UGA Specific Information for Art History

The objective of a concentration in Art History is the development of a basic knowledge of the history of art within the broader context of social, intellectual and cultural history. Some students want to pursue careers as curators or archivists at museums and galleries across the country. Others, knowing they have an eye for art and design, but lack the interest in pursuing a career as an artist, use Art History to hone their intellectual abilities in art for careers in media, advertising, publishing, fashion or design. Another path for historians is art therapy, working with handicapped or disabled people. There is a trend toward providing additional training and certification for this specialty. Others move into careers in business, government and other non-profit organizations. With advanced degrees professional employment opportunities include college and university teaching, museum and research positions, as well as careers in restoration and conservation.

Employers Hiring UGA Art History for the Class of 2016*

Bee Natural Luminaries | Cavalier Land, Inc. | Georgia Museum of Art | Liberty Mutual Group | Olive Garden | Sid Mashburn

Job Titles of UGA Art History Majors for the Class of 2016*

Food Server/Waiter | Inside Auto Claims Representative | Leasing Assistant | Pierre Daura Center for European Art UndergraduateTrainee | Store Assistant | Studio Assistant

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Art History Majors for the Class of 2016*

Columbus State University | Emory University | New York University | Wake Forest University

UGA Art History Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2016 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

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Employment Websites

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  • GoinGlobal (Under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)
  • Idealist (nonprofit jobs)
  • USAJobs (federal jobs)

Professional Associations/Resources