Beyond Graduation

FIT is internationally recognized for the quality of its programs and the caliber of its graduates. At FIT, you're connected through a faculty of industry professionals and extensive networking opportunities. As a result, FIT graduates have a higher than average job placement rate.

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Career Paths

Up to 85% of jobs at art institutions are noncuratorial. Art History and Museum Studies graduates with a degree in Art History and Museum Professions find entry-level positions in collections management, communications, fundraising, education, information technology, marketing, membership, merchandising, public relations, registration, rights and reproductions, special events, and visitor services.

Many AHMP alums are working full time at prestigious institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Harper’s Chelsea Art Gallery, the Bronx Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and other notable organizations. 

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Returning to Her Roots

Art History and Museum Professions alum and senior curator of education and public programs at The Museum at FIT Tanya Melendez-Escalante seized the opportunity to curate Julia y Renata: Fashion and Transformation in Guadalajara, Mexico.

“I am always thinking about the person who is new to the subject matter as well as the scholar. You want to educate, inform, and delight.”

Tanya Melendez-Escalante

Art History and Museum Professions ’04
Tanya Melendez-Escalante

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If you have questions about this program, please reach out.

Art History and Museum Professions
School of Liberal Arts
Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room B634
(212) 217-4642