Sotheby’s Institute of Art—London offers a number of full-time fifteen-week programs, some of which can also be taken on a part-time basis. Different subjects are offered in the autumn and spring semesters, but each combines academic study with an insight into the professional art world and takes full advantage of the rich cultural resources that London offers.
Designed for students who have a strong vocational or professional interest in a specific subject, these programs can also provide the necessary foundation for students who lack an art history background and are applying to the Postgraduate Diploma and MA programs at the Institute.
Programs are validated by the University of Manchester. Students completing one full-time program are awarded 60 University of Manchester undergraduate credits. The Institute currently offers six Semester Programs:
Art and Business, Internship Program: Art Business Foundations and Placement, Art Museums, Galleries and Curating, Asian Art and its Markets, Decorative Art and Design, and Foundations of Western Art.
London Study Abroad
Students who wish to study abroad may transfer credit from these Semester programs to their home institution. Transfer of credit to other colleges and universities is always at the discretion of the accepting institution. Therefore, applicants should confirm the feasibility of credit transfer with their faculty advisors in advance of registration at Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
Colleges and universities in North America have accepted 16 credits at the undergraduate level and 12 postgraduate credits per semester program. European students may be eligible to transfer 30 credits per semester program under the European Credit Transfer system.