Alumni testimonials

  • Jennifer Roberts
    Studied: PgDip Fine and Decorative Art: Renaissance to Modern
    Now: CEO, Design Miami, Miami

    Christie’s Education offered me a foundation for understanding the material that my clients work with. I have worked closely with antiques and design in galleries and auction houses, but Christie’s Education has provided me with an overall understanding of the market for fine and decorative art.

  • Christophe Person
    Studied: MSc Art, Law and Business
    Now: Director of Strategy and Business Development, PIASA, Paris

    Thanks to the various components of the Christie’s Education Master’s, I was able, even before starting my job, to understand how the art market works: especially how an auction house works from the inside. Photo: Xavier Defaix

  • Francesca Filippini Pinto
    Studied: MA Modern and Contemporary Art
    Now: General Manager, Christie’s South Kensington

    I would not have been able to make such a successful career transition from finance to the arts without my studies at Christie’s Education. The combination of rigorous academic training, direct handling of objects and exposure to the various aspects of the arts market is truly unique.

  • Nianchen Sha
    Studied: MA Arts of China
    Now: Sales Associate, Long March Space, London

    Christie's Education really emphasises the art world. Not only the academic side, but its market, social and even legal aspects. For example, our visits to private collectors and art dealers required learning communication skills and etiquette. All these knowledge and skills were essential for me when I stepped into the art world after graduation.

Career paths of recent graduates

  • Many of our alumni have gone on to become leading figures in the art world as curators, art historians, dealers, auction house specialists, professional advisors, and journalists. In addition, some of our alumni choose to begin their own businesses, including art consulting firms and galleries.

    Professional Development is an integral part of Christie’s Education’s courses, aimed at preparing students for career opportunities across the public and commercial art world.