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Summer Study in New York:

Make the Art World Your World

The Institute is currently developing the course schedule for Summer Study in New York, 2016. Complete details and registration will be available in early December, 2015.

Session 1: May 31 – June 24, 2016
Session 2: July 5 – July 29, 2016

The Summer Study program in New York typically offers 2 and 4-week courses in the areas of art business, contemporary art and art history. Each course is comprised of in-class lectures, site visits and guest speakers. Students are able to take advantage of all New York City has to offer as one of the great art capitals of the world, through privileged access to both art venues and the expertise of practicing art professionals. Coming from six continents and over thirty countries, summer students have both diversity and a passion for art and the art world in common. Summer Study is a truly unique experience, where you can build global connections and make the art world your world. 

If you would like to be added to our e-mail list to receive notification when the 2016 courses are listed, please provide your information and e-mail address in the “Contact Us” section to your right.

Many of the courses below will be available for Summer Study 2016.
4-week courses meet Monday – Thursday, mornings or afternoons.
2-week courses meet Monday – Friday, afternoon.
Friday mornings are reserved for campus wide additional seminars and field trips.

Course fees 2015

4-week courses: $3,750 for one course 
2-week courses: $2,150 for one course 

There is also a one-time nonrefundable $50 registration fee payable at time of registration. Full payment is due upon registration. After May 1 (June Session), or after June 5 (July Session), the registration fee increases to $100.

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.

Academic Credits

All courses are offered on a non-credit basis. Students who wish to take the four-week intensive courses for credit must do so through their home institution and 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 on or before May 25, 2015 to declare intention to take a course for credit.
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Online Registration

Registration for 2016 Summer Study will open December 2015.

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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