The core lecture series – organized around a thematic of Modern, Anti-Modern, and Postmodern – underpins all components of the programme
Object-based study is central to our teaching and will provide you with the opportunity to study in direct contact with works of art through museum and gallery-based classes, specialist-led handling sessions, studio visits and conservation sessions. You will be trained in cataloguing to auction house and museum standards through detailed case studies, assessing issues that affect market value. You will ll learn to analyse the different processes of assessment, classification and interpretation used by art institutions
Being engaged with current debates about curating will enable you to devise fresh approaches to the display of art works. You will explore practices in art criticism, developing skills to review exhibitions and produce reports
Our Culture and Ideology Seminars will teach you the in-depth analysis of relationships between art practices, cultural contexts and critical debates. You will develop skills to deliver presentations and generate seminar discussion. You will be involved in Methodology Seminars – the analysis of technical, art-historical and interpretative texts – that provide transferable skills for independent research and individual development
Your thesis, produced at the end of the year, follows a professional and creative model of research and presentation that takes the form of an exhibition catalogue carried out to museum/gallery standards. You will evolve a topic through discussion, workshops and presentational work to outside curators. Your primary research skills with works of art, theoretical models and knowledge of art history will come together in this exciting summative project that represents a synthesis of the key academic and professional skills learned on the programme.
Study Abroad and follow the Contemporary Art Scene in Europe
You will participate in two study trips a year to major events in Europe as key elements of a course that keeps pace with a fast-moving art world. These include visits to international events such as the Venice Biennale, Berlin Biennale and Documenta.
Christie's Education has been an educational partner in the Biennale Sessions accompanying the 55th Venice Biennale and Massimaliano Gioni's Il Palazzo Encyclopedico. Graduating students have addressed the 55th Venice Biennale in their own student-led publication: C#13.
A university degree
Successful interview with a member of our faculty
Applicants whose first language is not English and have not been enrolled in a degree programme in the UK, USA or other English-speaking country for two continuous years must have IELTS 7 or the equivalent
Qualified applicants to Christie’s Education are invited to attend an interview with a member of the faculty. We are keen to ensure that applicants' needs and expectations are fully discussed, and that the path we offer is the most suitable one for them. Interviews normally last about 45 minutes. During the course of the interview, applicants will be asked to respond to a selection of images. The interviewer will assess the applicant’s ability to engage in conversation around works of art.
One of the most important resources at Christie’s Education is the wealth of art works that pass through the salerooms on a regular basis. The school has its own Learning Resources Centre, with a computer room, handling collection, print collection and library. Students are also provided with reference membership of the University College London’s Library and have access to the electronic resources of the University of Glasgow Library and Christie's auction house. The British Library is within walking distance.
Christie’s Education works closely with the Christie’s Human Resources Department to inform students of the opportunities available within the company. These include work experience placements in specialist and other departments throughout the academic year, application to paid graduate internships in London upon completion of programme requirements, and one-on-one consultations with Human Resources staff.
Master's students can also apply for two Christie's Education internships at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy, to commence in September.
Designed to develop awareness of career opportunities and strategies, Professional Development sessions invite speakers who offer profiles of their jobs, career pathways and work experiences. Direct contact with these speakers encourages students to develop professional networks in the commercial art world, museums, education, marketing, law, insurance and publishing.
All full-time courses are accredited by the University of Glasgow. Christie’s Education and the University of Glasgow have been associated with each other for over twenty years. The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451 and is one of the oldest universities in the United Kingdom. The History of Art Department has been ranked top in the UK for world leading research in art history by the UK Government.* We share the same commitment in providing the highest quality education in art history and we are proud of the close links between our institutions. All the lecturers in London are recognised teachers of the University.
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*UK Government Research Assessment Exercise, 2008
Modern and Contemporary Art £22,800
All fees include study trips in UK and abroad unless otherwise stated. A non-refundable deposit of £500 is payable within one month of being offered a place on Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes as well as the part-time courses. The balance of the fee is payable six weeks prior to the commencement of the first term. Payment may be made by bank transfer, cheque or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Course calendar and fees are subject to change.
The experience of being taught in small groups with the help of a personal tutor, who is responsible for advice and support throughout their course of studies, can be transformational. Our courses offer exceptional opportunities to work alongside specialists, learning directly from works of art. All students are taught how to inspect and handle a wide range of works of art, investigate materials and techniques, and explore issues of interpretation as well as value.
Lizzie Perrotte: Programme Director
Mike Ricketts: Senior Lecturer
John Slyce: Senior Lecturer
Dr Catherine James: Lecturer/Tutor
Armando Andrade Tudela
Dr Jo Applin
Matthew Day Jackson
Dr Hope Kingsley
|Dr Debbie Lewer
Professor Robert Lumley
Bob and Roberta Smith
Dr Andrew Stephenson
Professor Brandon Taylor