Art History

Do you like learning about art history? Are you interested in a career in the art industry?

DVC’s art history program is a great start. The study of art history is not just about memorizing dates and paintings! This program will give you the knowledge and skills to begin your career. You will learn how to research, execute long-term projects, and analyze visual information. Students learn a broad range of analytic strategies that can be applied to the study of art.

This program is in the interest areas:

Career Opportunities

The art history program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

  • Gallery/museum work
  • Art consultant

With additional education:

  • Educator
  • Curator
  • Lawyer specializing in the arts


Change your life with an art history degree. Our program gives you options to explore.

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.