May 17, 2012

Summer Online Courses

Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Online offers intensive, custom-curated courses through a clean, simple e-learning interface specifically designed for our students. Taught by leading experts in the field, online courses provide for a deep understanding of key concepts, and interaction with students from around the world creates a truly global learning community.

Our online courses are interactive and use a variety of multimedia resources—audio, videos, image galleries, readings, and web links—as the starting point for written discussions between students and instructors. The interaction is collaborative and engaging and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Courses are six weeks long with a session beginning on June 18, though registration by June 11 is recommended to participate in the Pre-Course Workshop. All courses are 1,485 USD per course.

To get additional information and to reserve your place, visit our website.

Six-week Online Courses starting June 18th include:

Understanding Contemporary Chinese Art: Key Issues and Concepts
Survey the trends and movements that have shaped the past twenty-five years of Chinese art, leading to the recent rapid development and expansion of its market.

Introduction to Contemporary Art
Survey the trends and movements that have shaped contemporary art and trace how the market has kept pace in this introductory course.

Museums: Past, Present and Future
Examine art museums around the globe from a multiplicity of perspectives, exploring the important trends emerging in the field and delving into the unique challenges they face in the 21st century.

Contemporary Art: Exploring the New
Navigate the complex map that comprises art production today and explore the function and place of art in this fast-changing world from a more informed perspective.

Art as an Alternative Investment
Examine the characteristics of fine art which make it an attractive alternative asset class, by looking at performance statistics, investment strategies, and analytic tools.

Understanding Trends in the Art Market
Learn about the economic principles and statistical tools used to analyze and understand underlying movements and trends in the art market.

Introduction to Art History: The Movements That Mattered
Study the evolution of Western art’s major periods and styles through close consideration of treasured objects and monuments.

For more information, please contact:
T 212.517.3929 / [email protected]

About Sotheby’s Institute of Art
For more than forty years Sotheby’s Institute of Art has offered object-based, professionally-oriented education that draws creatively upon the resources of important art centers worldwide. At the Institute’s campuses in London and New York graduate-level programs and courses actively engage students in the dynamic international art world. Sotheby’s Institute of Art offers a variety of graduate programs, diplomas, semester courses, and summer study programs in London and New York as well as online courses. Applications are now accepted for entry into September 2012 Master’s program.




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