The Art World Career Project brings together ten courses created to provide an outstanding opportunity of learning the key information required to take your place in the art world.
If you are dreaming of becoming an Art Advisor, working in Art Marketing or Public Relations, opening your own gallery, or working within the art market landscape, this course will offer the essential knowledge you need as well as notable art world contacts to make those dreams come true.
Along with learning the fundamental elements of some of the key art market careers, you will also attend sessions on Art Law, Economics, collections management, NFTs, the contemporary art market as well as the opportunity to visit art fairs, auctions, and major collections. Participants will also have the opportunity to spend a day with a department shadowing a specialist and the opportunity to network with other members of the team. A CV workshop will also be offered for those seeking advice on how to prepare for their future job in the art world. Because you are doing this course with Christie’s, the leading art world business, you will have access to experts and specialists in their fields.
The programme is delivered on a hybrid model with lectures delivered virtually. There will also be ‘in-person’ components so that you can experience the art world. Recordings of all virtual sessions will be made available for viewing if you are unable to attend the ‘live’ presentation.
Courses in the programme include:
Additional options include an In-person 5-day Art Business and Contemporary Market course, CV workshops and mentoring with Christie’s. (subject to availability)
Students will learn the essential elements of the current art market landscape
Acquire knowledge and insights into some of the careers available in the art world
Make contact with key players and networks within the art market
Gain confidence to move into a role within the art world
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Assignments and Projects
Students wishing to receive a Christie’s Certificate of completion for The Art World Career Project – Designing Your Professional Future in the Art Market, will be required to complete all listed courses as well as submitting and passing the following assignments:
Art Business Plan Project
- A template will be distributed at the beginning of the programme
- Submission date: 2 months following completion of the Negotiating the Art Market course
Art Advisory Project
Students will be given a brief and they will be required to source artworks for a client.
- This selection should be based on the current circumstances of the client, the collector profile and the budget they have.
A 1200 word written explanation for the chosen pieces and how they complement the client’s collection will be required for submission.
The client brief will be distributed during the course of the programme.
- Submission date: 1 month following completion of the Introduction to Art Advisory course.
Students will be given a Christie’s Sale to curate. This will include a variety of lots that will need to be arranged within a defined space.
About Livestream Courses
All virtual courses are delivered over Zoom with high quality sound & video. There will be an interactive Q & A with the academic as well as time for a group discussion through the lecture.
Recordings will be available to watch with unlimited playback for 14 days. Registrants will receive the viewing link following the class.
For any queries about this course please contact
London Courses Department
Art World Career Project FAQs
Who can sign up for the Art World Career Project?
This course is offered to anyone who is over the age of 18.
How long is the Art World Career Project?
The Art World Career Project is 9 months, starting in September and ending in June.
What is the difference between the Virtual and Virtual + In-Person options?
Virtual: All courses are delivered over Zoom. There will be no in-person courses included in this option.
Virtual + In-Person: The Virtual + In-Person option has a combination of virtual and in-person courses. This option contains all of the courses included in the Virtual option and adds an exclusive in-person 5-day Art Business and Contemporary Market course, alongside a day spent with a department shadowing a specialist.
What languages are the courses delivered in? Are there language requirements?
All courses in the Art World Career Project course are offered in English. There are no formal language requirements however it will be expected of you to have a good comprehension of English.
Are there any prerequisites for taking a course?
There are no prerequisites for taking any of our courses. Courses are structured by our expert educators to provide students with all they require to rigorously develop their understanding of the field of study.
Can I participate in the virtual courses on my phone or tablet?
Yes, our courses can be viewed on mobile devices via the Zoom app.
Are the courses delivered live or pre-recorded?
Most short courses are conducted online via live Zoom meetings. Links to Zoom meetings will be sent out one week prior to the start-date of the course. All classes held on Zoom are recorded. These recordings are shared with all registered students shortly after the class is finished so that you can attend these classes live or at your leisure.
Do I need to be in London to take the Art World Career Project?
For the Virtual option, no: the Virtual option allows students to take class completely remotely. The Virtual + In-Person option has an in-person course and a day with a specialist, which takes place in London. If you sign-up for the Virtual + In-Person option, you will need to be in London when the course happens.
Are the courses assessed?
Students wishing to receive a Christie’s Certificate of completion for the Art World Career Project will be required to complete all listed courses as well as submitting and passing the required assignments.
Are the courses accredited or credit-bearing?
No. The year-long and short courses are not accredited and do not carry credits that can be carried over to other programs. The purpose of our courses is to allow students to share Christie’s Education’s unique access to the art market in a supportive learning environment.
Will I receive a certificate or diploma upon completion of a course?
Students may receive a Christie’s certificate of completion for the Art World Career Project, however, you will be required to complete all listed courses as well as submitting and passing all required assignments. Please see the course page for further information about the assignments.
Students who complete the Art World Career Project can receive a letter of attendance upon request. To request a letter of attendance, please contact the Continuing Education Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the time weekly commitment of the courses?
The time commitment varies depending on the how many courses are happening at any particular time. Students will have an average of three hours of courses per week.
Are all of the courses in the Art World Career Project required?
Students are encouraged to attend as many of the class sessions as possible or watch class recordings to fully benefit from the lecture materials.
How much does Art World Career Project cost?
The Art World Career Project comes in two options: Virtual & Virtual + In-Person. The Virtual option which does not include any in-person courses costs £6000, or £5400 for early registration. The Virtual + In-Person option which includes all in-person courses costs £7600, or £6840 for early registration.
How do I pay for the course?
Please register and pay for short courses online using our dedicated course pages. Christie’s Education processes payments through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to make a payment – you can pay by credit card or debit card through PayPal.
How do I sign up for the Art World Career Project?
You can sign up online through our website. The registration form can be found by clicking here or on the Art World Career Project course page.
What happens once I have registered and paid for my course?
You will receive a registration confirmation email in your inbox. Please note: Sometimes these emails get routed to your Spam or Junk folder; if you have not received your registration email please check this folder.
For short and semester courses, a week before the advertised opening date, an email with course information will be sent out to all registered students. At this stage you will receive the details and instructions on how to access the course.
What are the terms and conditions for taking an online course?
All of the information concerning our terms and conditions can be found here.
Who can I contact for further information?
Please contact our dedicated London short courses department at email@example.com or +44(0)7824474719.