Whether you’re planning a career as an artist, art historian, or museum professional, the study of Art History will give you the theoretical and historical foundation needed to build a life-long career in art. You’ll graduate with strong writing, creative thinking, and collaborative skills — which will enrich your own art, as well as make you a viable candidate for employment in museums and other art-related businesses.
USF’s Art History curriculum combines liberal arts courses with foundational and specialized art history courses. You’ll gain a global perspective through courses like:
Students often create a double major by combining Art History with Studio Art, Museum Studies, Graphic Design, or Communications.
You’ll be taught and mentored by two doctoral-level art historians.
Art History majors develop practical skills through internships on campus and in community, including
Art History students travel to Europe to study and experience great works of western art — for credit!
Median pay for curators, archivists and museum workers per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Median pay (with a master’s degree) for historians per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
expected job growth for curators, archivists and museum workers
Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for graduate study or entry-level positions museums, galleries, non-profit agencies, and business engaged in buying, selling, and appraising art.