The Fine and Decorative Art and Design program at Sotheby's Institute of Art examines the diverse cultural histories of objects, makers, and markets of each period, focusing on providing a strong foundation in the history of art, iconography, materials, and techniques in America, Europe, and Asia.
Students learn how to engage directly with the marketplace and gain essential skills in connoisseurship, valuation, and curation, which are necessary to study and evaluate objects.Whether in sales, valuation, art history, or cultural institution management at museums, galleries, or auction houses – graduates of the Master’s degree program in Fine and Decorative Art and Design are prepared for a range of careers and leave with an expanded professional network.
Students in the Fine and Decorative Art and Design program come from diverse backgrounds but share a common goal: a career that allows them to connect audiences and objects.
Graduates have the ability to think critically and actively seek ways to foster connections to art through interpretation. Alumni of the program now hold significant positions in galleries, auction houses, art and valuation consultancies, and museums.
With over 8,000 global alumni holding an MA from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, the student body is highly international and continues in an active network after graduation.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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