This programme is an immersive introduction to the fast-changing global industry of luxury goods and services, designed for students considering careers in this field. In recent years there has been a blurring of the boundaries between the worlds of fine art consumption and luxury more generally, as high end consumers become as interested in art as in watches, wine, cars, yachts, jewellery, high fashion, property and luxury lifestyles. Art fairs and auction houses are beginning to traverse these lines, while leading fashion brands engage with contemporary art. This course examines these innovative intersections.
London is a major centre for luxury. The course explores luxury venues through central London site visits, and students will be introduced to industry insiders from a wide variety of luxury sectors in order to understand the industry and its workings.
The teaching draws on Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s wide network in the art and luxury sectors and emphasizes the acquisition of concepts and knowledge alongside hands-on, practical skills.
The program requires no prior knowledge of the field. Download the Semester Prospectus.