Studying at Christie's Education, New York
Christie’s Education was founded in London in 1978 and expanded to New York in 1993. As one of the major art centers in the world, New York is the ideal place to study modern and contemporary art and the business of art. Our programs emphasize the importance of direct contact with original works of art, interaction with art world professionals and real-time analysis of the art. We provide students with access to Christie’s Rockefeller premises as well as to public and private collections where students meet art world professionals including dealers, art advisors and museum staff.
Each offering is designed to promote curiosity and is unique in developing knowledge through practical skills and experience so that students leave with transferable professional skills crucial for career development. 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.
Our Unique Approach
Our central location in the iconic Rockefeller Center gives you unique access to the art world, from Christie’s auction house to public and private collections. You will have an opportunity to network with art world professionals such as auction house specialists, dealers, art advisors and museum staff. In addition, these art world professionals help facilitate a hands-on approach to studying inside and outside of the classroom. You will visit a broad spectrum of art-related sites that include: museums, art galleries, artists’ studios, conservation laboratories, art production facilities, art fairs and print workshops. All of which contribute to a unique learning environment.
All of our programs provide a crucial insight into the art market, with a focus on modern and contemporary art, as well as the skills necessary to advance your career in the art world. Each offering is designed to promote curiosity and is unique in developing knowledge through practical skills and experience. Our academic staff comprises dedicated full-time Christie’s Education faculty members, who work closely with our visiting lecturers who are world-renowned experts in their fields.
We offer an unparalleled set of resources for career advancement, academic learning and personal growth through study of the arts and its markets.
Student Life at Christie's Education, New York
Life as a student on the campus of Christie's Education, New York is unique as we provide a learning experience like no other institution. As the campus is located within Christie's auction house at Rockefeller Center you will have unparalleled access to the world's leading art business throughout your entire learning journey with us. You will have the opportunity to connect with students, faculty, alumni and art world professionals through events, symposia, exhibition openings, sale previews, and lectures with world-renowned artists and scholars that take place over the academic year. We aim to provide you with an exceptional learning experience which includes a range of services offered at the New York campus to enable a rewarding and inspirational student journey with us.
We provide a range of support services focused on enhancing the overall student experience. Staff are available to help with a wide range of general inquiries regarding the courses offered and provide advice about accommodation, health insurance, and financial matters. Additional services offered to the students include career counseling, professional development training and international student advisement.
We do not provide housing for students enrolled in our programs. In June, a letter with detailed information on the upcoming year will be sent to enrolled master’s students that will include instructions on how to join a listserv group for students looking for roommates from the incoming class. A list of housing information is available upon request by emailing NewYork@christies.edu
Every year we organize a Staff and Student Forum that runs over the course of three class terms. Chaired by the Director of Business Affairs and Student Services, the forum is comprised of elected student representatives from the master’s programs and the Certificate program in Modern and Contemporary Art in New York, the Academic Director, and two additional staff representatives. The forum meets once per term and provides students with the opportunity to give feedback about their experience at Christie’s Education, with discussion topics ranging from academic matters to student services, news and events. Student representatives also serve as class contacts once they have graduated from the programs.
C# Student Publication
C# is an annual magazine written and produced by our students in London and New York. It features exhibition reviews, interviews with artists and art world professionals, and articles on art
history and theory.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page where we provide answers to commonly asked questions about studying at Christie's Education, New York.
Our students and alumni have access to the on-site Library and a broad range of electronic resources. Christie’s Education is within easy reach of the key art research libraries, such as the New York Public Library and the local museum libraries.
The Christie’s Education Library consists of approximately 7,000 books and exhibition catalogues, sale catalogues and journals. Our library is an excellent resource that we are pleased to be able
Students at Christie’s Education also have remote access to a broad range of electronic resources such as JSTOR, Proquest E-Books, EBSCO Art Source and ArtNet. Through our affiliation with the auction house, we have privileged access to Christie’s in-house sales database Lotfinder and resources such as Artifax Press digital catalogue raisonnés and AskArt.
to offer to our students and alumni. The librarian is available to assist with reference queries during library opening hours.
Christie’s Education, New York offers a Writing Center as a resource to support our students’ development as writers. The Writing Center is open to all students and we encourage everyone to utilize it. Students with an art history background as well as those coming into our programs from other professional or academic fields benefit from the expertise of an in-house writing teacher. Individual sessions are available to those who wish to have support on specific assignments.
Desktop PCs, WiFi access and Canon Multi-functional devices with color printing and scan to USB are available to students.
Our students have orientations on 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.
Karen MaguireLearning Resources ManagerT: +1 212 938 0728E: firstname.lastname@example.org