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 recognised accrediting agency in the United States. Christie’s Education New York, as a degree granting institution, holds its own graduation ceremony at Rockefeller Center each year.
Christie’s Education New York is part of the global family of Christie’s Education founded in 1978. By coming to study at Christie’s Education you will be receiving a unique insight into the functioning of, and history of, the art market with unparalleled access to the auction house and the works of art that pass through it every week. The history of art is explored through continuing first hand observation of works in many media and students address issues of meaning, originality, and authenticity.
All master’s students participate in an internship program which is a required and monitored component of their master’s degree. Christie’s Education helps students secure internships through the assistance of an internship coordinator who helps them research opportunities and target three or four prospective placement sites to which they will apply for an internship.
On graduation, many of our alumni go on to careers in the art world and can be found at some of the most prestigious cultural institutions in New York and throughout the United States. Many of our alumni choose to begin their own businesses, including art consulting firms and galleries. Below is a select listing of the organizations where our alumni have been recently employed: Christie’s: Post-War and Contemporary Art; Estates and Appraisals; Impressionist and Modern; Photographs • 511 Gallery • Artists Rights Society • Bellwether Gallery • Brooklyn Museum • College Art Association • Doyle New York • Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts • Fine Art Capitol • Gagosian Gallery • Jewish Museum • J.Paul Getty Trust • Marian Goodman • Masterson Gurr Johns • Mitchell-Innes & Nash • Museum of Modern Art • Mixed Greens • Pace Wildenstein Gallery • Peter Findlay Gallery • Seattle Art Museum • Sotheby’s • Swann Galleries • Tajan • The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum • ViArt Corporation
Applications are made by completing the Application Form.
Applicants will be asked to attend for interview based on the information they provide on the form. Christie’s Education accepts applications for New York beginning in the fall for the following academic year.
All applicants for master's programs must also complete the following:
Letter of Recommendation
All applicants must pay an application administration fee of $75, and can do so online here. Application Administration Fee.
Any queries concerning the application process should be addressed to the Admissions Committee on email@example.com
Christie's Education, New York offers financial assistance to admitted students through Merit Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships. To apply please download the form here.
Christie’s Education believes it is important for future students to have an opportunity to meet faculty in order to discuss the suitability of the courses and the applicant’s plans for the future. In New York, the Admissions Committee invites selected candidates for an interview where candidates will be asked to discuss a selection of images as well as their particular interests. Applicants will formally notified of the outcome of their interview within 10 days.
Applicants to the Christie’s Education New York master’s program must be proficient in English. Applicants whose native language is not English, or who are graduates of non-English speaking colleges and universities, must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). In addition to this, applicants for MA programs must also take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The TOEFL and GRE test takers must have their scores forwarded to Christie’s Education by Educational Testing Service (ETS) which administers these exams. They must enter the Christie’s Education code, 9394, on the TOEFL and GRE Score Report Request Form. For information on these exams, please visit the ETS website at www.ets.org