Graduates of the bachelor’s programme are qualified for various professional activities, particularly in the cultural sector. Since completing a bachelor’s degree guarantees certain skills in terms of organisation, workload planning, research, analysis and interpretation, it can also open doors to jobs in other areas. The corresponding possibilities are wide-ranging and therefore difficult to specify.

Particularly in traditional professional fields, museums, heritage conservation agencies, universities and in the art trade, as well as in other fields like publishing and adult education, a master’s degree is often expected. At the University of Bamberg, you can continue your studies with the master’s degree programme in Art History.

The most important thing is that you are proactive. Gain early insights into the field you want to work in through programmes like internships, and establish a network of contacts.

Studies in Art History provide you with a comprehensive academic education. Possible professional fields include:

  • museums, art associations, exhibition agencies
  • heritage conservation agencies and other institutions within the field of art management, such as the Bavarian Administration of Palaces, Gardens and Lakes
  • universities and research institutes
  • art dealers
  • communication, publishing
  • many different areas of the cultural sector, journalism, adult education, tourism, etc.

Thanks to cooperations with the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, museums in Bamberg and the Bavarian Palace Administration, students are introduced to work in museums and the pertinent key issues. Information events are regularly held to give you an insight into this subject’s various professional fields. It is helpful to gain your first professional experience in different fields by doing internships during your studies.