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Sotheby’s Institute of Art is proud to partner with leading academic institutions around the world to offer students a range of educational opportunities. Below is a complete list of our partner institutions:

Degree-level Affiliations

The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester

Sotheby’s Institute in London is an affiliated institution of The University of Manchester, the first and most eminent of the English civic universities and part of the esteemed Russell Group. All postgraduate, semester and four-week summer programs in London are validated by The University of Manchester.

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National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Sotheby's Institute of Art-New York holds 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).

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Claremont Graduate University
Claremont Graduate University

Claremont Graduate University is home to the Institute’s Los Angeles campus. Together, the institutions offer a Master’s degree in Art Business. Students are able to supplement the core Art Business curriculum taught by Sotheby’s Institute with electives from The Claremont College's art history courses, Claremont’s MFA curriculum in studio art, and graduate programs in Arts Management and Museum Studies.

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Tsinghua University
Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University is a 100-year-old research university that is regarded as the top higher learning institution in China. Tsinghua University has developed at a breathtaking pace into a comprehensive research university. At present, the university has 14 schools and 56 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. Tsinghua has now over 25,900 students, including 13,100 undergraduates and 12,800 graduate students. As one of China’s most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research. Courses in the the MA in Art Business program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York transfer credit agreement with Tsinghua University are taught by faculty from Tsinghua University Academy of Arts & Design and the School of Economics and Management.

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Other Partnerships

American University
American University

Students from the MA in Arts Management at American University have the option to study on a Semester program at Sotheby’s Institute in London.

Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr College

Sotheby’s Institute in London is an approved study abroad destination for undergraduate students at Bryn Mawr.

University of California
University of California

Through an agreement with the University of California’s Education Abroad Program (EAP), Sotheby’s Institute in London welcomes junior and senior undergraduates onto selected Semester programs.

Cornell University
Cornell University

Sotheby’s Institute in London is an approved study abroad destination for undergraduate students at Cornell.

Georgetown University
Georgetown University

A partnership with Georgetown’s MA in Art and Museum Studies permits students to spend the spring semester studying at their choice of Sotheby’s Institute campus in London or New York.

The Broad Stage
The Broad Stage

A multi-year collaborative arts initiative between The Broad Stage and Sotheby’s Institute of Art-Los Angeles brings the living history of Southern California’s art to the stage and provides educational and career opportunities for arts management students and public alike.

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