Art History

Career Options

With its broad historical, cultural, geographic and methodological range, art history provides students with a broad intellectual background and interpretive, organizational, research, public speaking, critical analysis and creative skills. Art history fosters specialists who will work in museums, galleries, auction houses and publishing companies, and in the fields of appraisal, architecture, preservation, collection management, consulting, archiving and freelance writing. The major also offers an excellent foundation for careers in other areas, including law, medicine, business, international relations, media, journalism, marketing, advertising, politics and education. Many art history graduates pursue professional degrees in architecture, art conservation, law or medicine, or attain MA or PhD degrees in art history or other fields of humanities study.