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About the Program
Marrying the core curriculum of Art Business and Arts Management with core courses offered by Claremont Graduate University’s Center for Information Systems and Technology (CISAT), the unique interfield Master’s program in Art Business + Information Systems & Technology was created to answer the needs of the growing “arts and technology” field.

Technology companies are increasingly interested in the arts and cultural space, as evidenced by Google’s Cultural Institute and Tilt Brush, or artist Jeff Koons’ partnership with Snapchat. At the same time, arts and cultural organizations are increasingly working within the digital realm, not just on exhibition and program media and marketing, but on ways of using big data to increase cultural equity, or on proprietary software to run complex production automation. This is the world in which graduates of this Master’s program will excel.

Students complete core courses in two degree programs: the MA program in Art Business/Arts Management and the MS program in Information Systems and Technology, as well as a handful of specialized and interfield courses. All of the courses prepare students for the Startup Studio – a capstone entrepreneurship course where students develop and pitch their own arts and technology initiatives to panels of artists, arts professionals, business leaders, and entrepreneurs from the Los Angeles community.

About Our Students
The MA in Art Business + Information Systems & Technology is designed for students with an interest in the application of computer and data science to the arts and culture field, or for students with an arts background who have a demonstrated interest and capacity for software engineering and information technology.

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  • Staff & Faculty

    Staff & Faculty

    Administration and Leadership:
    Jonathan T.D. Neil: Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Los Angeles
    Kibum Kim: Associate Director, Head of Art Business Program
    Amy Shimshon-Santo: Associate Director, Head of Arts Management Program
    Samir Chatterjee: Fletcher Jones Chair of Technology Design & Management, MA Art Business + Information Systems & Technology
    Lorne Olfman: Professor & Director of CISAT, MA Art Business + Information Systems & Technology
    Terry Ryan: Professor, MA Art Business + Information Systems & Technology
    Jodi James: Program Administrator
    Matt O’Connor: Assistant Director, Admissions
    Tory Benoit: Director of Development
    Theresa J. Condito: Career Development Coordinator and Counselor
    Alma Ruiz: Senior Fellow
    Laura Zucker: Senior Fellow


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    Tuition & Application

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  • Contact & Request Information

    Contact & Request Information

    For further information, please contact:

    1017 North Dartmouth Avenue, Claremont
    California, 91711 USA
    T +1.909.607.1186 
    admissionsLA@sia.edu

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