Art (Art History) (BA)

The BA in art with a concentration in art history is a comprehensive degree program designed to train students to engage with visuality in multiple ways. It offers a diverse curriculum intended to foster critical understanding of the aesthetics, production, patronage and consumption of art. Internationally recognized faculty offer classes across many cultures and time periods, geographies and multiple approaches and methodologies.

Degree Offered

Art (Art History) (BA)
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for

Location
Tempe, Online

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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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Career Outlook

Graduates in art history at the bachelor's degree level find employment opportunities in commercial art galleries, entry-level jobs with art publications and in museums. A graduate degree is essential for professional jobs; a master's degree prepares individuals to teach at the community college level or to gain entry into museums, auction houses and publishing companies. The doctorate is a necessity for employment as a university or college teacher and for responsible administrative posts in the museum and publishing world.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Archivists6.8%$49,120
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary10.8%$64,300
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Curators8%$51,280
Museum Technicians and Conservators5.2%$39,940
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes2.5%$64,200

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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