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Summer Study in New York

The Institute is developing the course schedule for summer 2015. Full details and registration will be available early December 2014.

Session I: June 1 – 26, 2015
Session II: July 6 – 31, 2015

The Summer Study programme in New York offers 2 and 4 week courses in the areas of art business, contemporary art and art history. Each course includes in-class lectures, site visits and guest speakers, making New York the classroom and giving participants access to practicing art professionals. Coming from six continents and over thirty countries, summer students have diversity in common and a passion for art and the art world. Summer Study is a truly unique experience, where you can build global connections and make the art world your world.

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Many of the courses below will be available in summer 2015.

2014 Summer Study Courses:

2 June – 26 June, 2014
4-week courses meet Monday – Thursday, mornings or afternoons, and Fridays are reserved for additional seminars and field trips.
2-week courses meet Monday – Friday, in the afternoon.

Course fees 2014

4-week courses: $3,750 for one course or $7,000 for two courses
2-week courses: $2,150 for one course or $3,900 for two courses

There is also a one-time $50 registration fee payable at time of registration. Full payment is due upon registration.

Academic Credits

All courses are offered on a non-credit basis. Students who wish to take the four-week intensive courses for credit through their home institution should inquire about requirements ahead of time from their school. It is advisable to seek approval prior to taking the course as credit acceptance is at the discretion of individual institutions. For students who have received approval to take a four-week course for credit, the three Friday Field Study Activities and class attendance are mandatory, and there will be an additional written assignment due at the end of the course. Courses are graded as pass/ fail. Two-week courses are not eligible for credit. Students must submit a signed, course credit form to the Institute to declare intention to take course for credit before the first day of class. Contact us at to receive this form.

International Students

For information about requirements for travel to the United States, Sotheby’s Institute of Art recommends that you check with the U.S. Government’s official Visa website. Most international students can complete our summer programs while visiting the U.S. on a tourist's visa. Students are not required to supply a language certificate but must be aware that the courses are conducted in English and a good working knowledge of the language is recommended.


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Online Registration

Registration for 2015 Summer Study will open December 2014. 

Further Information

For further information or questions about Summer Study, please email:
Melba Remice, Director, Global Admissions:
Tel: +1 212.517.3929

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