Careers & Graduate Study Opportunities

Art History stimulates and sharpens visual acuity. It has diverse applications and equips the graduate with the skills to appreciate and critically examine the images and environments surrounding them.

The School has a long-standing reputation as a training ground for those wishing to pursue positions of authority and influence in the arts in Ireland and abroad.

Graduates in Art History have found the subject has diverse applications and can lead to employment opportunities in the following areas:

  • Museums and galleries
  • Cultural & heritage sector
  • Education & academia
  • Media, journalism & publishing
  • Auction houses
  • Archives

UCD offers two taught master’s degrees for suitably qualified graduates: the Master’s in Art History and the Master’s in Cultural Policy & Arts Administration, as well as the opportunity to pursue doctoral research, all of which provides further possibilities for careers in the arts.

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