The core lecture series c.1450 – c.1930 underpins all components of the programme
You will participate in two international study trips a year to major events in Europe and visits to UK sites throughout the year
Object-based study is central to our teaching and will provide you with relevant training for the public and commercial art worlds. This includes practical and research based study of materials and techniques, scientific analysis, style, dating, quality and authenticity
You will be trained in cataloguing to auction house and museum standards. Handling sessions and warehouse and museum visits all occur during the course
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 enable you to discuss works of fine and decorative art in their cultural contexts. You'll gain the skills to deliver presentations and generate seminar discussion
You'll be involved in Methodology Seminars - the analysis of technical, art-historical and interpretative texts which provide transferable skills for independent research and individual development
Scanned colour copy of passport photo page
A university degree, normally at 2.1 level or with equivalent work experience
Two academic letter references on institutional letterhead (or equivalent for mature students)
Applicants must also provide an example of their writing on a relevant subject
Applicants whose first language is not English normally have an IELTS 7 or equivalent secure UK government-approved SELT test: www.gov.uk/government/publications
Successful interview with a member of our faculty
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 borrowing rights at Senate House Library, University of London, and have access to the electronic resources of the University of Glasgow Library. 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 UK. 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
MLitt Fine and Decorative Art from the Renaissance to Modernism
All fees include study trips in UK and abroad unless otherwise stated. A non-refundable deposit of 5% of the course fees is payable within six weeks of being offered a place Postgraduate Programmes as well as the part-time courses. The balance of the fee is payable 1 September of the relevant academic year. Payment may be made by bank transfer, cheque or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Course calendar and fees are subject to change.
Christie’s Education faculty consists of academics offering a wide range of experience and specialisation. Each student is assigned a personal tutor at the beginning of the year who will guide their academic progress and is responsible for advice and support throughout their course of studies.
Andrew Spira: Programme Director
Patrick Bade: Senior Lecturer
Rebecca Lyons: Lecturer/Tutor
Jacqui Ansell: Lecturer/Tutor
Dr Douglas Brine
Dr Louise Govier
Dr Debbie Lewer
Dr Claire O’Mahony
Dr Martin Postle
Dr Catherine Reynolds
Dr Janet Robson
Dr Ashok Roy
Dr Richard Stemp
Professor William Vaughan