Master's Degree in American Fine & Decorative Art
The American Fine and Decorative Art Program exposes students to an intensive year of lectures, seminars, and object study in classroom settings as well as in museums, galleries, and conservation facilities. By supplementing traditional classroom lectures with sessions that bring students into contact with the objects they are studying, the program provides a unique blend of academic rigor and practical skills. Through observation, comparison, and analysis, students learn the major artists and movements in a variety of media: painting, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, glass, silver, textiles, and more.
The core curriculum builds connoisseurship skills while examining the diverse cultural histories of objects, makers, and markets of each period. Travel to key sites - both locally and beyond - allows students to experience those qualities of art directly that slides alone cannot convey: the texture of a painted surface, the tone and sheen of furniture, and the weight of an object in hand. Learning from leading scholars, curators, and dealers, students emerge with a first-rate education and are exposed to a network of experts that is unsurpassed.
Sotheby’s Institute of Art - New York holds degree-granting authority from the Regents of the State of New York and has been an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design since 1989.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No