Your future

Increased combined knowledge for broad expertise

Developing an understanding of the exhibition, the museum’s most fundamental component, provides tools for working with cultural memory and learning.

On completing the course, you will have deeper knowledge and understanding of exhibitions and other forms of display as historical and contemporary phenomena. You will also have broadened your understanding of the interpretation and changeability of central concepts in art history, such as “preservation”, “authenticity” and “value”.

After studying Art History, you are prepared for work in the arts and culture sector. Potential workplaces include museums, art galleries, or institutions. Other careers include writing, art criticism, publishing or curating art exhibitions.

You can combine studying Art History with other subjects to broaden your competence. You can also choose to continue studying at Master’s level, then doctoral level and work in research or as a teacher in higher education.

After studying Art History you will have good academic writing skills, as well as having trained your ability to read and analyse critically, and to review advanced research literature. You will have practiced quickly writing and structuring text, managing sources and scholarly formalities.

Outside of your working life, you also benefit from your knowledge of art, historic and contemporary. You will have the knowledge and ability to understand the general debate in aesthetics, thanks to your ability to critically interpret texts and images.

What are former students doing now?

Former students have generally followed two routes: some towards higher academic studies, at Master’s and doctoral levels, some towards work in the arts and culture sector.

Former students now work in various roles in the arts world, including at galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. Others work as art critics or at publishers.