MA in Art Law and Arts Management > Arts management applications

Arts management applications

Τeaching hours and credit allocation: 14 hours, 6 credits

This course will give you useful insights into arts management both from the point of view of the art institution and gallery and from that of the artist. You will learn how to set up an exhibition, how to connect with the public at various levels, how to engage with artists and consider their needs and ambitions. You will learn ways to approach works of art and relate them to current art discourses and you will above all learn to trust your own judgement.

On completing the course the participants will:

  • have learnt some basic principles of exhibition design,
  • be able to position themselves from the point of view of the artist or creative group, the public and the mediating institution,
  • understand how the design of an exhibition or other art event affects meaning and leads to a successful outcome,
  • understand how works of art (architecture, theatre, music, film, etc) position us in relation to social and political structures and norms,
  • be able to formulate their ideas about art in relation to current art discourse,
  • be able to write about art events in various ways and distinguish between critical texts, journalistic texts and artist’s texts,
  • understand the role of financial institutions in promoting art,
  • know how to manage and finance public art projects,
  • have acquired an historical perspective on spatial representation,
  • be able to handle some basic concepts in aesthetic theory.


  • Elements of exhibition management and design.
  • How to write an art-critical text.
  • Management of public art projects.
  • The symbiosis of high finance and art.
  • Spatial Representation through the ages.
  • The Parthenon and the question of the replica.
  • Questions of aesthetics.