The Summer Institute offers intensive courses in areas of art business, art history, finance, contemporary art, curating, collecting, decorative art and design. The program is designed for undergraduates, career changers, study abroad participants, art professionals and those interested in art and cultural history. Summer courses are offered over three days, a week, two weeks, four weeks or five weeks. Participants may take combinations of courses.
These courses offer unique insights into the art world through lectures and seminars led by Sotheby's Institute of Art faculty, international experts and leading practitioners in the field. Visits to major collections in London's museums, auction houses, galleries, artists' studios and royal palaces allow each participant to develop a deeper understanding of the art world.
Four-week courses are validated by The University of Manchester. Students completing one full-time four-week course are awarded 20 University of Manchester undergraduate credits.