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Distance Learning

The North Carolina Museum of Art has several opportunities for students and teachers to connect to the museum no matter where they are in the state or world! Check out the program offerings below to see how to bring the NCMA to you:



Artists in Process: Artists in Process is inspired by flipped classroom and blended learning approaches to individualize the learning at the NCMA. During Artists in Process, students will explore the artistic process through online discussion forums, videos, hands-on art making, and a museum visit.

High School Online Courses: NCMA and the North Carolina Virtual Public School collaborated to develop semester long, for-credit courses. Topics offered include photography, fashion, and game design. They are offered each semester.

Virtual Field Trips: Join the NCMA live from the galleries and straight into your classroom. Current offerings include:

Ancient Mosaics and Early Math (K-2)

Gaining STEAM from Ancient Egyptian Artifacts (6-8)

Perspectives: Understanding African-American Experiences through Art (9-12)


Visit CILC for scheduling and pricing. Or, if you are not a CILC member, please fill out this form to schedule a virtual field trip. Program must be requested 3 weeks prior to requested lesson date.

North Carolina public schools whose percentage of low-income students has been determined by the state Department of Public Instruction as 60% or higher may be considered for a scholarship to cover the cost of the program. Please indicate in your email if you are eligible and interested in a scholarship.





Online Courses

Visual Literacy: Making Connections with Works of Art:  This online course will introduce a variety of engagement strategies to facilitate deeper inquiry into works of art. Teachers can receive 10 hours of participation (1 CEU) in Art or Literacy upon completion.

Art and Environment: coming spring 2018

Videoconferences for Educators

Strengthen your district’s professional development plan by scheduling your staff for an interactive videoconference with the NCMA. Sessions run 30-60 minutes and are free. For more information  and to schedule programs on your designated staff development dates, call 919-664-6771 or email

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