Learn at the MCA
– Schools & Teachers
MCA Learning programs connect students and teachers to contemporary art through innovative creative learning approaches. A range of programs incorporate different learning styles and multiple intelligences to explore exhibitions, artists’ practice and the art world both at the Museum and remotely through digital excursions.
Primary Programs (K-6)
Programs for primary school students are designed to enhance art appreciation and art-making skills through discussion and practical activities.
Secondary Programs (7-12)
The MCA provides theoretical and practical exhibition-linked programs for secondary students, relating to the NSW Visual Arts syllabus.
Bella program for students with specific needs
Look, touch, listen and create in the Bella Program, a FREE art-making workshop for children and young people with specific needs, including physical, intellectual, emotional or behavioural disabilities.
Also explore Hiromi Tango’s commissioned work for the Bella Room, the MCA’s space for students with specific learning needs.
Visit the MCA without leaving your classroom: video conferencing opens up a world of contemporary artists, artworks, Museum staff and experts.
Access BOSTES endorsed professional development opportunities and develop your teaching skills though workshops and seminars. Don’t miss our regular Educator Exclusive evenings, to experience new MCA exhibitions, meet with artists and curators, explore new teaching ideas and connect with colleagues in the National Centre for Creative Learning.
The MCA offers an exciting program introducing contemporary art to pre-schoolers aged three to five years old, using play-based learning approaches.
The MCA welcomes tertiary group visits for exhibition tours, tailored learning programs, or opportunities to engage with Museum staff.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Groups
ESL students can explore current exhibitions and the MCA collection on a guided Gallery Exploration led by MCA Artist Educators.
Booking and Costs
Bookings are essential for all school groups visiting the MCA.
For information on how to book a school visit to the MCA, see our Booking for Schools page.
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