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Modern and Contemporary Art

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Features

This course in Modern and Contemporary Art is your entrance into the art world. Our unique programme thrives in the heart of London's international art scene, offering unrivalled access to works of art and professional practice. Working with both twentieth-century and contemporary art, our students move between the lecture and seminar room and exhibitions, auction previews, artists’ studios, art fairs, museums and private collections. Sessions are led by a wide range of art world professionals, and include cataloguing works of art, studying the practices of auction houses and commercial galleries, curating workshops, and conversations with artists. With lively trips abroad and many networking opportunities, the course aims to provide you with the depth of knowledge, practical tools and confidence necessary to be able to imagine and develop your career in the international art world. 

Course dates

Course Calendar 2014 - 2015

Orientation Week

22 September 2014

 

Term 1

29th September 2014 - 5 December 2014

 

Term 2

12 January 2015 - 20 March 2015

 

Term 3

20 April 2015 - 26 June 2015

 

Lizzie Perrotte

Lizzie Perrotte

Programme Director, Modern and Contemporary Art

Lizzie Perrotte

Course components

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. 

Venice Biennale
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.


 

Entry Requirements

A university degree
Completed application
Successful interview with a member of our faculty
Two references
Writing sample
Personal statement
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

Interviews

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




 

 

Master's (MLitt)
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

 

VISITING LECTURERS:

Armando Andrade Tudela
Dr Jo Applin
David Bate
Becky Beasley
John Bock
Francois Chantala
Adam Chodzko
Martin Creed
Neil Cummings
Michael Dean
Matthew Day Jackson
Clare Doherty
Caroline Douglas
Ian Dunlop
Alex Farquharson
Carl Freeman
Adrian George
Peter Harris
Paul Hedge
Michael Howard
Sarah Jones
Ian Kier
Dr Hope Kingsley
Sharon Kusanoki
Michael Landy
Mark Leckey
David Levinthal

 

Dr Debbie Lewer
James Lingwood
Professor Robert Lumley
Lori MacKellor
Jeff McMillan
Caspar Melville
Jessica Morgan
Simon Morrissey
Simon Periton
Beat Raeber
Cullinan Richards
Michele Robecchi
Kilian Rüthemann
Karsten Schubert
Bob and Roberta Smith
Anthony Spira
Jemima Stehli
Dr Andrew Stephenson
Peter Suchin
Professor Brandon Taylor
Zoe Telford
Amikam Toren
Rob Tufnell
Gavin Turk
Colin Wiggins
Richard Wilson
 
 
Alumni at an artists studio
This mixture of profound academic theory and the practical study of art is a unique way of learning. Furthermore the course is organised and taught by a highly knowledgeable team of professors and tutors, whose commitment and helpfulness was invaluable.
Rebecca Niehues-Paas
MLitt Modern and Contemporary Art, 2012- 2013