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Fields of Study: Art, Art History, Architecture, Finance, Humanities, Social Sciences

Explore British art and cultural history through a curriculum focused on art discovery as well as art business, history, and finance. Choose one course from an exciting list of important topics like art crimes, art finance, and the art markets. 

Unique Study Opportunities

  • Experience the London art scene and participate in Sotheby’s summer art auctions.
  • Investigate the dark side of the art world: how thieves and governments manipulate the art market and exploit loopholes to amass collections.
  • Gain a broader understanding of the development of art and different artistic practices around the world.


Language of Instruction: English

Language Study: None

Courses and Credit

Requirements While Abroad

To successfully complete this program:

  • Take a full-time course of study: One course for a total of 9 quarter/6 semester UC units.

Current Program Courses

Summer 2022 courses are not finalized, but currently include:

  • Art and Its Markets
  • Contemporary Art in London

Catalogs and Resources

  • Summer courses: Review past courses to get an idea of future course offerings. Only courses starting at the beginning of July are open to UCEAP students.
  • Campus Credit Abroad: Learn the types of credit (major, minor, general education, elective) students from your campus received at this location. There are currently no listings for this program in the database.

Academic Culture

Studying in the United Kingdom is interesting and challenging. Classes at the Sotheby’s Institute are small by UC standards, and the smaller size creates a stimulating learning environment, often with more personal instruction and student-teacher interaction than at UC. Students at the Sotheby’s Institute are of all ages and come from a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. The international makeup of the student body generates a rich and dynamic learning environment.


You will earn direct UC credit and grades for all coursework. Grades are typically available in mid-September.