Frequently Asked Questions

Christie’s Education Masterclass Certificates are a series of programmes that combine pre-recorded online courses with live virtual programmes. We currently offer the Art Business Masterclass Certificate and the Luxury Masterclass Certificate.

Each Masterclass Certificate includes four pre-recorded online courses and two live/virtual courses. The pre-recorded online courses are split between two compulsory courses and two optional courses.

Both Masterclass Certificates cost US$7,300.

Students on the Art Business Masterclass Certificate are required to study Art Market Economics and Art Law. Students on the Luxury Masterclass Certificate are required to study History of Jewellery Design: 1880 to Now and Watches.
Students can choose from our complete catalogue of full length online courses for their two optional courses. These include 20th Century & Contemporary Design, Modern Art, The Great Masters of European Art, Art Market Economics, Art Law, History of Jewellery Design: 1880 to Now, and Watches.

Students have 12 months from enrolment on their first course to study a Masterclass Certificate. 

Yes. Scheduling your courses of study is flexible, and you can chose to enrol on more than one online course in any given season. It is therefore possible to complete your course in considerably under a year if you are able to dedicate sufficient study time to it.

You can join the Masterclass Certificate at three points during the year, in our January, April and September online courses seasons.
Pre-recorded online courses are available to join five times per year, in January, April, July, September and December. Live/virtual courses are held twice a year, dates are published closer to enrolment.
You can enrol in the courses comprising the Masterclass Certificate in any order. This includes registering for more than one pre-recorded online course in any one season.
Pre-recorded online courses are six weeks long, except for Watches which is five weeks. Students study one module, consisting of lecture and special feature together approximately one hour in length per week. Live/virtual courses are one week long, consisting of five one-hour lectures each day for five days.
Each pre-recorded online course has weekly written assignments or multiple-choice exams. You must complete each assessment on each online course in order to be awarded a Masterclass Certificate. There are no assessments associated with the two live virtual courses.
The Masterclass Certificate is a certificate of completion. There is no passing requirement but you must complete every online course assessment.
All courses are available in English.
Individual pre-recorded online courses are available to all registrants. The live/virtual courses are exclusive to students of the Masterclass Certificate.
Pre-recorded online courses cost US$1,700. Alumni receive a 20% discount on all future courses. The live/virtual elements of the Masterclass Certificate are not available for individual purchase. On completing the course, masterclass alumni receive a 20% discount on all future courses.
The Masterclass Certificate is issued by Christie’s Education.

The Masterclass Certificate is not validated; it is awarded by Christie’s Education to show completion of the series of Masterclass Certificate courses.

On completion of your studies you will receive a digital Masterclass Certificate. You can print this, or shared it on digital platforms such as LinkedIn. Christie’s Education does not provide printed paper certificates.

No. Although Masterclass Certificate students often find their studies provide beneficial professional development, the Certificates do not guarantee future employment or placement.