Postgraduate Course in ART MARKET

Education objectives

Concerning to comprehensive skills, the course aims to produce, to systematize and to disseminate theoretical and practical knowledge in the scientific domain of the Art Market and Collecting.
In terms of the specific skills, it is proposed that at the end of the course the student should be able to:
To understand the historical evolution and the context of collecting in its articulation with the art market;
To distinguish the specificity of the ancient art markets from the contemporary art markets;
To problematize artistic production in its relationship with society and the markets;
To develop analytical tools, to recognize artistic quality and the economic value of transactions of works of art;
To critically study the global art markets in their fluctuations related to the economy;
To identify the role of agents and intermediaries in the art system, its production, legitimizing disclosure and consumption;
To recognize the importance of the main international biennials and art fairs in the aesthetic path of an artists' work and its quotation.

General characterization

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Postgraduate programmes



Access to other programs

Not applicable.


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1800 Euros/year


Presencial Pós-Laboral

Teaching language

Portuguese Language

Degree pre-requisites

Total credits: 60 ECTS (40 credits based in the compulsory curricular units and 20 credits to be chosen in a set of elective optionals).

(1 ECTS - European Credit Transfer System = a 28-hour workload).

Conditions of admittance

Application and access conditions to the cycle of studies reflect the conditions established in the national legislation, namely: - To hold a degree (1st cycle), or legal equivalent; - To hold a foreign academic degree recognized by the Scientific Council (SC) of NOVA FCSH; - To hold an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae, recognized by the Scientific Council (SC) of NOVA FCSH. Applicants will be selected and ranked according to the criteria annually defined in the application edict.

Evaluation rules

The evaluation regulation adopted is that in use at the host institution. Each course unit describes evaluation methods in detail. 1) Mandatory precedence is not required for attending postgraduate courses. 2) The knowledge assessment is individual and will take place at the end of the academic semesters. In the assessment of knowledge, final written and / or oral tests, works or other elements of assessment carried out by students within the different curricular units will be considered under conditions to be defined by the respective teachers. The evaluation result will be expressed on a numerical scale from 0 to 20 values. 3) It is considered approved in a curricular unit the student who obtains a final classification equal to or higher than 10 values.


Code Name ECTS
722061123 The Art Appraisal 10.0
722061122 Art Market and Law 10.0
722061121 Contemporary Art Markets in a Global World 10.0
722061120 Art Markets and The New Mediums 10.0
Opções Condicionadas
Code Name ECTS
722061124 Collector's Speak and Display Collections 10.0
722061125 Portuguese Art History Themes 10.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 20