Art History Career and Graduate Opportunities

  • Good art and good conversation at the UMM Morrison Art Gallery
  • At The Burren, County Clare, Ireland (UMM Study Abroad Trip)
  • At the Great Famine Memorial, Dublin, Ireland (UMM Study Abroad Trip)
  • Happy UMMers at the Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence (UMM Spring Break Trip)
  • Art History Book Award Winners, 2014
  • Vatican (2006 Spring Break Trip)
  • Rome (2010 Spring Break Trip)
  • Transfixed by art at the UMM Morrison Art Gallery
  • Art History Book Award Recipient, 2015

Good art and good conversation at the UMM Morrison Art Gallery

At The Burren, County Clare, Ireland (UMM Study Abroad Trip)

At the Great Famine Memorial, Dublin, Ireland (UMM Study Abroad Trip)

Happy UMMers at the Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence (UMM Spring Break Trip)

Art History Book Award Winners, 2014

On tour at the Vatican (UMM Spring Break Trip)

UMMers mercifully pardoned by Marcus Aurelius in Rome

Transfixed by art at the UMM Morrison Art Gallery

Art History Book Award Recipient, 2015

The Morris degree program in art history will enhance your ability to navigate and excel in an increasingly complex visual world. Contemporary life is saturated with images, video, and sophisticated graphic and industrial design. Expertise in visual literacy—an ease with visual material and the ability to quickly grasp its message or allure—gives students professional advantages in almost any field they enter after graduation.

A recent study of the Collegiate Learning Assessment—a test that measures how much students actually learn as undergraduates and how effectively they are able to apply it—shows liberal arts students outperformed those studying business, communications, and similar majors in a nonliberal arts setting. Other studies point to the flexibility of a liberal arts degree.

Art history students at Morris are consistently able to use their varied palette of skills and knowledge to obtain employment in a broad range of fields. As examples, art history majors from Morris have moved into occupations such as the following after graduating, as well as attending graduate programs.

  • Archivist
  • Art dealer/sales
  • Art gallery attendant
  • Counselor
  • District sales manager
  • Draftsperson
  • Elementary art teacher
  • Engineering project manager
  • Graphic designer
  • Insurance claims representative
  • Interactive communications software developer
  • Interior decorator
  • Lawyer
  • Lithographic platermaker⁄production
  • Manager of literature
  • Museum collections registrar
  • Office supervisor
  • Photographer
  • Public relations professional
  • Real estate sales
  • Retail management
  • Teacher