If you want to spend your life immersed in the world of art, study Art History. In AUM’s Art History option within its Fine Arts program, you’ll gain a broad understanding of Western Civilization through an examination of its artifacts, buildings, and works of art. You can put your degree to work in a variety of ways. Art historians are needed in art galleries, auction houses, private and corporate art collections, art foundations, and non-profit or government organizations and institutions dedicated to arts and culture. You could work designing exhibitions for museums, consulting on historical design for film, television, and theater, or as an antique dealer. Art History is a concentration within the Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art degree.
Points of Pride
- An on-campus gallery provides hands-on curatorial experience.
- The Fine Arts Department has a large collection of artworks, with strengths in 20th-century prints.
- The nearby Montgomery Museum of Fine Art has an extensive collection of American art.
- Our active AUM Student Art Association organizes out-of-town trips for students to attend workshops and visit exhibitions.
- Students can earn their Museum Studies Certificate along with the Art History degree option.
Put Your Degree to Work
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.
Employment of archivists, curators, museum technicians, and conservators is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Additionally, jobs in art and design are projected to grow by 2 percent from 2014 to 2024. At $46,710, the most recent median annual wage for museum and archive occupations was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations.