Art HistoryBachelor of Arts

Why study Art History at Gustavus?

The Art History major combines academic studies and experiential learning to prepare for careers in auction houses, galleries, museums, historical societies, and colleges and universities. Your learning can be enhanced with opportunities to publish original research, design independent exhibits, commission original artwork, or have an internship at a gallery or museum.

Course Examples

Every year, Gustavus faculty teach more than 1,800 courses - you'll be able to choose what interests you. Maybe one of these courses from Art and Art History will be on your class schedule.

  • ART-250Gender and Art
  • ART-245Renaissance and Baroque Art
  • ART-265Maya and Mexican Art and Archaeology
  • ART-362Contemporary Art Seminar

What can I do with a degree in Art History?

The Art History major is adaptable - and valuable - leading to many different fields and fulfilling careers. Here are a few popular paths, but a Gustavus degree can take you anywhere.

  • Preservation and Conservation
  • Appraisal
  • Museum Exhibit Design
  • Publishing
  • Art Criticism
Average salary 5 years post graduation Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes Explorer from the U.S. Census Bureau
75%  Ultimately attended graduate or professional school
11:1  Student to Faculty Ratio
72  Majors
100%  of courses taught by faculty members

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