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Sotheby’s Institute of Art-NY holds permanent degree-granting authority from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).


In London, degrees are awarded by The University of Manchester. In 2016 Sotheby’s Institute of Art–London underwent a review by the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and has received its final report recognizing a significant number of areas of good practice, which is available in full here. Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London is registered with the Office for Students, the UK’s regulator for Higher Education.

Sotheby’s Institute of Art-London is an affiliated institution of The University of Manchester, the first and foremost of the English civic universities and part of the esteemed Russell Group.  All accredited programs at Sotheby’s Institute in London, including the Master’s degree, are validated by The University of Manchester. Sotheby’s Institute has been proudly delivering programs developed with, approved by, and leading to an award from The University of Manchester for over 25 years.