Art History Career Descriptions

  • Architect
    • An architect is a person trained in the planning, design and oversight of the construction of buildings, and is licensed to practice architecture. Educational requirements generally consist of university degree in architecture. The experience requirement for degreed candidates is usually satisfied by a practicum or internship (usually two to three years, depending on jurisdiction). Finally, a Registration Examination or a series of exams is required prior to licensure. More than 100 architecture programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) in the United States.
  • Architectural Objects Curator
  • Art Librarian
  • Artist Representative
  • Art Historian
  • Architectural Historian
  • Arts Management, Museum Studies Concentration
    • From the University of Oregon: The Museum Studies Concentration of the arts and administration master's degree at the University of Oregon prepares individuals for leadership positions in areas such as museum education, exhibition design, development, evaluation, and management. Students completing this concentration will be qualified to work in a variety of museums: art, anthropology, history, or science.
  • Arts Organization Consultant
  • Corporate Art Curator
  • Curatorial Studies
    • A BFA with a major in Curatorial Studies can prepare you for a range of exciting careers. Some of which include:

      • Art Advisor/Consultant
      • Art Critic
      • Collections Manager
      • Corporate Curator
      • Curator of Exhibitions
      • Editor, Magazines and Books
      • Exhibitions Coordinator
      • Freelance Arts and Culture Writer
      • Visual Resource Curator
    • Work Places
      • Commercial and Non-Profit Galleries
      • Museums
      • Media Companies
      • Arts Organizations
      • Publishing Companies
      • Freelance/Independent
      • Corporations
  • Cultural Studies Program, Museum Studies Concentration
    • From Claremont Graduate University: The MA and Ph D in Cultural Studies with a Museum Studies concentration, will give you the opportunity to participate in multidisciplinary graduate work within the humanities and social sciences — approaching topics from a multitude of managerial, social, and philosophical perspectives. Students will analyze the ever-changing field of museums, exhibitions, and sites of public memory in relation to social and cultural contexts.
  • Visual Resources Curator
  • Gallery Director
  • Museum Studies
  • Preservation and Conservation
  • Professor (Art and/or Architectural Historian)
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