Christie's Education - New York

Christie's Education New York

Master of Arts, Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market


1230 Avenue of the Americas

20th Floor

New York City, NY 10020

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts, Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This program emphasizes the importance of direct contact with original works of art, and explores the history of art and the art market through the use of Christie's sale rooms and specialist staff.

The goal of the M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market is to learn about art and the art market and their reciprocal relationship in preparation for careers in the art world.

This interdisciplinary program provides an in-depth study of modern and contemporary art and its markets from the mid-19th century to the present day. Led by an expert faculty, the integrated program combines the development of connoisseurship skills through object-based learning and investigative cataloguing and writing with art history, knowledge of current art business practices and the market, and art market history. Students study art works first-hand in sites of production and exhibition throughout New York City and beyond. Additionally, access to specialists and salerooms through our central location at Christie’s auction house enhances the program and provides a unique and exceptional learning opportunity.

Our access to a wide range of art professionals provides students with first-hand knowledge of the workings of the art world, and the transferable skills they need to become art world professionals.

An intensive program, it takes only 15 months to complete and concludes with the writing of a Master's thesis and a mandatory 45-day internship to help students launch their professional careers.


Christie’s Education, New York has been designated as a degree-granting institution by the New York State Board of Regents. Our graduate and certificate programs are registered with the New York State Education Department. Christie’s Education, New York is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education in their capacity as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

International Student Requirements:

• Official TOEFL score report • All international transcripts must be accompanied by an equivalency report from an independent US credentials organization. Please contact Christie’s Education for a list. • Transcripts in other languages must be accompanied by English translations certified by official translation professionals or agencies

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 44

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1,324.00 USD

In State Tuition (per year): $59,438.00 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): $59,438.00 USD

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