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What do Cambridge graduates do?

In the most recent survey of graduates, the top two sectors that Cambridge History of Art graduates joined were the arts (circa 21% of those who responded), followed by media and communications (11%). Of course many History of Art students continue on to further study (circa 37% of the most recent survey) and this may be something that you want to consider.

Will employers want my degree?

The majority of employers that recruit Cambridge graduates do not require a certain degree. They are usually more interested in what you can do rather than what you have studied. Want to know what role would suit you? Take a look at the transferable skills from a History of Art degree. Try looking for ideas for help with identifying your personal strengths and preferences. Then search Handshake for internships, jobs or graduate schemes you are interested in. Note the selection criteria that usually focus on "competencies” rather than having studied a certain subject and see which ones are a good fit.

Using my degree

History of Art graduates who want to use their degree often think about working in arts management, museums, commercial art or in libraries and archives. Be aware that all of these sectors have a wide variety of roles. For example museums have staff working in fundraising, marketing, communications, publications, visitor experience, education and outreach - as well as curators. So if you are interested in a certain sector think about what you are good at and which roles might be a good fit for you. Network with alumni who studied History of Art. You can see what they do, their career to date and contact them for further information. Use LinkedIn in a similar way.