History of Art graduate destinations
Graduates from History of Art go on to work in a wide range of careers after graduating. Within the department there are very good links with potential employers, who value highly the combination of communication, analytical and teamworking skills developed during the degree course.
Data obtained from
- Single and joint honours History of Art courses (BSc), including those with study abroad
- Graduates from the UK
Responses were received from 27 UK graduates from 2016/17; this is a response rate of 65.9%
|Most important activity||Percentage of graduates|
|Due to start work||4%|
Areas directly related to History of Art are popular with many graduates. These include art galleries, auction houses, publishing and other media activities related to the content of the course. With around 70% of vacancies being open to graduates of any degree discipline, the potential employment areas are very wide and other careers chosen by previous graduates include recruitment, advertising and social work.
|Employment sector||Number of graduates|
|Wholesale and retail||2|
|Arts, entertainment and recreation||2|
|Other sectors (6 sectors)||6|
Employers and occupations
Examples of employers
- The Royal West of England Academy
- Karla Otto
- Rose Uniacke Ltd
- Artist studio
Examples of occupations
- Front of House and Events Assistant
- Exhibition Coordinator
- Digital Marketing Assistant
- Account Assistant
- Business Development Executive
Those History of Art graduates entering further study six months after graduation undertook courses including History of Art (MA), Curating the Art Museum (MA) and Graduate Diploma in Law.
|Qualification type||Number of graduates|
|Postgraduate research degree||0|
|Postgraduate taught degree||4|
|No qualification aim||0|
Explore your career options
You can explore specific sectors and career options on the Prospects website: What can I do with my degree?
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