The one-year Academic Master in Contemporary Art Markets is an intensive study path directed at providing students with effective tools for the interpretation of art market dynamics, with particular focus on contemporary artistic languages. The first cycle of the program is dedicated to classroom activities, workshops and visits to galleries, foundations and museums. The second is focused on internships, enabling students to experience different market areas first-hand, and on the final projects.
One year; Fall intake
1 year Academic Master’s, awarded by NABA
Complete online application
Personal statement/ letter of motivation
Official Undergraduate transcript
Copy of Undergraduate Degree
Passport scan (photo page)
Digital photo (passport style)
Italian privacy consent form
May 15 (October start)
Apps accepted after deadline as space permits
Academic: Completed Bachelor’s degree
*contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements
Undergraduate GPA:* 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
Language:* Non-native English language speakers must submit IELTS: 5.0+ or equivalent.
The Contemporary Art Markets Academic Master program is taught in English at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA). The program is completed in one year, and 60 credits. Upon successful completion of this program, students are awarded a completion diploma, as well as an Italian Ministry of Education recognized Academic Master degree, issued by Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti.
For information about this program, its learning outcomes, and structure, please see here.
Your SAI Admissions Counselor will guide you in submitting all required application and enrollment materials.
Upon submitting a SAI application to this program, you will begin to work closely with a friendly US Admissions Counselor who will assist you each step of the way. While the final admission decision is made by the host school, SAI Admissions Counselors work closely with NABA and are able to guide and advise you in finalizing your application. If you have any technical questions about the degree, your Admissions Counselor can facilitate a conversation with the host school. Upon acceptance to your program of choice, your SAI Admissions Counselor will guide you and provide important resources through each enrollment step, including financial processing, visas, housing, and travel.
Financial Processing and Loans
To make a degree program abroad more achievable, SAI is able to offer US students the ability to utilize US financial aid to pay for their program. As you reach the point of enrollment, the SAI Business Office can provide assistance with financial processing, as well as student loan applications. Please contact your SAI Admissions Counselor for details about the student loan process.
Securing the right housing is an important step in having a positive experience abroad. Your Admissions Counselor can assist you with your overseas housing search: we can provide advice regarding good areas of the city, as well as options for housing agencies to consider. In general, students can expect to pay from $800 to $1,500 per month in housing, depending on criteria.
US students pursuing this degree program will be required to obtain a long stay study visa. Students are required to register through Universitaly, a service of the Italian Ministry of University and Research, in order to obtain their documentation to apply for a study visa. Note that the visa application process can be complicated; we can assist and guide you as you go, but it’s important to begin this process as early as possible.
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This is a SAI Select Services Program; it includes the important on-site services!
Pre-departure and Re-entry services
|SAI Program Fees*
|Program Fee: 2023/24
Includes tuition for 1 year program and SAI Select Services, no housing (see What’s Included).
|Optional / Additional Fees:
|US Financial Aid Certification
Applicable to those wishing to utilize US financial aid to pay for their Master's program.
|International Mailing Supplement
When applicable, students are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
*prices are subject to change
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