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Pg Diploma in Arts of China


Course Description

Christie’s Education is the first British institution to offer a Master’s programme devoted exclusively to Chinese art. While acquiring experience in object analysis, you will explore archaeological and historical contexts and the multiple narratives in the story of Chinese art. Starting from the Neolithic and Bronze Age art, the course covers pottery, bronze, lacquer, silk and jade, then examines Buddhism from the Han dynasty onwards, to the global reach of the ‘Silk Road’ in the Tang dynasty. Extensive treatment of artistic production during late imperial China—from the ’golden age’ of the Song dynasty to the High Qing—range through a variety of media such architecture, painting, printing, ceramics and luxury goods. The course also explores cultural developments from the 19th to the 21st century, when intensified contact with foreigners generated new practices, functions and meanings in Chinese art.

Crucially, the course will propel you into Chinese art-world practice and introduce you to the curators, scholars, artists, and dealers who shape the discipline. You will gain exposure to historical and current trends in the circulation of art within China and abroad, historically and to the present day. The programme takes on only a small and exclusive group of students each year and has already trained many of the next generation of art-world professionals in the field of Chinese art.


•The core lecture series from the Neolithic period to the present underpins all components of the programme
•You will participate in a study trip to China and regular visits to museums and collections throughout the year
•Object-based study is central to 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, scientific analysis, style, dating, quality and authenticity
•You will be trained in cataloguing to auction house and museum standards. Handling sessions and warehouse and museum visits all occur during the course
•Being engaged with current debates about curating will enable you to devise fresh approaches to the display of art works. You'll explore practices in art criticism, developing skills to review exhibitions and produce reports
•Our Culture and Ideology Seminars will enable you to discuss the relationship between specific objects and broader debates around ancient and modern Chinese art in small groups. You will acquire the skills to deliver presentations and generate seminar discussion
•You'll be involved in Methodology Seminars - the analysis of technical, art-historical and interpretative texts that provide transferable skills for independent research and individual development
•If you're doing a Master's degree you will prepare a thesis. This is your opportunity to create an exhibition on a small group of objects, independently researched and catalogued, where the key academic and professional skills learned on the programme are utilised.


•Neolithic and Bronze Age art, culture and burial practices
•The establishment of lacquer, silk, jade and painting traditions
•Buddhist art in China from the Han to the Qing dynasties
•The Silk Road and the international status of ceramics, precious metals, paper making and printing
•The golden age of the Song dynasty: ceramics, painting, calligraphy, lacquer and sculpture and the reinvention of the past
•Liao and Yuan artistic production under foreign rule
•The rise of Jingdezhen, China’s major porcelain centre
•The re-establishment of Chinese rule under the Ming dynasty and its artistic expression
•Imperial patronage of court and religious art, imperial academies and ateliers.
•Exchange between China and the West and the export arts of China
•The efflorescence of the arts during the reigns of the three great Qing emperors
•Modern and contemporary art and society

Visit the Pg Diploma in Arts of China page on the Christie’s Education website for more details!

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Christie’s Education Trust Scholarship - 5 Awards

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)

5,000

Eligibility

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.

Application Procedure

Please contact the Christie's Education Admissions Office on +44 20 7665 4350 or email [email protected]

Further Information

https://www.christies.edu/resources/scholarships-financial-aid.aspx


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Lecture Assistant Bursary - 5 Awards

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)

£5,000

Eligibility

These grants are especially suitable for people who already have some work or voluntary experience.

Application Procedure

Contact the admissions officer at [email protected] or 011 44 20 7665 4350.Application deadline 22 May 2015

Further Information

https://www.christies.edu/london/london-scholarships-financial-aid.aspx


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English Speaking Union Scholarship - Single Award

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)

£10,000

Eligibility

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.

Application Procedure

Please contact admissions if you have questions regarding the application process at [email protected]

Further Information

https://www.christies.edu/london/london-scholarships-financial-aid.aspx



Entry Requirements

A university degree or work experience equivalentTwo academic reference lettersNon-English speaking students must have IELTS 7 or equivalent

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