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What You Can Do With an Art History Degree

Updated on December 28, 2017

What Is Art History?

Art History is the study of the history  of the visual arts.
Art History is the study of the history of the visual arts. | Source

Art History Options

Preparing as in for a career in art history in your undergraduate years should be part of your agenda. College students should applying for internships, part time job, seasonal job and/or volunteer in aboard, in an art gallery or a museum. The experience that you gained from these positions would be a good idea to add to your resume. Learning a foreign language or two can be very beneficial to career advancement. French and German are usually required languages when it comes to pursing this degree. Why the French and German languages you may ask? Well, the Germans were the first ones who recorded art historical events and the the French followed suit. In fact, you might find some vocabulary in those two languages and more. Studying, interning and/or volunteering aboard is also a good suggestions during your undergraduate and graduate years. You would get firsthand experience of another culture and you would help your resume.The particular degree has many job options to choose from. Candidates with advanced degrees can apply for positions as an art historian, attorney, curator, professor, etc. If you want to teach Art History in a secondary level, a bachelor's degree is a requirement. A position as a tour guide would be another good option because you could point out good points of interest that you make have seen in your art history textbooks. Non-profit organizations that support the arts are looking for candidates who can use their time to serve their community educating the public. Not only you would learn about art historical methodologies and movements but you also have job skills as well. Law school is another option after your complete your bachelor's degree. Artists and non profits have problems that need to be the court. Remember, it is good to have to have certain job skills to make yourself more marketable in a career in art history. Being able you work independently and/ or as a team player, communicating both orally and in writing, manage your time wisely, problem solving, research skills, etc.. Their are position where work alone and/or if you have to collaborate with someone. Being able to communicate orally would be in important skill to have you are applying for a position that requires you speak from small to large groups of people. When come to having communicating with your writing skills, make sure you check over your work prior to turning it in.Time management is essential when you have an art history position that deals with your having a deadline. Complications can arise so problem solving is a must have. Finally, research skills is essential in most art history positions. You would have to find information for books, lectures, presentations, etc.

No matter what society thinks, your degree in Art History matters. Somebody needs to educate the world in the history of art. The visual arts in general have effected by historical events, political climate, economic climate,etc. The list below gives wonderful options in an Art History degree has to offer. The possibilities are endless.

Art History Jobs and Careers

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A curator is someone who manages an archives, gallery library and, museum. It means the position allows to choose which pieces and collection would be displayed.A tour guide gives tours to visitors while informing tourist groups about certain places of interest. If you are interested in this position, you can go freelancer or seek employment at cultural and historical centers. With a Bachelor's degree, you can teach this subject in a high school level. However, if you want to teach art history a more college/university setting, A masters or/and doctorate would be a requirement.Believe it or not, you can use this degree to go to law school This type of law professional handles the rights of artists,contract disputes, copyright issues, and fraud.Depending on their specialty, art historians critique and interpret their findings. Whatever he or she complete their research, their can be displayed in galleries, libraries, and museums.Auction houses are looking for candidate to auction certain valuable art pieces. To be a certified auctioneer, you have to auction school. That's right! Auction school!
A curator is someone who manages an archives, gallery library and, museum. It means the position allows to choose which pieces and collection would be displayed.
A curator is someone who manages an archives, gallery library and, museum. It means the position allows to choose which pieces and collection would be displayed. | Source
A tour guide gives tours to visitors while informing tourist groups about certain places of interest. If you are interested in this position, you can go freelancer or seek employment at cultural and historical centers.
A tour guide gives tours to visitors while informing tourist groups about certain places of interest. If you are interested in this position, you can go freelancer or seek employment at cultural and historical centers. | Source
With a Bachelor's degree, you can teach this subject in a high school level. However, if you want to teach art history a more college/university setting, A masters or/and doctorate would be a requirement.
With a Bachelor's degree, you can teach this subject in a high school level. However, if you want to teach art history a more college/university setting, A masters or/and doctorate would be a requirement. | Source
Believe it or not, you can use this degree to go to law school This type of law professional handles the rights of artists,contract disputes, copyright issues, and fraud.
Believe it or not, you can use this degree to go to law school This type of law professional handles the rights of artists,contract disputes, copyright issues, and fraud. | Source
Depending on their specialty, art historians critique and interpret their findings. Whatever he or she complete their research, their can be displayed in galleries, libraries, and museums.
Depending on their specialty, art historians critique and interpret their findings. Whatever he or she complete their research, their can be displayed in galleries, libraries, and museums. | Source
Auction houses are looking for candidate to auction certain valuable art pieces. To be a certified auctioneer, you have to auction school. That's right! Auction school!
Auction houses are looking for candidate to auction certain valuable art pieces. To be a certified auctioneer, you have to auction school. That's right! Auction school! | Source

Art History Careers and Jobs

Business: Agent, apprasier, antiques dealer, consulting, corporate trainer, management, research, sales

Creative: Advertising, designer, graphic artist, illustrator,interior designer, photographer, set design, writer

Education: Archivist, cataloger, professor, teacher

Government: Attorney, curator, lawyer

Media: Critic, editor, writer

Science/Technology: Archaeologist, software designer,

Travel/Tourism: docent, tour guide

Job Options

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Art History Terms

These following terms are terms of Art History movements and concepts.

  1. Abolitionist: Someone who fights against slavery
  2. Abstract Expression: an art movement that started after WWII
  3. Action painting: a painting style that includes dribbles, splashes and/or spills.
  4. Alter ego:
  5. Art Deco: an art movement that started in French prior to WWI
  6. Art Noveau: an art style that was popular from 1890s-1910s.
  7. Arts and Crafts Movement:
  8. Altier Populaire:
  9. Baroque: an European extravagant and ornate art style that popular from early 17th century to late 18th century.
  10. Bauhaus:
  11. Belle Epoque
  12. Bourgeois:
  13. Cartes-de-viste:
  14. Cartography: the study of map making
  15. Catholicism:
  16. Civil rights Movement:
  17. Class:
  18. Classical
  19. Classicism
  20. Cold War:
  21. Column:
  22. Communist party:
  23. Conceptual art:
  24. Conscious:
  25. Constuructism:
  26. Cubism:
  27. Culture:
  28. Dada:
  29. Daguerreotype:
  30. De Stijl:
  31. Der Blaue Reiter:
  32. Die Brucke:
  33. Ecole des Beaux-Arts:
  34. Ethnicity:
  35. Ethnography:
  36. Existentialism:
  37. Expression:
  38. Exquisite Corpse:
  39. Fauves:
  40. Fauvism:
  41. Feminism:
  42. Free association:
  43. Futurism
  44. Gelatin silver print:
  45. Gender:
  46. Haitian Revolution
  47. Happening:
  48. Harlem Renaissance:
  49. Hegemony:
  50. Hieroglyphics:
  51. Hinduism:
  52. Impressionism:
  53. Industrial Revolution:
  54. Jazz Age:
  55. Magic latern:
  56. Manifesto:
  57. McCarthyism:
  58. Metaphysical:
  59. Mexican Muralist movement:
  60. Migrant:
  61. Migration:
  62. Minimalism:
  63. Minotaur:
  64. Misogyny: sexism toward females
  65. Nastaliq:
  66. Naturalism:
  67. Neo-Impressionism:
  68. Neoclassical:
  69. Neue Sachlichkeit:
  70. Old Master:
  71. Performance art:
  72. Pictorialism:
  73. Pointillism:
  74. Pop art:
  75. Popular culture:
  76. Post-Impression:
  77. Primitive Art:
  78. Race:
  79. Rayograph:
  80. Ready made:
  81. Renaissance:
  82. Rococo:
  83. Santeria:
  84. School of Paris:
  85. Segregation:
  86. Sex:
  87. Suburban:
  88. Supermatism:
  89. Surrealism:
  90. Tenement:
  91. The Great Depression: 1929-1939
  92. The Great Migration:
  93. Underground Railroad:
  94. Urban:
  95. Utopian: "no place"
  96. Venus: Roman mythological goddess of love
  97. Victorian:
  98. Vietnam War:
  99. Voodoun: a religion of the Fon people of the Togo
  100. Wet-colldion:
  101. Wiener Werkstatte:
  102. Works Progress Association:
  103. World War I: an international war that lasted from 1914-1918
  104. World War II: an international war that lasted from 1939-1945
  105. Yoruba: a north-central and southwestern Nigerian ethnic group.

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