May 25, 2011

Christie’s Education

Christie's Education

Launch Your Art World Career at Christie’s Education, New York


Now, more than ever, job seekers must acquire the skills they need to give them a competitive edge. Employers seek candidates whose resumes stand out due to their experience, insight or first-rate academic experiences. As a graduate of Christie’s Education, New York, you’ll embark on your career path equipped with all these attributes and more.


Christie’s is the only major auction house in the world that directly runs educational courses at the Master’s and Certificate levels. We train our students to understand the art world from the value of an individual object to the arch of a market trend. Educational breadth is matched with intellectual depth by equipping our graduates with the real-world skills they will need to succeed in today’s highly competitive art world. Every year our alumni begin successful careers at some of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions. Join them—learn more about what we have to offer and hear what they have to say here.


We are now accepting applications for the following programs beginning in September 2011:


Master of Arts in History of Art and the Art Market: Modern and Contemporary Art: This 15-month program focuses on the history of modern and contemporary art in Europe and the United States from 1850 to the present.


• A required internship allows students to gain the practical skills that will prepare them for a career in the art world. Christie’s Education helps students secure their internship by proposing a wide range of sites, including departments at Christie’s auction house, commercial galleries, museums, corporations, non-profit arts institutions and more.


• A weekly Professional Practices panel brings students into contact with private dealers, gallerists, lawyers and critics. This course examines the structure of the art market as a business and introduces students to its key players, issues and terminology.


• Weekly field studies give students behind-the-scenes access to art production and conservation facilities, museums, private collections and artists’ studios.


To apply or learn more, click here.


Certificate in Contemporary Art in New York: Our part-time certificate program combines academic study of modern and contemporary art with wide-ranging exposure to the vibrant New York art world.  Beginning in September and ending in early June, the certificate program runs parallel to the full-time graduate program.


• Certificate students attend the Modern Art Survey lecture course, which meets every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning as well as the certificate seminar one afternoon per week. Students visit artists’ studios, workshops, foundries, exhibitions, and private collections, among other venues.  Additionally, certificate students may attend weekly Professional Practices panels, out-of-town field trips (taken once per term), and special topic lectures.


• The Certificate program is geared toward returning professionals who are looking to apply previously acquired professional skills in an art world setting. Our Certificate students with legal, communications, insurance or business backgrounds have gone on to careers that combine their professional skill sets with their newly acquired knowledge of the art world.


• Students may elect to perform some academic work and receive a certificate at the end of the program if they have satisfied the requirements.  They may also attend the lectures and seminars without the pressure of academic work, but no certificate will be awarded.


To apply or learn more, click here.


About Christie’s Education


Christie’s Education, New York has been designated as a degree-granting institution by the New York State Board of Regents. Our full-time graduate program in History of Art and the Art Market: Modern and Contemporary Art is registered with the New York State Education Department. In 2007, Christie’s Education, New York was accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education in their capacity as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Teaching methods are based on investigating works of art in order to train through direct exposure to art-world practice. Each piece of work a student undertakes is related to professional practice, from curatorial and acquisition report writing, to review writing and artifact analysis, as well as training in auction house cataloguing.


About Christie’s


Christie’s, the world’s leading art business had global auction and private sales in 2009 that totaled £2.1 billion/$3.3 billion. For the first half of 2010, art sales totaled £1.7 billion/$2.57 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Christie’s has 53 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai and Hong Kong. More recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in emerging and new markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.




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