Today’s highly competitive jobs market demands many of the skills you will learn on this course, including sophisticated visual analysis and effective presentation, critical evaluation of information, and clear communication, research and development of new concepts. We offer one-to-one advice to students about careers and employability and a member of academic staff is appointed as the Careers Liaison Officer in the Department. This is currently Dr Chad Elias. We also have a lot of advice and tips about life after your degree on our History of Art Department Careers web pages and the University's Careers Service offers students advice about careers, employment and skills for life!
As well as going on to further study, many of our graduates are now pursuing successful careers around the world in:
• Museum and heritage management
• Art auction houses
• Arts administration
• Museum education
• Advertising and media
• Fashion and creative industries
• Social services
• TV production and editing
Find out more from our alumni about what they did when they graduated with a degree in History of Art from York.
The Department has agreements with Tate Britain, the V&A and the National Gallery, which facilitate strong partnerships and shared expertise with colleagues in these institutions. The partnerships contribute to the research and teaching culture of the Department, and students and staff benefit from the collaborative links with collections of international importance.
York is a particularly rewarding centre for the study of Art History. As one of the most beautiful historic cities in Britain it is renowned for its buildings, its sculpture and its unrivalled collections of stained glass. We have partnerships with York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum.
Beyond the city, the monasteries, churches, castles and great country houses of Yorkshire provide an excellent resource for the study of art and architectural history in its cultural and social context.
New students who wish to apply through UCAS should contact:
Susanna Broom, Postgraduate Administrator
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