History of Art What can I do with a degree in…..

What can I do with a degree in…..
History of Art
Employers place value on graduates who have studied History of Art and our students certainly enter a
variety of jobs. You will gain a range of valuable skills from your course; analytical and problem solving skills;
time management skills and the ability to work independently, with the added bonus of visual literacy. From
on-site study in museums, galleries, sites and monuments in this country, in Venice, and further afield, you’ll
experience works of art first-hand, and explore culture and heritage under expert guidance. In an
increasingly visual world these skills will equip you for success in many professions. There is also the
opportunity for students to study a modern foreign language, something which can enhance your job
Why Warwick?
History of Art at Warwick allows you to study works of art at first hand in a university with an
outstanding art collection and a vibrant programme of contemporary art exhibitions and
In 2015, Warwick was in the top three of Britain’s Top 100 Graduate recruiters
What do History of Art graduates do?
Jobs of recent graduates include:
Fine Art Restoration
Gallery Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Heritage Management
Account Executive
Retail Management Trainee
Gallery Education
Picture Research
PR Consultant
Sectors where graduates were working included:
 Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
 Information and Communication
 Banking and Finance
 Education
 Health and Social Work Activities
 Professional, Scientific and Technical
Courses recent graduates progressed into included:
MA History of Art; MA Classical Studies; PGCE; MA Social Work; Museum Studies-Museology; MA
International Media; Diploma in Interior Design; MA British Modernism; Graduate Diploma in Law; MA
Broadcast Journalism, Conservation of Historic Objects.
Given that 92% of Warwick Graduates end
up in either employment or further study,
and that 70% of graduate recruiters do not
require graduates to have a specific degree,
perhaps the most important question to ask
is not:
“What degree will get me a graduate job?”
“How can I make the most of my time at
Warwick so that I can get the job I want?”
Graduate recruiters tell us that what they
want from applicants is:
A good degree from a good University
Work experience
Involvement in extra-curricular activities
The ability to describe and articulate their
unique achievements and skills
At Warwick you have the opportunity to
access all of the above to support you in
achieving your goals.
Whilst it’s up to you to utilise your time here to ensure you get a good job or place in further study,
every support is available to help you achieve your goals:
Academic study skills support
Careers support from our professionally trained staff
Opportunities to meet recruiters and attend events
More than 200 clubs and societies
Help finding work experience and bursaries to undertake them
Free careers support for three years after graduation
“You gain a sound knowledge of all aspects of culture whilst carving out your own path thanks to
the varied specialisations within the department, the course makes you more self-aware about your
interests and strengths when you're looking at what to do next. Studying in Venice and the
encouragement to take language modules has been invaluable; I'm a lot more confident in my
language and problem-solving skills which is a real plus for employers."
Recent History of Art Graduate
“My degree helped me get a position at Christie’s after I graduated. I started as an intern in the
Press Office, which led to a permanent position, and I later moved to the Chief Executive’s office. A
History of Art degree opened the door to the auction world for me”.
Recent History of Art Graduate
Find out about career paths and employment destinations of recent graduates from the University of
Warwick: go.warwick.ac.uk/whatdowarwickgradsdo