, Bruno Ollé, Bárbara Sánchez, Enrique Tomás, Paloma Polo and Julia Varela.

Curation team: Students of the 7th edition of the Master's Degree in Art Market and Related Companies of the Antonio de Nebrija University

Members of the curatorial team: Juana Arana, Elena García, Raquel Gómez, María Marco, Carlota Pérez-Reverte, Lourdes Pujante, Andere Santiesteban, Sonsoles Vidal.

Conference by Gloria G. Durán (PhD in Fine Arts, painter, writer, researcher and professor): "Entre celda y lanzadera. Derivas de la habitación del artista"

[ Downloadable catalog ] | [ Exhibition blog ]

2011: Do not disturb. Mi alma en otra parte.

Do not disturb. Mi alma en otra parte.

Do not disturb. Mi alma en otra  parte

June 2011, Galileo Cultural Center, Madrid.
The exhibit has the artist's room as a generic conceptual framework, its closest everyday space, the room of oneself. The title of the exhibition refers to that intimate space that we all protect and that we keep inside.

Artists: Diego Barrera and Julieta Triangular, Betsué-Vives, Sandra Blanca Arana, María García-Ibáñez, Andrés Montes, Antía Moure, Xavi Muñoz, Concha Prada, Belén Rodríguez González, Cristina Toledo, Alvaro Urbano, François Vanneraud.

Curation team: Cristina Arias, Eva Lapuente, Antonio López, Henar Pérez, Alma Sánchez.

Members of the curatorial team: Juana Arana, Elena García, Raquel Gómez, María Marco, Carlota Pérez-Reverte, Lourdes Pujante, Andere Santiesteban, Sonsoles Vidal.

Lecture by Juan Canela (independent curator): ¿"Os acordáis de cuándo había horizonte"?

[ Downloadable catalog ] | [ Exhibition blog ]

2010: Que nos corten la cabeza. (Cut our heads off)

Cut our heads off

Que nos corten la cabeza

June 2010, Municipal Board of Arganzuela, Madrid.
Collective exhibition of contemporary art explores 'the complexity of what is real' from Lewis Carroll and his famous work 'Alice in Wonderland'.

Curation team: Students of the 5th edition of the Master's Degree in Art Market and Related Companies of the Antonio de Nebrija University.

Artists: Sae Aparicio, Juan Baraja, Misha Bies, Estéfani Bouza, Paco Cao, Zaida Cordero, Julio Falagán, Alexandra Fernández, Javi Larrauri, José Luis Serzo, Sheila Pazos, and Afrodita Psarra.

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