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Department of History of Art


A history of art degree from Cambridge is a great first step into the jobs market. In the last 3 years an amazing 94% of our graduates have found employment or been in further study within 6 months of graduating (54% in employment, 39% in further study).

Recent alumni have gone on to find impressive jobs in a wide range of different fields- a History of Art degree really can take you anywhere!

 Alumni pie chart

Within six months of graduating, recent alumni have found impressive jobs both in the arts:

  • Events Assistant, The Art Fund

  • Assistant Editor of Online Publications, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

  • Youth and Family Programmes, the Smithsonian Institute

  • Curator, The Frick Museum

  • Heritage Worker, Welsh Heritage Trust

  • Graduate Intern, Christie’s Auction House

  • Graphic Designer, QIP Creative

  • Marketing Manager, Lincoln Theatre Royal

  • Editorial Assistant, Phoenix Magazine

  • Runner, Cactus TV Productions

And outside of them:

  • Marketing Manager, Unilever

  • Accountant for the National Audit Office

  • Analyst for Maxxim Consulting

  • Maths Teacher, Teach First

  • Team Administrator, Firefly Solutions LLP

  • Account Executive, Sutton PR

  • Digital Marketing, Arctus Publishing Ltd

And they’ve gone onto further study in some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, such as:

  •  BBP Law school
  •  City & Guilds Art School
  •  University of Columbia
  •  Cornel School of Contemporary Music
  •  The Courtauld Institute
  •  Harvard University
  •  London School of Fashion


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