This course explores the visual and material culture that forms the roots of Western civilisation. The works of art studied are the basis of many of the great national collections in Europe, the Americas and Australia. They include: Greek ceramics, Roman glass, medieval metalwork and ivories, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture and panel paintings of the Renaissance. The course is appropriate for those who want to develop specialist knowledge of the history, materials, production processes, iconography, historiography and museum presentation of this material. The methodologies used are cross-disciplinary, embracing archaeology, art history, cultural studies and anthropology.
These modules are all underpinned with in-depth lectures from experts in the field, seminars and
"My time at Christie’s Education provided me with both the theoretical and practical skills to succeed in the museum world. As well as an extensive historical grounding in ancient and medieval art history, in-depth experience with the objects and artefacts themselves is fundamental to the programme at Christie’s. The skills I developed through these practices have served me very well in my work in as a curator and researcher. "
Deputy Front of House Manager, Christie's South Kensington
"I thoroughly enjoyed my course in Early European Art and I was also fortunate enough to receive a bursary from Christie's Education which helped me not only financially but also got me more involved with my course directors in the preparation of course materials and lectures"
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]