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Overview

Today’s international art world offers a wide range of career opportunities that are continually evolving. The abundance of different types of careers are surpassed only by the variety of the art itself.

This course provides students with a hands on, practical guide to navigating a variety of art world opportunities, including fresh perspectives on how to achieve success. It maps who does what to shape the industry, looking at both traditional careers like curating and new and innovative careers in social media and marketing. In addition to lectures, targeted readings, and group discussions, this course includes interviews with a broad range of leading art professionals who share insights on their own career trajectories, and what might work for students. Additionally, the course includes a “career path workshop” in which students will have the chance to receive individualized feedback on personal career goals as well as targeted strategies for how to reach them in the fast-paced, flourishing environment of today’s art world.

What you will learn:

  • The key roles in the art world and their entry requirements, including new career paths related to art and technology
  • The factors that drive success in different art world careers
  • How to leverage your own strengths and interests to plan the best career path for you
The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    3 July - 30 July 2019
    4 weeks of instructor guidance

    We offer our online courses throughout the year with sessions starting every 4-6 weeks.
  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Emilie Faure, M.A., Cultural Policy and Museum Studies, Sciences-Po, Paris Institute; B.A., Harvard University

    Emilie Faure works at the intersection of art sales and commercial strategy for artists. In her six years as Sales Executive at White Cube, she advised collectors on acquisitions with an eye on both curatorial relevance and long-term investment. She also worked closely with the gallery’s artists, designing successful strategies for their practice. Before joining White Cube, she directed The Farjam Foundation in Dubai, spearheading the inauguration of the first private museum in the United Arab Emirates, and curating its modern and contemporary art exhibitions.

    She has held posts at Sotheby's Institute of Art in London, at the British Museum in the organization’s Business Strategy department, at A.E.A. Consulting in New York, and the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain in Paris.
  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics

    Week 1: Working with Art & Artists

    • In Galleries – the Artist Liaison

    • In the Studio – the Studio Manager

    • In the Museum – the Curator

    • In the Press – the Art Critic

    • Career Path in Focus interview


    Week 2: Working on Stage & Behind the Scenes

    • At the Art Fair – Multitasking and troubleshooting

    • At an Exhibition – Collaborating

    • Behind the Scenes – The Registrar, the Conservator, the Collections Manager

    • Career Path in Focus interview


    Week 3: Working in Sales, Publicity & Events

    • The Gallerist – “Always be closing”

    • The Auction House Specialist – Market Knowledge & Client Relationships

    • The Art Advisor – Standing Out in a Crowded Market

    • Marketing & Public Relations – From Press Releases to Networking

    • Career Path in Focus interview


    Week 4: Working with Social Media & Technology

    • Looking Ahead – Harnessing New Opportunities

    • Art on Instagram – A Case Study

    • Careers in Social Media – New Roles & Future Prospects

    • Career Path in Focus interview


     
  • Getting Started

    Getting Started

    SIA Online Community, our learning and networking space, opens two weeks before the course begins. This space provides an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the learning platform and introduce yourself to fellow students from around the world.
  • Course Fees And Enrollment

    Course Fees And Enrollment

    $1,115

    Tuition includes 4 weeks of instructor guidance and an additional 90 days to review the course at your leisure.

    Terms and Conditions

    Online courses are open to anyone 18 years of age and older. Registration takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.

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  • Certificate Of Completion

    Certificate Of Completion

    For each course successfully completed, you receive a verified Certificate of Completion from Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

    Our digital certificates allow you to share new skills with various social media platforms, including LinkedIn. Successful completion is defined by each instructor in the course syllabus and consists, at the least, of regular, thoughtful participation in online activities and timely submission of assigned papers or projects.
  • Contact Information

    Contact Information

    For further information or course advisement, please contact:
    Hayley Black, Admissions Advisor, Non-Degree Programs
    Email: online@sia.edu
    Tel: 212-897-6644 or Request Information

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