It has been historically difficult to break into the art world. Christie’s Education continues its dedication to making the space open and accessible to all through their variety of virtual and in-person programs. Ranging from gallery crawls and tours of the auction house to in-depth sessions focused on topics such as exhibition curation, art legal practice, and more, Christie’s Education is pushing the boundaries on how people experience the art world.

This September marks the beginning of their annual year-long programs. Running in both London and New York, these programs are specially curated by program directors to provide a complete overview of the art world, and give you the tools and confidence needed to build your own career.

Each year-long program can either be taken virtually or as a hybrid model combining both virtual and in-person learning, offering maximum flexibility to students.

Based in New York, the Contemporary Art Business Program focuses on the world of contemporary art. The program covers major themes in contemporary art, helping you to develop a thorough understanding of how the art world works. You will learn about art investment, advisory, appraisals, collections management, emerging technology, and more, giving you a well-rounded skill set to navigate the dynamic art market. The program provides networking opportunities, exposure to real-world scenarios, and a chance to learn from leading experts in the field. CV workshops and interview preparation are also included, enabling you to enhance your professional development so you can have a competitive edge in the art industry job market.

In London, the Art World Career Project is built to provide you with the skills and essential knowledge needed in order to find professional success in the art world. The course combines the very best of virtual and in-person learning. As a highlight of the program, students are given the opportunity to shadow a department at Christie’s, as well as chances to network with other members of the team.

The second London-based program, Exploring Art: From Renaissance to Contemporary, is aimed at students that want to build an in-depth knowledge base for the history of European Art. Viewing through the lenses of art history, business, collecting, techniques, and methodology, this program is the perfect foundation for any future art studies or as a step toward a career in the art world. It includes drawing, handling, and cataloguing sessions at Christie’s King Street, as well as the choice of one field trip.

Alumni from the year-long programs have enjoyed success, finding positions at major auction houses and art institutions around the world. Become a part of something bigger by joining the Christie’s Education community.

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