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Now accepting applications for Master's Programs beginning in 2016. Apply Now
The priority deadline for MA applications is March 1st, 2016. Applications received after March 1st will be considered based on space availability.

Sotheby’s Institute of Art is the Graduate School of Art and its Markets offering Master’s Degree programs in the cultural capitals of London, New York and Los Angeles.

Originally conceived as a training program for connoisseurship by Sotheby’s Auction House in 1969, Sotheby’s Institute has pioneered the education of arts professionals and is today one of the most prestigious degree-granting institutions of its kind. The Institute has more than 6,000 alumni worldwide who hold top positions in all facets of the international art world.

Core Curriculum – London and New York

All of the Master’s programs at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and New York are enhanced by a core curriculum that provides a powerful set of professional skills and critical understandings for our students to mobilize at the completion of their degrees.

The core curriculum brings students from all areas of study together for a common introduction to current issues in the art world – its structures and organizations, as well as its essential skills and protocols. Site visits, lectures and panels, case studies and workshops provide students with both new information and context, as well as real-world examples and experiences.

Postgraduate Diploma Option

A two-semester Postgraduate Diploma is available to students who complete the required coursework for an MA Degree program but who do not wish to write a Master's Degree Dissertation.

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