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, or 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 that is both historical 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.