EMPLOYERS WANT WHAT ART HISTORY TEACHES:
Employers want to hire college graduates skilled in “written and oral communication, decision-making, and analytical and research skills, [and] the ability to solve complex problems.” “It’s not a matter of technical skill,” employers say, “but of knowing how to think.” — Chronicle of Higher Education
Our graduates have held professional positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Tate Modern, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Real Art Ways, the Mystic Seaport Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Graduates of our program have gone on to graduate study at UCLA, SUNY – Binghamton, the Courtauld Institute of Art (London), the Institute of Fine Arts in New York, and Princeton University. Others have launched careers in museums, galleries, and a range of arts-related settings both in the US and abroad.
Art History students have gone on to careers in the following professions: Art Law; Journalism; Digital Publishing + Book Publishing; Media + Communications; Museums + Galleries: Curating, Museum Education, Fund-Raising; Development, Fundraising + Grant Writing; Medical Oncology; Consulting; NGO Administration; Teaching: K-12, College and University; Environmental Conservation; Professional Editing; Library Sciences; Web-Design and Content; Database Administration; IT Homeland Security; Educational Technologies.