About Christie's Education
Christie’s Education is a specialist higher education, and an institution internationally recognized as a center of academic excellence, specializing in the study of art business and the art market, art history and art world ecosystems, curating and connoisseurship. Our teaching philosophy is rooted in a knowledge culture that respects original enquiry and learning and that reflects a commitment to principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity.
Christie’s Education offers master’s degrees in New York and London, and is dedicated to preparing students for entry into the art world, placing great importance on analytical skills, object-based learning, research and scholarship, and the practical experience of art and business as the keys to professional success. Studies are reinforced with a rigorous professional development workshop series and all students are offered an integrated art world internship as part of their degree.
Christie’s Education also offers a wide range of continuing education opportunities in, New York, London and Hong Kong, designed to introduce the fundamentals of art, collecting and art business, as well as advanced courses for those with an appetite to study at a deeper level. In addition, our online courses provide a fully immersive experience of the art world, enabling anyone in the world to access learning from any location.
Founded in London in 1978, the original mission of Christie’s Education, was to provide a general introduction to the fine and decorative arts through ‘The Christie’s Fine Arts Course’, which was designed to enhance the appreciation of works then offered through auction by our parent company. Since those early days, we have evolved and progressed and now we look forward to a new phase in our development as a specialist graduate institution.
Christie’s Education London is an associated institution of the Open University, which validates all the degree programmes. The UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) 2016 report wrote “the courses run by Christie’s Education are seen as a talent pipeline into the Christie’s Group PLC group of companies and the commercial art world. Students have privileged access to sale previews, warehouses and archives as part of their learning experience, allowing specific industry focus to be achieved.”
Christie's Education is a for-profit institution wholly owned by the Christie's International PLC group of companies (Christie's).