University of Vermont

CAS Art History & Studio Art Major

Art History & Studio Art

Alumni with a degree in Art History or Studio Art pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Art History & Studio Art.

Job Title

Career Industry

Assistant Director Non-Profit; Arts
Model Modeling Agencies
Actress Entertainment
Program Assistant Higher Education
Caregiver Eldercare
Studio Coordinator Theater
Interior Design Studio Director Interior Design
Senior Art Director Media
Art Supervisor Computer Design
Art Director Retail
Art Director Clothing Company
Senior Accessories Designers Event Management
Chemistry Patent Examiner US Government
Executive Assistant Film Festival
Intern Local Government
Office Coordinator Architectural Firm
Veterinary Assistant Non-Profit: Animal
Teacher Preschool
Enrichment Specialist Human Services
Function Coordinator Museum
Service Learning Coordinator Non-Profit
Digital Imager Small Business
Metal Fab Assistant Metalwork
High School Art Teacher International Education
Shoot Producer Entertainment
Public Art Curatorial Assistant Gallery
Assistant Video Editor Media
Art Therapy Intern Hospital
Studio Manager Entertainment
Illustrator & Graphic Designer Entrepreneur
Designer Clothing Manufacturer
Kitchen Designer Construction
Wine & Travel Advisor Travel & Tourism
Commercial Gallery Director Visual Arts
Metalsmith/Jeweler Entrepreneur
Attorney Law
Designer Commercial Arts
Service/Benefits Director Trade Union
Communications Coordinator Education, Administration

Recent Employers

Museum Works Gallery Redstone Commercial Group
Town of Brookline Public Schools Getty Images
Discovery Networks International Foundation for Research and Technology
Grannis Gallery Strauss and Troy
Niemitz Design Group Inova Health Systems
ShoWare Center University of Vermont
Euro RSCG Worldwide Storm Solutions, Inc.
Novacare Rehabilitation VCA Orchard Animal Hospital

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Art History:

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Theoretical background in art instruction methods
Understanding of how culture influences and can be interpreted through art

Commitment to excellent instruction
Observation and teaching experience in public schools

Public speaking
Expressing complex ideas in common terms

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Empirical field knowledge from active art career
Research in teaching and assessment practices

Participation in exhibits
Creation of lesson plans ensuring varied and inclusive instruction

Integrating educational technology into the learning and teaching process

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Interact with visiting artists and speakers
Work closely with the local art communities

Understanding the different priorities and values of ancient and modern cultures, as evidenced by their artist contributions

Deep involvement in studio art experience with solid background in art history

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