Careers in Art History: Skills for Preservation and Education
The online Master’s in Art History and Visual Culture program from Lindenwood University is designed to build on your expertise in visual culture as you prepare for advanced careers in art history. With courses taught by industry experts, you’ll build essential skills and open the door to diverse careers in art history.
- 11% annual industry growth
- Growing public interest in art demands new archivists and curators
- Hundreds of new positions every year
With research showing an industry growth rate of 11%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a growing need for art history professionals. Thousands of new positions for museum curators and archivists are expected to be created by 2029.
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 conduct research on specific topics and/or historical periods and share their findings and ideas through publications and educational services. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the federal government is one of the largest employers of historians.
Career and salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Additional careers in art history graduates of this program may qualify for:
- Art director
- 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: Skills for Careers in Art History
When you complete the online master’s in art history and visual culture degree, you will be able to:
- Understand the influences of cultures on works of art throughout different eras
- Demonstrate knowledge in the key figures, concepts, and periods of various art forms
- Understand the theories and lines of thought that have influenced the arts, their reception, and their appreciation
- Utilize effective management techniques in museum and education settings
- Demonstrate extensive knowledge of historical works on art, the mediums used, and the culture of the artists
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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