Do you want a career in the art world, but lack the experience and exposure to art history? Our unique Postgraduate Diploma in Modern and Contemporary Art caters to a diverse range of students who hold an undergraduate degree. Designed to be creative and adaptive, the course will allow you to analyse the interests and practices of a fast-changing art world and fast-track your career change. The programme offers direct access to a range of professional practices, from cataloguing and curating contemporary art to the methodologies of art history and exposure to contemporary theory. You will work alongside students in our Master’s programme and be provided with substantial tutorial support. Particularly able and hardworking Postgraduate Diploma students may explore the possibility of transferring to Master’s level study during the second term.
The core lecture series – organized around a thematic of Modern, Anti-Modern, and Postmodern – underpins all components of the programme
Object-based study is central to our teaching and will provide you with the opportunity to study in direct contact with works of art through museum and gallery-based classes, specialist-led handling sessions, studio visits and conservation sessions. You will be trained in cataloguing to auction house and museum standards through detailed case studies, assessing issues that affect market value. You will ll learn to analyse the different processes of assessment, classification and interpretation used by art institutions
Being engaged with current debates about curating will enable you to devise fresh approaches to the display of art works. You will explore practices in art criticism, developing skills to review exhibitions and produce reports
Our Culture and Ideology Seminars will teach you the in-depth analysis of relationships between art practices, cultural contexts and critical debates. You will develop skills to deliver presentations and generate seminar discussion. You will be involved in Methodology Seminars – the analysis of technical, art-historical and interpretative texts – that provide transferable skills for independent research and individual development
Study Abroad and follow the Contemporary Art Scene in Europe You will participate in two study trips a year to major events in Europe and visits to UK sites throughout the year as key elements of a course that keeps pace with a fast-moving art world. These include exhibition visits and field trips to major international events such as the Venice Biennale, Berlin Biennale, Documenta and Munster Scuplture
Venice Biennale Christie's Education is an educational partner in the Biennale Sessions that accompany the 55th Venice Biennale and Massimaliano Gioni's Il Palazzo Encyclopedico. Our programme in Modern and Contemporary Art and Art World Practice is visiting the Biennale in both June and November.
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]