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 people with disabilities. 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.

Class of 2017*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

Get involved and build your resume early.  Consider internships and volunteer opportunities to demonstrate work ethic and experience through-out your resume. Join student organizations that fit your interests and career goals.  Also, consider informational interviews of professionals within your field.  Visit the career center website or career guide for more information about informational interviewing including questions to ask and a cold calling script. 

Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

Employment Websites

  • Handshake (login with your UGA MyID and password)
  • GoinGlobal (Under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)
  • Idealist (nonprofit jobs)
  • USAJobs (federal jobs)

Professional Associations/Resources

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Art History Majors for the Class of 2017*

| Savannah College of Art and Design | The George Washington University | The University of Edinburgh

Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Art History Majors

Acworth Oaks Inc. | Athens Banner-Herald | Au Pair International | Au Pair World | Bee Natural Luminaries | Brannen, Searcy & Smith LLP | BurnAway | Cavalier Land, Inc. | Center for Pan Asian Community Services | Cheeky Peach Boutique | Extra Special People | Georgia Museum of Art | High Museum of Art | Liberty Mutual Group | MarketSource Inc. | Seventeen Magazine | Sid Mashburn | The University of Georgia

Possible Job Titles for UGA Art History Majors

Art Handler | Au Pair | Beauty Assistant | Clerk | Coordinator of Communications and Special Events | Inside Auto Claims Representative | Leasing Assistant | Manager | Page Designer | Photographer | Pierre Daura Center for European Art UndergraduateTrainee | Public Programs Assistant | Receptionist | Recruiting Coordinator | Store Assistant | Studio Assistant | Writer


*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 2017 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.