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Art Market and Appraisal (Professional Practice), M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The Art Market and Appraisal (Professional Practice) course at Kingston University will prepare you for the opportunities lying ahead. MA Art Market & Appraisal allows you to develop key skills necessary to understand international art markets in a complex and changing art world.

About

The Art Market and Appraisal (Professional Practice) course at Kingston University draws on a high standard of academic teaching by recognised scholars as well as on insights from art market professionals. The course is delivered through a carefully programmed mix of expert academic tuition, hands-on workshops and frequent exposure to a vast range of enterprises operating across different areas in London's dynamic art scene.

Key features

  • This course is the only antiques and fine art course accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for entry as a probationer practitioner.
  • Benefit from a systematic approach to an understanding of core functions of the art market across different periods and mediums, from pre-modern markets to today; core modules include history of the art market, art law and professional practice
  • Enjoy being located within an art school environment where creative works are produced on a daily basis. Make the most of this unique environment and try out our workshops and rub shoulders with designers and makers

Where this course will take you

Our students come from all corners of the world and often take the learning of the course back to their own countries. They set up galleries or online platforms, manage collections and advise collectors, work for auction houses or galleries. More and more students begin to set up their own companies or expand their current businesses. Through our engagement with the RICS we have a large number of students taking up work in auction houses, insurances or as independent valuers.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • History of the Art Market
  • Professional Practice (Art Market)
  • Art and Law
  • Cultural Heritage: Ethics, Trade and Globalisation
  • Major Project
  • Professional Placement

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      2 years including professional placement
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

Applicants should:

  • hold a good honours degree or equivalent in any discipline; and
  • preferably have either a degree qualification related to the subject material or a proven knowledge and interest in the subject demonstrated through, for example, work experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8185 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8185 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Home and European Union:
  • MA part time £4,502
Overseas (not EU): 
  • MA part time £8,415

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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