The Christie's, University of Glasgow Master's programme in Art, Law and Business is a new course designed to train highly qualified graduates to enter directly into an Auction House or another Art Business.
This full-time 15-month highly selective course combines academic rigor with study of professional real-life case studies conducted by experts in the sector. A comprehensive overview of the History and Theory of Art is also given in a choice of one of four different subject areas. This is combined with practical direct experience of the working environment in a Department within Christie’s, the leading auction house in the world, as well as professional visits to international art fairs.
The programme is structured around three equally important pillars of study, leading to a comprehensive knowledge and training:
We welcome applications from highly motivated graduates with a background in Business, Law or Art History as well as mature students who have experience or knowledge of the art business and of the art world.
Form a selected elite group of highly trained individuals, equipped with the appropriate Art, Law and Business tools giving them a 360 vision of the Art Market in all its different forms. We believe this will make each member of the course easily adaptable to the full range of work environments in any kind of art business, from auction houses to dealers, art investment funds and art consultancies, as well as self-employment in new start-up projects.
Students carry out regular written assignments, take part in seminar presentations, sit a History of Art examination and produce their own Catalogue. The main academic piece of work is their Dissertation which takes the form of a Work Experience Report carried out individually by the student under the supervision of their tutor in conjunction with their chosen department at Christie's.
To qualify for the award of this degree students must achieve 220 credits of course work, exams and dissertation (60 credits) at the appropriate level to qualify for the award of a degree of Master of Science (MSc) from the University of Glasgow. The degree may be awarded with Pass, Merit or Distinction.
This is the first year of the programme. Students from this Master will be well qualified to pursue a number of careers in the art world and in creative industry, and they will have had the particular experience of working in an Auction House to add to their CV.
Graduates from our other Master's programmes include: auctioneers, art dealers, museum curators, gallerists, journalists, art insurance brokers, art investment managers, writers, art historians and lecturers.
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