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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
Fully accredited programmes that have set the art world standard since 1969. Offering leading experts, career services, extensive travel and study visits. All MA students in London and New York complete a Sotheby's Institute core curriculum
15 week accredited courses for students from all over the world as well as those from art and professional backgrounds. The art world of London serves as the classroom with some courses incorporating international travel
Four and two week Summer courses combine museum, gallery, studio and auction house visits with lectures by Sotheby's Institute faculty and art world experts. The city serves as a classroom for participants from all over the world
Courses and public programmes are taught throughout the year covering a range of art world topics and are open to all those interested in learning about the international art market and art history
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. 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.
Programmes examine the history of photography from its inception to its current position at the center of the fine art world. Topics include: photography’s rising relevance in the art market, photojournalism, advertising and many others.
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
Provides a thorough grounding in the most important legal principles affecting the art world today, weaving these principles with the ethical, practical and commercial aspects of life in the art world.