September 27, 2012

Sotheby’s Institute of Art Autumn Online Courses begin October 8

Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s 6-week custom-curated Online Courses are offered through a clean, simple e-learning interface and are taught by Sotheby’s Institute faculty and leading experts in the field. Online Courses provide an introduction to and a deeper understanding of key art world subjects as well as the opportunity to interact with students from around the world in a truly global learning community. All courses begin on October 8 and registration is recommended by October 1 to participate in online student orientation.

To learn more about Online Courses offered this Autumn, please visit our website:

Online Courses Beginning October 8:

Introduction to Contemporary Art
This course offers a comprehensive introduction to contemporary art, surveying all the trends and movements that have shaped the period and tracing how the market for art has kept pace.

Understanding Chinese Contemporary Art: Key Issues and Concepts
In this guide to contemporary Chinese art, students will look at trends and movements that have shaped the past twenty-five years and trace how the market for Chinese art has developed.

Art as an Alternative Investment
By looking at performance statistics and a range of academic and empirical research, this course will examine the characteristics of fine art that make it a particularly attractive alternative asset class.

Understanding Trends in the Art Market
This course examines the economic principles and basic statistical tools that enable us to analyze the art market and understand underlying movements and trends in art market prices.

Introduction to Art History: The Movements That Mattered
Instead of approaching art history as a flurry of dates and names to remember, this course dives deeply into single moments and uses key objects as a means to understanding the progression of styles in Western art.

Understanding International Law in Art Business
Explore ways in which art businesses are legally constituted worldwide, from how to form and manage international art business contracts to intellectual property laws.

About Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Since 1969, Sotheby’s Institute of Art has pioneered the education of arts professionals whose careers have placed them at the centre of the international art world. With campuses in London, New York, and online, Sotheby’s Institute offers graduate-level programmes and academic courses that uniquely integrate art historical scholarship, market expertise, and object-based learning. Sotheby’s Institute has more than 6000 alumni worldwide who work in top positions in all facets of the international art world. For more information visit





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