If you are interested in developing a career in the art market, this course will prepare you for the opportunities lying ahead. MA Art Market & Appraisal allows you to develop key skills necessary to understand international art markets in a complex and changing art world.
It draws on a high standard of academic teaching by recognised scholars as well as on insights from art market professionals. The course is delivered through a carefully programmed mix of expert academic tuition, hands-on workshops and frequent exposure to a vast range of enterprises operating across different areas in London's dynamic art scene.
-Benefit from a systematic approach to an understanding of core functions of the art market across different periods and mediums, from pre-modern markets to today; core modules include history of the art market, art law and professional practice.
-You are located within an art school environment where creative works are produced on a daily basis. Make the most of this unique environment and try out our workshops and rub shoulders with designers and makers.
-You will have the chance to undertake site visits, special behind the scenes tours, as well as overseas study trips, to supplement classroom learning.
-It is the only art and antiques course worldwide accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
-Hear it from the experts - art market professionals are at hand to share their experience and expertise. Guest Speakers in the academic year 2017/18 include:
With an emphasis on understanding how the art market functions, you will be introduced to a wide range of businesses, collections and professionals. You will also study the economic and legal contexts within which professional practice is grounded, and gain the ability to apply techniques related to the valuation of objects used within industry. You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge of a particular specialist area of the art market, which may include anything from antiquities to cutting-edge contemporary art.
Essays, seminar papers and presentations, case studies, and major research-based project or dissertation.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
Our postgraduate degree is designed in line with the concept of embedded employability which is complemented by the Professional Development Programme.
Studying at Christie’s Education provides an experience of ‘learning live’ at the heart of the art world. Through lectures, seminars, tutorials, visits and master classes with specialists, as well as an internships at Christie’s auction house, you will acquire practical skills and object based learning required to develop a successful art - world career.
Students are introduced and have the opportunity to work alongside a network of world class practitioners and professionals, including artists; gallerists; auction house specialists; curators; fair organisers, art lawyers and consultants. There is a very practical, ‘hands on’ ethos to teaching. International field trips have included visits to art fairs and museums in Australia, Brazil, China, Korea, Maastricht, Morocco and South Africa.
This is an intensive 15-month Master’s (MSc) designed to give you unrivalled access to the art market. It is a programme that explores the important ethical and legal aspects of working in the commercial art world at the same time as giving you the opportunity to study the History of Art.
A unique feature of this programme is that it also provides you with work experience through an integrated placement at Christie’s.
Close collaboration between Christie’s and the University of Glasgow in the design of this programme has allowed us to combine academic rigor with professional real-life experience. Case studies conducted by experts in the sector are complemented by the work placement experience within Christie’s.
This programme is for you if you are dedicated to developing a professional career working in the art market. We welcome young achievers as well as career-changers capable of understanding the challenges of the commercial art world through cross-disciplinary study at the highest level.
This Master’s Programme is structured around three areas of study,
Art-world Business Practices
Art History and Theory
You will participate in core lecture programmes in the History of Art leading to a summative examination. This course is complemented by a seminar in the History and Theory of Art and Culture. You will experience Law through lectures and seminars delivered by professional practitioners and you will complete case studies for yourself. For the duration of the course, you will also actively participate to the life of a department within Christie’s. Your experience of the Auction Business through this placement will be augmented by visits to at least three key international Art Fairs and events (such as FIAC Paris, TEFAF Maastricht and Art Basel Hong Kong), to enable you to explore the art world in a variety of contexts.
Your dissertation takes the form of Work Placement Report and Catalogue of an auction consignment. This will enable you to bring together all three areas of your programme of study: Art History, Law and Business Practice in a single piece of work.
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