Christie’s Education is the first British institution to offer a programme devoted exclusively to the Arts of China, covering the Neolithic period to the 21st century. You will acquire the visual skills and vocabulary to analyse works of art and will gain insight into Chinese art histories and art-world practice.
Teaching methods focus on object-based study. Capitalising on the abundance of artworks that continuously pass through Christie’s, we make frequent visits to the salerooms to handle works of art, preview sales and meet specialists. Visits to museums, commercial galleries and private collections give you privileged access to works of art and provide invaluable insights into the art world. All students will have the opportunity to undertake credit-bearing work experience at Christie’s auction house.
In addition to exploring the rich holdings in UK collections, the programme includes two international study trips – one in Europe (usually Paris to observe the variations between French and British collecting and exhibition practice) and a longer sojourn in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. These study trips enable first-hand access to the best museum holdings of Chinese art in the world, place you in the centres of artistic creativity and convey the global dimensions of Chinese art production and the art market.