art careers

Art History Alumna at the National Park Service: a ‘Full Circle Moment’

UA alumna Shannon Walsh, who earned her MA in art history in 2020, is about to begin a new job with the National Park Service as the visual information specialist for the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, both in New York. Although she is breaking new ground geographically,

UA Alumna in National Cathedral Performance Art Celebrating Women’s Suffrage

In March, UA art history alumna Corey Dzenko (MA 2007) was part of a performance of social practice artist Sheryl Oring’s ongoing project “I Wish to Say,” held in the Washington National Cathedral. Dzenko is an associate professor of art history in the department of art and design at Monmouth University in West Long Branch,

BFA Grad Takes MBA Route to Reach Her Dream Goal

Recent grad Alyssa Hochstetler, who earned a BFA in 2020, concentrating in painting and digital media, is now finishing up an MBA that focuses on marketing, and she’s looking toward a future in art. She is in the Create Path to the MBA program, studying strategic management and marketing. She also works in the Paul

UA Art Historian Advises Polygon Game Reviewer

Are you thinking that studying medieval architecture might put too many limits on your career choices? Check out the unique way that Dr. Jennifer Feltman is using her scholarly expertise! This video (embedded below) is an unusually exciting analysis of the accuracy of the video game Assassin’s Creed Unity by Simone de Rochefort, Senior Video

New Alum Appointed Curatorial Assistant at Meadows Museum

Olivia Turner, a 2021 MA graduate in art history, has accepted a full-time position as a curatorial assistant with the Meadows Museum in Dallas, Texas. The Meadows is the leading center in the U.S. for exhibition, research and education in the arts and culture of Spain and home to one of the largest and most

Oh the Places You’ll Go! Where UA Art & Art History Grads Are Headed This Fall

UA art and art history students have been accepted to prestigious programs around the world: Sommer Hallquist (BA 2018): PhD program in the history of art, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University Serena D’Alessandro (BA 2019): MA program in the history and criticism of art, Florida State University Arielle Gray (BA 2019, major: studio art, minor: art

Art History Leads to Wide Variety of Careers

The undergraduate art history program at UA teaches skills that can lead to a wide variety of careers. Critical thinking, visual literacy, in-depth research, strong writing, public speaking and communication skills, attention to detail, are just a few examples. As a result, many of our undergrads have gone on to careers that you might not

UA Student Rediscovers Love of Art History and a 16th-Century Bronze During Internship

While many college students had last-minute changes of plans to their summer jobs or internships because of the coronavirus pandemic, Aidan Miles-Jamison not only survived, but he thrived. The rising sophomore, who double-majors in art history and piano performance, was able to hang onto his summer internship at the Berman Museum in Anniston, Alabama. On

Pandemic Forces Rethinking Dreams, Rerouting Plans

The summer of 2019 found rising senior Anna Ingram chasing her dream of studying art history by applying to programs for graduate study. Ingram developed a love of Renaissance art during her undergraduate years as an art history major at UA and by her final year, knew she wanted to continue those studies post-graduation. “I