Ninety-one percent of RC graduates who participated in the alumni survey indicated receiving job offers or an acceptance to graduate school within six months of graduation.
Develop your job skills
Studying Art History and Archaeology builds skills that will make you a valuable employee after college:
- observing closely, discerning visual cues, making perceptive judgments
- analyzing and interpreting information from visual as well as textual sources
- using critical reasoning to evaluate arguments and form opinions
- expressing ideas in a confident and thoughtful way
- communicating clearly both orally and in writing
Majoring in Art History can serve as preparation for careers in teaching, museums, commercial galleries, auction houses, historic preservation, publishing, filmmaking, fashion, advertising, law, or the corporate world. The Art History major and minor may even offer you an advantage for acceptance into professional fields because law, communications, business, and medical schools actively seek college graduates with diverse intellectual backgrounds and training.
For further information about general careers you can pursue with these skills, contact the Office of Career Services.
For careers specific to Art History and Archaeology see this page.
Links to sites that have internship opportunities and job boards of interest to Art History majors:
- College Art Association (full access for members only [Student membership is $50 for a year-it could be a great thing to think about]. Note, this link takes you to two separate categories: "Jobs" vs. "Opportunities". Internships may be listed under either category.)
- American Alliance of Museums (job board is freely available)
- National Council of Public History (job board is freely available)
- Federal Government positions (job board is freely available)
Advice on looking for jobs in the world outside of academia: