History of Art



Destination Art History: Where could a UCL degree take you? 

We understand that our students have a wide range of needs and goals when it comes to life after UCL. As a student in the History of Art Department, you will have access to careers support throughout your degree programme to help you develop your skills and achieve your ambitions. Working with the central UCL Careers team, we offer a wide range of events and opportunities, including skills workshops, informational presentations, alumni panels, networking opportunities, themed weeks, and careers fairs.

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Destination Art History: We hear from Professor Bob Mills, Head of the UCL History of Art Departme

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In this video, UCL Careers Consultant Sally Brown talks us through where a UCL History of Art Degree can take you!

What careers support do we offer? 

  • Dedicated Careers Tutor - The department has a dedicated Careers Tutor, who offers one-to-one advice and support to History of Art students, no matter what stage they are at in their careers journey. 
  • UCL Careers - All our students and alumni have access to the services of the UCL Careers team, the professional, college-wide office for careers-related support. 
  • UCL Innovation and Enterprise UCL Innovation and Enterprise offer a range of courses, lectures, events, competitions, and resources for those interested in business and entrepreneurship. 
  • Societies & Volunteering - The UCL History of Art Society (@uclhoas) regularly organises curator’s tours, talks with art world professionals and career-focused behind-the-scenes glimpses, to students in the department and beyond. In addition, the University College London Union hosts numerous student-run societies oriented towards specific sectors and potential future careers for UCL students
  • UCL Alumni Community and Mentoring - The UCL Alumni Online Community is an online network of UCL alumni, spanning a wide range of professions, who have volunteered to give informal advice to UCL students and graduates. If you're considering your options and want the inside track on sectors and roles you're interested in, talking to one of these past UCL students could be useful in finding out more.

Destination Art History: What our graduates did next!  

What careers have our graduates gone on to have? Below, you can hear from some of our recent graduates about the exciting roles they have taken up since graduating from UCL History of Art.

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Kaitlin Fritz - Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Musemio

Musemio is an arts and tech platform which helps give children an opportunity to explore cultural education. Kaitlin was sponsored by UCL when she applied for her innovation visa; you can read her interview with UCL Innovation and Enterprise here. Kaitlin was recently named in Forbes’ annual ‘Top 30 Under 30’ list of leading entrepreneurs and creatives in Europe.



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Katy Hessel - Curator, Writer, Broadcaster, Art Historian, Podcaster and Founder of @thegreatwomenartists on Instagram! 

Katy Hessel is the founder of @thegreatwomenartists Instagam account, which has more than 184k followers and celebrates female art and artists. There is also a related The Great Women Artists Podcast, that you can learn more about here. To learn about all of the exciting work Katy does, visit www.thegreatwomenartists.com. Katy was recently named in Forbes’ annual ‘Top 30 Under 30’ list of leading entrepreneurs and creatives in Europe.



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Alexandra Choa - Producer and Executive Coach at FR[A]MED

Alexandra Choa is a Producer and Executive Coach, working mainly with creative industries through her company FR[A]MED.  

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Katrina Man - Artist Liaison at ARTIQ

ARTIQ is a London-based art consultancy service.  



At the Department of History of Art, we aim to provide our students with the best possible educational experience, and we are eager to maintain and enhance our reputation for research excellence.

Our expert staff can continue to deliver world-leading teaching and conduct cutting-edge research through the generosity of gifts and donations made to the department.  

Your generosity will provide us with a source of income which can be used to respond to needs and opportunities as and when they arise. From supporting student scholarships to investing in new facilities, 100% of your gift will be directed to areas of the greatest importance within the department. You can make a gift online using a credit or debit card or set up a regular donation using direct debit.


Alumni Community and Newsletters 

The Department has a vibrant alumni community. As an alumni, you will be invited to special events, lectures and book launches. For more information about the UCL Online Community, click here (UCL Online Community) for information about alumni events, online mentoring, alumni groups, alumni benefits, alumni volunteering and regular giving. 

You can browse previous alumni newsletters here: 

Contact Us

Events Enquiries: Helena Vowles-Shorrock 

Undergraduate EnquiriesRobert Brown 

Postgraduate Enquiries: Naomi Quinn-Friedman

Opening Times: Monday-Friday 10:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 16:00. Outside of these times the professional services team can be reached via email. 

Postal Address: University College London, Department of History of Art, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK

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