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Believe it or not, obtaining a degree in the liberal arts can actually make it easier for you to land a job. Each major within the School of Arts & Sciences carries with it a unique skill set that more employers say their looking for. Across industries, employers seek a combination of skills, interests and values that match their own. The Career Blueprint offers more information about the competencies you can develop through coursework in the liberal arts.

Prepared for Anything 

Forget about scrolling through a list of careers Art History majors pursue. There are no rules. If you choose a major you’re passionate about, you are much more likely to discover and develop the tools that will ultimately help you find a rewarding profession. Art History faculty have a variety of professional experience and are available to advise students about career opportunities.

Skills You Will Gain as a Art History Major

  • Strong analytical skills of visual objects and texts
  • Understanding multiple approaches to problems
  • Ability to critically examine various historical and theoretical perspectives
  • Ability to make an argument utilizing visual and historical evidence
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Ability to articulate verbally ideas about art and culture

Get Out There

Remember, it’s never too early to visit Career Services. Exploring how your skills, experiences, interests and values can influence your career choices is something you can do from your first year at Richmond through your fourth and beyond. Whether you are searching for that first job, exploring graduate school options, or considering something unique like a bridge experience or fellowship, Career Services can help you get there.

Career Services

Advising Suite
Tyler Haynes Commons, Suite 306 (third floor)
(804) 289-8547

Career Gallery & Employer Suite
Queally Center, Suite 201
(804) 662-3032

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.