Now accepting applications for September 2021 and January 2022 entry.
After the Regular Decision deadline, Sotheby’s Institute of Art reviews all completed applications on a rolling basis. Space is limited so we strongly encourage applicants to submit their applications as early as possible. Our Admissions team is available throughout the admissions process to offer support and answer any questions you may have.
To be eligible for admission, applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution by the date on which they enroll at the Institute.
Applicants should demonstrate the following skills:
All prospective students must apply using the online application. A complete application includes:
GRE test scores are not required, but are accepted. The GRE code for Sotheby’s Institute of Art is 4161.
Problems with Certificates, English Language Tests, or Other Documents Related to Your Offer
If you have further questions or concerns about meeting the English language requirements of your offer then email the Admissions team for specific guidance.
Semester 1: 15 credits
Semester 2: 15 credits
Semester 3: 6 credits
Tuition: $1,747 per credit
Travel Fee: $3,500 per field study
Materials Fee: $800
International Student Fee: $200
Sotheby's Institute of Art tuition and fees are updated annually based on the curriculum and field study destinations.
Capstone (thesis or project) may be undertaken remotely or while working. Students may also choose to do an optional 3rd semester of coursework + field study at Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York or London. Tuition and fees will vary by campus.
Credits: The Master’s degree is awarded for 30 taught credits across semesters one and two, as well as the completion of a 6-credit thesis or capstone project in the third semester. Course work is completed in semesters 1 and 2 for 30 credit hours, the minimum necessary for a Graduate Certificate. For students pursuing a Master’s degree, a thesis or capstone project is required and represents a total 36 credit hour requirement for the MA. This is undertaken in the third semester, either independently off-campus or alongside continued coursework on campus, which includes a third field study opportunity.
Field study is required of all students and is non-refundable. The travel fee covers all transportation, accommodations, and privileged access to venues and events.
The materials fee allows Sotheby’s Institute to operate as a fully-fledged and independent academic center including our library, full technology resources, student and academic advising, and career services.
The international students fee is required of students who are not United States citizens to ensure support for the unique needs of our international population.
A non-refundable deposit of $3,500 upon acceptance is required to secure your place on all programs. The deposit will be applied to your Semester 1 tuition.
Sotheby’s Institute of Art offers partial-tuition scholarships to qualified domestic and international candidates. Scholarship awards are based on need and merit. Before you can apply for a scholarship, you must first apply for and hold an offer for a Master’s degree program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. The scholarship application will require filling out a basic form, sending in required documentation. Merit will be based on program application materials submitted. Scholarship awards are not guaranteed and award decisions are final.
Scholarship Application Includes:
Financial Aid Opportunities
SIA-NY participates in Title IV Financial Aid Program and commonly works with Sallie Mae.
Our admissions team will follow up with you within 5-7 working days about any outstanding documentation or required information. Applicants whose documentation is complete will receive notification if they will be offered an interview.
If you receive an offer, a non-refundable deposit of $3,500 is required to secure your place.
Applicants who require visas are advised to apply through their appropriate consulate or other government agencies at least 12 weeks prior to the start of classes in order to ensure sufficient time for processing. Students who require visas will receive visa documentation after they confirm their intention to enroll by submitting their Enrollment Forms and deposits, but no earlier than three months prior to the start of classes. Please refer to the Information for International Students page for additional questions.
Some of your questions may be answered in the frequently asked questions section of our website. If you do not see your question, we are happy to help. All prospective students are encouraged to contact our Admissions Office to schedule a one-on-one information session to learn more about the program, the application process, tuition, financial aid, and more.
Admissions Q & A
Join one of our upcoming virtual info sessions to speak with our Admissions team and have all your questions answered.
Please note: Materials should not be mailed to the Institute unless specifically requested by the Admissions Office. Transcripts and other supplemental application materials should be emailed to your Admissions team.