Choose Kingston's Art Market and Appraisal MA
If you are interested in developing a career in the art market, this course 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.
It draws on a high standard of academic teaching by recognized 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.
This degree is taught in the Department of Creative and Cultural Industries, part of Kingston School of Art.
- 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
- You are located in 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
- You will have the chance to undertake site visits, special behind the scenes tours, as well as overseas study trips, to supplement classroom learning
- Hear it from the experts - art market professionals are at hand to share their experience and expertise. Guest Speakers in the academic year 2017/18 include:
- Experts from Christie's Auction House
- Experts from Axa Art Insurance
- Independent Art Evaluators
- Art Fair Organisers
- PR Recruitment Agencies
- This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for entry as a probationer practitioner.
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What will you study?
With an emphasis on understanding how the art market functions, you will be introduced to a wide range of businesses, collections, and professionals. You will also study the economic and legal contexts within which professional practice is grounded, and gain the ability to apply techniques related to the valuation of objects used within the industry. You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge of a particular specialist area of the art market, which may include anything from antiquities to cutting-edge contemporary art.
Essays, seminar papers and presentations, case studies, and major research-based project or dissertation.
Work placement scheme
Many postgraduate courses at Kingston University allow students to do a 12-month work placement as part of their course. The responsibility for finding the work placement is with the student; we cannot guarantee the work placement, just the opportunity to undertake it. As the work placement is an assessed part of the course, it is covered by a student's tier 4 visa.
During the placement year, you will pay the fee of £1,070 for 2017/18. This amount will only be charged to your account after you find a placement and are enrolled on the module. You will not be charged this fee if you do not manage to secure a work placement.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
- Art and Law
- Cultural Heritage: Ethics, Trade, and Globalisation
- History of the Art Market
- Major Project
- Professional Practice (Art Market)
Learn a language
You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Cost & Fees
If you require a Tier 1–5 visa to reside in the UK (this includes a Tier 4 student visa), you will not be able to enroll in a part-time programme at the University.
For courses that can be studied part-time, the part-time fees are for students entering year 1. The fees for students entering year 2 in the following year will remain the same. Fees may increase for students entering years 1 and 2 in future years.
Home and European Union 2017/18
- MA part time £4,290
- MA full time £7,800
Overseas (not EU) 2017/18
- MA part time £7,975
- MA full time £14,500