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New York is one of the most connected places in which to study, intern, and work in the arts.

Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York is based in one of the most vibrant global art cities with thousands of auction houses, blue chip and emerging galleries, world class museums, art fairs, artists’ studios, private collections, art technology companies, and arts foundations and nonprofits. It is also the largest art market in the world, accounting for the majority of all art market sales internationally and the home of Wall Street—the financial hub of the world. New York City attracts top faculty, leading art market professionals, established and emerging artists, and experts from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds.

Mission Statement

Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York prepares aspiring professionals for careers in the international art world. It offers an immersive learning environment together with an object-based and dynamically responsive, contextual curriculum. A distinguished faculty of professionals and academic leaders enables our students to develop analytical tools, critical skills and market knowledge, and ensures privileged access to an international network of practitioners and experts.

Vision Statement

Sotheby’s Institute of Art is the global leader in art world education, shaping future generations of cultural stewards and art market professionals.

Our Faculty

Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York faculty are dedicated teaching professionals with deep knowledge of art history, art objects, art theory, art law, art business, international art markets, art valuation, and professional practices in the art industry today. Our renowned faculty comprise scholars, economists, lawyers, marketing and communications experts, and practitioners in the art market who bring their expertise and their network to the classroom and beyond through local and international field study. Discover more about the New York Faculty.

Career Development

Students and graduates of the Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York MA programs have access to a myriad of internship and job opportunities through our extensive network of art market partners, Sotheby’s auction house, and our private online portal SIAConnect for students and our 8,000+ alumni.

The Institute also offers a full suite of Career Services for our graduate students. Dedicated to providing an international experience with students, faculty, and experts from all over the globe, the Institute in New York enables you to build a lifelong network to advance your career, wherever it might take you. See also: Information for International Students.

See our Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York Selected Employers for Job and Internship Opportunities.

Additional Information

Accreditation | MA Tuition | Financial Aid | Curriculum (Jan. 2021 start) | Student HandbookDistance Education State Addenda

Programs of Study

Our New York programs take full advantage of the city’s rich cultural offerings, allowing students to directly engage with art objects and the institutions that house them.

Master's Programs

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Master's Programs

Master's Programs

Our New York master's programs take full advantage of the city’s rich cultural offerings, allowing students to directly engage with art objects and the institutions that house them.

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