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Access the art world anytime with expert-led online courses.

Gain valuable insights, dive deeper into a subject, or discover something entirely new. From one-hour live video lectures to 12-week in-depth explorations, our online catalog is designed help you find a course that fits your interests, schedule, and learning style.

Accredited Courses

8 Weeks | Live Video Lectures & Discussion

Spend 8 weeks exploring the inner workings of the art world. These immersive and academically rigorous courses provide students with a well-rounded learning experience — combining the practicalities of the business world with the intricacies of art— through the cross-disciplinary study of art business, art and luxury, or curating. Students completing one full-time or part-time course are awarded credits from The University of Manchester.

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Premier Courses

4, 6, or 8 Weeks | Recorded Video Lectures & Live Discussion

Since 2012, our Premier Courses have set the industry standard for online art education. Taught by leading experts, these comprehensive courses dive deeply into key art world topics and keep you up-to-date on market trends. Weekly recorded lectures and faculty-guided discussion are developed to maximize flexibility and deliver an engaging and interactive digital experience.

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Intensive Courses

2 or 4 Weeks | Live Video Lectures & Discussion

Enrich and deepen your understanding of a specific art world subject in an accelerated and interactive format. Led by our global faculty, these courses combine live lectures with discussion and individual assignments to provide participants with expert insight, guided exploration, and practical skills.

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The Lecture Series

1 Hour | Live Video Lectures

Designed to inspire and intrigue, the Lecture Series provides viewers with insight into a vast range of art topics in just 1 hour. Lectures are delivered by industry experts and Sotheby's specialists, and are ideal for art professionals and enthusiasts seeking intellectual stimulation and artistic inspiration.

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