In this program, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the art world infrastructure and learn about major themes in contemporary art. Our professional development courses introduce investment strategies, collections management, legal issues in the art world, advisory, appraisals and authenticity.
Virtual sessions are recorded so you have the option to follow along live or at your leisure. Supplement your virtual learning with a full week at Christies New York designed to enhance your connoisseurship skills and offer professional development and networking opportunities.
Certificate of participation offered upon completion of the full year program.
Additional workshops and courses throughout the year may be offered on a range of topics including Curating, PR & Marketing, and Art & Philanthropy.
Image Credit: COLLECT THEM ALL! Exhibition by Michael Lau 2018
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
New York Courses Department
+1 212 355 1501
Payment plans are available, please email us to inquire
Contemporary Art Business Program FAQs
Who can sign up for the Contemporary Art Business Program?
This course is offered to anyone who is over the age of 18.
How long is the Contemporary Art Business Program?
The Contemporary Art Business Program is 9 months long, starting in September and ending in May. The Program is composed of 2 semester contemporary art courses (2 months each) and 6 short professional development courses (5-6 weeks each) with additional elective opportunities. Please refer to individual course pages for more information about the length of the course you are interested in.
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. To see a list of courses included in the Virtual option, click here.
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 exclusive in-person courses which are all located in New York City. To see a list of courses included in the Virtual + In-Person option, click here.
What languages are the courses delivered in? Are there language requirements?
All courses in the Contemporary Art Business Program 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. Some short courses are held in person. The location and timing of these courses will be communicated in advance of the class.
Do I need to be in New York to take the Contemporary Art Business Program?
For the Virtual option, no: the Virtual option allows students to take class completely remotely. The Virtual + In-Person option has several in-person courses which take place in New York City. If you sign-up for the Virtual + In-Person option, you will need to be in New York City when those events happen.
Are the courses assessed?
There are no assessments for the Contemporary Art Business Program or for any short courses within the Contemporary Art Business Program.
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 who complete the Contemporary Art Business Program can receive a letter of attendance upon request. To request a letter of attendance, please contact the Continuing Education Coordinator at: email@example.com.
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 Contemporary Art Business Program required?
Students are encouraged to attend as many of the class sessions as possible or watch class recording.
How much does Contemporary Art Business Program cost?
The Contemporary Art Business Program comes in two options: Virtual & Virtual + In-Person. The Virtual option which does not include any in-person courses costs $7,200 or £5,722. The Virtual + In-Person option which does include all in-person courses costs $8,600 or £6,834.
How do I pay for the course?
Please register and pay for short courses online using our dedicated course pages. Christie’s Education process payment 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 Contemporary Art Business Program?
You can sign up online through our website. The registration form can be found by clicking here or on the Contemporary Art Business Program 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 email our dedicated United States short courses department at: firstname.lastname@example.org.