Florence MA in Renaissance Art

Career Possibilities

The unique qualities of this rigorous program—the opportunities it provides for developing advanced critical thinking and research and writing skills and close contact with works of art, its collaborative atmosphere, and its international setting—distinguish Syracuse graduates in the competitive academic and professional markets. Upon completing the program, many of our students remain at Syracuse University in Florence to work as teaching assistants (for a maximum of four semesters). Selection for such positions is competitive and not guaranteed. Some obtain internships with local museums and other cultural organizations; others find positions at educational, professional, or arts organizations in Italy and in the U.S.

A significant number of graduates have continued their education in PhD programs. Some have gone on to study in the U.S. at prestigious institutions such as Brown University, Cornell University, Harvard University, The Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, Stanford University, The Johns Hopkins University, Rutgers University, Temple University, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, the University of Texas at Austin, and Washington University. Other graduates have obtained their doctorates in Europe at institutions such as the European University Institute (Florence), the Courtauld Institute of Art (London), and Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Our alumni have an excellent track record of going on to successful careers in higher education, museum work, marketing, publishing, the tourism industry, cultural outreach, and architecture, among other professions.