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Fine and Decorative Art and Design

Sotheby's Institute of Art

12 months
Duration
32900 GBP/year
27200 GBP/year
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About

The MA in Fine and Decorative Art and Design established the model for Sotheby's Institute of Art’s rigorous and teaching-intensive MA programs. 

Overview

Tracing its origins back to the Works of Art course founded in 1969, it offers an in-depth exploration of connoisseurship and the integrated study of fine and decorative art and design, based on case studies drawn from the late Renaissance to the late twentieth century. 

Key Features 

  • Issues examined include style, materials and techniques, copies and revivals, but also investigation of patterns of patronage, collecting, and a consideration of the historical and contemporary art market for a range of fine and decorative art and design objects. 
  • The Fine and Decorative Art and Design program at Sotheby's Institute of Art is aimed at students who seek an immersive object-based approach to the study of a wide range of art works, and who intend to pursue a career within the professional art world whether as an auction house expert, dealer, art advisor, curator, or academic.

Programme Structure

  • MA in Fine and Decorative Art and Design students analyze a range of predominantly European objects dating from the Renaissance to the late twentieth century. 
  • The Master’s degree is awarded for 120 taught credits across two semesters, as well as the completion of a 60-credit dissertation over the course of an additional semester. The program is of twelve months’ duration.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Rolling admissions

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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

    32900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    27200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK/EU: MA total: £27,700 / PG Dip total: £22,200
  • Non-UK/EU: MA total: £33,200 / PG Dip total: £26,500

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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