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Career Opportunities

Completing a major or a minor in the History of Art and Architecture provides students with many important transferable skills for the job market and graduate school, such as creative thinking, verbal and written communication, research tactics, problem solving, and multicultural understanding. Our accomplished graduates work in a wide range of fields and have completed master’s and doctoral programs in art history and numerous other subjects, as well as law school and medical school.  

HAA’s Chair Joanna Gardner-Huggett  is always happy to discuss career paths with current students and connect them with alumni. The Career Center also offers important resources to support students. For example, Career Center staff can assist students with preparing their resumes, drafting a cover letter for an internship or job, organize informational interviews, practice job or internship interviews, and earn credit for an internship through the University Internship Program​.

Graduates of the History of Art and Architecture Program have worked for the following institutions and agencies:

A Long Walk Home, Chicago

Archives of American Art, Washington, D.C.

Art Institute of Chicago

AtravesARTE, Mexico City, Mexico

Brennan School of Business, Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois

Chicago Gallery News, Chicago

City Winery, Chicago

Columbia College, Chicago

Community Activism Law Alliance, Chicago

Elevate Studios, Chicago

Gallery Michaels, Beverly Hills, California

Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California

Grace Communications, Dublin, Ireland

GrowthPlay, Chicago

Japanese Cultural Center, Chicago

Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, New York

Land Sanitation Use, New York, New York

Les Luminures Gallery, Chicago

Lycée Français, Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, Arizona

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

National Hellenic Museum, Chicago

National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.

Navy Pier, Chicago

Newberry Library, Chicago

New Museum, New York, New York

Notre Dame University

Park West Gallery, Chicago

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts

Pennsylvania State University

R.S. Johnson Fine Art Gallery, Chicago

San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California

Smart Museum, University of Chicago

Sundance Film Festival

University of Richmond

Van Alen Institute, New York, New York

Vatican Museum

Graduates of the History Art and Architecture Program are currently studying or earned degrees from the following programs:

American University

Boston University

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Christie’s Education, New York and London

Columbia University

Courtauld Institute of Art

DePaul University Law School

Emory University

Graduate Center, City University of New York

Hunter College

Indiana University

New York University

Northwestern University

Pennsylvania State University

Rosalind Franklin University

Rutgers University

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York and London

Spertus Institute, Chicago

Stony Brook University

Syracuse University

Temple University

Tufts University

University of British, Columbia

University of Chicago

University of Illinois, Chicago

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

University of Michigan

University of Kentucky

University of Pittsburgh

University of Texas, Austin

Whitney Independent Study Program

Williams College

To learn more about the accomplished career paths of our graduates, please see the Career Opportunities link pdf from the DePaul Career Center!

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