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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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...

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,

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...

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 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...

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 Art Business

England : London

Earn a master's degree in Art Business designed for students with an art history background who want to understand business theories and practice at Sotheby's Institute of...

Sotheby's Institute of Art Semester Study: 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

Spend a semester in England on an Art and Business program at the Sotheby's Institute of Art. The program is an introduction to an art world career, designed specifically...


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