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Art Market & Appraisal (Professional Practice) MA: Links with business and industry

How we work with industry partners

Our links with professional practice provide a real-world base for our courses with London, the world's third biggest art market, on our doorstep. London is capital of the European art market and offers an invaluable insight into the industries from the world's largest auction houses to the most innovative start-ups. Teaching staff on the course also keep close professional links to the art world and ensure your studies are kept up-to-date and relevant to the changing work environment.

Links to RICS

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for entry as a probationer practitioner. RICS is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction with a dedicated art and antiques section.

Guest speakers and visits professionals in London and beyond

Guest speakers and visits to businesses in the art market give you the chance to meet a wide range of professionals directly involved the art market. Guest speakers include valuation and art insurance experts, PR professionals, auction experts, gallerists and artists and many more. Visits include trips to auctions houses and secondary and primary market dealers in London, visits to shippers and conservators, public and private collections and foundations.

Visiting speakers include: Tom Dale and Silvia Giambrone (artists), Andrew Davies (Axa Art insurance) Dr. Gareth Fletcher (Sotheby's Institute of Art), Caroline Gillis (Independent Art Valuer), Matthew Hockley Smith (Art advisor), Toby Kidd (Head of Communications, Blain|Southern), Lynda McLeod Associate Director, Librarian, Christie's Archives) and many others

Behind the scenes tours include visits to:

Christie's, Dickinson, Simon Lee, the Fine Art Society, the London Art Fair, Melissa Lewis (Modern British Conservation), Gander & White Shipping, and many others

Study visits

The art market has to be experienced. Apart from frequent visit in London, the course offers two study trips. A study trip to TEFAF (Maastricht) gives you access to the most important art and antiques fair in the world while a further study trip to Art Basel offers you insights into the most important contemporary art fair. Please note that there is an extra charge for these trips.

Internships

MA Art Market & Appraisal supports students to engage with the industry through internships or work placements and help students to engage with professionals in their area of interest.

The course work with SOFA, The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers, who provide bespoke internships across the UK as well as with a number of contemporary art galleries, PR agencies and others.

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Location

This course is taught at Kingston School of Art, Knights Park

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Contact our admissions team

Submit an enquiry

020 3308 9930*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

Location

This course is taught at Kingston School of Art, Knights Park

View Kingston School of Art, Knights Park on our Google Maps
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