What You'll Become

  • Rebecca Mir in front of the Guggenheim

    FROM IUP TO GUGGENHEIM:  “IUP was my first choice school,” says Rebecca Mir, Cook Honors College graduate with a BA in Art History, who went on to become the associate manager, Digital Media and Online Learning, at the Guggenheim. “The professors teach, and students get to know them. It was extremely valuable to be taught by professors instead of teaching assistants. That one-on-one time with professors made the difference.”

    Create Work That Makes Sense

    We prepare you for the world of art that you want to enter. While there are no guarantees, what we do well is establish high but realistic expectations, and then make sure you are well prepared.


    With a BA or BFA in Studio Art, consider careers in:

    • Graphic design
    • Advertising
    • Furniture design
    • Illustration
    • Web design
    • Game design
    • Animation
    • Art direction
    • Multimedia arts
    • Ceramics
    • Jewelry and metals
    • Sculpture
    • Painting

    With a BA in Art History, consider careers in:

    • Museums
    • Galleries
    • Research
    • Libraries

    With a BSEd in Art Education, you can become:

    • K-12 art teacher

    The Path to Higher Degrees

    With a BA in Art History, you can pursue these higher education degrees:

    • MA in Art History

    With a BA or BFA in Studio Art, you are eligible for:

    • MFA in Studio Art
    • MA in Studio Art

    With a BSEd in Art Education, you can pursue:

    • MSEd in Art Education

    With an MA in Art History, you can go further:

    • PhD in Art History