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Contemporary Art

Sotheby's Institute of Art

12 months
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44600 USD/year
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About

Although the program from Sotheby's Institute of Art primarily focuses on Contemporary Art from 1960 to the present, students also receive an introduction to art and theory from the post-war period (1945-60), which serves as a springboard for the program and an important point of reference throughout. 

Overview

This Contemporary Art program at Sotheby's Institute of Art combines art history, curatorial studies, critical theory, and professional development. The program gives students key intellectual and practical skills to work in the production, exhibition, and sale of contemporary art. 

Key Features 

  • The program is anchored in the close study of visual art and critical thought, with an emphasis on professional skills and in situ learning in the galleries, museums, and artists’ studios of New York City and beyond. 
  • Students are trained to be conversant with art’s objects and ideas as well as the commercial and institutional contexts in which they are embedded, preparing them for a wide range of careers in the art world.

Programme Structure

  • The Master’s degree is awarded for 30 credits across semesters one and two, as well as the completion of a 6-credit thesis or capstone project in the third semester.
  • In the first semester, Navigating the Art World brings students from all MAs together for faculty lectures and expert panel discussions to investigate the inextricable connections between art and business in today’s economy. 
  • In addition to a full course load, students participate in two in-person or virtual field study trips in semesters one and two. Students may elect to undertake an internship to gain practical skills or take one elective to broaden their expertise.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Rolling admission

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
100

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
100

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic transcripts/mark sheets: from all undergraduate and post-secondary academic institutions attended.
  • Two (2) letters of reference: References from an academic or professional contact. For those candidates with work experience, at least one reference should be professional.
  • A personal statement (1,000 words maximum): Please tell us about yourself, your reasons for your choice of program, any relevant academic or art related experience, and your future career goals.
  • A writing sample: A graded paper of no fewer than 1,000 words from an art history or art-related course or 1,000-word original essay or mock review written for an art publication or website. Footnotes are required for any citations.
  • A curriculum vitae or résumé.
  • An English language proficiency exam.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22300 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    44600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22300 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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