Taught course

Art and Collecting: Antiquity to Renaissance

Christie's Education London · Christie's Education London

Entry requirements

Completed application. A university degree, normally at 2.1 level. Applicants whose first language is not English should normally have IELTS 7. Applicants must also provide a 1,000 – 2,000 word writing sample on an art related subject. CV/Resume. Personal Statement. Two academic letter references on institutional letterhead (or equivalent professional references for mature students). Scanned colour copy of passport photo page and previous UK visas if applicable.

Months of entry


Course content

To the present day, the great art collections formed in Antiquity have been a source of admiration and inspiration. Equally, the precious treasures of Christianity collected in Byzantium and the West inform much of our current understanding of religious art and practice. Likewise relevant to the present are the materials selected, preserved and presented by Renaissance patrons who also enthusiastically commissioned new work.

In this programme you will engage with some of the renowned collections from this important period in the history of collecting and consider their theoretical and historical framework. You will understand their crucial relevance to today’s commercial and cultural art world and acquire the professional skills used in auction houses, museums, galleries, publishing and academia; preparing you for a career in the field.

Information for international students

If you require a visa to study in the UK, we recommend you submit your application form by April of the year you intend to study. Applications will normally be acknowledged within 5 working days.

Fees and funding

Christie’s Education offers support to students who need financial assistance. The closing date for applications for all awards is Friday, 26 May 2017.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Laura Harris