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 (2013)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree15
Master's Degree4
Doctorate Degree3

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male3
Female19

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Hispanic1
White19
Unknown2

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Art Studies (B)
  • Art History (B)

Clarke University

Dubuque, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Fine Studio Arts (B)
  • Art History (B)

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

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

Drake University

Des Moines, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Art History (B)
  • Drawing (B)
  • Painting (B)
  • Sculpture (B)

Dordt College

Sioux Center, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

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

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