Art (Art History), BA
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The BA in art history is a dynamic program for the investigation of visual culture in which students engage with a rich and diverse curriculum.

Internships are available at a wide range of arts organizations. The program is enriched by partnerships with the ASU Art Museum and museums across the Phoenix metropolitan area and beyond, including an affiliation with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Graduates are admitted to prestigious graduate programs nationally.

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Art (Art History), BA

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts

Tempe, Online

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Career outlook

Graduates of art history at the bachelor's degree level find employment opportunities in commercial art galleries, art museums and historical societies and archives. Other options include arts agencies and public art programs.

A graduate degree is essential for professional positions; a master's degree prepares individuals to teach at the community college level, practice and publish as an art critic or writer, enhance one's own practice as an artist, or gain entry into museums, archives, historical societies, auction houses, publishing companies and academic presses as well as to art libraries. The doctorate is a necessity for employment as a university or college teacher and for responsible administrative and curatorial positions 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
Archivists 14.3%$51,760
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 12%$66,930
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$59,170
Curators 14%$53,770
Museum Technicians and Conservators 12.4%$40,670
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes4.7%$64,940

* 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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