Christie’s Education is unique – we are the only academic institution wholly owned by an auction house. Christie’s Education programmes have been developed to provide focused and intensive training for students looking for a career in the art world.
Christie’s Education is a specialist provider of postgraduate higher education and continuing education in the fields of art history, art business, curating and connoisseurship which places great importance on the practical experience of art through education as the key to professional success.
Founded in London in 1978, it is a for-profit institution wholly owned by the Christie’s International PLC group of companies (Christie’s).
Christie’s Education London is located in the heart of the London art scene. We offer hands-on encounters with artworks at Christie’s Auction House and access to art world professionals including academics, curators, dealers, gallerists, fair organizers and practitioners.
Christie’s Education London is an associated institution of the Open University, which validates all the degree programmes. The UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) 2016 report wrote “the courses run by Christie’s Education are seen as a talent pipeline into the Christie’s Group PLC group of companies and the commercial art world. Students have privileged access to sale previews, warehouses and archives as part of their learning experience, allowing specific industry focus to be achieved.”
All our postgraduate degrees are designed in line with the concept of embedded employability, which is complemented by a rigorous professional development programme.Our History
Christie’s Education was founded in London in 1978. The campus is situated in the heart of London, between Regent’s Park, the British Museum, The Wallace Collection and The National Gallery. 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. Christie's Education London offers Master’s degrees in Art, Law and Business, and Art History and Art World Practice, and offers a continuing education programme with a diverse portfolio of short courses and online courses in subjects ranging from art business, art appreciation and luxury.
Christie's Education is a for-profit institution wholly owned by the Christie's International PLC group of companies (Christie's).