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					         YOUR PATHWAY TO A CAREER IN THE INTERNATIONAL ART WORLD




                 CONTEMPORARY ART
LONDON




                                                         SEPTEMBER 2011 – OCTOBER 2012




                                                          MASTER’S DEGREE
                                                     POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA




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          YOUR PATHWAY TO A CAREER IN THE INTERNATIONAL ART WORLD




          “Three years ago I worked at a financial
          institution in New York. Today I am pursuing
          a career I love at a major auction house
                                                          CONTEMPORARY ART
          in London. It could not have happened           MASTER’S DEGREE
          without Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Choosing    POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA
          the Master’s degree in Contemporary Art at
                                                          OVERVIEW                                                    SEMESTER 1
          Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London was a big
          step for me. I loved every moment and have      For those who wish to study contemporary                    September – December 2011
          not looked back and I am now fulfilling my      art in-depth, this programme emphasises                     • Art from 1960 – 1990
                                                          the artwork itself and how we approach                      • Critical issues in contemporary art
          dream and working in the art world.”
                                                          and interpret art from 1960 to the present                  • Curating an exhibition in both public
          Brette Kameny                                   day. Analysis of paintings, sculpture,                        and private galleries
          MA Contemporary Art, 2008                       installations, video art, performance,                      • Producing a print and web-based magazine
          Valuations Co-ordinator, Christies              conceptual and participative-based artworks                 • Writing and publishing art criticism
                                                          form a regular part of the curriculum,                      • Research methodology
                                                          as do topical debates on the theoretical                    • Study visit to North of England
                                                          and institutional contexts of the art world                   and Northern Germany
                                                          today. To emphasise the practical and                       • International guest lecture series
                                                          vocational aspects of contemporary art,                       and artist’s studio visits
                                                          students and faculty work together in group
                                                          visits to London’s museums and galleries                    SEMESTER 2
                                                          and extended study visits to European                       January – June 2012
                                                          museums, collections, art fairs, biennials,                 • Art from 1990 to the present day
                                                          artists’ studios, and galleries.                            • Art and its contemporary practices
                                                                                                                      • Globalisation and art practices
                                                          Established in 1991, the programme helps
                                                          students to develop and discuss their                       • Art, critisism and contemporary literature

                                                          ideas in seminar-based discussion groups                    • Research seminars and presentations

                                                          and one-to-one tutorials, the latter being                  • Key global artists, key international

                                                          a distinctive aspect of the programme.                        exhibitions
                                                          Graduates go on to pursue a variety of                      • Research methodologies and theory

                                                          exciting careers in the contemporary art                      in practices
                                                          market and benefit from the exposure to the                 • Art law and business

                                                          international perspective of the programme.                 • New digital media
CONTACT




          Admissions Manager                                                                                          • International guest lecture series
                                                          Working in commercial contemporary
          Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London                                                                           and studio visits
                                                          galleries or public museums around the
          30 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury                                                                               • Study visit to European Biennial, art fairs
                                                          world, opening their own galleries or
          London WC1B 3EE                                                                                               and exhibitions
                                                          working as curators, editors or knowledge
          Tel: +44 (0)207 462 3219
                                                          producers, our graduates also keep in
          Email: info@sothebysinstitute.com                                                                           SEMESTER 3
                                                          touch via the Institute’s Alumni network and
                                                          contribute to the broader contemporary art                  June – October 2012
                                                          network here in London and elsewhere.                       •	 Dissertation (MA only)
                                                                                                                         Students prepare a dissertation
                                                                                                                         under the supervision of their tutor
                                                                                                                      FACULTY
                                                                                                                      •	 Dr Anthony Downey, Programme Director
                                                                                                                      •	 Dr Marcus Verhagen
                                                                                                                      •	 Dr Maxa Zoller
                                                                                                                      •	 Dr Edgar Schmitz

                                                                                                                      Plus consultant lecturers including:
                                                                                                                      •	 Anna Moszynska
                                                                                                                      •	 Dr Gilda Williams
                                                                                                                      •	 Dr Richard Noble
                                                          Cover & reverse image:                                      •	 Dr Pierre Saurisse
                                                          ‘Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle’ 2010, Yinka Shonibare, MBE.     •	 Jennifer Thatcher
                                                          Courtesy of the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery,
                                                          London and James Cohan Gallery, New York.
                                                          Photo: Steve White.                                         www.sothebysinstitute.com
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