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  • Course Dates & Fees

    Course Dates & Fees

    February 17 - 26, 2021
    5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. GMT
    (12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT)
    Week 1: Wed-Fri
    Week 2: Mon-Fri
    Course Fee: £795.00 (£715, if registered by December 8, 2020)
    All online Intensive Courses are developed in London by Sotheby's Institute faculty, programming staff, and industry experts.
  • How It Works

    How It Works

    Our online Intensive Courses are designed to enrich and deepen your understanding of a specific art world subject in an accelerated and dynamic format. The courses are ideal for undergraduates, career changers, art professionals, and art lovers seeking to learn more about art and cultural history or to acquire specific knowledge/skills.
    Led by art professionals drawn from our global faculty, these courses provide participants with expert insight and practical skills through a combination of livestreamed lectures and group discussion. Course materials and lecture recordings can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, via Sotheby’s Institute’s learning platform – Canvas. Canvas is an intuitive, self-contained environment that requires no additional software.
    Once you successfully complete the course, you will 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.
  • Who Is This Course For?

    Who Is This Course For?

    This new course is designed for anyone interested in the global art system today, and in developing their own understanding of how it has evolved. All levels of experience are warmly welcome. Courses led by David Bellingham tend to attract students from a range of different backgrounds including researchers, artists, gallery and museum professionals, or people with an interest in these fields.
  • Key Skills

    Key Skills

    Participants in this course will develop skills in the following areas:

    • Art History

    • Cultural Studies

    • Sociology and Politics

    • Art Market debates

  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics

    Topics covered in this course may include:

    • Royal Courts

    • Religion and Philosophy

    • Replication of Word and Image

    • Industrialization and Trade

    • The Grand Tour

    • Auction Houses and the Art Market

    • War, Revolution, imperialism and Reform

    • The Great Exhibition and World Fairs

  • Faculty

    Faculty

    David Bellingham (Program Director, MA Art Business, London) is an art historian and author. In addition to his role as Program Director, he also sits on the education committee of the Guild of Arts Scholars, which supports and promotes the study of art history in schools across London and the South-East. He has published numerous books and articles on a variety of subjects, including: art fairs, art business ethics, Greek & Celtic mythology, the art market for classical sculpture and frescoes, the paintings of Sandro Botticelli, and authenticity issues in the paintings of Frans Hals.
  • Register

    Register

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    This course is listed under the Intensive Course option in the online application. Online Intensive Courses are open to anyone 18 years of age and older. Registration takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.
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    Questions? Contact us at online@sia.edu.