March 2, 2012

Call for Applications: Master’s Degree programme in Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Throughout the course students participate in seminars in which they discuss historical developments and theoretical models and familiarise themselves with current debates in the field. The programme takes advantage of the vitality and international character of London as a centre for contemporary art, holding sessions in galleries, museums and artists’ studios. Students also travel to other European cities, where they visit major collections, galleries and biennials. In the gallery and in the classroom, attention is paid not just to art works but to the curatorial strategies that direct our experience of them and the institutional contexts in which they are displayed.

Many of our graduates now hold important positions in the world of contemporary art, working in London and elsewhere as curators, gallerists, editors, art historians, critics, consultants and auctioneers. Many graduates keep in touch with Sotheby’s Institute through our network of over 6,000 professional Alumni.


To find out more about this programme:


For more information about our admissions process in London, please contact: Cara Gillespie, [email protected]


For more information about our admissions process in New York, please contact: Jessica Patterson, [email protected]


Our website has extensive information about the admissions requirements and processes at




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, certificates, diplomas, online courses, semester courses in London, and summer study programs throughout the year in London and New York. Applications for MA programs are now accepted for entry in September 2012.


Scholarships and Financial Assistance
Sotheby’s Institute of Art is pleased to announce a generous grant from the Lynne Newman Foundation to support new scholarships for degree candidates in select programmes at the Institute’s campuses in London and New York. 


Scholarships will provide up to a full semester’s tuition for qualified students. Additionally, Sotheby’s Institute of Art has substantial scholarship and financial assistance funds available to support Master’s Degree Programmes in Art Business and Contemporary Art as well as the Gordon Lang scholarship for East Asian Art and has received funding from the AHRC for “Studentships” that are available to citizens of the United Kingdom at its London Campus.


To apply for a scholarship, please download the Scholarship-Finance form. The scholarship application and essay are due on or before 11.59pm on March 31st 2012.
To get additional information and to apply, visit our website:

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