Sotheby’s Institute of Art began in 1969 as a training program for auction house employees and professional development is still an integral part of the Institute’s programs, broadening out to encompass many roles in a number of relevant business and non-profit spheres. Many of our alumni have become leading individuals in the art world as entrepreneurs, auctioneers, journalists, curators among a wide range of other successful career paths. With privileged access to internship opportunities, expert guidance and professionals working in the field, Sotheby’s Institute students can expect to be fully equipped for a career in the international art world and beyond.
75% of Sotheby’s Institute students are employed before graduation.
The Institute has over 6,000 alumni worldwide, encompassing a broad spectrum of art-related professions. Representing museums, educational institutions, private collections, galleries and auction houses all over the world, former students remain connected to the Institute through the Alumni Network and its programs.
Source: Class of 2015 Exit Survey, London, New York and Los Angeles