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FAQs

Below are answers to some commonly asked questions. If your question is not answered here or in another part of the website, please contact us.

What makes Christie’s Education different from a traditional art history program?

LONDON AND NEW YORK - Christie’s Education was born out of the need for a new type of program that considered the commercial/business side of the art world as well as the traditional art history.  Christie’s Education meets this need by offering students the combination of a comprehensive art history program, as well as all of the practical knowledge and skills one might need going into art business.

Curriculum, Admissions

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.

For the undergraduate programme you need to apply via the UCAS website. The Institutional Code for Christie's Education London is G28 and the Course Code VW31.

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 art 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. They can be something written for an undergraduate program or written specifically for the application.  There is no preferred topic, but 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, funding, or ATAS clearance.

LONDON – There is no deadline for postgraduate degree applications. However we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible after applications open. For undergraduate degrees, please check the UCAS website for details of deadlines.

NEW YORK - We are currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 year and will continue to do so until the class is full.

Admissions

Is there an application fee?

LONDON - Yes, for the Postgraduate and Certificate programmes there is a £30 application fee. There is no application fee for the Undergraduate and MA programmes.

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 – Undergraduate applicants will receive the outcome of their interview in writing before the end of March if they have submitted their completed application before the UCAS deadline and been interviewed.

MLitt/PgDip and MSc - Postgraduate applicants will be formally notified of the outcome of their interview within 3-5 working days.

NEW YORK – No applications are reviewed until after the priority deadline. 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?

LONDON AND NEW YORK - The Admissions team will be able to help you.

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

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

Admissions

Is Christie’s Education accredited?

LONDON – Christie’s Education is an Associated Institute of the University of Glasgow. All students are matriculated into the University of Glasgow which validates all the Degree and Diploma programmes run by Christie’s Education in London.

These courses include:
• MA Hons in the History of Art & Art-world Practice
• Master of Letter degrees in Antiquity to Renaissance, Renaissance to Modern, Modern and Contemporary Art, Arts of China
• Postgraduate Diplomas in Antiquity to Renaissance, Renaissance to Modern, Modern and Contemporary Art, Arts of China
• Master of Science 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
  • Certificate in Collecting Contemporary Art: 5610
Admissions, Curriculum, Policies and Information

How and when can I visit campus?

LONDON AND NEW YORK - We hold Open Days throughout the year in London and New York.

Click here to view the full calendar of upcoming recruitment events.

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

Do I need to bring or prepare anything for the interview?

LONDON – Questions will be asked around a series of visual images for the MLitt Master’s programmes, therefore it is a good idea to do online research on Christie’s sales and sold lots. Reading around the period that you are planning to study may be beneficial. 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 want 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 other locations?

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.

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

Do all references have to be academic? When should they be sent?

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 mixture 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 MLitt, PgDip and MSc options at the London campus:

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

 

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.

There are no scholarships available for Certificate, Part-time or Short Courses at Christie's Education at either campus.

Scholarships Funding and Fees

Is there financial aid available?

LONDON – Students applying to our full-time programmes are eligible to apply for financial aid. 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.

There is no financial aid available to certificate, part-time or short course programmes at either campus. 

Scholarships Funding and Fees

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

LONDON - All scholarship applications are due in May.  Please ensure both your application for admission and your application for scholarships are submitted. Please refer to the Scholarship and Bursaries section of our website for further information.

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

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

LONDON - You can apply for as many programmes as you wish from the same campus and only fill in one application form. Please check the relevant boxes on the application form.

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

LONDON AND NEW YORK - If you are applying for multiple 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 scholarships after I’ve submitted my application form, or after the interview?

LONDON - Yes, you can submit an application any time before the deadline in May. 

Please note, you must have interviewed for a 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 April, so applications should be in by April 15.
Scholarships Funding and Fees

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

LONDON AND NEW YORK - No, we will begin to process your application once we receive the application form, but no decisions will be made until the application is complete with all required materials submitted.

Admissions

Can I appeal my admission decision?

LONDON - An applicant may appeal the decision made after an interview only in the case where a conditional offer has been made and new academic information can be provided to support the application at least two weeks before the beginning of Term One.

NEW YORK - No, all admission decisions are final.

 

Admissions, Policies and Information

Can you study on different options in the same year – for example, term 1 on Arts of Europe, term 2 on Art, Style and Design and term 3 on Modern and Contemporary Art?

LONDON - No, for the full-time options, it is not possible to switch between courses. In the part-time options, it is possible to take the programme on a termly basis, but switching between courses during the year is not recommended.

NEW YORK - No. The Master's programs are fully integrated and students must enroll in either the Master of Arts in Modern 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, but they will not bear credit towards a student's degree.

Admissions, Curriculum

What is the difference between an MA awarded by the University of Glasgow and an MA from other Universities?

LONDON - An MA from Scotland is equivalent to an Undergraduate degree from an English university or a bachelor’s degree from a US university.

Learn more about our Undergraduate course here

Admissions, Curriculum, Policies and Information

Can I take the MA program part-time?

NEW YORK - Yes, few students may take the MA on a part –time basis each year with permission of the Academic Director.  Nights and weekends are, however, not possible. Classes must still be taken during the day.

Schedule of Study, Admissions

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

LONDON - Students meet 4 morning and 4 afternoons a week. The morning lecture begins at 10:15am and ends at 12pm. The afternoon sessions begin at 1pm and end around 4pm. These times vary from course to course.

NEW YORK - M.A. students are generally in classes from 9:30am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 3:30pm on Monday -Thursday.  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 - Christie’s Education works closely with the Christie’s Human Resources Department to inform students of the opportunities available within the company. Designed to develop awareness of career opportunities and strategies, professional development sessions invite speakers 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. 75% of students have jobs within 4 months of graduation.

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

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.

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

How do I pay my 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 three equal installments. Please contact admissionsuk@christies.edu

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.

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 should be directed to Margaret Conklin, Business Manager, at mconklin@christies.edu or 212-355-1501, ext. 3302. 


 

Scholarships Funding and Fees

Can I pay tuition and fees in installments?

LONDON - We are able to accommodate requests for payment installment 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 installment 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 issued a CAS number once you confirm your spot in one of our full-time programmes with a non-refundable deposit. With this number, you will be able to apply for your student visa. 

Please visit the UKBA 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;

MLitt  IELTS 7.0 or equivalent 

PgDip IELTS 7.0 or equivalent

Undergraduate MA (Hons) 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 full-time courses. Due to visa regulations, all students whose first language is not English will need to provide us with an IELTS result. The exception to this is if you have completed a degree in an English speaking country acording to the UKVI.

For more information please contact our admissions office in London on london@christies.edu

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?

LONDON - No,you can apply and interview without having the relevant test scores. However, you will be asked to achieve our minimum IELTS or TEOFL 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?

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

MLitt  IELTS 7.0 or equivalent 

PgDip IELTS 7.0 or equivalent

Undergraduate MA (Hons) 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 such as French, Italian etc?

LONDON – All programmes are taught in English. Applicants for the MSc for whom English is their mother-tongue should demonstrate knowledge of another language.

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 housing?

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.

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 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. You must submit your non-refundable deposit before deferring. 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, or change to a different program at the same 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 enrollment form and a $1000 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?

LONDON AND NEW YORK - 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. 75% of students have jobs within six months of graduation and many come back to speak to current students about their experiences.

Employment

How do I sign up for a short course?

NEW YORK - Short courses and the Art Business course do not require an application. To reserve your place, you must fill out a registration form and pay the course fee - both available online through each individiual course page.

LONDON - Short courses and the Art Business course 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 call our office on +44 (0)207 665 4350 and we can take your payment over the telephone.

Short Courses

What short courses are available?

GLOBALLY - For all of our current and upcoming courses please visit this page..

Short Courses

How do I pay for a short course?

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 course page. You can also pay by check, or you can call our office 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 to you. Telephone calls and e-mails can be directed to +1 212 355 1501 and shortcoursesus@christies.edu

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 course page. You can also pay by cheque, or contact our office directly on +44 (0)207 665 4350 to make a payment over the telephone. If you would like to pay by bank transfer, please contact our office and we can email the details to you. 

Short Courses

How many people are in a short course?

GLOBALLY - The number of participants varies depending on the course and many of the courses fill up quickly. It is recommended to register early to secure your place.


 
Short Courses

Where will the course take place

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.

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

Short Courses

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

NEW YORK - All students will be provided with the required information at the lecture. It is recommended to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

Short Courses

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

NEW YORK - Christie's Education does not normally provide a certificate at the end of your course unless you enrolled in the Art Business course and have completed all five modules. In other instances, we can provide you with a letter of attendance.

LONDON - Christie’s Education does not normally provide a certificate at the end of your course unless you have enrolled on the Art Business course and have submitted an essay for the assessment after the second or fifth modules. In other instances, we can provide you with a letter of attendance.
Short Courses

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

NEW YORK - Because of the cyclic structure of the Art Business course, if you miss a module during one cycle, you can pick it up in the following sequence of modules. For more information please see the following link.

LONDON - Because of the cyclic structure of the Art Business course, if you miss a module during one cycle, you can pick it up in the following sequence of modules.

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 which provides the core course texts specialising in art history, decorative arts and museology. In addition to this, students also get membership to another London university library in the area which complements the course.

NEW YORK - Yes. 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 16,000 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 book, 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. The majority of the library collections are catalogued online. You can access the Christie’s Education Library catalogue from a specially dedicated monitor in the Learning Resources Centre or remotely from any device over the internet.


NEW YORK - Yes. The majority of the library collections are catalogued online in the CEDU online library catalogue

Library

Is there online access to electronic journals and databases?

LONDON  - Yes. All students have access on site to the e-resources subscribed to by the Christie’s auction house and full-time students also have password protected access to the huge catalogue of e-resources subscribed to by the University of Glasgow which accredits those courses.

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 and Oxford, Grove and Benezit Online.

Library

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

LONDON  - Through our affiliation with Christie’s auction house, we have access to sales review databases such as Artnet and Art Sales Index and the citation database Art Full Text & Art Retrospective.

Through the full-time course accreditation by the University of Glasgow, students have access to all of the resources a large multi-disciplinary university provides, such as e-books, online databases and encyclopaedias such as Oxford Art Online, e-journals and full-text article repositories such as JSTOR. All the e-resources are individually listed and described on the University of Glasgow Library catalogue.


NEW YORK - Through our affiliation with Christie’s auction house, we have access to sales review databases such as Artnet and AskArt. In addition, access is provided to Oxford Art Online, JSTOR and EBSCO Articles which includes the Art Source, Art Full Text and Art Retrospective databases.

Library

Can I borrow books?

LONDON  - Core course 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. 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:

University College London for our Modern & Contemporary Art full-time students
Senate House (University of London) for our Early Arts of Europe and Art, Style and Design full-time students
School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS, University of London) for our Arts of China full-time Students.


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 on the same day of class. 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 16 networked Windows 7 PC workstations in the LRC IT Room. Each workstation runs using Windows 7 operating system and Microsoft Office 2010. Each student is given their own PC Login account at the beginning of the academic year. Scanning is available using the 6 flatbed scanners in the IT Room or from the colour photocopier. There are power sockets for laptops around the edges of the Reading Room. USB Data sticks are available for loan from AV/IT Office.


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
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Is there Wi-Fi?

LONDON  - Yes, Wi-Fi is available throughout the Christie’s Education building. You need to go to the Learning Resources Centre Desk to sign up for the password.

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. 

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What printing and photocopying facilities are available?

LONDON  - At the beginning of the academic year you need to activate your printing account at the Learning Resources Centre Desk by giving the staff £5.00 top up fee. Your account details for printing from the PCs and photocopying is the same as your computer login. We have both black & white and colour machines available and 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.
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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 quiet study outside of peak hours and is equipped with WiFi and power sockets for laptops.

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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.

NEW YORK - The Learning Resources Manager is available to assist with reference queries during the open hours of the library. 
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Can I contact the Library directly to ask further questions?

LONDON  - You can contact the Library using the general email address: ced-lrc@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.

 

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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.

 

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The education that I have received from my two years at Christie’s Education London has been fantastic, and unlike any other art history course I’ve seen on the market.
Susie Beckham
MA History of Art & Art-world Practice
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