What can I do with a degree in Art History?

Students who major in the arts develop skills that are highly sought after by employers, including critical and creative thinking; oral, written, and visual communication skills; the ability to interpret different cultures; the ability to take multiple approaches to solving problems, and the ability to work effectively individually and collaboratively.

Get a Great Job

Visit The Art Career Project for a breakdown of nearly every type of art and career you can imagine, from the normal to the more obscure. Search hundreds of profiles for an overview of each career, what each type of artist does, where they might work, how to get started, and average salary information. Use their experiences as insights into how you should prepare for the road ahead.

Go to Graduate School

Our majors have pursued graduate study in numerous disciplines, including studio art, art history, theology, social work, physics, medicine, business, and law. Graduates of our department currently work as artists and art consultants, in museums, as entrepreneurs, teachers, and attorneys, and in social justice, publishing, and fashion.

A Rollins student creates a 3D art display.

Careers for Art History Majors

An Art History degree can lead to a wide variety of careers, many of which require the writing, research, argumentation, and visual literacy skills gained from the major, including:

• Art and cultural property Law

• Art appraisal and authentication

• Art conservation

• Arts administration

• Corporate curating

• Education

• Event planning

• Film Production Assistant

• Gallery​ sales and auctions

• Marketing and development

• Public Relations

• Publishing

• Visual Resources Management

Where Our Art History Grads Go

Get a sneak peek at your bright future by exploring the career paths of Rollins art history graduates.

  • Self portrait of Millicent Armstrong

    Millicent Armstrong ’09

    Founder, Artemis Design Co.

  • Self portrait of Tocarra Mallard

    Tocarra Mallard ’10

    Standup Comedian and Writer

  • Self portrait of Christian Bromley

    Christian Bromley ’12

    Associate Commercial Litigator, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

  • Self portrait of Virginia McColl

    Virginia McColl ’17

    Business Development Manager of Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s

  • Self portrait of Morgan Snoap.

    Morgan Snoap ’20

    Graduate Teaching Fellow & Researcher, Boston University

  • Graduation photo for Isaac Gorres '21

    Isaac Gorres '21

    MSc student at Radboud University

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