London, New York, Los Angeles, Online
MA in Art Business
Offered in Partnership with
Claremont Graduate University
Full Time Programmes
Now Accepting Applications
Your Pathway to a Career in the International Art World
MA ART BUSINESS, London, 2011
MA ART BUSINESS, New York, 2010
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The London Institute is located in the heart of Bloomsbury; part of the wider academic community in historic Bedford Square and just steps from The British Museum
Campus: New York
The New York Institute is located in an historic building in Midtown Manhattan putting students within walking distance of New York’s vast network of museums, galleries, private collections and auction houses
Campus: Los Angeles
In an historic collaboration, Sotheby's Institute of Art and Claremont Graduate University's Drucker School of Management offer a three-semester programme leading to the MA in Art Business.
Learn from anywhere in the world through intensive, custom curated courses specifically designed for our students, taught by Sotheby’s Institute Faculty and art world specialists
Campus: Hong Kong
Programmes in Hong Kong offer insight into the growing art market in Asia, bringing together Sotheby’s Institute Faculty and art
All masters programmes combine scholarship with practical knowledge, harnessing students’ and faculty’s passion for art, objects, rigorous research and market sophistication
15 week, full-time accredited courses in London for university students from all over the world, as well as those from art and professional background
Summer courses in London and New York combine museum, gallery, studio and auction house visits with lectures by SIA faculty and art world experts
Short courses and public programmes are taught throughout the year in London, New York, and Online, covering a range of topics and are open to all those interested in learning about the international art world
Our Executive Education programmes offer professionals an exclusive opportunity to reach new levels of business management within the art world
Combines an understanding of business theory and practice with the technical and structural elements of the art markets. Relevant professional art-world practice is studied, including marketing, business communications, investment, valuation, art law and economics.
Using a close analysis of works in all media—from painting and sculpture to video and performance—as well as gallery, museum, private collection visits and extended travel, coursework provides in-depth examination of contemporary art and its markets
Builds connoisseurship skills while examining the diverse cultural histories of objects, makers, and markets of each period. Based on the curriculum developed by Sotheby’s in the 1960s and 70s, coursework emphasizes materials and techniques employed across painting, modern art, furniture and ceramics
Focuses on historical features and concepts of Chinese, Japanese and Korean art movements. Coursework includes extensive coverage of modern and contemporary Asian Art
Examines furniture, ceramics, glass, patterns and dress from Art Nouveau to the pluralism of today, combining academic study of 20th Century and contemporary decorative arts.
This programme examines the history of photography from its inception to its current position at the center of the fine art world. Other relevant topics considered include photojournalism, advertising imagery and photography’s rising relevance in the art market.
Sotheby’s Institute offers a range of art history classes and courses that examine the seminal movements and most important theories in the history of art.
Coursework explores venues for publication as well as the technique of the art writer, including understanding the sustained practice of looking and thinking about the art object
From magnificent gems and sensational diamond collections, to avant garde fashion movements in collaboration with contemporary artists, coursework is complemented by leaders in their respective fields
What makes art "feminist art?" In Renegotiating the Body: Feminist Art in 1970s London, Kathy Battista, Director of Contemporary Art at Sotheby's Institute in New York, argues that there can be no essential feminist aesthetic, although feminist artists do have a unique aesthetic. Read more...