Employment and Graduate Studies

The Art and Art History major prepares students for careers not only as artists or professionals in museums, the arts industries, or education, but also for any career where creativity, imagination, analytical ability, conceptual clarity, cross cultural understanding, and a respect for human achievement and difference are valued.

Where Are They Now?

Art and Art History majors are employed and studying in countries around the world. This is just a sample.

  • SAM Art Projects
  • Talents KSA (Louvre Abu Dhabi)
  • The Casting Seeds Project
  • Tokyo University of the Arts
  • NYU Shanghai
  • Gulf Photo Plus

An internship at an auction house is one of the best training there is for aspiring art world professionals. The range of skills to be learned is impressive.

Sophie Arni, Art and Art History graduate, interned at Christie's art auction house in New York City

The Career Development Center at NYU Abu Dhabi works with students to help improve interpersonal skills, find internship and job opportunities, and prepare for graduate school.

Doors Open with a NYUAD Degree 

Our alumni leave NYUAD with jobs and graduate schools lined up for them.

Art and Art History Major Stories

Course Spotlight

Visual Arts Capstone Seminar allowed me to hone in on my personal interests and goals as an artist, and achieve them to the best of my ability.