From fine art to fashion, Christie’s Education is an accredited institution offering a variety of exciting educational options for collectors and enthusiasts alike. In addition to their masters and undergraduate degrees, they offer certificate, part-time, tailor-made, and short courses on art and other collecting categories.
Christie’s Education is unique in being wholly owned by Christie’s Auction House (hyperlink), signaling the importance Christie’s places on practical experience of art through education as the key to professional success. Since Christie’s was founded in 1978, their graduates have gone on to careers in the art world has experienced the highest quality education in Art History, connoisseurship and the art market from the inside. As the only major auction house to directly offer degree and non-degree programs, Christie’s continues to follow the principles of hands-on exposure to art, immersing their students in the art world from the beginning of their studies.
Christie’s Education provides students with the opportunity to study works first-hand at Christie’s salerooms, as well as in public and private collections where students meet art world professionals including dealers, art advisors, and museum staff. All of the programs provide a unique insight into the art market, as well as a cultural and art historical framework for object-based learning. Each course is designed to promote curiosity and develop knowledge through practical skills and experience.