Top Art History Programs

Top Art History Colleges

As an art history major, you’ll learn how to become a sophisticated consumer of visual imagery and will likely acquire skills as a researcher and presenter. Earning a degree in art history will prepare students for careers such as: archivist, museum curator, art dealer, university professor, or art authenticator.

What do you need to make it in an Art History program?

Future art historians need to be creative thinkers, good public speakers and presenters, strong researchers and writers, and have an eye for detail. Art history programs typically require the completion of courses in art theory, museum studies, architecture, and many particular styles and eras of art from around the globe.

Your Art History College Checklist:

Do they offer my particular concentration area of interest within the art history field?What is the professional background of the faculty?How many students are in each class?Will you have the opportunity for hands-on learning in galleries, museums, studios, etc?What access does the school have to the facilities mentioned above?Do they have the most up-to-date computers and technology that help prepare students for the cutting edge aspects of the field?

The Top Art History Colleges & Universities

Art history is a competitive field, and finding the right college and program is often key to landing a good job. Schools that are held in particularly high regard by art history professionals, employers and students include NYU, Emory, and Tufts University. For a complete list of College Transitions Top Art History Colleges and Universities, click here.

*College lists are compiled on the basis of counselor interviews, guide books, exhaustive internet searches (of college and departmental websites), and data provided by The College Board and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).


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