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Distance Learning

The North Carolina Museum of Art offers students and teachers several ways to connect across the state and around the world. See distance learning offerings below.



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

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

Virtual Field Trips: Join the NCMA live from the galleries and direct to your classroom. 




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. The next session will run in Fall 2019.

Mini-Courses on Art and Science

The NCMA offers educators a series of minicourses on the connections between art and science. Participants explore topics through inquiry-based learning in an online community while gaining valuable classroom connections. The courses run from February 19-April 16, 2019. Find more info here.

Exploring Global Learning through Art

This self-paced online course uses works of art from the museum’s collection as a pathway to understanding global issues and developing cross-cultural understanding. The goal of this course is to help you, and eventually your students, explore global issues through inquiry-driven, art-based practices. The course will help you make connections to your content areas, identify your own global practice, and provide strategies to help students investigate the world, recognize perspectives, communicate ideas, and take action. Find more info here.

Videoconferences for Educators

Strengthen your district’s professional development plan by scheduling an interactive videoconference for your staff with the NCMA. Complimentary sessions are 30-60 minutes in length.

Contact: Kristen Smith, 919-664-6771 or email

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