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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

We have listed some commonly asked questions to help you quickly find out information on Christie's Education.

How do I apply for a full-time programme at Christie’s Education?

LONDON - Before starting your application we strongly recommend that you consult this site and review any relevant information for prospective full time students.

To apply for a postgraduate programme, you need to provide:

  • Completed application
  • A university degree, normally at 2.1 level
  • Applicants whose first language is not English should normally have IELTS 7
  • Applicants must also provide a 1,000 - 2,000 word writing sample on an art related subject
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Two academic letter references on institutional letterhead (or equivalent professional references for mature students)
  • Scanned colour copy of passport photo page and previous UK visas if applicable

NEW YORK - To see what is required to apply or register for each offering, please refer to the course page for the program you are interested in. All courses in New York can be found here.

All admissions materials, including recommendation letters, must be submitted in hard copy to Christie's Education Admissions, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10020. Additional questions about application requirements can be directed to newyork@christies.edu

Admissions

What is required for a writing sample?

LONDON – Applicants must provide a 1,000-2,000 word writing sample on an art related subject. This should be written in an academic style with references. If you do not have a sample from your undergraduate course, you may visit a museum or exhibition of your choice and write a new sample relating to the degree for which you are applying.

NEW YORK - Writing samples should be no more than 10 pages. Samples can be a previous submission of written work or an undergraduate program, or written specifically for the application. There is no preferred topic however research papers are preferred.

Admissions

What is the deadline for applications?

It is advisable to apply as soon as possible if you require a visa or funding.

LONDON – As a small institution places are limited. Applicants are advised to submit an application as soon as possible from September of the year before they wish to study however applications will be accepted until a programme is full. We advise early applications in the autumn prior to the year of study.  If you require a visa to study in the UK, we recommend you submit your application form by April of the year you intend to study. Applications will normally be acknowledged within 5 working days.

NEW YORK - We start accepting applications from the beginning of the fall for the following academic year. There is a priority deadline of January 12, 2018 however applications will be accepted until the program is full. 

Admissions

Is there an application fee?

LONDON - Yes, there is a £30 application fee.

NEW YORK - Yes, there is an application fee of $95 to apply to either of the Master's Programs and a $35 application fee for the Certificate in Modern and Contemporary Art in New York. 

Admissions

When will I hear my admission decision?

LONDON –  MSc postgraduate applicants will be formally notified of the outcome of their interview within 3-5 working days.

NEW YORK – If an applicant is selected for an interview, decisions are typically delivered within 3 weeks of their interview date.

Admissions

I am having trouble filling in my application form: who can help me?

The Admissions team at either campus will provide assistance in filling out your application form. 

LONDON - Please contact us on +44 (0) 20 7665 4350 or admissionsuk@christies.edu

NEW YORK - Please contact us at +1 212 355 1501 or admissionsus@christies.edu

Admissions

Is Christie’s Education accredited?

LONDON - Christie’s Education Limited is approved by The Open University as an appropriate organisation to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards. We offer a Master’s degree (MSc) in Art, Law and Business.

NEW YORK - 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.

The NYSED Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) number for our programs is as follows:

  • Master of Arts in Modern and Contemporary Art and the Markets: 1099
  • Master of Arts in Art, Law and Business: 1099
  • Certificate in Modern and Contemporary Art in New York: 5610
  • Certificate in Art Business: 5099
Visit our Accreditation section to find out more information on our accredited institution.
Admissions, Curriculum, Policies and Information

How and when can I visit a campus?

Christie's Education welcomes prospective students to all of our campus locations.

We hold Open Days and events throughout the year in London and New York. Click here to view the full calendar of upcoming recruitment events and how to book your attendance.

To arrange a personal visit with our admission team at another time, please contact Recruitment Officer Laura Harris, to arrange a visit in London, or contact the Recruitment and Admission Officer, Hilary Smith, to arrange a visit in New York. 

Visiting CE

How can I prepare for the interview?

LONDON – The MSc in Art, Law and Business does not require a visual test. It would be advisable to read art market-related materials, such as The Art Newspaper.

NEW YORK -  Applicants should come prepared to discuss art in some capacity. Interviewers would like to know what the applicant likes and dislikes, if he or she has seen any exhibitions recently and what drives his or her artistic passion. Following the interview, applicants will be asked to complete a writing exercise on-site.

Admissions

Is it possible to interview at any campus location?

LONDON – We currently offer interviews annually in London, New York and Hong Kong, as well as interviews around the world based on visiting faculty. Skype interviews can be arranged. Please contact Laura Harris, Recruitment and Admissions Officer for London.

NEW YORK - Please contact the Recruitment and Admissions Officer, Hilary Smith, about making alternative arrangements.
Admissions

Do all references need to be academic? When should they be sent to Admissions?

LONDON - We prefer academic references but we can accept one or both references to be work-related in cases where it is not possible to obtain academic references. For example, mature applicants who have not been in education for a number of years may submit professional references. References should arrive before the interview stage if possible. They can be sent separately from the main application form, but you should try to include them with your application if possible.

NEW YORK - No, they can be academic or professional, or a combination of both. Components of applications can be sent separately as they are completed. However we will not make any decisions about admitting a student until all application materials are received.


 
Admissions

What scholarships are available at Christie’s Education?

LONDON - The below scholarships are offered for the MSc degree programme at the London campus:

Christie’s Education Trust Scholarship
Christie’s Education Lecture Assistant Scholarship 
English Speaking Union (ESU) Chilton Art History Scholarship

Visit the Scholarships and Financial Aid section to find out more information.

NEW YORK - Christie's Education New York offers the Christie’s Education Faculty Scholarship to several M.A. students each academic year. Students can be awarded up to $10,000 in the form of a tuition remission. The decision is made based on a combination of need and merit. We also offer three graduate assistantship positions each year. Both the scholarships and the assistantships should be applied for at the same time that you apply for the program and application forms are available on our website.

Unfortunately we currently do not offer scholarships for certificate, part-time or short courses at Christie's Education.

Scholarships Funding and Fees

Is there financial aid available?

LONDON – Students applying to our full-time MSc programme are eligible to apply for a postgraduate loan. Please note that Postgraduate Diploma students are not eligible. Please visit our Scholarships and Funding page for further information.

NEW YORK - Christie’s Education New York is designated a Title IV institution by the United States Department of Education. Full-time MA students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Modern and Contemporary Art and the Markets are eligible for Federal Direct Student Loans. Please contact admissionsus@christies.edu with questions pertaining to student loans and eligibility or visit our Financial Aid page.

Unfortunately we currently do not offer financial aid for certificate, part-time or short courses at Christie's Education.
Scholarships Funding and Fees

How do I apply for a scholarship at Christie’s Education?

LONDON - All scholarship applications must be submitted before the deadline date of Friday 8 June 2018. Please ensure both your application for admission and your application for scholarships are submitted. Please refer to the Scholarship and Funding section for further information and how to submit your scholarship application.

NEW YORK - Scholarship and graduate assistantships are available on the website here. It is acceptable to apply to both funds, only one cover letter and resume is required. Applications for a scholarship and assistantship should be submitted at the same time as the application for the programs.
Scholarships Funding and Fees

How to apply for a postgraduate loan at the London campus?

LONDON - For students to be eligible for a postgraduate loan, they must be studying a designated course. The MSc Art, Law and Business is designated for postgraduate funding for the 2017-2018 academic year. To find out how to apply for a postgraduate loan please visit the GOV UK website.


Scholarships Funding and Fees

I wish to apply for more than one programme - do I need to fill out more than one application form and provide more than one copy of all my documents?

NEW YORK - You are welcome to apply to both programs however applications and supporting documents must be submitted for each program.

LONDON AND NEW YORK: If you are applying for programmes on different campuses (i.e. New York and London), you will need to complete two separate application forms.


Admissions, Policies and Information

Can I apply for a scholarship after I’ve submitted my application form, or after the interview?

LONDON - Yes, you can submit a scholarship application at any time before the deadline. Please note that the deadline for applications has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year.

Please note: you must have interviewed for the programme before the scholarship deadline to be eligible to apply.

NEW YORK -  Scholarship decisions are made at the same time as admission decisions so applications must be submitted before the interview. Assistantships will be awarded in the month of April so applications need to be submitted before then.
Scholarships Funding and Fees

Do I need to submit all of my application materials at one time?

LONDON AND NEW YORK -  We will begin to process your application once received however no decisions will be made until the application is complete with all required supporting materials submitted.

Admissions

Can I appeal my admission decision?

LONDON - An applicant may appeal the admissions decision. Please refer to the Recruitment and Admissions Policy, Recruitment and Admissions Procedure, Admissions Complaints Procedure and Admissions Appeals Procedure, which can all be found in the Policies and Procedures section.

NEW YORK - No, all admission decisions are final.

 

Admissions, Policies and Information

Can you study different programme options in the same year in New York?

No, the Master's programs are fully integrated and students must enroll in either the Master of Arts in Modern and Contemporary Art and its Markets or the Master of Arts in Art, Law and Business. Full-time students are allowed to register for short courses if they choose however will not bear credit towards a student's degree.

Admissions, Curriculum

Can I take the M.A. program part-time?

NEW YORK: Yes, few students may take the M.A. on a part-time basis each year with permission of the Academic Director. However, evenings and weekends are not possible and classes must be taken during the day.

Schedule of Study, Admissions

How much time is spent in lectures and seminars for full time programmes?

LONDON - Students can expect to meet four mornings and four afternoons a week.

NEW YORK - M.A. students are generally in class from 9:30am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 3:30pm on Mondays - Thursdays. Make-up classes, field studies and exams may be scheduled on Fridays throughout the term. 
Schedule of Study

What type of job placement services do you provide?

LONDON – Work placements are a component of the Art, Law and Business programme at MSc level. A work placement within the auction house takes place in Term 4 together with work on your thesis element. Christie’s Education works closely with the Christie’s Human Resources department to inform students of the opportunities available within the company. Students benefit from the Professional Development programme, which is designed to develop awareness of career opportunities and strategies, hear from professionals who offer profiles of their jobs, career pathways and work experiences. Direct contact with these speakers encourages students to develop professional networks in the commercial art world, museums, education, marketing, law, insurance and publishing. 

NEW YORK - Christie’s Education faculty and staff work closely with the M.A. students throughout the program on professional development and career preparation. Students will have the opportunity to network with alumni and friends of the programs throughout the year, as well as participate in professional development workshops. The workshops include such topics as cover letter and resume writing, public speaking, networking, and interview techniques. In addition, every student enrolled in a Master’s program is required to participate in a 45-day internship. 75% of students have jobs within 6 months of graduation. 

Release of the Disclosure for Gainful Employment Program

See sectors and occupations that students from our programs filter into

Please note that graduation from Christie's Education programs does not guarantee job placement in any way. Career Counseling is available for Christie's Education New York graduates.

 

Employment

Can I apply for more than one scholarship?

LONDON - Yes, you can apply for all of the awards that you are eligible for provided it is submitted before the scholarship application deadline (Friday 8 June 2018).

NEW YORK - There is only one type of scholarship available but all applicants are welcome to apply to both the scholarship and the assistantship.

Visit the Scholarships and Financial Aid section for more information and how to apply.

Scholarships Funding and Fees

How do I pay my programme fees?

LONDON - The University Registry deals with fee payments. You will have the option of paying the full amount at the start, or paying it in instalments over the year. Please contact admissionsuk@christies.edu to discuss payment.

NEW YORK - Non-refundable tuition deposits can be made by check or bank transfer. All other payments can be made by check, credit card (Visa/MasterCard) or bank transfer.

Payment by checks should be made out to “Christie’s Education” and sent to:

Christie’s Education
c/o Business Manager
1230 Avenue of the Americas, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10020

Payments made by bank transfer should be sent to:

Christie’s Education Inc.
JPMorgan Chase Bank
New York, NY
Account #: 134642996
ABA/Routing #: 021000021
SWIFT Code: CHASUS33

Questions regarding tuition payments for Christie's Education New York should be directed to Margaret Conklin, Business Manager, at mconklin@christies.edu or +1 212-355-1501, ext. 3302. 


 

Scholarships Funding and Fees

Can I pay tuition and fees in instalments?

LONDON - We are able to accommodate requests for payment instalment plans on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the admissions team at admissionsUK@christies.edu

NEW YORK - We are able to accommodate requests for payment instalment plans on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Margaret Conklin, Business Manager, at mconklin@christies.edu or 212 355-1501, ext. 3302 for more information.

Scholarships Funding and Fees

Am I eligible for student visas while studying at Christie’s Education?

LONDON - Applicants who have formally accepted offers will be sent a pre-arrival pack, containing accommodation lists and reading lists in June. If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will be sent a Tier 4 visa information pack in June of the year in which you hope to commence your studies. Subject to meeting the Tier 4 eligibility criteria Christie's Education will issue your CAS number from mid-June. With this number, you will be able to apply for your student visa. 

Please visit the UKVI website for information on the visa application process. Please note that obtaining a visa is the sole responsibility of the student. Please ensure you apply for your visa in good time for the start of your programme.

NEW YORK - Full-time students enrolled in either Master of Arts Program, (1) Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market or (2) Art, Law and Business, are eligible to apply for F-1 student visas and questions about this should be directed to Margaret Conklin, Business Manager, at mconklin@christies.edu

Visas

Is there an English language entry requirement?

LONDON - Yes, if you are not a native English speaker you should have the following;

MSc IELTS 7.0 or equivalent 

Short Courses - There is no English language requirement

NEW YORK - M.A. applicants who are native speakers of a foreign language and/or who did not attend an English-speaking institution must submit TOEFL scores with their application. A score of 100 out of 120 is preferred. IELTS is not accepted. Certificate and short course registrants have no English proficiency requirement.
Language Requirements, Admissions

Although English is not my first language, I can read and write fluently and have never taken an English language test. Do I still need to take IETLS or TEOFL?

LONDON - Yes, for the full-time degree programme. Due to visa regulations, all students requiring a Tier 4 visa will need to provide us with an IELTS certificate with an overall mark of 7. The exception to this is if you have completed a degree in an English speaking country. Please refer to the Recruitment and Admissions Procedure for a list of UKVI defined English Speaking countries.

NEW YORK - Yes, for full-time courses. All students whose first language is not English will need to provide us with a TOEFL result. The exception to this is if you have completed a degree at an English-speaking institution. For more information please contact our admissions office on newyork@christies.edu
Language Requirements, Admissions

Do I need to have my IELTS or TOEFL test results before applying/interviewing for a degree programme?

LONDON - No, you can apply and interview without having the relevant test scores. However, you will be asked to achieve our minimum IELTS score as a condition of your acceptance onto the programme.

NEW YORK - TOEFL scores can be submitted after the rest of the application but no interviews will be considered or admission decisions made without a complete application, including TOEFL scores.
Language Requirements, Admissions

Is there a minimum TOEFL score required for New York degree programs?

LONDON - We do not accept TOEFL, but we do accept IELTS. If you are not a native English speaker you should have;

MSc  IELTS 7.0 or equivalent

 

NEW YORK - There is no mandatory minimum for a score of at least 100 out of 120 is preferred. The Admissions Committee will consider all applicants by their full application, not just one component.

Language Requirements, Admissions

Are there any other language requirements for degree programmes, such as French, Italian etc?

LONDON – All programmes are taught in English.

NEW YORK - Proficiency in a foreign language is necessary for graduation from the M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market and is established by meeting one of these conditions:

1) The applicant is a native speaker of a language other than English.

2) The applicant received a grade of B or better in two consecutive academic years of study in the designated language, at a U.S. college or university, within the last 5 years.

3) The applicant passes successfully a translation exam in a foreign language to be given once in the Fall Term and once in the winter term.

4) Takes a class at a designated institution approved by the Academic Director and passes with a B or better. This is not required for the M.A. in Art, Law and Business.

Language Requirements, Admissions

How can I find student accommodation?

LONDON - While Christie's Education does not have its own accommodation, we do provide a list of housing options which is sent out to all incoming students. Click here to view the Accommodation Pack.

NEW YORK - While Christie's Education does not have its own accommodation, we provide a list of housing options which is sent out to all accepted students with their acceptance letter. Upon your request, you can be added to a listserv with other incoming students looking for roommates and housing.

Housing

If I’m accepted onto a degree programme, can I defer my place until the following academic year?

LONDON - Yes, after an applicant has formally accepted their offer, they may apply for a deferral to the next academic year in writing. However, you cannot transfer your deferred acceptance to another program. If you wish to change to a programme at a different Christie’s Education location, you will have to re-apply and re-interview for that location and program.

NEW YORK - Yes, you may select that option on the enrolment form and a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is needed to secure your place for the following year. However, you cannot transfer your deferred acceptance to another program. If you wish to change to a program at a different Christie’s Education location or change to a different program at the same location, you will have to re-apply and re-interview for that location and program.

Admissions

What types of employment opportunities are available to alumni of Christie’s Education?

Our global alumni hold a variety of positions in the art world. Some of our alumni are employed at Christie’s, while others have pursued careers with museums, galleries, corporate collections, art insurance agencies, art websites and art publications. Data shows that 80% of students have jobs within 6 months of graduation and many often come back to speak to current students about their experiences.

View Alumni Profiles >


Employment

How do I sign up for a short course?

LONDON - Short courses do not require an application. To reserve your place, please fill out an online registration form and pay the course fee online - both available through each individual course page. Alternatively, you can email us at shortcoursesuk@christies.edu or call our office on +44 (0)207 389 2025 and we can take your payment over the telephone. View our short courses offering in London.

NEW YORK - Short courses do not require an application. To reserve your place, you must fill out a registration form and pay the full course fee - both available online through each individual course page. View our short courses offering in New York.
Short Courses

What short courses are currently available?

We offer a wide range of short courses in London, New York and Hong Kong. To find out what our current and upcoming short courses are available please visit the Continuing Education section.

Short Courses

How do I pay for a short course?

LONDON - There are a number of payment options open to you. The most convenient method is the payment online via Paypal. The link is attached to the individual short course page. You may also pay by cheque or make a payment over the telephone by contacting our office directly on +44 (0)207 389 2025. If you would like to pay by bank transfer, please contact our office on the number above or email shortcoursesuk@christies.edu and we can send the details over to you. 

NEW YORK - There are a number of payment options available to you. The most popular is payment online via Paypal. The link is attached to the individual short course page. You may also pay by check, or make a payment over the telephone by contacting the office number below and provide your credit/debit card details. If you would like to pay by bank transfer, please contact our office and we can email the details over to you. Telephone calls and e-mails can be directed to +1 212 355 1501 and shortcoursesus@christies.edu
Short Courses

How many people are in a short course?

The number of participants vary depending on the course however many of the courses fill up quickly. We recommend you register for our short courses early to secure your place.


 
Short Courses

Where will the course take place?

LONDON - Unless otherwise noted, all short courses will take place at Christie’s Education, 153 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 5BD. Most of our short courses include a combination of lectures and field studies to galleries, museums and current exhibitions around London.

NEW YORK - Unless otherwise noted, all short courses will take place at Christie’s Education, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, on the 20th Floor. Most of our courses include a combination of lectures and field studies to galleries, museums and current exhibitions around New York City.
Short Courses

What do I need to bring with me to a short course?

All students will be provided with the required information for the short courses. We recommend you bring a pen and paper to take notes for the lecture part of the course.

Short Courses

Do I get a certificate at the end of a short course?

Christie's Education does not normally provide a certificate at the end of your course unless you have enrolled and completed one of our full certificate courses. In other instances, we can provide you with a letter of attendance.

Short Courses

I missed a module in my certificate course. Can I do it later and still earn a certificate?

Due to the cyclic structure of the certificate courses, if you miss a module during one cycle, you can pick it up in the following sequence of modules. Please contact the short course coordinator at the campus you wish to study at to find out more information.

London Campus

T:+44 (0)20 7389 2025 | shortcoursesuk@christies.edu

New York Campus

T:+1 212 355 1501 | NewYork@christies.edu

Short Courses

Do you have a Library?

LONDON  - Yes. Christie’s Education has its own Library based within the Learning Resources Centre (LRC) in the basement of the building. It is a small library of circa 19,000 volumes which provides a wide range of art historical material as well as core Art, Law and Business texts. In addition to this, students also get membership to another London university library in the area which complements the course.

NEW YORKYes. Christie’s Education New York has its own library. It is a small library which provides the core course texts specializing in art history, the art market and museology. The Christie’s Education Library consists of approximately 5,000 books and exhibition catalogues, sale catalogues, journals, e-resources and DVDs. Our library is an excellent resource that we are pleased to be able to offer to our students. The librarian is available to assist with reference queries during the open hours of the library.  The librarian is available to assist with reference queries during the open hours of the library.  Christie’s Education students have orientations to the resources available at New York art libraries such as the Thomas Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Art Reference Library, the New York Public Library and the libraries of the Museum of Modern Art.
Library

What is the Learning Resources Centre (LRC)?

LONDON  - The Learning Resources Centre (LRC) includes the Library, Reading Room, IT Room and the Museum Room at Christie’s Education. The Museum Room holds a handling collection of artefacts displayed in glass cases that are used for our students’ object cataloguing practice.

Library

How many books does the Library have?

LONDON  - The Library has approximately 19,000 books; and subscribes to 30 current journal titles. The Library collection also includes DVDs, exhibition and sale catalogues, as well as access to electronic journals and databases.

NEW YORK - The Library has approximately 5,000 books, 5,000 sales catalogues and subscribes to 30+ current journal titles. Students will also have access to online databases and electronic journals.
Library

Is the Library catalogue available online?

LONDON  - Yes, you can access the Christie’s Education Library catalogue online or via the dedicated catalogue terminals.

NEW YORK - Yes, the majority of the library collections are catalogued online can be found in the CEDU online library catalogue

Library

What kind of e-resources will I have access to?

LONDON  - Yes. Students have access to the e-resources subscribed to by Christie’s Education, the Christie’s auction house (some may be onsite access only) and also have access to the huge catalogue of e-resources subscribed to through our validation partner. Between them, this includes many specialist art market databases such as Artnet, Art Sales Index and Art Sales Catalogues Online; key art reference sources such as Oxford Art Online (including Grove and Benezit Online), e-books and arts and humanities full-text article repositories including JSTOR, EBSCO and ProQuest.

NEW YORK - Yes. Students at Christie’s Education have access to a broad range of electronic resources. Through our affiliation with the auction house we have privileged access to Christie’s in-house sales database Lotfinder. In addition Christie's Education has electronic resources including such as Artfact, artnet, AskArt, SCIPIO, JSTOR, Artists Signatures, EBSCO Articles (which includes the Art Source, Art Full Text and Art Retrospective databases.) and Oxford, Grove and Benezit Online.

 

 

Library

Can I borrow books?

LONDON  - Core course students may borrow up to 4 books at a time from the Christie’s Education Library during term-time and 5 books at a time over the summer if doing thesis research. Depending on what course you are enrolled on, you may also have further borrowing rights from an additional library (see below). Short course and alumni users cannot borrow books; they have access to the library on a reference only basis.

NEW YORK - M.A. and Certificate students may borrow up to 2 books at a time from the Christie’s Education Library during term-time and 5 books at a time over the summer if doing thesis research. Short course and alumni users cannot borrow books; they have access to the library on a reference only basis.

Library

Do I have access to other libraries for my research?

LONDON  - Yes. All students are eligible to apply for reference access to the main research libraries such as the British Library, National Art Library (Victoria & Albert Museum) and Tate Library & Archive. Full-time students also receive membership to use one other university library located in the near vicinity of Christie’s Education for the duration of their studies, this might be University College London or Senate House Library (the centralised library for the University of London).

NEW YORK - Christie’s Education students have orientations to the resources available at New York art libraries such as the Thomas Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Art Reference Library, the New York Public Library and the libraries of the Museum of Modern Art.

Library

Once I finish my course at Christie’s Education do I still have access to use the LRC facilities?

LONDON  - Yes. Alumni of Christie’s Education full-time courses still have access to the Library but on a reference only basis (ie. borrowing of the books is no longer available to ensure that they remain available as a priority for our current students). This can be particularly helpful for figuring out your next career move or study step. You can use the IT resources to apply for jobs or internships and the book stock to prepare for interviews.

NEW YORK - Yes. Alumni of Christie’s Education full-time courses still have access to the Library but on a reference only basis (ie. borrowing of the books is no longer available to ensure that they remain available as a priority for our current students). This can be particularly helpful for figuring out your next career move or study step. You can use the IT resources to apply for jobs or internships and the book stock to prepare for interviews.

Library

As a short course student at Christie’s Education, do I have access to use the Library?

LONDON  - The Library, in the Learning Resources Centre (LRC) at Christie’s Education, is open to short course students to use for reference only during the course duration. Short course students must sign the Library Register when they enter the LRC. Credit for photocopying is available to purchase from the LRC Desk.

NEW YORK - The Library at Christie’s Education, is open to short course students to use for reference only.  

Library, Short Courses

Are there computers in the Learning Resources Centre?

LONDON - Yes. There are 14 networked PC workstations in the IT Suite. Each workstation runs using Windows 7 and Microsoft Office.  Each student is given their own PC Login account at the beginning of the academic year. Free scanning is available using the 3 the colour photocopiers. There are power sockets for laptops around the edges of the Reading Room. USB Data sticks are available for loan from the AV/IT Helpdesk.

NEW YORK - Yes. There are 10 networked Windows 7 PC workstations available. Each workstation runs using Windows 7 operating system and Microsoft Office 365. Each student is given their own PC Login account at the beginning of the academic year. Printing, copying and scan to USB is available using the Canon.

Library

Is there Wi-Fi at Christie's Education?

LONDON - Yes, Wi-Fi is available throughout the Christie’s Education building. You need to go to the AV/IT Helpdesk to sign the Code of Conduct before use.

NEW YORK - Yes, WiFi is available throughout the Christie's Education building. You can speak to the Learning Resources Manager in the Library or a staff member at the front desk for the network name and password. 

Library

What printing and photocopying facilities are available?

LONDON - There are three colour printers/photocopiers available for student use. The account details for printing from the PCs and photocopying is the same as your computer login. There are also professional copy shops that students can use if they need to very close by.

NEW YORK - Two Canon color printer/copiers/scanners are available. There are also professional copy shops that students can use if they need to very close by.

Library

Where can I do private study?

LONDON - The Learning Resources Centre is a quiet study area with approximately 42 desk spaces located in the Reading Room and Museum Room and 16 computer terminals available to work on in the IT Room. The Common Room can also be used to for group study and is equipped with WiFi and power sockets for laptops.

Library

What kind of help can I get using the Library?

LONDON - The LRC has three professional and friendly staff members on hand to give core course students organised group inductions and one-to-one help if required with Library and IT skills related to their research and assignment formatting. There is a structured programme of information literacy and research skills training sessions.

NEW YORK - The Learning Resources Manager is available to assist with reference queries during the open hours of the library. 
Library

Can I contact the Library directly to ask further questions?

LONDON - You can contact the Library using the general email address: LRCdesk@christies.edu and they will be happy to answer any further questions you might have.

NEW YORK - Yes, please contact Karen Maguire, Learning Resources Manager.
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How do I make a formal complaint?

LONDON - Christie’s Education London has a duty to maintain and enhance the quality of its provision and to provide an effective system for handling appeals and complaints. Details regarding the Complaints Procedures can be found here.

NEW YORK - Students who have complaints associated with academic or nonacademic issues and who seek a review of their complaints should follow the guidelines below within three weeks from the time the event occurred and/or grade was posted. The complaint process described herein is intended to establish guidelines for the proper evaluation of grievances. 

This process should include the following steps.

The student who voices a complaint must put the grievance in writing addressed to the relevant instructor or administrator at Christie’s Education. The student must then meet with this instructor or administrator.

1. The student will meet with the Academic Director or Business Manager, if the complaint cannot be resolved in the first step.

2. The student will meet with an appointed committee consisting of administrative and academic staff who will investigate complaints relating to academic and non-academic matters. 

3. The complaints will be brought to two members of the Christie’s Education Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) if the grievance is still not resolved.

4. The SPC members will review the grievance and make an appropriate determination.

 

Policies and Information

What are the gainful employment statistics for Christie's Education New York?

Beginning July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The information provided on this page is the best currently available to us for the most recent school year.

 

Employment

Who can sign up for an online course?

The online courses are offered to anyone who is over the age of 18 and has an interest in learning about the art world.

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How long are the courses?

The courses will vary in length however the duration will be between five-eight weeks long and take place on calendared weeks throughout the year. For more information on what courses are currently on offer please visit http://www.christies.com/christies-education-online

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What languages are the courses delivered in? Are there language requirements?

The courses will initially be offered in English, Mandarin and Arabic. They may be offered in other languages depending on demand.

There are no formal language requirements however it will be expected of you to have a good comprehension of the language the course is delivered in.

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Are there any prerequisites for taking an online course?

No, there are no prerequisites for taking any of our online courses. The courses are offered to anyone who wishes to learn more about the art world, either as an introductory course as a starting point or for those who wish to gain more knowledge on specific areas such as art business, post-war and contemporary art, Impressionist art, furniture, luxury and old master pictures.
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Are the courses delivered live or on-demand?

The courses are five to eight weeks in total and is sub-divided into one week components. You must pass each component to progress to the next. Each week new material and video lectures will be uploaded and there will be a small piece of assessment to complete. You can view the material at your own convenience at any time however you must complete the assignment within the allotted time in order to progress to the next week.

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Are the courses assessed?

There will be assessment components to complete on the course. These are informal assessments to help online students reinforce their learning. 

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Are the courses accredited or credit-bearing?

No. The online courses are not accredited and do not carry credits that can be carried over to other programmes. The purpose of our online courses is to allow students to share Christie’s Education unique insight into the world of the Art Market in a relaxed learning environment.  

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Will I receive a certificate or diploma upon completion of an online course?

Students will receive a ‘Certificate of Completion’ following their successful completion of our online courses. 

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What is the time weekly commitment of the online courses?

The courses will require approximately 2.5 hours of study time per week. There will be weekly assignments with set texts and optional further reading. This may vary for different courses.

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How much do the online courses cost?

The courses cost $1500USD. 

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How do I sign up for an online course?

You can sign up online through our website. The link can be found here: http://www.christies.com/christies-education-online

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What if I want to withdraw from an online course?

Should any student who has enrolled in a course find that they need to withdraw, please refer to the following refund schedule:

Refund Schedule:

More than 14 days before the start of the course: 90% refund of course fee

14 days or less before the start of the course: No refund

After the start date of the course: No refund

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Can I complete the online course on my phone or tablet?

Yes, our courses can be viewed on mobile devices via our app.

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What happens once I have registered and paid for my course?

Once you have registered and paid for your online course you will receive confirmation of your place. In the week leading up to the online orientation you will receive the details and instructions on how to access the online course and when your access will be activated.

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What happens in the online orientation?

The online orientation will open one week before your course start date which will give you the opportunity to access the online learning environment, familiarise yourself with the system and access guides and information on how to use the platform. It will also give you the opportunity to meet your fellow virtual classmates and communicate with your lecturer.

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What are the technical requirements for taking an online course?

The online course is facilitated through a learning management system. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they have the proper hardware and software requirements, along with access to Wifi, to be able to participate in the course. The basic system requirements are as follows:

 

Screen Size

 

The online learning experience is best viewed at a minimum of 800x600, which is the average size of a notebook computer. If you want to view on a device with a smaller screen, we recommend downloading the mobile app.

 

Operating Systems

 

Windows 7 and newer (users on Windows 10 need to download the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to submit assignments)

Mac OSX 10.6 and newer

Linux - chromeOS

Mobile Operating System Native App Support

iOS 7 and newer (versions vary by device)

Android 4.2 and newer 

Computer Speed and Processor

 

Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible

1GB of RAM

2GHz processor 

Internet Speed

 

Along with compatibility and web standards, the portal has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments

Minimum of 512kbps 

Screen Readers

Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari)

PC: JAWS (latest version for Internet Explorer)

PC: NVDA (latest version for Firefox) 

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What are the terms and conditions for taking an online course?

All of the information concerning our terms and conditions can be found here.

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Who can I contact for further information?

Please email our dedicated online courses department at: onlinecourses@christies.edu

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