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Sotheby's Institute of Art - LA


The art business program of Sotheby’s Institute of Art - Los Angeles is now part of the Center for Management in the Creative Industries (CMCI) at Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Management.

In an historic collaboration, The Drucker School, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, the Getty Leadership Institute, and the School of Art and Humanities at Claremont Graduate University (CGU), the CMCI brings together core values and a unique philosophy about leadership and management in the arts. This ground-breaking partnership marks a unique approach to education at the intersection of art and commerce. Building on programs pioneered more than forty years ago by Sotheby’s Institute at its London and New York campuses, the MA in Art Business curriculum is taught by distinguished faculty of art and business practitioners and is enhanced by the distinctive course offerings and expert faculty of Claremont’s Drucker School. Along with its examination of western art markets, practices and history, the program opens important windows on the dynamically emerging markets of Asia and Latin America. Electives can be chosen from the upper-level art history courses of the The Claremont Colleges, the Drucker School’s MBA offerings, Claremont’s MFA curriculum in studio art, its graduate programs in Arts Management or Museum Studies. Alternatively, students have the option of completing their entire third semester at either the London or New York campus of Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Regardless of which route is chosen, graduates are uniquely prepared for careers in the burgeoning asset-driven segment of the expanding international art markets.

Choosing between the MA in Art Business at Sotheby's Institute – Los Angeles and an Arts Management program (including the program at our partner, CGU) depends on the student's career goals or aspirations.

Art Business focuses on the visual arts with an emphasis on the for-profit side of the industry and the institutions that manage, conserve, exhibit, promote and sell works of art.

Arts Management focuses on all aspects of the arts (theater and dance, arts education, arts organizations, etc.) culture, and policy. The program also has a focus on management and the non-profit side of the arts.

School Information

Sotheby's Institute of Art
Claremont Graduate University
1017 N. Dartmouth Ave.
Los Angeles, California 91711
P: +1.212.517.2834
Calendar: Semester
Locale: City: Large
Sector: Private for-profit, 2-year
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Degrees & Programs

Art/Art Studies, General

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