Students of this discipline will study a broad range of art forms from cultures throughout all periods of history. Art historians analyze societies and people through the interpretation and understanding of art. Since art is often the only thing that a culture or people have left behind, this field is appealing to students who have a wide range of interests. Many students will go on to work in museums, galleries or within areas of cultural interests while others may choose to attend graduate or professional schools in a wide variety of disciplines.

 

Academic Program Description

Major Course Descriptions

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Attention to Detail Creativity Self-discipline
Time-Management Interpretive Skills Critical Analysis
Appreciation of Aesthetics Open-minded Patience
Adaptability Organization skills Communication Skills
Interpersonal skills Presentation Intense Research Skills
Public Speaking

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Art Appraiser European History Teacher Art Educator
History and Philosophy of Science Teacher Art Coordinator Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Advertising Illustrator Archivist
Instructional Technologist Art Management Interior Designer
History Teacher Software Designer Commerical and Advertising Art
Urban Planner Craft Designing Community Development Officer
Commercial Photographer Docent Coordinator Art Preparator
Art Critic/Writer Corporate Trainer Folk Art and Artisan
Exhibits Designer Producer Public Relations Consultant
Historic Archaeologist Theatre Literature Teacher Historic Preservationist
Art, Art Studies Teacher Tour Guide Creative Services Manager
Creative Director Fine Arts Music History Teacher
Museum/Gallery Director Presentation Specialist Product Marketing Manager
Product Designer Music Theory Teacher Freelance Writer
Art Therapist Production Manager Supervisor, Art
Production Manager, Advertising Fundraiser Graphic Artist

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Museums Colleges and Universities Publishing Companies
State Government Corporations Art Galleries
Federal Government Auction Houses

 

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FAU Student Organizations 

  • Cliché Literary and Arts Journal
  • Contemporary Art Society
  • Potter's Guild

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Professional Associations

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

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Career Planning Websites

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • Career Guide for Creative
  • Career Opportunities in Art
  • Career Resources for People in the Arts
  • Careers for Crafty People
  • Careers for Culture Lovers & Other Artsy Types
  • Communications & the Arts
  • Directory of Arts Related Resources
  • Great Jobs for Art Majors
  • Jobs in Arts & Media Management
  • Opportunities in Arts & Crafts Careers
  • Opportunities in Visual Arts Careers
  • The Artist's Way at Work
  • The Business of Being an Artist
  • The Creative Guide for Creative & Unconventional People
  • Finding a Job in the Nonprofit Sector

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Informational Sample Websites

 

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