Sotheby's Institute of Art

About Sotheby's Institute of Art

Year Founded: 1968

For more than forty years Sotheby's Institute of Art has been preparing students for careers in the international art world. A premier provider of advanced art education, the Institute combines a unique object-based approach to works of art and art history with study of the international markets and their practices. Its graduates combine a passion for art with scholarship and market sophistication. The Institute offers programs leading to PhD and MA degrees as well as courses taught on-line (available anywhere/anytime). There are also a variety of semester-long, study abroad and summer program options for graduate and undergraduate students as well as for continuing professional development. Special lectures, seminars and evening courses are offered throughout the year in both London and New York.

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Sotheby's Institute of Art: Decorative Art and Design

England : London

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the development of furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork and patterns from c.1685 to the present day. The decorative...

Art & Business, Semester Programme

England : London

An introduction to an art world career, this course is designed for those who are interested both in art history and the business practices of the art world. Through lectures...

Sotheby's Institute of Art: MA in Art Business

England : London

London is at the centre of the global art and antiques market, where dealers trade in Asian and Indian art alongside British and European. This is a USD60 billion plus industry,...

Sotheby's Institute of Art: MA in Fine & Decorative Art

England : London

The MA in Fine and Decorative Art is taught from the perspective of an art expert , with attention paid to the history and practice of connoisseurship. Based on Sothebys...

Sotheby's Institute of Art: MA in Contemporary Art

England : London

The course is for those who wish to study contemporary art in depth while honing their practical and Professional skills, this programme focuses on the period from 1960 to...

MA in Photography: Contemporary & Historical

England : London

This programme offers an in-depth study of the history of photography, its place in cultural and critical theory, and its significance for modern visual culture. Students...

Sotheby's Institute of Art: MA in East Asian Art

England : London

The art history of China, Japan and Korea from the Neolithic to the present day is the focus of this programme, designed for those who wish to become Asian art specialists. The...

Sotheby's Institute of Art: MA in Contemporary Design

England : London

This programme combines academic study of 20th century and contemporary decorative arts with an exploration of the professional design world. Furniture, ceramics, glass,

Sothebys Institute of Art: Interior Design: A Combined Masters Degree

United States : New York

This learning program is a Combined Masters Degree and Certificate Program with New York School of Interior Design open to all students at the New York campus, and to London...

Art and Its Markets

England

Sotheby's Institute of Art features a program on Art & its Markets. The course provides intensive introduction to the global art market and the sectors that comprise it.

Contemporary Art in London

England

Study Contemporary Art in London with Sotheby's Institute of Art. You will be introduced to the field of Contemporary Art through talks provided by art critics, academics,...

Foundations of Western Art, Semester Programme

England

Enroll in a semester program on the Foundations of Western Art. The full-immersion semester program will have you exploring the history of art and its development in the

Art Museums, Galleries and Curating, Semester Programme

England

Sotheby's Institute of Art invites students to take a semester programme on Art Museums, Galleries and Curating. The programme is ideal for students interested in a future...

Sotheby's Institute of Art: MA in Art Business

United States : Los Angeles

Building on programmes pioneered more than forty years ago by Sotheby’s Institute at its London and New York campuses, the MA in Art Business curriculum is taught by distinguished...

MA in Art Business

United States : New York

The Art Business program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art – New York provides the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the international art world. The