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Start your career in the art world.

Imagine your future by clicking one of the options below. We’ll show you how we can help you begin your career in the international art world.

I’m looking to study in

  • London

    London Campus

    Campus: London

  • New York

    London Campus

    Campus: New York

  • Los Angeles

    Los Angeles Campus

    Campus: Los Angeles

  • Online

    London Campus


  • Hong Kong

    London Campus

    Campus: Hong Kong

The type of study I want

  • Master’s Degree

    Master’s Degree

    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

  • Semester Programmes

    Semester Programmes

    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

  • Summer Study

    Summer Study

    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

  • Short Courses

    Short Courses

    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

  • Executive Education

    Executive Education

    Our Executive Education programmes offer professionals an exclusive opportunity to reach new levels of business management within the art world

I’m interested in

  • Art Business

    Art Business
    Art Business

    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.

  • Contemporary Art

    Contemporary Art
    Contemporary Art

    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

  • Fine & Decorative Art

    Fine & Decorative Art
    Fine & Decorative Art

    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

  • Asian Art

    Asian Art
    Asian Art

    Focuses on historical features and concepts of Chinese, Japanese and Korean art movements. Coursework includes extensive coverage of modern and contemporary Asian Art

  • Contemporary Design

    Contemporary Design
    Contemporary Design

    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.

  • Photography


    Programmes examine the history of photography from its inception to its current position at the center of the fine art world.

  • Art History

    Art History
    Art History

    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.

  • Art Writing

    Art Writing
    Art Writing

    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

  • Jewelry & Fashion

    Jewelry & Fashion
    Jewelry & Fashion

    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

  • Art Law

    Art Law
    Art Law

    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.

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