This unique programme offers a postgraduate education which provides an overview of the developments in European art from Antiquity through the Medieval period to the Renaissance. Students can work in detail on a subject of their choice, while following a course which traces the transformations, continuities and revivals over three millennia of art. Beyond a lecture series which covers the arts in all media, the focus is on small group teaching, with seminars, visits and handling sessions, which stress object analysis and developing professional skills. Access is given to extraordinary material from the collections of London and works coming through the Christies auction house, and there are frequent trips to other sites in the UK and in Europe. The core lecture series, covering material from Antiquity to the Renaissance, and delivered by both Christie’s faculty and outside experts, underpins all components of the programme. Our study trips are an integral part of this course. These take you to a number of major sites and museums in the UK, while two longer trips are made to European centres, one of which is usually Rome. This will allow you to experience the art and architecture of Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance at the centres of its production. Culture and Ideology Seminars will teach you the importance of iconography, patronage and artistic context of Early European works of art. In these seminars you will develop the skills to deliver presentations and generate seminar discussion
Object-based study is the foundation of 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, style, dating, quality and authenticity. You will be trained in cataloguing to auction house and museum standards. Handling sessions and visits to museums and to Christie’s warehouse form an essential part of the course. Engagement with current debates about curatorial practice will enable you to devise fresh approaches to the display and interpretation of art works. You will learn how to produce reports on works of art to a professional standard. You will explore varieties of art criticism, developing skills to review exhibitions. Methodology seminars acquaint you with the historiography, and equip you with the theoretical tools for the analyses of works of art.
Postgraduate Diploma students have the option to convert to the Master's degree at the beginning of the second term, contingent upon having achieved a minimum grade and the approval of the Course Director.
The Christie’s Education Trust Scholarship has been created from funds held by the Trust to provide an opportunity for a graduate to undertake the Christie’s Education/University of Glasgow Master’s programme who otherwise would not be able to. There are five separate awards of £5,000. The deadline is 26 May 2017.
Value of Scholarship(s)
These awards are only available for Christie's Education students who are accepted onto one of our master's programmes. Applicants are required to demonstrate a commitment to the history of art. This can be through previous education, career achievement or demonstration of an academic or career plan.
Please contact the Christie's Education Admissions Office on +44 20 7665 4350 or email [email protected]
Responsibilities of a Lecture Assistant: Lecture Assistants are, jointly with the Programme Directors and the administration team, responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of the courses. Duties include:• Preparation of the lecture rooms and class rooms • Assisting visiting lecturers, welcoming the speaker, making them coffee and assisting with their needs before and after the lecture • Attending all lectures and running the slide projectors and other equipment throughout the lecture, fixing problems or calling for assistance as necessary • Assisting the Learning Resources Manager with re-shelving and sundry library duties; duty to take no longer than one hour per week throughout the year • Filing named artist slides in the slide library • Helping in administrative matters such as photocopying and distributing handouts, tidying notice boards, keeping the common room and student kitchen tidy • Assisting in setting up examinations, where possible • Attending all field trips, visits, and sale room previews and assisting visit leaders with attendance lists and liaising with auction house staff as necessaryLecture Assistants are required to be available at Christie’s Education premises from one hour prior to the start of lectures, four days a week during term time. In addition they will be required to be present one week prior to the start of the first term and may be asked to attend one day prior to the start of the subsequent terms. During term time, helpers will be released for all lectures, classes, lunch and study days.
Value of Scholarship(s)
These grants are especially suitable for people who already have some work or voluntary experience.
Contact the admissions officer at [email protected] or 011 44 20 7665 4350.Application deadline 22 May 2015
The recipient will be expected to attend social events organised by the ESU and submit a written report upon completion of their studies.Deadline: 26 May 2017.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Applicants need to be able to show through their future plans how they would make a difference to the art world in their home country through studying at Christie's Education. This award is only available for students studying on our master's programmes.
Please contact admissions if you have questions regarding the application process at [email protected]