Cambridge History of Art graduates have gone on to pursue highly successful careers in a wealth of different fields. Like all humanities subjects, studying the history of art will provide you with valuable transferable skills in the analysis of material, the weighing and making of arguments, and the focused exercise of critical judgment. The workload at Cambridge is considerable but, as a result, employers know that Cambridge graduates are well prepared to make an impact at the highest levels and in the most demanding jobs.
In addition to more general transferrable skills, the study of the history of art will help develop your visual sensitivity and your cultural awareness. Your studies will encompass social, intellectual and cultural history; philosophy; literary studies; and some of the technical aspects of the production, curation, and use of visual material, as well as the history and analysis of different movements, styles, and individual works.