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A Major in Art History

Description of Major

This major educates students about the different cultures, various periods of time and particular forms of art, such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, architecture, design or the decorative arts.           

For more information on studying Art History:  click here

Employment Opportunities 

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in business, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. A variety of jobs are available for art history graduates, including:

Antique Dealer Archivist
Art Administrator  Art Advisor 
Art Appraiser  Art Historian
Art Investor Art Journalist
Art Librarian  Art Preservationist 
Art Publication Specialist Art Therapist
Artist Artist Representative 
Arts Administrator Arts Organization Consultant 
Curator Designer
Editor Estate Appraiser 
Freelance Collection Manager  Gallery Director
Historic Preservation Specialist Independent Producer 
Marketing Specialist Media Buyer
Merchandise Display Coordinator Museum Curator 
Non-Profit Organization Administrator Photographer
Professor  Promotion/Production Assistant
Public Relations Specialist Retail Buyer
Visual Resource Curator   


Some positions listed may require education or training beyond an undergraduate degree. 

Additional Links 

Association of Art Historians

Art Libraries Society

College Art Association

Art Museum Network

International Council of Museums

National Art Education Association

UC College of DAAP