Students choosing the Art History option may pursue a wide variety of careers, such as:
teaching (high school, college and university level), museum work (curatorial, education department, exhibition design, administration and retailing), art gallery and auction houses, librarian (art libraries and visual resource centers), preservation and conservation, arts organization consultant, governmental agencies, art law, art adviser, publishing, free-lance writing, curatorial consultant, corporate curator, free-lance curator, antiques dealer, art appraiser, artist representative, art related tours.
Note that certain careers in art history require acquisition of the M.A. or Ph.D. degrees.
Click on these links to find out more about career paths in art history and the backgrounds they require, and information about internships for art history students in the Los Angeles area.
Internship opportunities (LACMA):
Internship opportunities (Getty):
Corporate Design—Logos, complete identity systems including graphic standards manuals, business cards, letterhead, envelopes, signage
In-house Design—related to parent company activities—brochures, flyers, posters, annual reports
Advertising Design—word or concept dominated—advertisements, commercials, billboards, radio. Illustration—editorial, book, collateral materials
Freelance Design—could be anything
Environmental Graphic Design—signage, exteriors, entrances
Computer Illustration—special effects and more
Motion Graphics—TV and/or movie titles