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Art majors at Cleveland State University concentrate in one of seven studio areas: Ceramics, Drawing, Computer Graphics, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture to prepare for a professional exhibition career. Students can also concentrate in Art History if planning to make a career in museum or gallery work, conservation, or further scholarly degrees. The excellent faculty, gallery exhibition space, and studio facilities available at Cleveland State University, offer students unique opportunities to expand their experience, knowledge and technical skills in a comfortable, supportive environment.

The program in Art Education prepares students to teach in the public schools, from Kindergarten through High School. In addition to a sound foundation in studio and art history, Art Education students study teaching methods and curriculum organization. Field observations require students to visit actual classrooms. In addition to the requirements for the art department, 42 hours are required in education courses.

Each year, the Cleveland State University Art Department awards several Merit Scholarships for the following academic year. These scholarships are exclusively for Art Majors and will pay part or full tuition for the year. Students can apply for these scholarships each year. High School Seniors may apply for these scholarships the year before they actually start at Cleveland State University. Applications must be submitted in February.

Art History students benefit from close ties our faculty have with the Cleveland Museum of Art and other exhibition institutions. Many students have had internships which give them “hands on” experience in a professional environment. Former Cleveland State students work at numerous institutions throughout the Northeastern Ohio area and elsewhere, and have been admitted to prestigious programs for graduate study.

Students who concentrate in Computer Graphics have an especially rich opportunity to network for eventual jobs in the field through a professional chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), internships and faculty guidance.

Visit the CSU Art Department for more information:



Antiquarian Book Trade Antiques Dealer Architectural Conservation
Art Gallery Art Investment Artist Representative
Art Librarian Arts Organization Consultant Corporate Curator
Estate Appraiser Freelance Collection Mgr Freelance Writer
Museum Curator Art Preservationist Teacher
Sample Advertisements Art Administrator Art Publications
Art Advisor Curatorial Consultant Visual Resource Curator
Art Law Independent Producer Art Foundry Technician

Employment Settings for Art History Majors:

  • Museums
  • Corporations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Art Galleries
  • Publishing Companies
  • Federal Government
  • State Government
  • Auction Houses


  • Imagination and creativity
  • Strong communication skills
  • Work ethic
  • Flexibility
  • Basic reading, writing and editing skills


Career Alternatives for Art Historians

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