Christie's Education London

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions

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 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 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.

There are a number of payment options open to you. The most convenient method is the payment online via our applications portal. The registration link is attached to the individual short course page. You may also 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 and we can send the details over to you. 

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.
Unless otherwise noted, all short courses will take place at Christie’s Education, 42 Portland Place, London W1B 1NB. Most of our short courses include a combination of lectures and field studies to galleries, museums and current exhibitions around London.
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.

Please note our booking terms and conditions:

Terms and Conditions:
Fees must be paid in full at the time of enrolment. Enrolment is on a strictly first come first served basis. It is not possible to replace individual sessions that you are unable to attend with sessions on a future course. Christie's Education reserves the right to alter the content and dates of all courses and to cancel advertised courses as a result of circumstances beyond its control. Notice of course cancellation will be received two weeks prior to the course starting date. Should any student who has enrolled on a course find that they need to withdraw or transfer to a different course, please see below the details of the notice required for refunds and transfers.

More than 14 days before the start of the course 
Withdrawal: 90% refund of course fee
Transfer: Administration fee equal to 10% of the course fee

14 days or less before the start of the course 
Withdrawal: No refund
Transfer: No refund of original course fee; fee for new course payable in full

After the start of the course 
Withdrawal: No refund
Transfer: No refund of original course fee; fee for new course payable in full

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.

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 our London campus to find out more information:+44 (0)20 7389 2025  or email

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.
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 of Science degree (MSc) in Art, Law and Business, and a Master’s of Arts degree (MA) in Art History and Art World Practice.
All policies can be found in the section.
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 over 20,000 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 the library at University College London which complements the course.
The LRC has three professional and friendly staff members on hand to give students organised group inductions and one-to-one support with Library, research and IT skills. There is a structured programme of information literacy and research skills training sessions.
The Learning Resources Centre (LRC) includes the Library, Study Room, and a combined Study and IT Space. 
The Library has over 20,000 books; and subscribes to more than 30 current journal titles. The Library collection also includes exhibition and sale catalogues, as well as access to electronic journals and databases.
Yes, you can access the Christie’s Education Library catalogue online or via the dedicated catalogue terminals.
Students have access to  a broad range of digital sources including full text journal databases such as JSTOR, Art & Architecture Source (EBSCO) and Art, Design & Architecture Collection (ProQuest). In addition, students have access to specialist art business databases such as Artnet and Art Sales Index as well as Christie’s in-house sales database Lotfinder. The library also subscribes to a range of business and legal databases, a wide range of cross subject e-book collections and reference sources such as Oxford Art Online.
Students may borrow up to 4 books at a time from the Christie’s Education Library. Short course and alumni users cannot borrow books; they have access to the library on a reference only basis.
Yes. There are 12 networked PC workstations in the IT Suite. Each student is given their own PC login at the beginning of the academic year. Free scanning is available using the colour photocopiers. There are power sockets for laptops in both the Reading Room & IT Suite.
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.
There are colour printers/photocopiers available for student use. The account details for printing from the PCs and photocopying is the same as your computer login.
Yes. All students are eligible to apply for reference access to key public research libraries such as the British Library, National Art Library (Victoria & Albert Museum) and Tate Library & Archive.  In addition to this, students also get membership to the library at University College London and library staff can help facilitate last resort access to other important research collections.
You can contact the Library using the general email and they will be happy to answer any further questions you might have.
Yes. Alumni of Christie’s Education 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. 

Career and professional development services are offered to all of our Master’s students and are designed to complement your chosen course of study. Our Career Services Officers strive to provide students with the necessary skills and exciting opportunities to find a meaningful career following graduation. We encourage a proactive approach, with students building connections and developing their networks while studying with us which eases their transition into employment.

The Professional Development Programme provides students with a series of sessions where art world professionals are invited to offer insight into their careers, share industry-specific advice and explain the importance of transferrable skills to the students. Students have unparalleled access to professionals across the full breath of the art world: auction house representatives, gallerists, collectors, arts journalists, museum and public sector professionals, art fair representatives, art advisors, and dealers.

The Programme also provides students with workshops to develop skills in networking, CV and cover letter writing and interview technique. Christie’s HR also provide students with the opportunity to attend a mock interview with one of Christie’s recruitment professionals.