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Art, Law and Business (Taught)

Christie's Education

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Course summary

This programme examines the relationship between law and business and how they intersect in the commercial art world. With access to the art market and its professionals, the students will explore the important ethical and legal aspects of working in the commercial art world while being trained in art history. It is a programme which emphasises the development of both practical and critical skills through its integrated lecture and seminars program, work placement experience and engaging study trips. Combining real world experience through an internship and project-driven exercises, the main goal is to give the students the transferable skills they need to make a smooth transition into the professional art world.

Course details


Areas of study include: Art 1: Method and Theory (10 credits); Art 2: ‘Discovering Art Works’ (20 credits); Art Law 1 (10 credits); Art Law 2 (10 credits); Art Law 3 (20 credits); Art Markets & Institutions (20 credits); Auctioneering & Art Marketing (20 credits); Art Market Developments (10 credits); Single-Object Catalogue (20 credits); Research Report (40 credits). research report (40).

Assessment method

Assessment is based on assignments, presentations, examinations and a dissertation.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a university degree, normally at 2.1 or above; applicants are interviewed; applicants must provide a 1,000-2,000 word writing sample on an art-related subject; applicants whose 1st language is not English and who have not been enrolled in a degree programme in an English-speaking country for 2 continuous years must have IELTS 7 or the equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £36000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £36000 Whole course
Scotland £36000 Whole course
Wales £36000 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Art, Law and Business at Christie's Education - UCAS