Sotheby's Institute of Art

Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York

Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York: MA Contemporary Art

Address:

570 Lexington Avenue

6th Floor

New York City, NY 10022

United States

Phone:

212.517.3929

Fax:

212.517.6568

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York: MA Contemporary Art

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MA in Contemporary Art combines the art historical study of art since 1960 with practical, real-life skills to prepare students for a career in this exciting and growing field. Located in the most important center of the art market, visits and focused travel augment lectures and seminars, taking the program outside the classroom to artist studios, galleries, museums, and private collections. The MA program prepares students for a wide range of careers in the art world, including ethical issues associated with contemporary art; it also cultivates communication and connoisseurship skills necessary to study and evaluate objects, and to engage directly with the marketplace. Students gain knowledge of a wide array of contemporary art including painting, sculpture, photography, and time-based media, as well as digital and ephemeral work. They also analyze methods of display and issues around the curation and collection of art.

The MA Contemporary Art student is an independent thinker, has strong observation and communication skills, and is aware of the latest developments in contemporary art and culture. Our typical student is dynamic, entrepreneurial, and eager to work on both academic and practical levels, combining academic rigor in the discipline of contemporary art history with market knowledge of current trends and developments in the international art world.

Accreditation:

The New York Institute – which has been an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design since 1989 – received degree-granting authority from the Regents of the State of New York.

International Student Requirements:

English language proficiency exam. All applicants whose native language is not English and who have not completed an undergraduate degree in an English speaking curriculum, must submit results of the TOEFL or IELTS exam and must achieve an appropriate score.

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