Christie's Education

London, United Kingdom

No. Students: 150 (90 int'l)* No. of Academic staff: 14
Funding type: Private
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*: Approximate


London is a major centre for the international art market; the gallery scene is one of the most exciting in the world. Hundreds of artists live in the city and shows of new work can be found nearly every week. Included in the fees for all our courses are visits to specialist collections and private galleries in London, and study visits to private houses and historic centres such as Oxford and Cambridge. We also include in our overall fee two international study trips overseas and have visited Venice, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Cologne, New York and many other art-world centres in the past.

About

At Christies Education you will be studying art from inside the art world. All of our courses have professional practice at their core and this is reflected in the object-based teaching that characterises Christies.

Previews, gallery visits, handling sessions as well as lectures and seminars will enable you to experience both the practical and academic side of the art world. Our courses open doors into a variety of career paths from the full range of activities in an auction house to art related jobs in creative industry as well as the public sector.

Christies Education and the University of Glasgow have been associated with each other for over 20 years. We share the same commitment to providing the highest quality education in art history. With an international team of dedicated art-world experts, academics and practitioners, we are committed to educating and inspiring the next generation of art-world professionals.

All of our students have access to resources and staff of Christie's Auction House. Our full-time courses in London and New York allow students to explore the many museums and galleries located there and special study trips to Europe, USA, and China are included as part of these courses. In Hong Kong, innovative new courses act as an introduction to the art world in all its aspects, allowing participants to get a taste of the many different areas of study available at Christie's Education internationally.

Accreditations

London

University of Glasgow.*History of art research at Glasgow is rated top in the UK in the most recent independent survey of research quality (RAE 2008)*.

New York

New York State Board of Regents

Services

In the Heart of Fitzrovia

Christie's Education London is situated in the heart of London between Regent's
Park, the British Museum, the Wallace Collection and the National Gallery. It is
well provided with teaching spaces including four lecture theatres, seminar rooms,
a museum room, student common room and library with a Learning Resources
Centre equipped with computer and printing facilities.

Student Support

During your time at Christie's Education you will be part of a lively and welcoming community making contacts and friendships that will last a lifetime. With 160 students of many nationalities, Christie's Education London is truly international. We provide an exclusive and intimate learning environment - small groups are central to our teaching philosophy and each student is assigned a personal tutor who is responsible for advising and supporting them throughout the year.

Accommodation

Students are offered help finding suitable places to live via our accommodation lists. Many share flats or take up residence with landlords who have offered accommodation to our students over many years. Information on accommodation is given after an offer has been made and accepted.

Christie's Education New York

New York has been one of the most important international centers of the art market since the Second World War. It is also home to a wealth of museums of modern art from the Guggenheim to the Whitney, and from MOMA to the Met. The contemporary art galleries of Chelsea and Williamsburg, artists' studios and alternative spaces throughout the city, as well as art production facilities such as foundries, print ateliers and conservation laboratories, all offer possibilities for the study and understanding of modern art.

Christie's Education New York is situated in the heart of midtown Manhattan, opposite Bryant Park and the New York Public Library, and a short walk from Christie's salerooms at Rockefeller Center. Students enjoy the use of a reference library, a sizeable study collection of works of art, computer facilities, and access to current periodicals. In addition to this, students regularly use Christie's salerooms where a large staff of experts and facilities for the close examination of works of art at first hand are available.

Student Support

Students are offered an unparalleled set of resources for professional training, academic learning, and personal growth through the study of the arts. Faculty members work closely with students and students are introduced to visiting lecturers who are world renowned experts in their fields. Teaching is through seminar discussions in small groups where works of art as well as ideas and issues can be examined.

Student life

During your time at Christies Education you will be part of a lively and welcoming community, making contacts and friendships that will last a lifetime. With 150 students of many different nationalities, Christies Education is truly international. We provide an exclusive and intimate learning environment. Small groups are central to our teaching philosophy and each student is assigned a personal tutor who is responsible for advising and supporting them throughout the year. Our courses offer exceptional opportunities to work alongside specialists, learning directly from works of art. You are trained to inspect and handle a wide variety of works of art, investigating their materials and techniques and exploring issues of interpretation and value.

Unlike a conventional university course, here at Christies Education, you will be studying art from inside the art world. Graduates of the Christies courses can be found all over the world working as curators, auctioneers, dealers and critics, or working in art insurance, publishing, marketing and arts administration, and in creative or media-related jobs. You may not know exactly which career path to take, but, if you have a real interest in art, we help you to find the best way forward from the moment you come for an interview or attend one of our open days. Career development is an integral part of our courses, with chances to meet alumni who are now art-world professionals and can provide insights into how to get started.


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