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Art History

Overview of Major
What Can I Do With This Major?
Potential Job Titles
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn from Alumni
Get Involved at Loyola
Additional Web Resources

Overview of Major

The art history curriculum offers a broad range of courses, which are designed to furnish students with a thorough overview of the history of art and architecture and provide comprehensive coverage of the Western tradition from ancient to contemporary, as well as courses in African, Asian, and Islamic art. The research of the faculty mirror the breadth of the department's offerings and include: medieval manuscripts, 15th-century Italian painting, 19th-century American art, and Yoruba art.


What can I do with this major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

Potential Job Titles

  • Art Critic
  • Archivist
  • Professor
  • Art Historian
  • Art Librarian
  • Art Investment Consultant
  • Arts Administrator
  • Art Collections Manager
  • Curator
  • Curatorial Consultant
  • Estate Appraiser
  • Fundraiser
  • Museum Conservator
  • Museum Technician
  • Preservation and Conservation Specialist
  • Secondary Education Teacher
  • Tour Guide
  • Visual Resource Curator

Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • American Visionary Art Museum
  • Sotheby’s
  • Baltimore Magazine
  • Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Curator’s Office of the Supreme Court
  • Walters Art Museum
  • Long Island Museum
  • Jim Kempner Fine Art
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Maryland Historical Society
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Evergreen Museum & Library - Johns Hopkins University
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Learn from Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Get Involved at Loyola

On-campus organizations and student groups are a great way to get exposed to career options. You can learn more about an industry and connect with other students with similar goals. Click here for a full list of all current student organizations. Check out these groups that are popular for this major:

  • Art Association

Volunteering is another way to gain career experience that might help you make a decision about your path or gain marketable skills for the future. Connect with the Center for Community, Service, and Justice (CCSJ) to learn more.

Additional Web Resources