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Sotheby's Institute of Art - Los Angeles

Internationally celebrated as a global hub for media, music, and entertainment, LA is also an increasingly important center of contemporary visual and performing art. The city’s creative, cutting-edge businesses and organizations provide fertile ground for interdisciplinary cultural exchange, which is why major new art institutions including The Broad Museum, Hauser & Wirth, and Frieze LA have taken root there in recent years. There is increasing demand in the region for astute, highly-trained, and versatile creatives who are able to meet the challenges of the  global and digital economy that is reshaping the way the arts are created, shared, promoted, and consumed.

Sotheby’s Institute of Art in Los Angeles places students right in the middle of the city’s burgeoning art scene. Sotheby’s Institute of Art in LA is partnered with Claremont Graduate University, and draws upon faculty and curriculum from The Drucker School of Management, the Getty Leadership Institute, the University’s School of Arts and Humanities, and its Center for Information Systems and Technology. Students are offered a rigorous education in the creation, management, and leadership of arts organizations and initiatives, while also enjoying unparalleled access to LA’s dynamic cultural institutions and arts professionals. All programs split time between the beautiful Claremont campus the university’s satellite space in downtown Los Angeles, a newly vibrant center for this artistic capital.

Sotheby’s Institute of Art in Los Angeles offers Master's Degrees in Art Business and Arts Management, as well as two unique interfield programs in Art Business + Information Systems & Technology and Art Business + Fine Art. Choosing between the programs depends on a student’s career aspirations and educational interests. The programs prepare graduates for a range of careers in the arts as leaders, advocates, fundraisers, critics, producers, managers, dealers, curators, and more.

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