About the Program
With the needs of working professionals in mind, Sotheby’s Institute of Art–New York is now offering the full MA in Art Business program in an evening and weekend schedule. Students complete the program in one year, attending classes two evenings each week, plus one weekend a month and 1-week intensives in August and January.
The MA in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art–New York prepares students for a variety of careers in both the commercial and the non-profit sectors of the art world. Balancing academic rigor with real-world applications, the program provides an alternative to traditional academic models of study with faculty and curriculum that keep pace with the rapidly-evolving global art market.
The core curriculum provides a thorough preparation in art law, valuation, marketing, and finance. The program is unique in offering a variety of electives, allowing students to build a program that meets their professional and academic goals. Discussion-based seminars explore aspects of art markets, auction houses, gallery and museum management, collection building, art advisory, and curating.
About Our MA Students
MA Art Business students bring a wealth of complementary backgrounds to the program, with students of art and art history, lawyers and entrepreneurs combining their expertise to develop innovative group projects and, after graduation, new art business ventures.
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