Sotheby’s Institute of Art is the Graduate School of Art and its Markets offering Master’s degree programs in the cultural capitals of London and New York.
Originally conceived by Sotheby’s auction house in 1969, Sotheby’s Institute has been at the forefront of educating arts professionals – and future art world leaders – for fifty years. The Institute now has more than 8,000 alumni around the globe who hold top positions in all facets of the international art world.
Master’s programs at Sotheby’s Institute of Art cover principal subject areas of Art Business, Art Logistics, Contemporary Art, Fine and Decorative Art and Design, and Modern and Contemporary Asian Art. All of the Master’s programs on our campuses in London and New York provide an in-depth study of today’s art world and a powerful set of professional skills to deploy in the market. Core curricula bring students from all program areas together for a common introduction to current issues in the art world, discussing its structures, organizations, and essential protocols. Lectures and panels with leading scholars and art professionals as well as site visits, case studies, workshops, and Field Study trips, all make sure that our students are well equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge – and a global network – to master the art world upon graduation.
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