Christie's Education

Christie's Education London

History of Art and Art World Practice


153 Great Titchfield Street

London, England W1W 5BD

United Kingdom



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Postgraduate Diploma in History of Art and Art World Practice, MLitt in History of Art and Art World Practice

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Art and Architecture from Antiquity to the Middle Ages and Renaissance You will have the opportunity to study Greek and Roman art, Byzantine Art, Romanesque and Gothic art in all media, first-hand, including architecture up to and including the Renaissance. During this programme you have the opportunity to handle works of art, to be introduced to museum and auction house systems of classification and study different models of museum display. Fine and Decorative Art from the Renaissance to Modernism You will study Fine and Decorative Art and its architectural contexts in the Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassical periods culminating in the great artistic movements of the 19th and 20th century. You will also explore the settings for works of art in country houses, museums and galleries learning how to evaluate works of art at first-hand using professional systems for cataloguing and artifact analysis. Modern and Contemporary Art You will study contemporary art through curatorial, theoretical and practical techniques which will place you at the centre of today's commercial art world. Classes and visits are regularly led by visiting professionals including practicing artists, gallerists, conservators, curators and critics. Arts of China You will study all aspects of Chinese art from its origins to the present day using practical hands-on approach to learning informed by contemporary techniques of curating and display. Crucially, this programme engages with Chinese art-world practice and the curators, artists, dealers and others who shape the field.


Christie's Education, London is accredited by the University of Glasgow, a member of the prestigious Russell Group. The University of Glasgow has run joint programmes with Christie’s Education since 1987, when a joint Master’s programme in the Decorative Arts was established with History of Art. From 1997 the University of Glasgow began to accredit Master’s and Postgraduate Diploma programmes at Christie’s Education in London. All the lecturers in London are recognised teachers of the University of Glasgow, and all students are matriculated into the University, where their graduation ceremony is held.

International Student Requirements:

Applicants whose first language is not English normally have an IELTS 7 or equivalent secure UK government-approved SELT test

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Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

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