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Art History

What can I do with my degree?

About the program

Study Art History to learn about the worlds of visual and material culture, sculpture, photography, architecture, craft, new media, digital art, performance art, and more. When you immerse yourself in the study of art, past and present, you enter into an engaging conversation about culture and creativity that started hundreds of years ago. In our flexible program within the Faculty of Fine Arts, you focus on artistic periods that interest you. You perform academic research, learning to write formally and extensively about art. Whether you become a scholar or an artist, art history teaches you a language for creative expression that is the perfect entrée to any creative enterprise.

For the latest information on programs, visit the Department of Art History.

Career possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree

The job titles listed below are examples of careers requiring further education such as an MA or PhD degree, a second bachelor degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Art / antique dealer
  • Art gallery manager
  • Art historian
  • Artist
  • Art program director
  • Art school manager
  • Art teacher
  • Art therapist
  • Arts programmer (TV / Radio)
  • Archivist
  • Collection manager
  • College teacher
  • Curator
  • Designer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Gallery owner
  • Librarian – information specialist
  • Museum manager
  • University professor
  • Researcher
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