Art History Major Skills List

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Here's a list of the skills that employers seek when hiring Art History majors. Skills vary by job, so also review these skills lists for a variety of different occupations.

Highlight the skills you acquired during your studies, internships and jobs held during college in your cover letters, resume and job applications.

Art History Major Skills List

A - C

  • Accessing primary resources
  • Acquisitions research
  • Administration of museums, galleries and exhibition centers 
  • Admissions
  • Aesthetic and design sensibility
  • Analyzing the impact on culture and social context on art
  • Appraising artwork
  • Appreciating and respecting diverse views
  • Assist curator
  • Assist with event organization
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication
  • Conducting comparative analyses
  • Computer
  • Conduct tours
  • Creating attractive presentation materials
  • Creating displays
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Critiquing artwork
  • Critiquing presentations
  • Customer Service

D - O

  • Delivering constructive criticism
  • Development
  • Evaluate the viability of visual representations 
  • Explain the significance of major works of art
  • Facilitate group discussions
  • Facilitate programs and event activities
  • Foreign Language
  • Hanging artwork
  • Interpreting the meaning of visual representations
  • Microsoft Word
  • Multitasking
  • Noticing defects 
  • Observational
  • Organizational
  • Outreach programs

P - Z

  • Planning projects
  • PowerPoint
  • Presenting to groups
  • Prioritizing
  • Producing cogent arguments
  • Promote museum memberships
  • Reading comprehension
  • Recognizing quality
  • Researching background information about artists and artwork
  • Research exhibits
  • Tailoring presentations to different audiences
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Using visual evidence to support ideas
  • Utilizing critical terminology 
  • Verbal communication 
  • Welcome visitors
  • Working independently
  • Writing essays
  • Writing research papers

College Major Skills: Art

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