Career Opportunities after Graduation
Art history can generally be divided into the Eastern art history and the Western art history and subdivided into the history of painting, sculpture, architecture, crafts, ceramics, thought and musicology, etc. Of course, the department aims to acquire aesthetical perspectives and systematic research methods by implementing field trip and experiencing real cultural assets as well as various learning methods based on theoretical empirical studies.
After graduating from this department, gradates can become a curator or researcher in learning institutions like a university or cultural organization like a museum, art gallery and specialized agencies, such as the Office of Cultural Properties and Cultural Heritage Administration and can actively work as a reporter or researcher in other organs of public opinion or various cultural organizations.
- Museum: arts and sciences researcher, preservation researcher, casting researcher, excavation and investigation researcher
- Art Gallery: a curator, displayer, reference library researcher, PR researcher
- Public Institutions: arts and sciences researcher, other research officials (position government official affiliation)
- Organs of Public Opinion: a reporter, cultural materials researcher
Prospects and Vision
In this department, students can be active in academic and research institutions such as museums and art galleries that can enter after Graduation, as well as civil servants and researchers in specialized institutions such as the Office of Cultural Properties. and the Cultural Heritage Administration, as well as in the organs of mass media and various cultural institutions. This occupation has a comprehensive meaning as an academic researcher but has various career routes in it. In particular, Korea, like other countries, recognizes the necessity of the talents who have specialized in this field, which is called 'curator' or 'researchers’. In other words, the social awareness of professional researchers, called “flowers of art” in museums and art galleries, has risen. Therefore, interest and necessity for art history will be gradually expanded and settle down from past to present. As a result, it is the fact that the demand for graduates of this department continues to grow, and bright prospects are expected in this field.