For more than forty years Sotheby's Institute of Art has been preparing students for careers in the international art world.
Our vision is to be universally acknowledged as the premier provider of advanced object-based art education, whose graduates combine passion for the visual arts with scholarship and market sophistication in order to flourish as leaders in the international art world.
Our degrees are awarded by the University of Manchester in the UK and through the Regents of the State New York and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and combine professional training with academic study.
The Institute combines a unique object-based approach to works of art and art history with study of the international markets and their practices. Its graduates combine a passion for art with scholarship and market sophistication.
The Institute offers programs leading to PhD and MA degrees as well as courses taught on-line (available anywhere/anytime). There are also a variety of semester-long, study abroad and summer program options for graduate and undergraduate students as well as for continuing professional development. Special lectures, seminars and evening courses are offered throughout the year in both London and New York.
At the London campus, degrees are awarded by the University of Manchester. In New York, degrees are granted through the Regents of the State of New York and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.