Sotheby’s Institute of Art Introduces Online MA Into Its Portfolio of Premier Art Business MA Degree Programs

Sotheby’s Institute of Art, the premier provider of art business education, announced this week that it is adding an Online MA in Art Business, beginning in the fall of 2024, to its portfolio of in-person degrees in London and New York – the first of its kind to be offered on the art business education market. Through immersive online learning, this new master’s degree program enables participants to cultivate expertise in art business and attain a comprehensive understanding of the global art market from anywhere in the world.

For over 50 years, Sotheby’s Institute of Art has been devoted to the study of art and its markets, providing students with unparalleled access to the art world through courses taught by industry professionals and thought leaders. Today, Sotheby’s Institute offers a range of educational programs for postgraduate, undergraduate, and pre-college students and professionals seeking expertise in art business, contemporary art, historic art and design, and luxury business.

“The Master’s in Art Business (Online), a program designed for art market professionals of the future, reflects our changing times and the necessity of flexibility in delivery of higher learning on a global platform,” said Ann-Marie Richard, Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York.

“Our Master’s in Art Business (Online) is an inventive model that corresponds to the needs of students and art professionals around the globe. This innovative program allows students to learn from industry leaders at international art organizations, gaining valuable insights and global perspective from any part of the world,” said Judith Prowda, Professor of Art Law at Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York.

“The Master’s in Art Business (Online) program enables students and working professionals to experience immersive courses that allow for flexibility without foregoing peer and faculty connectivity. Students will unveil the intricate tapestry of the art business, where value is created through human inspiration, then translated using finance to pave a pathway to success for artists, collectors, dealers, and auctioneers,” said Lawrence Motz, Professor of Art and Finance at Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York.

With the transformation of education in the digital age and the increasing desire for more flexible forms of learning, Sotheby’s Institute of Art introduces an online delivery of its signature MA in Art Business with the aim to surpass geographical barriers and offer unprecedented opportunities for students. This innovative approach enables working professionals and students from diverse backgrounds to affordably pursue an MA in Art Business while maintaining the highest level of flexibility and engagement with our esteemed faculty and peers. This program offers a minimum two-year track, with options for participants to customize their pace, whether accelerating their studies to just 18 months or extending them up to five semesters.

Through its highly successful program offerings in art business and related specialties, Sotheby’s Institute has educated leaders across all sectors of the art world and now has more than 8,000 alumni in prestigious positions across the globe. With the MA in Art Business (Online), Sotheby’s Institute aims to bring the successful content and experience of its traditional MA in Art Business to a wider audience.

More information about the program and how to apply for Fall 2024 can be found on the Sotheby’s Institute website.

About Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Sotheby’s Institute of Art traces its foundation to 1969 and the establishment of a training program for young auctioneers at Sotheby’s auction house. Since then, the Institute has built an extensive global network of diverse individuals who work across all sectors of the art world. The Institute has been independent of the auction house for 20 years and its London campus is a higher education provider fully recognized by the UK’s Office for Students (OfS); its degrees are awarded by the University of Manchester, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities, with whom it has been working for over 25 years.

Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York holds permanent degree-granting authority from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The Institute holds a growing number of international partnerships with top educational institutions including its longstanding partnership with Tsinghua University.

The Institute offers educational programs for postgraduate students, pre-college audiences and professionals seeking expertise in art business, contemporary art, historic art and design, and luxury business and allied fields. Institute faculty are experts and leaders in these areas, bringing a wealth of practical knowledge from their professional experiences as well as an impressive academic grounding to all students. The MA programs are unique in their combination of intensive, experiential learning, academic rigor, and vocational and research-based emphases.

SOURCE Sotheby’s Institute of Art; PRNewswire

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