An art history degree from Elon prepares you for an array of postgraduate opportunities. Art history alumni have gone on to graduate programs in art history and museum studies as well as work in the fields of art journal publications, art practice, visual culture, museums, international studies, and history, among others. The art history faculty place mentoring and advising at the center of the experience of our major and minor, working with students as they move through the curriculum to better integrate their coursework, internships, study abroad, and professional development opportunities.
In addition to faculty expertise, current Art History students and alumni have access to Elon’s Student Professional Development Center. At the SPDC students can receive career advising, help with resumes and cover letters, search for jobs, internships or graduate programs, find resources to help with transition to a first job or between jobs, as well as create business and calling cards.
Elon art history students have landed internships in some of the most prestigious museums and art galleries in the country including: Christie’s Art Auction House, Pace Prints Gallery in New York, the Archives of American Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The High Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Virginia Fine Arts Museum, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Reynolda House, The North Carolina Museum of Art, and the Phoenix Art Museum.
Although the Art History major is less than 10 years old our alumni have been accepted into top graduate programs for Art History, Art Criticism, Museum Studies, Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Law, and Information and Library Science. We currently have, or have had, students attend programs at:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Corcoran College of Art & Design
Virginia Commonwealth University
Florida State University
University of Virginia
University of California at Riverside|
Sotheby's Institute of Art in London
University of the Arts in Philadelphia
New York University
University of California at Berkeley
Every Art History student who has applied to graduate school has been accepted to the program they most desired.
Beyond graduate school our alumni have been accepted into the prestigious Teach for America program, secured jobs in museums, art galleries, and arts administration positions, as well as working in the Offices of Admissions and Advancement at Elon, which suggests Elon also believes our alumni are exemplary Elon grads!
Art History alumni are exemplary - and this isn't just our opinion. MacKenzie Stroh, '07 (pictured at right, second from the left), the youngest ever Executive Director of Operations for the Greenville Arts Council in Greenville, Mississippi was recognized in 2010 in the inaugural class of the top 10 under 10, an award given to Elon's most promising young Alumni.