The information below describes typical occupations and employment settings associated with this major. Understand
that some of the options listed below may require additional training.
Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Art History
The objective of a concentration in Art History is the development of a basic knowledge of the history of art within the
broader context of social, intellectual and cultural history. Some students want to pursue careers as curators or archivists
at museums and galleries across the country. Others, knowing they have an eye for art and design, but lack the interest in
pursuing a career as an artist, use Art History to hone their intellectual abilities in art for careers in media, advertising,
publishing, fashion or design. Another path for historians is art therapy, working with handicapped or disabled people.
There is a trend toward providing additional training and certification for this specialty. Others move into careers in
business, government and other non-profit organizations. With advanced degrees professional employment opportunities
include college and university teaching, museum and research positions, as well as careers in restoration and conservation.
Possible Job Titles of Art History Graduates
(*Jobs secured as reported by UGA Career Center post-graduate survey)