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Contemporary Art

Sotheby's Institute of Art

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

The MA in Contemporary Art at Sotheby's Institute of Art is the longest running specialized Master’s program of its kind in the world.

Overview

Established in 1991, it focuses on art in the period from 1968 to the present, with strands on art history, curatorial studies, and critical theory, and a strong emphasis throughout on professional career development. 

Key Features 

  • The Contemporary Art program from Sotheby's Institute of Art covers developments in contemporary art from around the world, examining a broad range of artistic practices and institutional structures, from the highly established to the most innovative. 
  • The program is designed for those who are fully committed to the study of contemporary art and who intend to pursue careers in the field. Graduates of this program have gone on to work at museums, commercial and not-for-profit galleries, auction houses, consultancies, journals, international art fairs, and universities.

Programme Structure

  • This twelve-month-long program is unique in combining rigorous academic study of contemporary art with the acquisition of skills of professional practice.
  • 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.

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

60 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

    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

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Funding

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