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Online Learning

A Distinctly Different Way to Learn

Expand Your Knowledge and Global Network
Follow your passion, explore a career change or prepare for more advanced study with our intensive online courses that offer a deep understanding of pivotal art history movements and of the ever changing world of art business. You will study with students from across the globe gaining international perspectives, real world experiences and an opportunity to learn from and connect with like-minded people from Paris to Hong Kong to São Paulo.

Experience an Interactive Approach to Online Learning
Engage in research, share your insights and experiences, ask questions and contribute to lively discussion. With the personal interactive nature of our small class size you gain access to practicing art world professionals including Sotheby’s Institute of Art MA faculty and receive individualized attention from the instructor. Courses are organized in an easy-to-navigate logical sequence that includes materials such as video, audio, image galleries and readings.

Enjoy Convenience and Flexibility
Learn on your own schedule, on your own terms from anywhere in the world. You can access the course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the 6-week period, giving you the freedom to participate in the course when you choose from the comfort of your home. 

Winter 2015, 6-week Online Sessions

January 20th to March 2nd
This session is currently running and closed to registration.

February 10th to March 23rd 
This session is currently running and closed to registration.

Summer 2015, 4&6-week Online Sessions

4-week Online Pre College
July 6th to July 31st, 2015
  • Pre College Writing Course - Now accepting applications. 

  • 6-week Online Sessions
    June 22nd to July 31st, 2015
    Course details will be available in February. 

    Pre-Course Workshop

    A Pre-Course Workshop (PCW) will be available to you for a week before your class begins. The PCW operates the same way as the class will, so you will have the opportunity to become familiar with the technology and the dynamics of online teaching and learning before the class starts. Participation in the PCW is not required, but it is strongly encouraged as students who complete the experience have a better chance of success.

    Certificates of Completion

    To reward your work in successfully completing the course you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Successful completion is defined by each instructor in the course syllabus and consists, at the least, of regular, thoughtful participation in online activities and the submission of assigned papers or projects.

    Course fees


    Registration Fee: $15


    Click here to review frequently asked questions about Online Courses.


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    For further information, please contact:
    Melba Remice, Director, Global Admissions
    Tel. US: +1 212 517 3929

    45 Years of Art Market Expertise

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