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Modern and Contemporary Asian Art

Sotheby's Institute of Art

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The Master’s degree in Modern and Contemporary Asian Art from Sotheby's Institute of Art provides students with critical tools for understanding Asian art – a growing field with increasing significance in the international art market

Overview

Develop a theoretical and empirical grounding in Asian art through the examination of its key developments, major artistic figures, and its rising profile in the global art market.

The Master’s degree in Modern and Contemporary Asian Art provides students with critical tools for understanding Asian art – a growing field with increasing significance in the international art market. The program examines how Asian art has developed in the modern and contemporary period in relation to its complex historical backdrop. Students are exposed to Asian artists and art production both within Asia and in the extensive Asian art diaspora around the globe. The program equips graduates with expertise for application in the professional art sphere – from museums and art fairs to public and private art institutions worldwide. Graduates take up a range of positions in galleries, art fairs, museums, and auction houses, working in major cultural centers around the world. Graduates may also embark on doctoral studies for deeper specialization toward an academic career or a museum curatorship.

Academic Structure

The Master’s degree in Modern and Contemporary Asian Art prepares students to specialize in the diverse and exciting field of Asian art. Graduates of this program will contribute to a growing area of expertise in the international art world where Asia and Asian art plays an increasingly significant role. This MA program is suitable for students with a first degree in art history or other relevant degree, or a strong demonstrable interest in the culture of Asia.

This MA course is a twelve-month (September to September) taught program designed for students who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of modern and contemporary art from Asia and who intend to pursue careers in this growing and dynamic field. Its approach is a combination of rigorous academic study along with continuous professional development through direct exposure to artworks, artists and Asian art specialists working in the international art world.

in semesters one and two (before and after Christmas), students take two core units focusing on the evolution and cultural context of modern and contemporary Asian art. Students then choose two elective units, either pursuing further specialization in Asian art or undertaking options that will broaden and enhance their understanding of other areas of study, such as fine and decorative art and design, photography, or art business. During the third semester (June through September) there is no formal teaching, with students researching their dissertation topics under the guidance of individual supervisors.

About Students

The Master’s degree in Modern and Contemporary Asian Art prepares students to specialize in the diverse and exciting field of Asian art. Graduates of this program will contribute to a growing area of expertise in the international art world where Asia and Asian art plays an increasingly significant role. This MA program is suitable for students with a first degree in art history or other relevant degree, or a strong demonstrable interest in the culture of Asia. 

Graduates take up a range of positions in galleries, art fairs, museums, and auction houses, working in major cultural centers around the world. Graduates may also embark on doctoral studies for deeper specialization towards an academic career or a museum curatorship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Navigating the Art World – Shared Core Curriculum
  • Modern Asian Art
  • Contemporary Asian Art
  • Court and Literati Painting of East Asia
  • East Asian Ceramics: Court, Domestic and Trade
  • Curating Asian Art
  • Contemporary Chinese Art: Process, Medium and Critical Practice
  • Art and Authentication
  • Contemporary Design and its Markets

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

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Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic transcripts/mark sheets
  • Two letters of (academic) reference
  • Personal statement (max 1000 words)
  • A writing sample
  • A CV/resume
  • An interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31100 GBP/year
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  • EU/EEA

    26300 GBP/year
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UK/EU: 

  • MA total: £27,700
  • PG Dip total: £22,200

Non-UK/EU

  • MA total: £33,200
  • PG Dip total: £26,500

Funding

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