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Art History Degree at University of Iowa (UI)

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Art History Degree

The art history program at University of Iowa prepares students for careers as curators in museums or galleries, art administrators, heritage officers or auctioneers. The program focuses on historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, as well as analyzing works of art and art conservation. Program courses include: theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes. Get more details below including other Iowa colleges that offer art history degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Art History Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. UI has offered the following programs for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree12
    Master's Degree2
    Doctorate Degree4

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male5
    Female13

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    White17
    Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Art History program at University of Iowa, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Archivists

  • Description:

    Appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participate in research activities based on archival materials.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, archivists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 11.7% from 2010 to 2020

Curators

  • Description:

    Administer collections, such as artwork, collectibles, historic items, or scientific specimens of museums or other institutions. May conduct instructional, research, or public service activities of institution.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, curators employment is expected to grow at a rate of 24.8% from 2010 to 2020

Museum Technicians and Conservators

  • Description:

    Restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. May work with specimens such as fossils, skeletal parts, or botanicals; or artifacts, textiles, or art. May identify and record objects or install and arrange them in exhibits. Includes book or document conservators.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, museum technicians and conservators employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.8% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Art History Programs in Iowa

Art History programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Art Studies (B)
  • Art History (B)
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Iowa Wesleyan College

Mount Pleasant, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Fine Studio Arts (B)
  • Art History (B)
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Clarke University

Dubuque, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Fine Studio Arts (B)
  • Art History (B)
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University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Art Studies (B)
  • Fine Studio Arts (B)
  • Art History (B)
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Drake University

Des Moines, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Art History (B)
  • Drawing (B)
  • Painting (B)
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Dordt College

Sioux Center, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Art Studies (B)
  • Fine Studio Arts (B)
  • Art History (B)