Careers and Entrepreneurship

What do Sussex Art History grads do?

Find out about what Sussex Art History Graduates go on to do. Here is a rundown of what 2017 graduates were doing 6 months after leaving Sussex:

Six months after graduating in 2017

  • Main activity: 83% of respondents from Art History were in work or further study. 79% of those in work were in graduate level jobs
  • Sectors: Of those in employment, 29% were in arts, entertainment and recreation,  29% were in professional, scientific and technical, 14% were in wholesale and retail, 14% were in education.

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Here are some examples of where they are working or studying and what job roles or courses they are doing:


Samples from our survey:

Job Roles

Samples from our survey:

  • Graduate Business Analyst
  • Pattern Cutting Apprentice
  • Office Manager
  • Visitor Service Assistant
  • Studio Intern
  • Model
  • Exhibition Invigilator
Further Study

Samples from our survey:

  • MA Art History & Curation - University of Sussex
  • MA Art History - University of Sussex
  • MA Digital Documentary - University of Sussex
  • MA History, Art History and Philosophy - University of Sussex
  • MA History of Arts - Courtauld Institute
  • Filmmaking Diploma - Brighton Film School

More Options

  • Your degree in Art History - an in-depth look at relevant job options, career areas and further study, from Graduate Prospects
  • Careers in Art History - book or pay-for-download from the Association of Art Historians
  • What Our Graduates Do - find out what Sussex Art History graduates have done (ITS login required)
  • University of Sussex Students & Alumni on Linkedin - search Sussex alumni by location, employer, sector, degree subject and skills. Really useful for getting ideas and making contacts (Linkedin login required)
  • Your Interests and Motivations - thinking about what interests and motivates you can be a good way to start your career exploration
  • Further Study - postgraduate study in art history or another subject. Sussex graduates have studied diverse subjects including anthropology and literature. More vocational courses include arts management and policy, teaching, and fashion journalism
  • Work & Study Abroad
  • Getting advice - book appointments on CareerHub (login required)
  • Search for jobs - use our jobs database
  • Applying for jobs - use your degree, personal skills and work experience to create winning applications