Professional and appropriate attire is expected of all students when they are attending events at Christie’s auction house at Rockefeller Plaza. For women, this means dresses or skirts of conservative length, suits or pants suits. For men, suits or pants with sports jacket and tie. In the saleroom, do not wear loud colors and noisy jewelry as they are distracting to clients and the auctioneer. Sneakers, mini skirts, tank tops, cotton t-shirts, leggings, stretch pants, shorts or jeans are inappropriate. When Christie’s Education students visit Christie’s Rockefeller Plaza, these dress codes should be followed.
Certain evening sales may be designated as black-tie events. If you are asked to attend the sale, it is recommended that women wear conservative evening dress, men must wear tuxedos.
Please enjoy your food and beverages in the student lounge except during the hours of 12:00pm and 1:30pm when the HAM seminar room will be opened up as a study all and students may eat their lunch in there. These hours are subject to change as the CE staff sees fit. Only water is allowed in the lecture room and Museum Studies room. No food or beverages at all are allowed in the library, to prevent damage to the books and catalogues.
Cell phones must be turned off during all class sessions both at Christie's and at off-site visits. Staff will place calls for students only in the event of an emergency.
The policy of Christie’s in regard to the Smoke Free Air Act, New York City Local Law No. 5 of 1995, is one which maintains a smoke free environment. Smoking is not allowed within the confines of the premises at Christie’s or Christie’s Education.
Possession, drinking, selling or being under the influence of narcotics, illegal substances or alcoholic beverages is expressly prohibited. Such use on or off Christie’s premises resulting in impaired academic performance will result in disciplinary action up to and including expulsion. Consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises is not permitted except during special events when alcohol is served by school.
Chewing gum is strictly prohibited in all areas at Christie’s auction house at Rockefeller Plaza.
Smoking is strictly forbidden in all Christie’s auction house and Christie’s Education areas.
Drinking and/or eating are strictly forbidden for Christie's Education students in Christie’s public areas. This includes all public spaces inside both Christie’s Education and Rockefeller Plaza.
Keep all food and drink in the student lounge (Please see Coffee/Food section above) of Christie’s Education and dispose of your garbage in the trash bins provided.
Field trips often involve visits to artist's studios, galleries or private collections. Frequently these venues are the artists' or collectors' homes as well as their workplace. In either case, it is a privilege to enter these spaces, and it should go without saying that as visitors, we should conduct ourselves accordingly.
Professors will often provide information about the artists and their work or the collectors and their collections prior to the field trip. There is often a discussion prior to off-site visits and the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, so that when you arrive you are prepared to ask pointed and relevant questions. This will enable students to engage in a knowledgeable and concise discussion, which is built upon what is learned in class, and to use the off-site experience advantageously.
1. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or improper use of either illicit or prescription drugs, or alcohol is prohibited.
2. Students and others who have demonstrated a repeated abuse of alcohol will be referred to appropriate counseling services.
3. Disruptive behavior, inappropriate behavior or intoxication caused by drugs or alcohol use will not be tolerated. Violators are subject to removal from campus and disciplinary action.
4. All members of the Christie’s Education community, including staff and faculty, must abide by the terms of this policy.
5. Violations of the policies, rules and standards adopted by Christie’s Education concerning substance abuse should be reported to Christie’s Human Resources Department when the violation involves an employee. Student-related reports should be made to the Business Manager for Christie’s Education.
6. Any member of the Christie’s Education community found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, which may range from referral for counseling, disciplinary probation, suspension or dismissal from the school or employment, based on the merits of the case.
7. Any student convicted under federal, state or local law applicable to the policy stated above (No. 1) must report said conviction to the Business Manager within five days.
8. According to federal regulations, students convicted for a drug offense that occurred during a period of enrollment while they were receiving Title IV Federal Financial Aid, may lose eligibility for Federal Aid.
Rules Governing the Use of Alcohol
1. Students are not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages anywhere on school grounds, the auction house facilities or sites visited during field studies.
2. Alcoholic beverages may be provided only through Christie’s Education for special events, including but not limited to the graduation reception and alumni events. No other alcoholic beverages may be brought onto campus or served.
3. When alcoholic beverages are provided on campus, food and non-alcoholic beverages must also be made available.
Sanctions for Violation of these Policies, Rules and Standards
1. Students charged with violations of this policy shall be referred to the Academic Director and Business Manager and outcomes of disciplinary proceedings may result in the following determinations:
Dismissal of charges, student found not responsible
Student found responsible and sanctions imposed
Depending on the merits of the case, possible sanctions may include:
Referral for substance abuse assessment, counseling and/or treatment
Loss of privileges
Suspension from Christie’s Education
Expulsion from Christie’s Education
In addition to school sanctions, the Academic Director and Business Manager, or a designated representative, may refer the students to appropriate governmental authorities when the student’s activity is in clear violation of federal, state or local laws.
Employees suspected of violating these policies, rules and standards, or convicted under a federal, state or local drug or alcohol statute, shall be subject to review in accordance with human resources policies and in compliance with all federal, state and local laws. Such a review may result in the following findings:
Dismissal of charges
Official warning or other appropriate discipline/action
Employees should refer to the Christie’s Employee handbook for details on employee conduct and work rules pertaining to drugs and alcohol. Additional information can also be obtained by contacting a Human Resources representative at Christie’s.
Counseling and Treatment
Students are encouraged to speak with the Academic Director or Business Manager if they have any questions on drug and alcohol counseling and treatment programs in New York City.
Employees with questions or concerns about substance dependency or abuse are encouraged to use the resources of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP may be reached by calling toll free (877) 243-6215. They may also wish to discuss these matters with their managers or the Human Resources Department to receive assistance or referrals to appropriate resources in the community.
Employees with drug and alcohol problems may be eligible to participate in a rehabilitation or treatment program through Christie’s health insurance benefit coverage.
**For a complete write-up of Drug and Alcohol policies procedures please see the Annual Security Report 2012 available upon request at the front counter.
M.A. Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market
M.A. program $1,487 per credit (44 credits)
Library and Media fee $588
Student Registration and Services Fee $727
F-1 International Student Services Fee $95
Tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 academic year are due on the dates specified in the chart below:
|Tuition Deposit||One Month From Acceptance||$1,000|
|Fall Term Tuition Payment||August 12, 2019||$19,074.50|
|Library and Media Fee||August 12, 2019||$588|
|Student Registration and Services Fee||August 12, 2019||$727|
|F-1 International Student Services Fee||August 12, 2019||$95|
|Winter Term Tuition Payment||December 3,2019||$20,074.50|
|Spring Term Tuition Payment||March 4, 2020||$17,844|
|Fall Term 2 Tuition Payment||August 10, 2020||$7,435|
|Tuition Deposit||One Month From Acceptance||$1,000|
|Fall Term Tuition Payment||August 12, 2019||$18,812|
|Library and Media Fee||August 12, 2019||$588|
|Student Registration and Services Fee||August 12, 2019||$727|
|F-1 International Services Student Fee||August 12, 2019||$95|
|Winter Term Tuition Payment||December 3,2019||$18,161|
|Spring Term Tuition Payment||March 4, 2020||$19,812|
|Fall Term 2 Tuition Payment||August 10, 2020||$8,255|
Christie’s Education expects its students to maintain continuous registration in an academic program with the exception of institutionally scheduled breaks. However, it is sometimes necessary for a student to take a leave from enrollment for a period of time. Such leaves may be voluntary or involuntary, and will be handled in accordance with the Christie’s Education Student Leave of Absence Policy. Students must also visit the Academic Director and Business Manager for additional information concerning the impact of a voluntary or involuntary leave and any additional requirements for such leaves.
Appeal of Decision Denying Re-enrollment: A student may appeal a decision denying re-enrollment to the Business Manager in writing within ten business days of receiving the decision. The Director of Studies and Business Manager shall review the record and any additional information submitted by the student and render a decision. The decision reached shall be final.
Christie's Education New York offers two program options for those who are unable or do not wish to commit to a full-time degree: a Certificate in Modern and Contemporary Art in New York and The Art Business Certificate. Christie's Education New York also offers a variety of short course programs all year long.
Certificate in Modern and Contemporary Art in New York
Students may elect to perform academic work and receive a certificate at the end of the program if they have satisfied the requirements. They may also attend the lectures and seminars without the pressure of academic work, but no certificate will be awarded.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of educational records; to establish the rights of students to inspect and review their education records; and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading data through informal and formal hearings. The law applies to any individual who is or has been in attendance at an institution and regarding how the institution maintains educational records.
Primary rights of Students under FERPA
- To inspect and review educational records
- To seek to amend educational records through informal and formal hearings
- To have some control over the release of information about educational records
Educational records contain information that is directly related to a student and are maintained by the institution, or a third party acting on behalf of the institution.
Examples of education records include:
- Handwritten notes,
- Computer files/generated information,
- Printed information,
- Video or audio tapes,
- Microfilm or microfiche, and
- Any information maintained in any way about a student.
Some information in a student's educational record is defined as Directory Information under FERPA. Under a strict reading of FERPA, the school may disclose this type of information without the written consent of the student. However, the student can exercise the option to restrict the release of directory information by submitting a request to the school to limit disclosure. Such request can be made by completing a FERPA Hold Directory Information Form, which can be obtained by contacting the Admissions and Academic Coordinator.
Christie’s Education, in accordance with FERPA, has designated the following categories of information about individual students as public, or directory information. This information will be routinely released to any inquirer unless the student specifically request that all or part of the following list be withheld:
- Student name
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Date of birth
- Enrollment status (part/full time)
- Field of study
- Dates of attendance
- Degree and date of graduation including anticipated graduation date
- Awards received including academic awards
- Previous institutions attended
Unless covered by an exception, Christie’s Education staff may not release:
- Social Security number,
- Grades, or
- Other personally identifiable information without written consent or when covered by an exception.
To have Christie’s Education staff release information other than directory information, students must authorize access to non-directory information for third parties. This can be done by completing a FERPA Non-Directory Information Release Form, available on our website or by contacting the Senior Business and Student Services Coordinator.
Under FERPA, educational institutions may release information from student records without prior consent:
- To school officials with legitimate educational interest* (as defined by institution within FERPA guidelines).
- To schools in which the student seeks or intends to enroll.
- To federal, state and local authorities involving an audit or evaluation of compliance with education programs.
- *Legitimate educational interest
A school official is a person employed by Christie’s Education in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position; a person or company with whom Christie’s Education has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using Christie’s Education employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Academic Advisory Board; a student serving as a graduate assistant; or a student serving on an official committee, such as the staff and student forum or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for Christie’s Education.
FERPA Annual Notice to Reflect Possible Federal and State Data Collection and Use
As of January 3, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education's FERPA regulations expand the circumstances under which your education records and personally identifiable information (PII) contained in such records — including your Social Security Number, grades, or other private information — may be accessed without your consent. First, the U.S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or state and local education authorities ("Federal and State Authorities") may allow access to your records and PII without your consent to any third party designated by a Federal or State Authority to evaluate a federal- or state-supported education program. The evaluation may relate to any program that is "principally engaged in the provision of education," such as early childhood education and job training, as well as any program that is administered by an education agency or institution. Second, Federal and State Authorities may allow access to your education records and PII without your consent to researchers performing certain types of studies, in certain cases even when we object to or do not request such research. Federal and State Authorities must obtain certain use-restriction and data security promises from the entities that they authorize to receive your PII, but the Authorities need not maintain direct control over such entities.
In addition, in connection with Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems, State Authorities may collect, compile, permanently retain, and share without your consent PII from your education records, and they may track your participation in education and other programs by linking such PII to other personal information about you that they obtain from other Federal or State data sources, including workforce development, unemployment insurance, child welfare, juvenile justice, military service, and migrant student records systems.
Access to Education Records
Students have the right to inspect and review their education records within 45 days of the day Christie’s Education receives a written request for access, anytime after their enrollment.
Students should submit their written request, identifying as precisely as possible the record(s) they wish to review, to the Academic Director or Business Manager or other appropriate official records custodian. The Christie’s Education official will make arrangements for your review of the education records, or will advise you of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
If a student wishes to photocopy or otherwise reproduce all or a portion of their education records, they may do so, for those items to which they have not waived their right of access, at the cost normally charged students for use of such school equipment.
Records Not Open to Student Review
In accordance with federal regulations, students do not have the right to review the following records:
- The financial records of the student's parents.
- Letters and statements of recommendation for which the student has waived his or her right of access.
- Records connected with an application to attend Christie’s Education if that application was denied.
- Education records containing information about more than one student, in which case Christie’s Education will permit access only to that part of the record which pertains to the inquiring student.
- Those records which are excluded from the FERPA definition of education records.
Right of Christie’s Education to Refuse to Provide Copies
Christie’s Education reserves the right to deny copies if the transcripts or other records are not required to be made available under FERPA, if the student has an overdue financial obligation to Christie’s Education or if there is an unresolved disciplinary action against the student.
Request Amendment of Education Records
Students have the right to request amendment of their education records if they believe they are inaccurate or misleading. They should write to the Academic Director and Business Manager, clearly identifying the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.
Christie’s Education officials will reach a decision and inform the student within fifteen business days after receiving the request. If the student’s request to amend the record is denied, the school officials will advise the student of their right to a hearing on the requested amendment.
The hearing will be conducted by a hearing officer or committee appointed by the Academic Director. The hearing will be held before an officer or committee with no direct interest in the outcome of the hearing. However, the hearing officer or committee may be employed by or exist at Christie’s Education. The hearing will be held within a reasonable amount of time after the request for a hearing has been made. The hearing officer will notify the student, reasonably in advance, of the date, place and time of the hearing.
The student will be afforded a full and fair opportunity to present evidence relevant to the issue raised. The student may be accompanied by one or more other persons, including an attorney. The hearing officer or committee will make a decision in writing based on the evidence presented at the hearing. The decision will include a summary of the evidence presented and the reasons for the decision.
If the hearing officer or committee supports the complaint, the education record will be amended accordingly and the student will be so informed. If the hearing officer or committee decides not to amend the education record, the student has the right to place in the education record a statement commenting on the challenged information and/or stating the reasons for disagreeing with the decision. This statement will be maintained as part of the education record as long as the contested portion is maintained, and whenever a copy of the education record is sent to any party, the student’s statement will be included.
Destruction of Records
Nothing in this policy requires the continued maintenance of any student record for any particular length of time. However, if under the terms of this policy the student has requested access to their education record, the record will not be destroyed before the custodian has granted them access.
Under FERPA, students have the right to contact the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605, with a complaint about the Christie’s Education’s compliance with FERPA.
Complete regulations and full definitions of terminology are at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/reg/ferpa/index.html.
Satisfactory academic progress is defined as proceeding toward successful completion of degree requirements and all students are required to meet the requirements listed below in order to be eligible for a Master’s degree at Christie’s Education.
Please note that the federal regulations stipulate that students may not take more than 150% of the normal duration to complete their studies in order to remain eligible and continue to receive federal financial aid.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements
All graduate students are expected to maintain full-time status, with part-time study permitted on a case-by-case basis only with special permission from the institution. Master of Arts students are to complete their coursework, internship and thesis within 15 months and are required to maintain a 3.0 grade point at the conclusion of each of the three terms. M.A. students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at the completion of the program in order to graduate.
The Master of Arts in Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market degree is awarded upon successful completion of the 44 credits listed below:
The Business of Art I,II, III (6 credits), Modern and Contemporary Art Survey I,II, III (7.5 credits), Connoisseurship I,II,III (9 credits), Art Market Studies I,II,III (9 credits), Critical Perspectives I,II,III (7.5 credits), Master's Thesis (3 credits), Internship (2 credits).
The Master of Arts in Art, Law and Business degree is awarded upon successful completion of the 40 credits listed below:
Art Business I,II,III (9 credits), Art Law I,II,III (6 credits), Mapping the Art World (3 credits), Marketing the Art World (2 credits), Management in the Arts: The Art Advisory and Gallery Business (3 credits), Assessing Risk and Reward in the Art Market (2 credits), Articulating and Appraising Value (2 credits), The Auction Business (2 credits), Capstone Project (3 credits), Internship (2 credits).M.A. candidates must pass the thesis and end-of-term presentations, complete their internships by the end of November of the year following admission, and fulfill the foreign language requirement.
Academic Warning Students’ academic progress will be monitored closely by faculty and the Academic Director through each term and those students who risk failure to meet satisfactory academic progress will be given a notice of academic warning after mid-term grades are recorded during week six of each term. Students who receive a notice of academic warning will be asked to meet with the Academic Director and their professors.
Failure to Maintain Academic ProgressA student in the M.A. Program whose term grade point average falls below 3.0 for one term will be placed on academic probation. An M.A. student whose term grade point average falls below 3.0 for two consecutive terms will not be allowed to continue in the M.A. program. An M.A student whose cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 at the conclusion of the third term will not be allowed to continue but may be given the option to graduate with an Advanced Certificate if their Graduation/Retention GPA is above a 2.8 and he or she successfully completes the Internship requirement.
A student who fails to achieve the required cumulative Graduation/Retention GPA of 3.0 will be placed on financial aid probation for the following term of enrollment at Christie’s Education. A student may receive financial aid while on probation, but must meet the standards in the ―Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements‖ section in order to clear the probation and continue to be eligible. If the student does not meet academic standards by the end of the probation period, they will no longer be eligible for financial aid. An appeal can be made to the institution in writing if this situation arises.
Graduate Assistants and Scholarship Recipients on Academic Probation Graduate assistants on academic probation may be in jeopardy of having their position terminated for failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress or to maintain the minimum 3.3 grade point average required of graduate assistants. Scholarship Recipients are also required to maintain a 3.3 grade point average or their scholarship offer will be rescinded and the student will be fully responsible for payment all tuition and fees due as a result.
Sarah Buccarrelli, Continuing Education Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org+1 212 938 0723
Refunds as a result of official withdrawals will be made in accordance with the Christie’s Education refund policy. Refunds will be issued within 45 days of the withdrawal date and in the following order:
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loans
After a withdrawal from the institution, if the amount of money that must be returned to the Title IV programs exceeds that which exists in the student’s account as a result of the institution’s refund policy, the student will be notified as to the amount of any financial aid that must be repaid to the federal loan program(s).
This repayment must take place in order for a student to reestablish eligibility to receive federal funds in the future. Any loan proceeds must be repaid under the normal repayment procedures for the federal loan program and the terms and conditions of the promissory note of the loan signed by the student.
The official refund schedule of Christie’s Education is as follows:
Withdrawal prior to the 1st day of term 100%
Withdrawal within the 1st week of class each term 50%
Withdrawal within the 2nd week of class each term 20%
Withdrawal after the 2nd week of class each term 0%