Expertise for Diverse Art History Careers
Lindenwood University’s online art history degree provides the expertise you need to help others learn about art history, plus the professional leadership skills required to operate art galleries, museums, and more.
- 11% annual industry growth
- Hundreds of new positions every year
- $63,680 median annual salary for historians
When you graduate, you’ll be equipped for various in-demand art history careers, including historian and museum curator. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the need for museum curators is growing as the field expands by 11% annually, creating hundreds of new art history careers each year.
Museum curators work to obtain historical artifacts, documents, and works of art to display to the public in museums. They choose the items that will be exhibited, supervise museum staff members, and plan special events to promote current exhibits.
Historians research specific topics and/or historical periods and share their findings and ideas through publications and educational services. According to the BLS, the federal government is one of the largest employers of historians.
Career and salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Additional art history careers Lindenwood graduates may qualify for:
- Museum archivist
- Craft and fine artist
As you’re making your decision about pursuing an online degree, you are likely to have questions. From program information to details about the application process, we’re here to help you find the answers you need.
Program Outcomes: Art History Career Success
When you complete the online art history degree, you will be able to:
- Understand the relationship between art, culture, society, politics, and religion through different eras of art
- Demonstrate proficiency in the research and criticisms applied to art history issues
- Show knowledge of the principles and elements of design, color theory, problem-solving, and perception as applied to two-dimensional art
- Share your knowledge of art history and culture in historical and educational settings, such as museums
- Identify a work of art’s historical period based on its medium, style, and subject matter
Lindenwood University is committed to supporting its students academically and professionally after graduation.
Contact an enrollment counselor at 855-941-0568 to learn more about the career services that are available to you.
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